Hard to believe my first academic year in Ireland is drawing to a close. I just love life in Dublin but I love my life in Atlantic Canada as well and am looking forward to being home for the summer. And guess what, I’m bring two amazing friends from Dublin with me. Maria Geheran is a wonderfully talented pianist and person. Eoghan Mac An Ghaill is this awesome button accordion and Irish flute player and great guy. I’m so fortunate. Together we will perform as “Kathleen Gorey- McSorley And Bid The Muse” on the Canadian dates. Since they don’t qualify for a US work visa I have the privilege of playing the dates in the USA with all-star Cape Breton piano player Mike Hall. On another front, thanks to “Celtic Life Magazine” for a nice story in their summer issue and to Irish fashion magazine “Stellar” for a cameo shot in their June issue. Right now my life is just plain fun and you can join me in it by coming out to a concert this summer to listen, sing along, maybe dance a little and hang out. We’d love to see some old friends and meet some new ones – come on out and say hi.
Irish/Celtic fiddler Kathleen Gorey-McSorley has spent the last year thrilling audiences in Ireland, the United States and various parts of Canada. Kathleen’s latest CD “Ceol Binn” (Irish For Sweet Music) was nominated for an ECMA award as Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year and was nominated for Traditional Roots Recording of the Year and Instrumental Recording of the Year at the Music New Brunswick Awards in 2011. This CD is getting air time on radio stations throughout the Maritimes, Ireland, Europe and the US. She performed in concert at the All Ireland Fleadh in Cavan Town, Co. Cavan in the summer of 2011. Kathleen’s fiddling, dancing and vocals had the “Grand Lake Stream Folk and Arts Festival” and PEI’s “Festival of Small Halls” audiences clapping their hands, tapping their feet and dancing in the aisles. She was pleased to have been selected to perform in the all-star Fiddlefest at the Music Awards Gala at the East Coast Music Awards in April 2011. Last July she traveled to Vienna and Salzburg, Austria where she performed with the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra. She returned from a tour of New England, including playing the Skye Theater, in June 2012 in time to graduate from high school and then headed to Halifax to perform at the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in July. Kathleen now resides in Dublin, Ireland where she is enrolled in a Bachelors degree program in traditional music and performance at the music conservatory of the Dublin Institute of Technology. Studies and performing in Ireland as opportunities arise is the plan until she returns to this side of the Atlantic to tour in the summer of 2013.