St. Patrick's Day 2016

Returning again this year: 

Bernadette Fee & Friends
Step Dancers
& Irish Traditional Music

Performing 6:00 - 8:30

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig 
(The Blessings of the Festival of Saint Patrick)

Join us at The Half King this St. Patrick's Day. 
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Our menu will include:

Corned Beef & Cabbage
Shepherd's Pie
Fish N Chips 
& other traditional fare

Drinks will include:

Proper Guinness Stout
Selection Of Irish Whiskeys
Car Bombs
No Cover Charge
Apologies, we are not taking seating reservations on St Patrick's Day. 
All Seating Is First Come First Served

Bernadette Fee (Fiddle)

Bernadette is a well-known New York fiddler, music teacher and champion Irish step dancer. She is a veteran performer who is very active in the Irish traditional music circles.

As a member of the Cape May Ceili Band, she has played at numerous festivals and enjoys bringing the love she has for the music to the stage. She participates /organizes the traditional Irish music played at Niall’s on 52nd and Cannon’s Blackthorn Pubs in New York.

Bernadette has played in concert with an on-going, growing list of Irish talent that includes:

Morning Star Band; The Prodigals; Jerry O’Sullivan & Friends; Cape May Ceili Band with John Whelan, Brendan Dolan, Christel Astin & Jim Kelly; Peter McKiernan; John Nolan; Linda Hickman; The Young Wolfetones; McLean Avenue Band; Andy Cooney’s Cruise of Irish Stars; Allen Gogarty.

Fiona Conway (Vocals/Piano)

Fiona is a young bright artist on the Irish traditional scene here in New York.

As winner of the Miss Irish-American 2014-2015 pageant, her reign has placed her as youth ambassador for Irish-American culture.

As a classically trained vocalist and pianist, she has had the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall on several occasions. As an award-winner in the CCE regional fleadh, Fiona has demonstrated her talent for Irish traditional music and song.

Patricia McManus (Irish Step Dancer)

Patricia began her dancing career in 1987. She competed on a championship level throughout America, Ireland, Canada and Great Britain under the famed Peter Smith school of Irish dance. She’s won numerous prestigious awards from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Oireachtas, the North American, All-Ireland and World Championships.

Performance venues with various NYC based Irish dance companies and bands include: Radio City, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden and NJPAC. She is a professional dance instructor and founder of “Celtic Cardio” where she utilizes the basic traditional Irish dance and aerobic moves to create a truly 'cardio' workout while maintaining a social & fun atmosphere.

Jerry O'Sullivan (Uilleann Piper)

Jerry O'Sullivan has been widely hailed as America's premier uilleann piper. His reputation for technical and melodic mastery of the instrument, an Irish bagpipe known for its subtlety and expression, is unsurpassed in the United States, and is demanding considerable attention overseas. Jerry is also widely recorded on the tin whistle, the low whistle, the Highland Pipes and the Scottish smallpipes. 

Jerry has appeared on more than 90 albums and has performed or recorded with artists such as The Boston Pops, Don Henley, Paul Winter, James Galway, Dolly Parton, The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, The Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Eileen Ivers, and many others. He was a featured soloist on Paul Winter's GRAMMY winning album, Celtic Solstice (Living Music, 1999). His first two solo albums, The Gift (Shanachie,1998), and The Invasion (Green Linnet, 1987) have both received critical acclaim, quickly finding their way to the top of a number of "best albums of the year" lists. Jerry has released a solo album, O'Sullivan Meets O'Farrell (Jerry O'Sullivan Music, 2005), which features music from the 200 year old O'Farrell tutor and tune collections. Most recently he has released the much anticipated O'Sullivan Meets O'Farrell (Volume II.) (Jerry O'Sullivan Music 2010.) Jerry has also recorded a number of film soundtracks including From Shore to Shore, The Long Journey Home, Far and Away, Africans in America, and Out of Ireland, and has appeared on numerous television commercials. 

Lisa de la Mare Farber (Bagpiper)

Lisa is the 2008 and 2009 CCE All-Ireland Warpipe Champion.

She has played in two New York pipe bands:
Cumann na Piobairi & County Cork Pipe Band.

On the flute, she is a member of the Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra.

Professionally, Lisa works as an Art History Professor at Pace University. She earned her Ph.D. from Princeton University, Fulbright Scholar.
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