The Maurice Sendak Matching Grant
at Hubbard Hall – YOU DID IT!!!
We are THRILLED to announce that we’ve blown past our goal to match the Maurice Sendak Foundation’s gift of $15,000, to the tune of approximately $21,000 in gifts and pledges. Given online, through the mail, and often as walk-ins to the office, this support again shows that this community, locally and nationally, values Hubbard Hall and all that we do. What’s more, we’re also happy to share that the vast majority of this total comes from gifts of $100 or less, again demonstrating that every gift matters – and that, together, we can do great things. Thank you again for your tremendous support. We look forward to seeing you on campus and throughout the community soon.
Sincerely and gratefully,
David A. Snider
Executive Artistic Director
IRISH GAELIC MUSICAL TOUR
ONE NIGHT ONLY
CLAIRE NIC RUAIRÍ – VOCALS; DYLAN FOLEY – TRADITIONAL FIDDLE; FEATURING THE HUBBARD HALL IRISH STEP DANCERS!
Tuesday, October 13th at 7:00pm
$10 General Admission
What better time of year than Nature’s beautifully blazing Autumn to pause and lend an ear to the allure of the ancient Gaelic tongue, enjoy great Celtic music & Gaelic song, good food & friendship and of course toe tappin’ tunes to warm up on a chilly October evening?
Come to Hubbard Hall to catch Claire Nic Ruairí, winner of the traditional Gaelic singing competition at the largest traditional Irish music festival in existence, the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann and 4-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, Dylan Foley. Claire is an Irish traditional singer from Derry, Ireland, and is the singer in residence at ‘an tSeanbheairic’, Falcarragh, Donegal, having been rewarded the prestigious ‘Éamonn Ghráinne’ scholarship. An Irish and French teacher, Claire is currently on a career break from a full time post to concentrate on her singing. She also has extensive experience teaching Irish traditional singing to children and adults of all ages. Dylan has performed at Lincoln Center, Joanie Madden’s Folk N’ Irish Cruise, Austin Celtic Festival, at Gracie Mansion for NYC Mayor Bloomberg, on Jay Unger’s Dancing On the Air show on WAMC, also Foley has been featured on Irish Television channels RTE and TG4’s fleadh programme.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Dylan Foley is a 4-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, Dylan was a student of the great Rose Flanagan (the original fiddler in Cherish the Ladies) and counts Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Mike McHale, and Monsignor Charlie Coen among his primary influences. In March 2012, Foley released his debut solo album, “Hup!” featuring Brendan Dolan (piano) and Josh Dukes. Dylan, in March 2013 recorded an album with a stunning quartet, “The Yanks” made up of Isaac Alderson, Dan Gurney and Sean Earnest. Their album has been called “Outrageously good… This new Yanks album is a brilliant debut that features some of the best young trad players you’ll find anywhere.”- The Irish Echo. They are now touring frequently around the US. Now, at the age of 22, Foley teaches privately, plays concerts, sessions and celli’s around the greater NY area.
“One the finest Irish fiddlers of his generation.” – Brian Conway
Claire Nic Ruairí is an Irish traditional singer from Derry, Ireland. She is the singer in residence at ‘an tSeanbheairic’, Falcarragh, Donegal, having been rewarded the prestigious ‘Éamonn Ghráinne’ scholarship. She regularly performs and organises traditional music events at this venue. In 2013 Claire Nic Ruairí won 1st prize in Irish language traditional singing at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Claire is also a member of the traditional Irish language choirs, ‘Cór Thaobh a’ Leithid’, Gweedore, and ‘ Cór an Ghrianáin’, Derry, and also regularly performs accompanied by various musicians.
Five different hosts, over three weekends, will open their homes to serve fabulous meals in fascinating surroundings with fun conversations. Join us for these festive fall feasts!
$50 per person – Click the links or call us at 518.677.2495 to purchase tickets!
Storytelling Spook-Raiser to Benefit Hubbard Hall Arts Education Scholarship Programs
Hosted by Kelvin Keraga
Friday, October 30 at 8pm
Hubbard Hall Mainstage
A wide variety of ghostly stories, from comic to chilling tales, classics and originals.
Blues & Brews 2016
A Smokin’ Hot Fundraiser for Hubbard Hall!
Featuring: Live Blues & Jazz!
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:00pm Music. Food. Dance. Ages 21 plus.
$20 admission includes chili, cornbread, jambalaya, desserts and soft drinks. Cash bar for beer and wine.
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