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Sunset Wednesdays Outdoor Music: Mary Courtney & Morning Star


On the Grounds

Mary Courtney hails from a large musical family in Castlegregory, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Now residing in the Bronx, she is the lead singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bodhrán (Irish hand-held drum) player with her trio Morning Star―Mary Courtney, guitar and vocals; Patrick Madden, fiddle; Donal Ryan, tenor banjo. She uses her voice to spread Irish culture, educate her audience about the struggles of her people and capture her experience in the US. From rock ‘n’ roll to the ethereal strains of an ancient Celtic band, she can sing anything and make every song unforgettable. Courtney has three recordings to her credit, has collaborated with Larry Kirwan and the Black 47s and appeared on stage at the BB King Blues Club for the opening night party for the Tony Award winning play “The Lieutenant of Inismore.” At Wave Hill, she offers traditional Irish folk songs, so many of which draw their inspiration from the wild flowers of the Irish countryside, and her own unique tunes.

Free with admission to the grounds. On Sunset Wednesdays, admission is $10, $6 for students and seniors 65+, and $4 for children ages six to 18. Free to Members and children under six.

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