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Dylan Foley is a four-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion. A student of the great Rose Flanagan (the original fiddler in Cherish the Ladies), Dylan counts Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Mike McHale, and Monsignor Charlie Coen among his primary influences. He is a vibrant stylist whose playing has been called "impeccable and spirited."
Dylan has performed at Lincoln Center, Joanie Madden's Folk N' Irish Cruise, Austin Celtic Festival and at Gracie Mansion for NYC Mayor Bloomberg. He has also been featured on Irish Television channels RTE and TG4's fleadh program. At age 12, Dylan made an appearance on the HBO special "The Music In Me." With the the help of Irish Aid, In January 2013, Foley travelled with Dr. Mick Moloney (NYU Ethnomusicologist and Folklorist) to Vietnam in order to bring Irish music, song, dance and culture to those who were effected by Agent Orange and other Vietnam War atrocities.
In March 2012, Foley released his debut solo album Hup! featuring Brendan Dolan (piano) and Josh Dukes. Since then Foley has released 2 stellar albums with the award winning quartet The Yanks. Dylan has most recently recorded a duo album with accordionist Dan Gurney called Irish Music in the Hudson Valley. Foley also teaches privately and plays concerts and sessions around the greater New York area and abroad.
This is the latest in a monthly series of free events in collaboration with the Friends for the Public Library.
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