Ireland’s Ones to Watch Can Be Spotted in Tisbury

Two leaders of the new generation of very talented Irish musicians — pipe and flute player Louise Mulcahy and fiddler Oisin Mac Diarmada — perform a concert of traditional music at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, to finish off this year’s outstanding Irish music series at Katharine Cornell Theatre on Spring street in Vineyard Haven.

This spectacular pairing of two All-Ireland Champions promises energy and creativity in their playing combined with a true love and respect for the tradition.

Irish Music Saturday

Irish Music Saturday

The Arts and Society presents An Evening with David O’Docherty for traditional Irish music with story telling and infectious good humor, on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. at the Katharine Cornell Theatre on Spring street in Vineyard Haven.

Tickets are $15 general admission, or $12 for seniors and students at the door or for advance ticket sales at The Bunch of Grapes, Sun Porch Books and Edgartown Books.

Open Mike Night

Open Mike Night

Open mike event is about to kick off at the community building at Island Co-housing, and organizers are looking for musical performers 18 years old and younger.

The first Saturday of every month will be open mike night, beginning Saturday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. A professional performer, Mike Kerr, will be guest artist, starting off the evening with some serious guitar shredding (see online Myspace.com/mikeker).

Singer-Songwriter Plays Diverse Sets on Weekend

Alabama singer-songwriter Malcolm Singleton is playing Friday night at Offshore Ale Company in Oak Bluffs, and Saturday at the Wharf in Edgartown.

Mr. Singleton influences are as diverse as Coldplay and Dean Martin.

Born in the Atlanta suburbs, he made his first move, to Washington, D.C. at only one-week old. He lived in dozens of places — New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Iowa, South Dakota, Arizona — before middle school. The one constant was music.

Road Home: For Ben Taylor, Musical Moxie Is Family Affair

Is there a gene for how you play a D chord on a guitar?

Ben Taylor jokes that his father reckons there is, for Ben forms the chord in exactly the same unorthodox way James does. Ben says it's just that as a self-taught player, he copied the moves of the musician he admires most - his dad.

Boston Pops Dazzles at Ocean Park in Evening Concert Under the Stars

The storm fencing had been circling Ocean Park for days. No Parking signs had seemed to breed in the seaside streets of Oak Bluffs. By Sunday, cops and volunteers in yellow T-shirts also appeared to have multiplied, and then came the music-lovers (at least for the day), by the thousands, bearing folding chairs and friends from out of town, kids and coolers jammed with sandwiches, gourmet salads and chilled bottles of Sauvingnon blanc.

Sleeper Hit of Summer Music, Ballyhoo Heads for Squid Row

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, Islanders are reclaiming Circuit avenue parking spots, swimming at Squibnocket and finally savoring the Menemsha sunset. Brad Tucker, front man for the Island band Ballyhoo, the sleeper hit of the summer music scene, is thrilled Vineyarders are taking back the Island. Mr. Tucker and his band mates have spent Sunday evenings since June playing free music down at the docks in Menemsha. The seasonal slowdown allows them to get back to what they really love doing — playing low-key music for their friends and family, the Islanders.

School of Rock Comes Out of Woods

New music is coming out of the woods tonight. Students of the Contemporary Music Center, a college-level music industry program that thrives in West Tisbury under the radar of most Islanders, are ready to rock the Friday night house at Outerland.

Slow Train Coming Arrives Again at Playhouse

An encore performance of Maureen Hourihan’s trilogy of short plays, Slow Train Coming, preceded by Arlene Bodge reading selections from her writings about memory loss, should make for a special evening at the Vineyard Playhouse this weekend.

Ms. Hourihan’s theatrical tribute to her father, who had Alzheimer’s, is being performed ahead of the Vineyard’s annual Miles of Memories walk on Sunday, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod and the Islands.

Vineyard Dance

Vineyard Dance

Vineyard Dance begins their fall classes on Monday, Oct. 1, at Nathan Mayhew Seminars on North William street in Vineyard Haven.

Classes for adults and teens are offered in modern dance, modern jazz, ballet and floorbarre.

Younger students may enroll in creative movement, modern dance and ballet.

Call 508-693-2257 for more information.

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