Irish Musician and Ethnomusicologist Mick Moloney Will Perform at RIT, April 12




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Irish recording artist and ethnomusicologist Mick Moloney will dissect the music that documents the Irish immigration of the last century in a lecture and performance at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Moloney will present, “Far From the Shamrock Shore: The Music of Irish Immigration,” with Dana Lyn on fiddle, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union, as part of the Global Engagements series sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts. Moloney, a professor at New York University, is author of Far from the Shamrock Shore: The Story of Irish American History through Song and music arranger for the PBS documentary, Out of Ireland. He has recorded and produced more than 40 albums of traditional music.

He also will appear at an informal colloquium at 2 p.m. in the COLA Commons, building six, room 1251. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Cassandra Shellman at 475-2057 or John Roche at jfrgla@rit.edu.