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Mountain Maidens + Ed Ryan
April 17, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tickets for this event are available at the Cinema Arts Center on the day of the performance. Prices are $10 for FMSH and Cinema Arts Centre Members / $15 for Non Members. There are no advance tickets for this event.
Ed Ryan is a Long Island-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a powerful voice and sharp wit. He’s also done theater, stand-up comedy and voiceover work. Since launching his professional music career at venues such as the legendary Folk City in New York, Ed has fronted several successful bands including Ed Ryan & The Underdogs, which toured the country as the support act for then teen-queen Debbie Gibson, and the harder-edged Wide Awake. Also a respected performer of Irish music, he has played during the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade’s opening ceremonies on many occasions.
As a solo artist, Ed Ryan has released four CDs .His 2004 solo debut album, Make It So, contains 16-originals, while 2007’s It’s All in the Moose’s Head is a 15-track live album of self-penned songs. His latest CD, 2012’s When New York was Irish, and 2006’s Songs I Love So Well (featuring his popular sing-along “Drinking Song”) both include a mix of traditional, classic, contemporary and original Irish songs, He’s also released a comedy CD, That’s Not Funny, that features some of his humorous songs.
Mountain Maidens is a Long Island-based folk harmony trio comprised of Candice Baranello, Lorraine Berger and Marie Mularczyk O’Connell. Since first meeting at the Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson, the threesome has been performing a unique and harmonious mix of ballads, folk songs, country and gospel numbers, love songs and songs of social justice throughout the local area — including a slot at the Folk Music Society of Huntington’s Annual Members Showcase concert in January.
Individually, the group’s members are all accomplished musicians in their own right. Candice (Candy) plays the dulcimer; sings traditional, classical and gospel music, and is also a member of the a capella trio Wild Ginger. Lorraine plays the guitar and flamenco castanets and sings alto with the Huntington Choral Society. Marie is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, dumbec, bones and spoons, to name a few), who sings both British and American folk songs as well as Jewish music.