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MCTA: Emmett Gill and Jesse Smith

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 2:00pm

Mountain City Traditional Arts 25 East Main Street, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg

Irish Traditional Musicians to Perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts

Emmett Gill and Jesse Smith will perform Irish traditional music at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St., Frostburg, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. Gill, a London-born uilleann piper and Smith, a fiddler and Baltimore native, have created a sound that recalls the energetic sound of Irish recording artists of the 1920s.

Gill was taught at the London Pipers Club at the Irish Centre and he released his first CD titled “The Mountain Groves” in 2007. Smith learned his music from his mother Donna Long and fiddle player Brendan Mulvihill. The duo has been recording together for 10 years but just recently released an album titled “The Rookery,” which was recorded in Dublin, Ireland, and is a composite of mostly old Irish traditional dance tunes.

Dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of traditional arts in the mountain region, MCTA is a program of FSU with support from the Allegany Arts Council, FrostburgFirst: A Main Street Community, the FSU Foundation and the Maryland Traditions Program of the Maryland State Arts Council.

For more information, call 301-687-8040 or email

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