For immediate release
March 7, 2006
Contact: Jacquie Lucy
Donna Long brings traditional irish music to CCBC Dundalk
concert on March 16
Baltimore County, Md. – It’s the luck of the Irish
that Donna Long, one of the most inventive piano players of Irish music
in America, will be performing at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, March 16, in the
Student Lounge in the K Building at The Community College of Baltimore
County, Dundalk (CCBC Dundalk).
This program, sponsored by the CCBC Dundalk Office of Student
Activities, is free and open to the community.
Donna Long began taking piano lessons from her father, a jazz classical
pianist, at the age of five. The Los Angeles, California native
relocated to the Baltimore/Washington in 1978 in a move would change her
music. Fiddler Brendan Mulvihill who plays Irish music inspired her to
pick up a fiddle and the rest is history. He gave her a solid foundation
in Irish music and soon she began accompanying him on the piano.
Mulvihill and Long have made two duet albums: The Steeplechase
and The Morning Dew. Long was also a guest artist on the motion
picture soundtrack Out of Ireland. In 2005, the Smithsonian
Institution asked her to represent Irish music in the series Piano
Traditions, celebrating 300 years of the piano.
The music tradition has passed from father to daughter to son as Long
recently helped her son, Jesse Smith, produce his first solo recording
titled The Hurricane.
Join us for Donna Long live at CCBC Dundalk at 11:45 a.m. Thursday,
March 16, in the Student Lounge in the K Building.