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Travel to Ireland by Way of Irish Folksinger Danny O’Flaherty at LSC-Montgomery

Enjoy the songs, stories and jigs of Irish-American vocalist and instrumentalist Danny O'Flaherty at LSC-Montgomery on Thursday, March 17, at 12 p.m., as part of the college's Lyceum Speaker's Series, with a reception prior to his concert at 11:30 a.m.

CONROE (March 16, 2015) – Close your eyes and let the sounds of authentic Irish singing and stories of Irish-American vocalist and instrumentalist Danny O’Flaherty take you off to a warm, turf-fueled, fire-lit night of Irish heritage and ancestry.

O’Flaherty’s concert, “A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration of Music and Dance,” will take place on Thursday, March 17, at 12:00 p.m., as part of Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Lyceum Speaker’s Series.

O’Flaherty will also be featured at an 11:30 a.m. reception that same day, prior to his concert. The reception and lecture, which is free to the public, will take place in the Mainstage Theatre of the Performing Arts Center, building D, on the LSC-Montgomery campus.

Audience members will be entertained during the reception by Cliff Hudder, professor of English at LSC-Montgomery, as he plays Celtic-inspired medleys on the banjo. The concert will open with a bagpiper band lead by LSC-Montgomery history professor Craig Livingston.

In the early 1970s, O’Flaherty, a west coast Irish speaking native, immigrated to the United States, where he carried with him a legacy of wit, gaiety and warmth, musically molded by rich oral traditions that were handed down through his youth, in the Gaeltect region of Connemara.

With a lifelong goal of commitment to the Celtic people and culture, O’Flaherty feels there is no greater achievement than to pass on the traditions of his ancestors. Through stories and song, he hopes to instill a pride in his Celtic heritage.

In addition to performing concerts for adults and children around the globe, O’Flaherty, who is also a founder of the Celtic Nations Heritage Foundation and Margaret Currach Club of New Orleans, has established O’Flaherty’s Irish Channel Pub in New Orleans, where a wide array of musical talent performs.

Just a few of his honors include a Billboard Grammy Award nomination for his song “Hard to See,” a nomination for best Celtic CD and song in 2009 for “Just Plain Folks,” and Parents Choice Award in 2005 for “Loch Ness Monster’s Story.”

LSC-Montgomery’s Lyceum Speaker’s Series provides a variety of free presentations throughout the fall and spring semesters based on sociological, historical, economical, political, psychological, and spiritual views. All students, staff, and faculty, as well as community members, are invited to attend any Lyceum event throughout the year.

For more information, visit www.LoneStar.edu/Lyceum-Montgomery.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

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