Thursday 3.11 at 6pm at Arkadia: Harp and Fiddle Music with Niamh O Brien and Amanda Cavanaugh

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to Harp and Fiddle Music with Niamh O Brien and Amanda Cavanaugh on Thursday 3.11 at 6pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)


Warm regards,


Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !

Niamh is a harp player from Co. Limerick in Ireland. She graduated from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in 2014 with harp and dance as her main performance interests. In 2013 she spent six months studying Folk Music at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, as part of the Erasmus programme. Finnish music and musicians would have a lasting impact on Niamh’s repertoire and arrangement style. Since graduation Niamh has been involved in a number of projects including recording with bodhrán player Tommy Hayes and Indian Sarod player Mathew Noone (AnTara) and performing with the vocal group Sionna and contemporary trad ensemble Hoodman Blind.

Amanda began playing at age 8 and became immersed in the vibrant Irish and Scottish traditional music communities in the Boston area. She began playing sessions, concerts, and dances from a young age at venues such as Club Passim, Boston College, and WGBH’s A Christmas Celtic Sojourn. She studied with Hanneke Cassel, Tommy Peoples, and George Keith, and also considers Boston musicians Larry Reynolds and the Gannon family to be important musical influences. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University in 2012, majoring in music with a focus in music performance and ethnomusicology. After spending many years performing and teaching in the Boston area, Amanda now makes her home in Dublin, Ireland, where she continues to perform regularly.