- This event has passed.
La Fiesta Lounge: Gerry Carthy (Traditional Irish Music)
November 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gerry Carthy was born in County Mayo, on the West Coast of Ireland. He plays a variety of instruments including banjo, guitar, tenor guitar, tin whistle, saxophone, fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki, and vocals. Inspired by the folk revival of Irish music in the ’60s and ’70s, he spent 10 years playing music at sessions around Galway. Gerry is one of the founding members of the traditional Irish session at the Crane Bar, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary – the longest running session in Galway. He holds two degrees from the University College Galway: one in English, French, and German, and the other in Teaching Education. Gerry now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife, Laura and son, Michael. He carries on the Tradition both through teaching and performances. He has been on faculty with the Music Department at the College of Santa Fe for 15 years, where he has taught classes and private lessons in tin whistle, banjo, guitar, and Celtic Ensemble. In addition, Gerry is an Artist in Residence for the New Mexico Arts Commission and has taught tin whistle and Irish language at Santa Fe Community College. He performs at Celtic festivals around the United States and plays regularly in the Santa Fe region.