Irish Times

Tomáseen Foley’s Irish Times brings to exhilarating life, on stage, the joyous memory of the traditional céilí gatherings at weddings, wakes, and solstice celebrations, when the neighbors would bring with them their instruments — uilleann pipes, fiddles, bodhráns, tin whistles and flutes, for an evening of fiery music, stirring ballads, foot-stomping traditional dances, and — of course, stories — from the man who has been called Ireland’s Garrison Keilor and a master of the Irish narrative, Tomáseen Foley.

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Tomáseen Foley’s Irish Times was a fantastic installment in the Chamber Music Series, treating the audience to a “pure drop” of Irish culture- wonderful music and a master storyteller!”
Kenosha, WI
“Foley runs pictures and thoughts across the mind like shooting stars on a crystalline night, with emotions shaking the ground … It is a joy to luxuriate in Foley’s voice and messages.
The Green Bay Gazette
Green Bay, WI
“A good storyteller . . . can carry (his) audience to another time and place. It’s an art—and a gift—and Tomáseen Foley has it in spades. Grammy Award-winning guitarist William Coulter provided sublime background . . . Dancers Knight, Bigley, and Linnane showed their superb talents as world-class Irish step dancers. Vocalist Marianne Knight beautifully delivered Irish songs—in both English and Gaelic”
Santa Barbara, CA
“In between musical presentations by five wondrously talented guest artists, storyteller and Ireland native Tomáseen Foley regaled the sold-out crowd . . . with poetry, tales and jokes . . . “
Cleveland, OH

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