The next free HearArts spoken word and music event will take place at 7 PM on Thursday, December 6. This Irish themed evening will be held at VisArts, 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, Maryland (http://www.visartsatrockville.org/heararts). Featured artists, below, are followed by open mic and reception. Questions? - Philip Wexler at email@example.com or 240-899-6514.
Terence Winch (poetry)
Terence Winch, recipient of an NEA Fellowship in poetry, is the author of five poetry collections, including Irish Musicians/American Friends, which won an American Book Award, and two story collections, Contenders and That Special Place: New World Irish Stories, which draws on his experiences as a founding member, along with Jesse Winch and Dominick Murray (see below), of the original Celtic Thunder, the acclaimed Irish band. His work is included in numerous anthologies, among them the Oxford Book of American Poetry and four Best American Poetry collections. He is a song-writer and button-accordion player. His CD, When New York Was Irish: Songs & Tunes by Terence Winch was released in 2007. In 1992, Irish America magazine named him one of the “Top 100 Irish Americans.” See www.terencewinch.com
Traditional Irish music, including jigs, reels, hornpipes, and polkas, as well as songs. Featuring Terence Winch (see above), Jesse Winch, Dominick Murray, and Michael Winch. Jesse performs with the Bog Wanderers Ceili Band and other groups, plays bodhran (Irish drum), guitar, bouzouki, and harmonica. Singer/guitarist Dominick can be heard on Celtic Thunder’s INDIE Award-winning album, The Light of Other Days, with Grace Griffith on the Irish Fire CD, and other recordings. Michael plays fiddle and other instruments , and is a past member of Silver Spring’s Bog Boys group.