Molly McLaughlin & Derek Monahan play Irish & folk music Mar. 18

Molly McLaughlin and Derek Monahan

Molly McLaughlin and Derek Monahan play folk and Irish music at Best Video Film & Cultural Center on Fri., Mar. 18. The show starts at 7 PM and the cover is $10.

This is an indoor show so attendance is 30 max. Proof of vaccination is required to enter and masks are required.

Molly McLaughlin and Derek Monahan perform folk music from North America and Europe for flute and guitar. Derek and Molly began working together in 2005 while attending the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. In addition to studying classical music, Molly and Derek collected folk tunes from Ireland as well as repertoire from South America and Spain.

Molly is a widely diversified flutist drawing on experience in contemporary classical, improvisation, and Irish traditional music. As a flutist and singer, Molly has toured with Jethro Tull, recorded at Capitol Records, and currently performs with ensembles across the USA and Ireland. Derek is a versatile guitarist, banjoist, and singer working across New England. He has built a career performing numerous styles of music including classical, disco, Irish, and rock. Derek and Molly honor the musical traditions they draw upon through research and education while contributing their unique sound.

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UPDATE—POSTPONED Molly McLaughlin & Derek Monahan play folk & Irish music Fri., Jan. 7

Molly McLaughlin and Derek Monahan

UPDATE Dec. 27, 2021. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the scheduled Jan. 7 show with Molly McLaughlin and Derek Monahan has been postponed. We will reschedule this show for the spring & announce a new date as a separate Facebook event when scheduled.

Molly McLaughlin and Derek Monahan play folk and Irish music at Best Video Film & Cultural Center on Fri., Jan. 7. The show starts at 7 PM and the cover is $10.

This is an indoor show so attendance is 30 max. Proof of vaccination is required to enter and masks are required.

Molly McLaughlin and Derek Monahan perform folk music from North America and Europe for flute and guitar. Derek and Molly began working together in 2005 while attending the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. In addition to studying classical music, Molly and Derek collected folk tunes from Ireland as well as repertoire from South America and Spain.

Molly is a widely diversified flutist drawing on experience in contemporary classical, improvisation, and Irish traditional music. As a flutist and singer, Molly has toured with Jethro Tull, recorded at Capitol Records, and currently performs with ensembles across the USA and Ireland. Derek is a versatile guitarist, banjoist, and singer working across New England. He has built a career performing numerous styles of music including classical, disco, Irish, and rock. Derek and Molly honor the musical traditions they draw upon through research and education while contributing their unique sound.

Katie & David play Irish music Thurs., May 6, at 5 PM

Katie & David play traditional Irish music on the Best Video Film & Cultural Center deck Thurs., May 6, starting at 5 PM.

Born in London, England, to Irish parents, Katie Murray moved to Co. Mayo, Ireland, at age 10 and quickly immersed herself in the South Sligo music scene, which has highly influenced her style of fiddle playing. Following a number of years in Manchester, England, Katie moved to New Haven, Connecticut in 2015 where she works as Research Scientist. Katie can be regularly found playing in Irish music sessions throughout New England.

David Sasso is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who can be heard playing with folk/acoustic duo Kat Wallace and David Sasso and bluegrass group Five ‘n Change. A psychiatrist by day, he enjoys playing mandolin-family instruments in a variety of folk genres. He met Katie through the Irish traditional music scene in CT.

We ask respect for social distancing, please, and masks are mandatory. (Yes, you can lower them to take a drink but please raise them up again.)

No cover charge but please bring cash for the musicians’ tip jar. This has been a real hard time for musicians, almost all of whom have seen their live performance income dry up.

Parking available behind Best Video and on Thornton Street.

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Music: Irish/Celtic music jam Sun., Feb. 16, from 2-4 PM

Best Video Performance Space hosts a monthly acoustic Irish music jam. The February jam takes place on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 2-4 PM. The jam, organized by musicians Jim & Willow Sirch, takes place on the third Sunday of each month (unless it needs to be rescheduled due to other Best Video Film & Cultural Center programming).

As with our bluegrass jams, feel free to come and join in or just sit and listen.

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Music: Irish/Celtic music jam Sun., Jan. 19, 2-4 PM

Best Video Performance Space hosts a monthly acoustic Irish music jam. The January jam takes place on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 2-4 PM. The jam, organized by musicians Jim & Willow Sirch, takes place on the third Sunday of each month (unless it needs to be rescheduled due to other Best Video Film & Cultural Center programming).

As with our bluegrass jams, feel free to come and join in or just sit and listen.

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Monthly Irish jam takes place Sun., Oct. 20, at 2 PM

Best Video Performance Space hosts a monthly acoustic Irish music jam. The October jam takes place on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 2-4 PM. The jam, organized by musicians Jim & Willow Sirch, takes place on the third Sunday of each month (unless it needs to be rescheduled due to other Best Video Film & Cultural Center programming).

As with our bluegrass jams, feel free to come and join in or just sit and listen.

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September Irish/Celtic music jam takes place Sun., Sept. 15, from 2-4 PM

Best Video Performance Space hosts a monthly acoustic Irish music jam. The September jam takes place on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 2-4 PM. The jam, organized by musicians Jim & Willow Sirch, takes place on the third Sunday of each month (unless it needs to be rescheduled due to other Best Video Film & Cultural Center programming).

As with our bluegrass jams, feel free to come and join in or just sit and listen.

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Irish/Celtic music jam slated for Sun., Aug. 18, 2-4 PM

Best Video Performance Space hosts a monthly acoustic Irish music jam. The August jam takes place on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 2-4 PM. The jam, organized by musicians Jim & Willow Sirch, takes place on the third Sunday of each month (unless it needs to be rescheduled due to other Best Video Film & Cultural Center programming).

As with our bluegrass jams, feel free to come and join in or just sit and listen.

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Music: Irish/Celtic music jam Sun., May 19, 2-4 PM

Best Video Performance hosts a monthly acoustic Irish music jam. The May jam takes place on Sunday, Mar. 19, from 2-4 PM. The jam, organized by musicians Jim & Willow Sirch, takes place on the third Sunday of each month (unless it needs to be rescheduled due to other Best Video Film & Cultural Center programming).

As with our bluegrass jams, feel free to come and join in or just sit and listen.

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Music: Monthly Irish/Celtic music jam coincidentally falls on St. Patrick’s Day, Sun., Mar. 17, from 1-3 PM

Best Video Performance hosts a monthly acoustic Irish music jam. The March jam takes place on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, Mar. 17, from 1-3 PM. The jam, organized by musicians Jim & Willow Sirch, takes place on the third Sunday of each month (unless it needs to be rescheduled due to other Best Video Film & Cultural Center programming).

As with our bluegrass jams, feel free to come and join in or just sit and listen.

Click here for the complete list of upcoming events.