The Hudson Valley Irish Fest uses your donations to fund the Fest operations, donations to support local charities, and in the creation of the Hudson Valley Irish Center, located in the "Red Schoolhouse" on 2nd Floor of 210 Sixth Street in Verplanck, NY. The "red schoolhouse" is a historical building dating to 1876 and built as a labor of love by the local Irish community who were involved in the brick-making industry of the time. The Hudson Valley Irish Center nows holds an extensive library of Irish literature and historic documents and music like Stephen Gara on Uilleann Pipes, John Rooney on Guitar, Scott Mettey on Fiddle and Tom O'Gorman on Bodhran at Kelly's Irish Pub in Peekskill!
SEISIUN -Air & Reels
First comes an air written by whistle player/fiddler Scott Mettey to celebrate the 50th birthday of friend and Seisiun bandmate P/M Joe Brady. Then three sprightly reels to carry the set away. The first is The Star of Munster, followed by Throw It Across The Road, then All-Ireland box champion Mike O’Hanlon slides in to jam on The Silver Spear!
A Maid Went to Comber
Great song from The Lonely Stranded Band that tells the all too familiar tale of an Irishman talking a young woman into brushing off her work so he can chat her up! When will they ever learn?! Comber is in Co. Down in the North of Ireland.
Scott Mettey – Morning Jig
Multi-Instrumentalist Scott Mettey offers a little snippet to show how one person can multi-track with various Irish instruments.