17. March 2018 - 20:00 till 22:30
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Irish Women's Voices for Peace & Equality | Peoples' Voice Cafe | Saturday, 17. March 2018

Concert of traditional and contemporary folk songs featuring Dian Killian (DK and the Joy Machine), Alison Kelley, and Alice Farrell, three women of Irish heritage with wide ranging repertoires and powerful voices. Come enjoy Saint Patrick's Night in a relaxed, LGBTQ-welcoming, alcohol-free environment, while Dian, Alison, and Alice sing out for peace, freedom, justice, and equality.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
at the Peoples’ Voice Cafe / Community Church of New York
40 East 35th Street (Lower Level)
Between Madison & Park Avenues
New York, NY 10016

Doors open 7:30 PM. Show time 8:00 PM. The first 25 people who attend the show will receive a free copy of Dian Killian's CD "Shy One".

Cosponsored by Folk Music Society of New York. Suggested contribution $20. Peoples' Voice Cafe subscribers and Folk Music Society of New York members $12. Students and youth $12. More if you choose, less if you can’t. No one turned away for lack of money.

More info: 212-787-3903 or
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  • The first 25 people who attend the show on March 17 will receive a free copy of Dian Killian's CD "Shy One".
  • Here's a photo of me with the "joy machine" earlier this year in Ireland, on the Beara Peninsula, West Cork. In our natural habitat!!
  • IRISH WOMEN'S VOICE FOR PEACE & EQUALITY PEOPLES' VOICE CAFE IN NEW YORK CITY MARCH 17, 2018 • 8:00 PM ABOUT THE ARTISTS DIAN KILLIAN performs under the name DK and the Joy Machine, the latter being her Appalachian Mountain dulcimer. Her "quirky and smart" songs celebrate all the crucial things in life: getting the girl's phone number on the train, falling in love with feral cats, and treating yourself with kindness. Known for her sultry, expressive voice, well crafted songs, and genre-blending, innovative work on mountain dulcimer---plucking, strumming, bowing and rocking out on this trad instrument, DK's music is at turns evocative, moving, playful and fun, and always genuine. ALISON KELLEY grew up singing traditional music as a chantey brat at South Street Seaport. She was also inspired by sitting at the feet of Pete Seeger as he performed for children on the Upper West Side. Bitten by the music bug, she joined her elementary, junior high and high school choruses and hasn’t stopped singing since. Currently, when not sailing on the Mystic Whaler or haunting Mystic Seaport, Alison performs with The Johnson Girls (sea chantey and maritime music women’s quartet), Ida Red (a triad of sultry songbirds), The New York Packet (South Street Seaport’s official maritime music group), and The NexTradition (a dynamic a capella duo). On rare occasions, Alison performs as a solo artist or with her mentor Craig Edwards. She occasionally accompanies herself with “The Banshee," her claw hammer 5-string banjo. ALICE FARRELL has been singing traditional Irish music in the New York session scene for over 25 years and was the founder of the weekly session at Swift Hibernian Lounge in Greenwich Village. Alice studied with noted Irish singer and song collector Frank Harte and has recorded with Colm Mac *** Iomaire, the fiddler in the original lineup of seminal Irish trad supergroup Kila. Her catalog encompasses both Irish and American traditions. Nowadays, you can find Alice most Wednesday evenings at the Aubergine Cafe in Woodside, Queens, where she is a resident member of the Sunnyside Singers Club.