Relish the stunning sounds of The Young Irelanders, sensational young performers unique among their peers. Making old traditions new, the future of Ireland’s culture is clearly in safe hands with these world and Irish champions in music, song and dance. Every year the Irish Cultural Academy brings together eight of its fi nest performers, many with Masters Degrees in Music, to make up this terrific group.

The Young Irelanders is comprised of Laura Callaghan on banjo and vocals, dancer Joe Duff y, Hugh Kennedy on accordion, Ian Kinsella on guitar and vocals, Barry Lyons on bodhra’n, guitar and vocals. Rounding out the group are Eoghan O’Ceannabhain on fl ute, concertina and vocals, Jayne Pomplas on fi ddle and Ayla Reid, dancer.

The Young Irelanders was formed to merge the signifi cant creative ideas and abilities of young performers in hopes that their combined youth and talents would attract more young people to the world of traditional Irish
music, both at home in Ireland and throughout the world. The sound the band creates is an eclectic one, combining traditional Irish music, Celtic music, folk, jazz, country, pop and world music.

Members of the Irish Cultural Academy have performed on six continents and for many heads of state, including the presidents of Ireland and The United States and Prince Albert of Monaco. The Young Irelanders have brought the traditions of Irish music, song, and dance to the Beijing Opera House, the Sydney Opera House, the Kremlin State Palace, the U.S. Capitol Building, and the Kennedy and Lincoln Centers.

Following a four-month tour of North America, The Young Irelanders embarked on a two-month tour of China followed by several dates in Europe.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this sensational act!


The Young Irelanders’ performance is sponsored by Towne Bank of Currituck and Stan White Realty and Construction