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"Prospect.3: Notes…

Nov 26, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Nov 26, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
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Pub Quiz

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THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Victory Belles…

Nov 26, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Nov 26 - Dec 28, 2014
Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all the way… more

ThinkerKids Holiday…

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
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White Glove Wednesdays

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
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Nov 27 - 27, 2014
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"The Victory Belles…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
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2014 Battle of the…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
The Bayou Classic is more than a football game. This annual event is one of the… more

An Evening of…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
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Celebration in the…

Nov 28, 2014 - Jan 03, 2015
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

ThinkerKids Holiday…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
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"The Victory Belles…

Nov 29 - 29, 2014
Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all the way… more

Bayou Classic

Nov 29 - 29, 2014
The 41st Annual Bayou Classic will take place in the Dome on Saturday, November… more

"The Victory Belles…

Nov 30 - 30, 2014
Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all the way… more

"The Victory Belles…

Nov 30 - 30, 2014
Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all the way… more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Nov 26, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

ICM launches performance series with New York Celtic-Jazz singer

 For release: February 12, 2014

Contact:
Luke Ahearn
(504) 481-8593

 

ICM launches performance series with New York Celtic-Jazz singer

     On Saturday, March 15, the Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans welcomes New York chanteuse Tara O'Grady to its 2014 Performance on the Patio series. O'Grady and sax player Michael Hashim will bring their distinctive sound to New Orleans for a special St. Patrick's Day party in the French Quarter. They will be joined at the museum by New Orleans musicians James Singleton on bass and Larry Scala on guitar. 

     The New York songbird, who combines Celtic, folk, blues, swing and jazz in her unique musical styling, has been featured on BBC Radio and was named one of the Most Influential Women of 2010 by the Irish Voice newspaper.

     Raised in the Big Apple on traditional Irish music, as well as the sounds of Elvis Presley, Glenn Miller, Hank Williams, Louis Prima, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee, O'Grady spent summers on her grandparents' farm in Donegal, Ireland. 

     O'Grady's 2010 debut album Black Irish is a collection of Irish songs from her childhood. Her unique rendition of Danny Boy was featured in a BBC documentary Danny Boy: The Ballad that Bewitched the World, a program celebrating the song's 100th anniversary. 

     Black Irish landed O'Grady in Nashville where she began writing songs and recording with music industry greats.  Her second album Good Things Come to Those Who Wait was released in 2011 and her most recent album A Celt in the Cotton Club was listed as one of the best albums of 2013 by the Irish Voice.

     The New York recording artist now adds her unique vocal styling to everything from reggae albums to advertising jingles. She has performed in New York at Birdland, Lincoln Center, Irish Repertory Theatre, Irish Arts Center and other venues.  O'Grady has toured music festivals across the country and will make St. Patrick's Day appearances in New Orleans through sponsorship by IN-NOLA. 

     To learn more about O'Grady visit her website at http://taraogradymusic.com/

    Admission to the March 15 ICM Performance on the Patio evening of music is $15. The festivities at 933 Conti Street begin at 7:30 p.m. and Tara O'Grady will perform at 8:00 p.m.   

     For more information about the Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans, the French Quarter's only attraction dedicated to the history and culture of the Irish, visit icmnola.com or like us on Facebook.