Dear Irish 2000 Festival Supporters -
If you live on Long Island or in the metro New York City area, please try to support the fundraising concert described below featuring MacTalla Mor, an exciting new Celtic Fusion band.
MacTalla Mor will be making their first appearance at Irish 2000 this coming year, and are certainly worth checking out this winter. See below for details and be on the lookout for our 2008 Irish 2000 lineup announcement by Mid-February.
NYS Ancient Order of Hibernians feat. MacTalla Mor in Benefit Concert in Seaford
The New York State Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) will present MacTalla Mor in a benefit concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, in the auditorium of Maria Regina School, 4045 Jerusalem Ave., Seaford.
Tickets are $20 per person, with tables of 10 available. Proceeds will be used to assist local AOH divisions to fund delegates to the 2008 National Convention in New Orleans. MacTalla Mor, Irish for "Great Echo", features the great highland bagpipes, piano, vocals and bodhran in a dynamic mix of traditional Celtic roots, rock, hip hop, Calypso and fusion.
MacTalla’s ancient and modern instruments –with their Irish and original songs – bring the past to life. They create a powerful experience for audiences of all ages in what has been called "Celtic Music for the Masses".
MacTalla Mor has shared the stage with such Celtic greats as Cherish the Ladies, Tommy Makem, Eileen Ivers and Gaelic Storm. They have performed with Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, Commander Cody, the Tito Puente Big Band, Jon Faddis and Arturo Sandoval and have played command performances for José Feliciano, the Average White Band and Rolling Stone's Keith Richards.
For more information, or to order tickets, call NYS AOH Treasurer Jim Burke at 516-799-5153 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To reach Maria Regina School, take the Southern State Parkway to Exit 29, Hicksville Road (Route 107). Proceed ¾ mile south on Hicksville Road to Jerusalem Avenue. Turn right on Jerusalem and the school is ¼ mile on the right side of Jerusalem Avenue.
About the AOH
The Ancient Order of Hibernians is the oldest Catholic lay organization in America. Officially formed in New York in 1836, it was organized centuries earlier in Ireland for the purpose of defending Gaelic values and protecting the Catholic Church and its clergy. Although the name AOH can only be traced back to 1641, the organization can claim continuity of purpose and its motto, “Friendship, Unity, and True Christian Charity”, back to the organization known as the Defenders of 1565.
The AOH in America is organized into divisions, county boards, and state boards, and is governed by a national board. Annual dances, concerts and parades sponsored by all levels of the AOH raise millions for charity, while providing a showcase for the positive contributions of the Irish to every walk of American life.
For more information, visit www.nyaoh.com