MCTA: Cillian Vallely and Ryan McGiver

FSU Presents Traditional Irish and American Folk Music at Mountain City Traditional Arts

Traditional Irish and American folk musicians Cillian Vallely and Ryan McGiver will perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St., Frostburg, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.

Armagh native Vallely has established his name over the last decade through his playing with award-winning traditional Irish supergroup Lunasa, described by the New York Times as “the hottest acoustic band in the world.”

New York state singer and guitarist McGiver is known on both sides of the Atlantic for his unique blend of open string guitar and breathy, eerie vocals. Over the past decade he has performed extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia and his music has been showcased on the BBC, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, NPR and The Lantern Journal.

Mountain City Traditional Arts is a program of Frostburg State University with support from the Allegany Arts Council, the FSU Foundation, Frostburg First: A Main Street Community and the Maryland Traditions Program of the Maryland State Arts Council.

For more information contact Mountain City Traditional Arts at 301-687-8040 or email

Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 5:00pm

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