Music Leonard Barry, Irish Uilleann pipe player and teacher, booked for April 24 concert
Promoting his first solo album, Leonard Barry will soon host a concert at the Newberg Music Center.
Hes played in several groups, hes in demand as a teacher as well as a performer, said G.D. Armstrong, the shops owner.
Barry is from Dublin, where he performs and teaches the Uilleann pipes.
It should be pretty good, I think, Armstrong said.
Barry is performing with Johnny B. Connolly, who recently performed himself with a different group at the Music Center.
Johnny told me about (Barry) at a session in Portland. He asked if I could schedule a time when he was coming through, he said. That time worked out to be April 24.
Barry plays more traditional Irish music, jigs and reels, that sort of thing, Armstrong said.
His new album, New Road, has received numerous positive reviews, including a review by Trad Review, an Irish music blog.
There was a power in the playing that comes from a deliberate desire to celebrate the tunes, a deep love in the musicians for the music that makes them want to communicate with listeners, cracking the music open like a water melon for others to enjoy, the review read. The energy levels on display in those very physical efforts were magnificent, hardly a slack moment, and held together very consciously and diligently by Leonard in the center.
Barry and Connolly take the stage at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit www.leonard barry.ie.