P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas session features Dylan Foley

MILFORD — Join All-Ireland fiddler Dylan Foley at the P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann chapter session Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:45 p.m., at St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 26 Broadway. Musicians, dancers and guests are welcomed. Admission is free. BYOB.

Dylan Foley has been called a vibrant stylist whose playing is “impeccable and spirited.” He has released two albums, one solo, titled “Hup!” featuring Brendan Dolan on piano and Josh Dukes on guitar and bodhran, and another with the new up and coming band “The Yanks,” alongside Isaac Alderson, Dan Gurney and Sean Earnest. Hup! was named to the Top 10 albums of 2011 by the Irish Echo, and the paper called The Yanks “… outrageously good … a brilliant debut that features some of the best young trad players you’ll find anywhere.” Brian Conway, renowned Sligo-style fiddler, says Dylan is “one the finest Irish fiddlers of his generation.”

Although only a young man, Dylan has already won three All-Ireland Fiddle Championships. He is a former student of Rose Flanagan and Brian Conway, and has performed with Mick Moloney, John Whelan, Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Monsignor Charlie Coen, and Dan Gurney. Dylan also teaches and performs at the Catskills Irish Arts Week and the Augusta Irish Heritage Week.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann was founded in 1951 in Ireland to promote Irish traditional music, song, dance and language. Today there are 415 branches worldwide and up to two million people attend Comhaltas functions each year.

For more information on the session call 203-257-8737.