Traditional Music of Ireland on Button Accordion, Flute & Guitar


John Williams & Jeff Moore -
                        Traditional Irish Music
  photo by Lisa Anderson 2010




Returning to the Austin Celtic Festival, October 18 & 19, 2014 are legacy performers John Williams and Jeff Moore

John Williams holds five All-Ireland titles to his credit and was a founding member of the groundbreaking band Solas. A highly sought after multi-instrumentalist, Williams has performed to sold-out audiences internationally and has composed and performed scores for a number of films, most prominently the 2002 production ‘Road to Perdition.’  Joined by one of the Southwest’s foremost Irish musicians, guitarist and singer Jeff Moore, the duet are a lively and exquisite example of Irish traditional music in America today. 

This year, the duet is joined by flute player Jonathan Milton.  A performer, composer, teacher and arranger of traditional music, Milton and Moore perform together both in the U.S. and abroad in the band Aidan.





Jon Milton - Traditional
                                        Irish Flute
photo by Dale Rempert 2014





JOHN WILLIAMS is one of the most exquisite musicians within and beyond Irish music circles today.  With five All-Ireland titles to his credit, John is the only American-born competitor ever to win first place in the Senior Concertina category.  His additional talents on flute, whistles, bodhran and piano distinguish him as a much sought after multi-instrumentalist in the national acoustic scene.  As a founding member of the groundbreaking band Solas, Williams received wider recognition playing to sold-out audiences internationally and earning two NAIRD awards and Grammy nominations for the ensemble’s 1996 and 1997 releases, ‘Solas’ and ‘Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers.’  The Irish national broadcasting network RTE has featured Williams as the subject of the radio program ‘The Long Note’, the television series ‘The Pure Drop’, and the Christmas special ‘Geantrai.’

In August 2003, Chicago Magazine selected Williams in their annual Best of Chicago issue as one of the city's finest instrumentalists. His acclaimed duet album 'Raven' with guitarist Dean Magraw was released in 2006 on Compass Records of Nashville.

For more info on John, visit:

www.johnwilliamsmusic.com





JEFF MOORE is a highly sought-after accompanist living in Austin, Texas and has performed with many of the foremost Irish and Scottish music ensembles and musicians in the Southwest. An accomplished guitarist and singer, Jeff has also accompanied international touring musicians such as Cape Breton fiddler Jerry Holland, Dublin-born Irish accordion legend James Keane, master Irish fiddler James Kelly and most recently Irish music icon Joe Burke.  

Jeff's solo recording "The Dove's Perch" released on Fleagull Records in 2006 was a long-awaited compilation of melodies and songs accompanied by some of traditional music's top players: James Keane, Brian McNeil, John Williams, and Mark Stone.

For more information on Jeff, visit:

www.jeffmooremusic.com

 



JONATHAN MILTON, Irish flute player and guitarist, is a performer, composer, and arranger of traditional and modern instrumental music. His debut album, “Just One More…,” was released in 2013, and performances at the Cork Folk Festival, Austin Celtic Festival, Custy’s, and the O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat followed.  He resides in Austin, where he teaches, presents workshops, and regularly performs with guitarist/singer Jeff Moore, a trio with James Keane and Jeff Moore, and the band Aidan.
 
For more information on Jonathan, visit:

www.jonmilton.com

 








John
                                  Williams & Jeff Moore at Austin
                                  Celtic Festival
photo by Dale Rempert 2011





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