An Evening Of Traditional Irish Music, Song & Dance In South Amboy

SOUTH AMBOY – The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the Folklife Program for New Jersey, in association with the City of South Amboy and the South Amboy Parade Committee, will welcome the return of musician and vocalist Mick Moloney for the 19th year.

This free program is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at South Amboy High School, 200 Governor Hoffman Plaza in South Amboy.

Moloney, an accomplished singer and musician, has recorded over 40 albums of traditional music. He has hosted and performed in numerous television/film productions. He has taught ethnomusicology, folklore and Irish studies courses at the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown and Villanova Universities and currently is Global Distinguished Professor of Music and Irish Studies at New York University.

Moloney will be joined by a step dancer and guest artists who will perform on the fiddle, accordion, flute and other traditional instruments.

This program is offered free of charge; however, registration is required – call the Commission at 1-732-745-4489. Ask for a directions sheet when you register. Watch for “Irish Concert” directional signs in South Amboy. For changes due to inclement weather, call the Weather Line at 1-732-296-8966 on the day of the scheduled program.

“I commend The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission for offering such a diverse array of programming.” said Freeholder Charles E. Tomaro, chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. “It really strengthens our cultural offerings.”

Middlesex County Freeholder Deputy Director Ronald G. Rios said: “Middlesex County is very proud of its unique and diverse communities. By celebrating this diversity we enrich our own lives and those of future generations.”

This program is funded by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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