Sun, Apr 15th | 11:00 AM
Friday, June 15, 2018 ♦ 8:30 PM
4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000
The Global Dance Party is a new Friday night series offering an exciting opportunity to experiment with dance styles from around the globe. Each evening will feature a dance class followed by two hours of music from live bands or DJs in our brand new Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall.
Chicago Reel brings some of the city's finest musicians together for a new look at Irish traditional music. Fiddle, flute, banjo, and button accordion combine with piano to showcase a wide repertoire of reels and jigs – old and new – energetic and full of spirit.
Denis O'Sullivan, master singer of the old-style sean-nós tradition, sings stories of forsaken love and tales of emigration. He delivers powerful interpretations of lesser-known material and brings fresh arrangements to audience favorites.
While paying homage to the great Irish musicians of the past who influenced them most, the band brings a contemporary drive and energy to their music. Dan Neely of the Irish Echo lauded the group's “smart arranging and nuanced ensemble work” and their “delightful dance band feel that harkens back to Chicago bands of an earlier era.”