The Friends of Crawford Park are proud to present Music at the Mansion, an acoustic music series held at the historic Crawford Mansion on the grounds of Crawford Park in Rye Brook, NY.
The mission of Music at the Mansion is to raise money for the park through a series of musical events that feature a combination of nationally-renowned and exceptional local talent. The music will be eclectic, diverse, and will definitely entertain you. Our intimate venue seats about 100 and we host shows approximately every two months. Previous shows have featured Jill Sobule, Bill Kirchen, Sloan Wainwright, Guy Davis, and more.
After 18+ months, our beloved Crawford Mansion will reopen in September 2019. New windows, walls, floors, bathrooms, kitchen, elevator, and more. Music at the Mansion is back!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019, 8PM:
AN EVENING OF IRISH MUSIC WITH
with guests Anna Bosnick & David Sidman
A renowned singer, songwriter, record producer and guitarist (6 and 12 string guitar, tiple, and ukulele, slide guitar among others), Gerry grew up in Ireland and in Ghana in West Africa, and has since lived in England, California, and Mexico.
Gerry has written songs for Maura O’Connell, Mary Black, and many other great singers. He has toured the world as a solo artist and with the Sharon Shannon Band, Patrick Street, Midnight Well, Andy M. Stewart, Kevin Burke, Andy Irvine, and the Waterboys. He has performed at the White House, opened for the Grateful Dead, played electric guitar with Marianne Faithfull and thought nothing of playing with a Romanian orchestra and choir in a cemetery in Transylvania at night. He has written music for film and theatre and appeared on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. Recently he has been working with New York composer Peter Gordon on a recording of the music of the legendary Arthur Russell, and recorded recently with Peter Gordon and Tim Burgess of the Charlatans.
Anna Bosnick was first taught to fiddle by her mother, Kristin Smith, a violin teacher and concert master of two local orchestras in her hometown of Port Townsend, WA. She was awarded a performing arts scholarship to Adelphi University and raised money for college by busking and teaching fiddle lessons. Since graduating, she has played with Worthy Fools, Jeff Jacobs, Madison Gerish of Schooley Mountain Band, Nerd Cabaret, and in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of As You Like It in 2011. She currently plays with contra dance band BAD and composes music for independent films, podcasts, and webseries.
David Sidman has been guitar-picking melodies on Irish, Old-Time and Bluegrass tunes for over 40 years, performing at festivals and venues such as NEFFA, Theatre80, the Eagle Tavern, Swift’s, Slainte, Passim, etc., and with artists such as Kenny Kosek, Harry Bolick, Christy McNamara, Jimmy Coen and many others. He also plays for the Celtic sword-dance team Half Moon Sword, and is a fixture on the NY contra dance scene with David Sidman’s Elastic Band. As a Jazz player, he has worked with the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, Leroy Jenkins, Rahn Burton, Ken McIntyre, Danny Mixon, and has performed at the Kool Jazz Festival and The Blue Note.
Tickets for this show are $24 in advance and $28 at the door. Doors open at 7PM. Refreshments are available at the show, including beer and wine.
Videos of Gerry O’Beirne:
Without question, one of the brightest lights on the American progressive/art rock scene, IZZ melds classic and modern prog influences, strong melodies, and stirring guitar and synthesizer solos into a familiar yet refreshing musical stew. They have consistently delivered their innovative and unique original sound with rising praise for each album released.
IZZ was formed under the musical vision of brothers Tom and John Galgano. In 1996, Tom brought together fellow Manhattanville College classmates, all musically trained, to write, arrange and perform original, adventurous music. IZZ’s lineup includes percussionist (and Blind Brook legend) Greg DiMiceli, Paul Bremner (guitars), Anmarie Byrnes (vocals), Laura Meade (vocals), and Brian Coralian (drums). They have released seven studio albums, including “Ampersand Volume 2” in 2016, and have appeared at many festivals including CalProg (Los Angeles), NEARFest (Bethlehem PA), Terra Incognita (Quebec), and Progtoberfest (Chicago). This will be IZZ’s second appearance at Music at the Mansion.
Tickets for this show are $20 in advance and $24 at the door. Doors open at 7PM. Refreshments are available at the show, including beer and wine.
Videos of IZZ:
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We are pleased to be a cultural partner with the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts in Katonah, NY.
Sound City Music of Stamford CT does an excellent job of ensuring that the PA system sounds great at our shows. They also have rehearsal spaces for musicians.
Acoustic Live has listings of live music around the NYC area.
Music at the Mansion would like to thank:
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