St Patrick’s Day Irish Music Concert 2014

All are welcome on St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17th from 6-7:30 pm for an all ages Irish music performance at the Harlow Gallery, at 160 Water Street in Hallowell. 

Local musicians Adam Soosman, William Fahy (with special guests?) will perform traditional Irish music with Irish tin whistles, Irish flute, recorder, and other woodwinds, to celebrate the holiday. The performance will also include select pieces from other European and American cultures and traditions. This is the third year that Fahy and Soosman have played this performance and it is becoming a tradition that is welcomed by the Hallowell community.

Adam Soosman has been performing since 1976, and in Maine since 1989. He has been teaching music in Maine since 1996. He is an instructor for the Musician’s 1st Choice School of Music & Performance in Augusta, specializing in Woodwind & Brass instruments and Voice. Soosman can be heard on the Sam Shain and the Scolded Dogs album playing various saxophones – the album was recorded in Hallowell, at Bob Caldwell’s studio. Soosman plays regularly with the popular function band, JONES’N, which is celebrating its twelfth anniversary this year. He also performs with the dynamic duo “A n’ D”, and the coastal Jazz ensemble “Best In Show”.

 William Fahy is a freshman at Hall-Dale High School. He has been studying Irish tin whistle, flute and saxophone with Soosman for over three years at Musician’s First Choice School of Music.  William earned first flute in the Maine Music Educators Association District III High School Honors Festival, which took place at Cony High School in January.

photo by Andy Molloy KJ irish music st patricks day
Photo by Andy Molloy from 2013 St Patricks Day performance at the Harlow Gallery. Courtesy of the Kennebec Journal.