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Celebrating their 40th anniversary, The Green Fields of America is an ensemble that showcases some of Irish America's finest traditional performing artists. It was the first group on either side of the Atlantic to bring together Irish vocal, instrumental and dance traditions on the concert and festival stage. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts a record five times, the Green Fields has performed all over the United States since the late 1970s.  

Join them on their 40th-anniversary tour of Scotland and Ireland in January 2019 This historic tour of three of the most well-curated festivals of Celtic and world music includes Celtic Connections in Glasgow January 24th, Templebar TradFest in Dublin January 26th and IMBOLC festival in Derry Jan 27 and 28th 2019.  The tour is made possible by a generous grant from USArtists International, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Trust for Mutual Understanding.

"Out of that, eventually, emerged The Green Fields of America, a music and dance ensemble involving Moloney, Flatley, and others, which first toured the US in 1978. The group has now lasted 40 years, with at least 40 different members. But Moloney remains a constant presence..."
- Frank McNally, The Irish Times (view full article)

In our 40th year, the Green Fields of America are showing no signs of slowing down, celebrating this milestone by touring America and beyond to bring our one-of-a-kind performances to stages throughout the world. To keep up with what we've been up to, visit our Press page to read about our journeys. See and hear us by taking a tour of our Photos and Videos pages. If you'd like to experience our live show in person, visit our Shows page and see when we're coming to your area next.

To stay up to date on all things Green Fields, please be sure to join our mailing list by signing up on the right side of this page. If you'd like to reach out to us for any reason, please fill out our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

You can also keep up with the members and friends of Green Fields across the web by visiting the following websites:

Mick Moloney

Robbie O'Connell

Jimmy Keane

Billy McComiskey

Athena Tergis

Moloney, O'Connell & Keane

Mick Moloney & Athena Tergis

 


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Previous events

Mar18

Young Tradition Vermont presents: The Green Fields of America 40th Anniversary Concert

Flynn Center, 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT

40th Anniversary Concert by the Green Fields of America featuring Mick Moloney, Brenda Castles, Athena Tergis, Billy McComiskey, Liz Hanley and Niall O'Leary. Presented by Young Tradition Vermont for the Burlington Irish Heritage Festival.

Jan28

Mick Moloney: Songs of the Irish Famine and Emigration

Cultúrlann Ui Chanáin, 37 Great James St, Londonderry BT48 7DF

FREE EVENT: Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis Bollag will give an illustrated presentation on the theme of the Great Irish Famine including stories and songs about the famine and about leaving Ireland, the problems the immigrants faced in adapting to life in a new homeland and finally the political, social and cultural impact of the Irish in American life.

http://www.imbolcfestival.com/event/mick-moloney-songs-of-the-irish-famine-and-emigration

Jan27

Green Fields of America 40th Anniversary Concert

IMBOLC International Music Festival, Derry, Northern Ireland

This IMBOLC appearance by Mick Moloney and the Green Fields of America is extra-special. It will be the 40th anniversary of the ensemble forming and touring.

An evening with The Green Fields of America is an unforgettable, uplifting experience. They perform a sweeping set of reels, jigs, barndances, slow airs, hornpipes and other dance tunes. Traditional and contemporary songs in Gaelic and English include love songs, humorous songs, patriotic songs, songs of emigration and settlement, Irish-American songs from variety-vaudeville. All this is linked by the urbane, informative witty commentary for which the group is also renowned.

Sep6

The 44th Annual Philadelphia Ceili Group Irish Traditional Music and Dance Festival

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Commodore Barry Club, 6815 Emlen St, Philadelphia, PA 19119

The Philadelphia Ceili Group’s 44th Annual Irish Music and Dance Festival this September 6, 7 & 8th is once again fostering and promoting traditional Irish arts and culture in Philadelphia and the Greater Delaware Valley.

For more info, visit: http://www.philadelphiaceiligroup.org/2018pcgfestival/

Jul8

23rd Annual Catskills Irish Arts Week with The Green Fields of America

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East Durham, NY

A weeklong celebration for all ages with music, song, dance, language and crafts amidst a genuine Irish Village in East Durham, NY!

Jul6

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

National Mall, Washington, D.C.

Celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the legendary Irish American music and dance ensemble Green Fields of America. Founded by renowned musician, folklorist, and musicologist Mick Moloney, the group has been showcasing Irish America’s finest traditional musicians, singers, and dancers to audiences across the United States since 1978.

For more information, visit: https://festival.si.edu/schedule?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D128285024

Admission is free.

Jul2

Performance for the United Nations

United Nations, Washington, D.C.

More information to follow soon!

May23

Mick Moloney's Cultural Tour of Ireland

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IRELAND: Into the West

For complete information about this unique cultural tour of the west of Ireland, visit http://mickmoloney.com/news/tours2018-ire.html

May10

Mick Moloney's Cultural Tour of Scotland

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SCOTLAND: Highlands, Islands, and Cities.

For complete information about this unique cultural tour of Scotland, visit http://mickmoloney.com/news/tours2018-scot.html.