Austin traditional Irish music ensemble Aidan will perform in the Georgetown Public Library on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 2 pm. The trio includes Jeff Moore on guitar and vocals, Christopher Buckley on fiddle, and Jon Milton playing flute and whistle. Together they represent decades of commitment to Irish traditional music. Their repertoire of melodies and songs, while fresh and spontaneous, is always tempered with a respect for what is known in the genre as the ‘pure drop.’
Jeff Moore has been playing guitar for the past 35 years and is one of the Southwest’s most notable Irish musicians, having performed with several local Celtic music ensembles, including Cluan, Gilmer & Moore and Sarah Dinan Band.
Christopher Buckley began playing Irish fiddle at the age of 14. Christopher and Jeff are founding members of the highly energetic Texas Irish band Cluan. In addition, Christopher is a member of the Tea Merchants, who in 2007 won the Austin Music Award for Best World Music. Christopher not only performs but is a widely respected fiddle teacher with an extensive roster of students.
Jon Milton has studied traditional Irish music, history and culture for over 15 years. A regular performer at regional Celtic festivals and session musician in both the US and Ireland, Jon has become a solid fixture of the Southwest traditional music scene and has performed in concerts and other events with Jeff since 2010.
Read more about the musicians and the ensemble on their website.
Free and open to the public, this performance is a gift of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library. Come and go, or have a seat in the library Lobby and enjoy the concert. The Georgetown Public Library is located at 402 W. Eighth Street in Georgetown.