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LR Irish Music
Rock Folk Club is dedicated to preserving the link between the musical
traditions of the Old and New Worlds.
Rock Folk Club was founded June 12th 1989
by several diehard fans of U.K. and Irish music in the Little Rock area and
is Little Rock's oldest 'bridge' between the Old and New World musical
traditions. During the intervening years we have produced numerous concerts
by some of the best and most enduring musicians in that genre. This
includes strictly traditional artists and songwriters/composers working in
that genre. LRFC is a 501(c)(3)
organization. We welcome sponsorship, donations and input from others sharing
Coming Up Next at LRFC@Hibernia Irish Tavern
9700 N. Rodney Parham, LR AR 72227
Sat Dec 1st at
Tickets on line SOON HERE
The Here & Now
Closing out LRFC's 2018 concert series is the splendid The Here & Now from Austin Texas tho hailing from parts beyond... and bringing with them a fine collection of jigs, reels, waltzes, flings, and lovely songs. The Here & Now are:
Chris Buckley (fiddle, viola) grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He’s been a student of the violin since the age of 3 and began studying Irish fiddle at the age of 14. His classical training culminated with a degree in viola performance at the University of Minnesota and graduate work at UT Austin. His Irish music roots came under the tutelage of Martin Dowling, Liz Carroll, Brendan Mulvhill and James Kelly. Christopher has received numerous awards and recognitions for his outstanding achievements in Irish music. He competed in three All-Ireland world competitions. Shortly after arriving in Austin in 2001, Chris combined forces with other traditional Irish musicians as founding members of the highly energetic Texas Irish band Cluan. Since then, he has been a member of and recorded with several other Texas based ensembles including Blaggards, Aidan and Tea Merchants, who won the 2007 Austin Music Award for Best World Music.
Niamh Fahy (fiddle,vocals) from Tara, Co. Meath in Ireland moved to Austin in August 2014. As a child Niamh took lessons with the infamous Antoin McGabhann and still quotes him as one of her biggest influences. Niamh has enjoyed a varied career as a musician having toured extensively with notable acts such as Riverdance, Project West, The Dhol Foundation, John Williams and many more to boot. Prior to moving to Austin, Niamh lived in London where she carved out career as a recording session musician while also undertaking a masters in Music Therapy. Niamh now works as a contract music therapist and session musician in Austin and is excited about the prospects for The Here & Now.
Rob Forkner (bodhran) claims he was born on a paddle-wheel gambling boat in Louisiana. Moving away from the boat a short time later he was fortunate enough to spend time living in many parts of the world. While living in Alaska, he discovered Irish music after a friend gave him an old cassette tape. He decided to learn how to play the bodhran after hearing the playing of the great Johnny McDonagh. Since he needed a drum, and it was impossible to find one in Alaska, Rob started building his own in the basement of his parent’s house out of birch bark and salmon skin. Many years later, Rob used the time to refine his drum building skills, building a highly successfully business, Metloef Irish Drums. For fun, Rob studied Geology and ended up at the University of Texas. The world calls him Dr. Rob now. He also honed his skills as a mighty fine bodhran player. He became a regular sit-inner with Cluan and was a founding member of Tea Merchants, both local Austin Irish music bands. In 2007, Tea Merchants were awarded the Austin Music Award for Best World Music
Joseph Carmichael (guitar, vocals), has performed twice before for LRFC, with the simply amazing Irish trad trio Flashpoint with whom he has recorded two albums, and performed at concerts and festivals throughout the southern US, sharing the stage with top-flight Irish music groups FullSet and the legendary Solas. He is a regular member with Ashley Davis, a singer/songwriter from Lawrence, KS. 2013 saw Joseph in his first overseas performance, playing with Gregory and Alex Grene of the Prodigals, as part of the Ag Seinm Traditional Arts camp in Cavan. Joseph has also performed with nationally touring Celtic-Rock band Needfire, as a continuing duo with fiddler Hailey Sandoz (now under the name Óga), as well as a host of Irish music luminaries including James Conway, Brendan Power, Cormac De Barra, Buddy Connolly, Oisín MacDiarmada, and Liz Carroll.
Please join us for a rousing conclusion to our 2018 efforts to keep Little Rock on the folk map and a pre-rehearsal for St. Patrick's Day 2019...
***Limited Tickets Available!***
All concerts begin at
7:30pm in the acoustically pleasing, Bose Sound System powered, smoke-free,
wheelchair accessible Hibernia Irish Tavern where every seat is the best one!
Admission: $15 Adults, $12 Military ID , $8 Student ID, accompanied children 12 and under Free
early, get a good table and meet our musician(s)...
Hibernia Irish Tavern
9700 North Rodney Parham
to LRFC from your house!