Irish Music Concert, a Eugene O’Neill Festival Event
September 16 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Irish Music Concert at the Veterans Memorial Building in Danville Friday Evening, September 16
A concert of traditional and contemporary Irish music at the Veterans Memorial Building in Danville will be the kickoff event of the 23rd Annual Eugene O’Neill Festival. Eugene O’Neill, America’s only Nobel Prize-winning playwright, lived in Danville when he wrote his greatest plays, which remain among the hottest tickets on Broadway. The concert celebrates the Friendship City relationship between Danville and New Ross, Ireland, from which O’Neill’s father James emigrated. Acclaimed Bay Area musicians Cormac Gannon, Erin Thompson, and Steve Gardner will sing and play a variety of instruments, including the fiddle and uilleann pipes. Doors open at 6:30 pm, concert starts at 7:15 pm.