2017 Concert Schedule
Sat Sept 23rd @ 8PM
Ireland's Troubador - John Hoban
Tressler's Barn Easton, CT
Join us for the annual visit of John Hoban!......... "Meeting Johnny Hoban is always like a good fleadh ceoil for me. He is a pillar in my life" - Christy Moore
Always one of our yearly highlights, John returns for his annual much-anticipated concert in the intimate confines of Tressler's Barn.
Sat Sept 23th 8 PM John Hoban at Tresslers Barn Tickets are $20 for adults and only $5 for children. Return this email to reserve and for directions
BIOGRAPHY John Hoban is a composer, singer, musician and author from Castlebar, County Mayo in the West of Ireland. John has played and taught music all his life in the Troubadour tradition. He chose to learn his music with care over many years from some of Ireland's most respected master musicians. John combines the best of the Irish tradition with an intimate, warm and raw sensibility that is his own. He is an accomplished player of fiddle/violin, banjo, whistles, mandocello in addition to being a singer and composer of wonderful songs and music. He is highly regarded nationally and internationally for the unique and deeply personal nature of his music. He has recorded solo song and instrumental CD's as well as performing on many collaborative recordings. John brings music to various and diverse communities and has worked extensively with the elderly, people with disabilities, rural communities, refugees, etc. He is also a collector of all types of music, stories and folklore. John is reknown as a gifted teacher who has developed a unique approach to art and music teaching for all ages.
In John's words: "As a composer, both of songs and music, I'm interested in developing music that bridges the worlds of improvisation, experimentation and the rigidity of Tradition. The tension of combining very personal and original lyrics/music with various influences rooted in native and local traditions, and also my own lived experiece, gives the music a new yet old sound. This sounds connects with the universal but also offers a new and different musical insight. My primary instrument is the voice, accompanied by Mandocello, fiddle, electric guitar and various stringed instruments. I also play and use the Melodean, Whistles and Bodhran (Irish drum) to sound out the music".
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