Concerts at the Crane: Áine Minogue ~ Irish Harpist
Join us for a Sunday afternoon concert in the beautiful historic Richardson Building featuring Áine Minogue on the Irish harp.
*** This event has a capacity of 100 seats and we will be filling them on a first-come, first-served basis. Seats may NOT be saved and doors open 15 minutes before the start of the performance. Parking can be tricky so we recommend leaving lots of time for your arrival. If capacity fills up we will have the concert streaming to a screen in our Community Meeting Room if you would like to watch from there. If you’d rather stay at home and watch, the event will also be LIVESTREAMED to our YouTube channel and recorded and aired at a later date on QATV.***
As traditional Irish music and dance continue to enjoy phenomenal success both in the United States and in Ireland, Áine has worked to explore their themes and to understand their very essence. Her voice, though uniquely her own, also reflects the lyricism and richness to be found in Irish music, mythology, and poetry.
Born and raised in Borrisokane, County Tipperary, Áine comes from a large musical family and an environment in which she was encouraged to pursue expertise in a number of different instruments. This broad knowledge of Irish traditional music has underpinned her success in arranging and composing her own music.
Her music can often be heard on the major networks as soundtracks to some of America’s favorite shows. Her album “Celtic Lamentations” was awarded Celtic Album of the Year in 2005 (NAV Lifestyle Awards). Aine’s music, in varying styles, has appeared on compilations for such labels as BMG, Decca, Universal, Virgin Records, Windham Hill and Putumayo. Many of these albums have topped Billboard’s New Age and World Music Charts for months at a time.
She has a dozen solo recordings on several labels including RCA Victor/BMG and has been nominated for FIMA awards for her work as a record producer. Her TV production work on “A Winter’s Journey” earned her a New England EMMY ® nomination.
Áine’s harp has entertained Presidents and Prime Ministers. She is a regular performer at folk festivals and concerts throughout the US. Her recordings include The Mysts of Time, Between the Worlds, Circle of the Sun, Celtic Meditation Music, Celtic Lamentations, Celtic Pilgrimage, Winter, A Meditation (CD/DVD) and Close Your Eyes, Love.
Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.