Irish music kicks off festival

"CAPE MAY—A new Irish musical group, an authentic British-style brass band and a classical violinist acclaimed by The New York Times will headline the opening week of the 22nd annual Cape May Music Festival on Thursday night, May 26, at 8 at the Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church on the Washington Street Mall at Ocean Street.

The opening attraction of the three-week, nine-concert series, made possible in part from grant funding from PNC Arts Alive, will feature The Pride of New York, what has been described as a super-group. Their musicians, Brian Conway on fiddle, Billy McComiskey on button accordion, Joanie Madden on flute and whistle, and Brendan Dolan on keyboards, have won four all-Ireland championship awards, recorded multiple albums and have toured in the United States and abroad. Their opening act will be the husband-wife team of “McDermott’s Handy,” consisting of Kathy De Angelo and Dennis Gormley who have been performing together since 1979. They sing and perform a variety of instruments

Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for seniors and $10 for students."


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