Will there be leprechauns at Historical Society Museum?


Maybe not leprechauns, but The Garden City Historical Society Museum will be kicking with the “Sounds and Songs of Ireland for a Sunday Afternoon,” presented by The Irish Mist, on Sunday, March 10. Get ready for a spirited afternoon filled with Irish music, good times, and cheerful entertainment.

The St. Patrick’s celebration begins at 3 pm in the beautiful Victorian setting of the Society’s Museum at 109 Eleventh Street. Open seating begins at 2:30 pm; ticket donation is $40pp. Light, “Irish-inspired,” refreshments follow the performance.

The Irish Mist was formed in 1990. Shortly after their start, they released their first self-titled project “The Irish Mist”. They quickly became known for their beautiful interpretations of Irish favorites and pop standards.

Alex Basile (vocals and rhythm guitar), Ronnie D’Addario (vocals and lead guitar), and Bob Mastro (violin and vocals) are all veterans of the Irish scene. Ronnie and Bob have accompanied Tommy Makem on his concert tour for almost 20 years. They are also members of Mary O’Dowd’s Band. Ron has also produced and engineered albums for Tommy Makem, as well as Morning Star, Mary O’Dowd, Danny Quinn, and The Irish Mist.

The Irish Mist have released both studio and live albums throughout the years, requested by fans, who have enjoyed The Irish Mist at festivals, weddings, pubs, and family parties. Known for their three part vocal harmony and fine instrumentation, they continue to perform all the Irish favorites both old and new.

Proceeds of the performance enable The Garden City Historical Society to fulfill its dual mission of preservation and awareness of Garden City history, under its charter with the New York State Department of Education.

Tickets for “Sounds and Songs of Ireland for a Sunday Afternoon” are on sale now at the Society’s consignment shop, the A.T. Stewart Exchange, on the Museum’s lower level, Tuesday-Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday from noon to 4 pm. For further information on the event or ticket purchase, please call the A.T. Stewart Exchange during shop hours at 516-746-8900.

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