Upper Shores Library offers up Irish melodies for St. Patrick’s Day season

March 02, 2017

LAVALLETTE – Enjoy a lively evening of music, song, and dance performed by Jennifer Mylod & the Boys of County O’Cean at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, 112 Jersey City Ave., Lavallette.

Traditional and original Irish tunes will be performed on the uillean pipes, Irish fiddle, whistle, bodhran, mountain dulcimer, and guitar. Mylod music is a unique meld of folk, Celtic, and contemporary influences.

Mylod grew up in a musical family, and she fell in love with the words and rhymes of Simon & Garfunkel, the passions of Johnny Cash and Tom Rush and Karen Carpenter. Through them she learned to see the beauty and simplicity of the earth.

It was the patterns and lilting phrases of traditional Irish melodies that caught her attention, and became her direction for musical passions. She plays fiddle solely by ear, and believes Irish music is best that way, as sheet music is playing with your eyes, whereas playing by ear -is from your heart according to Mylod. “Always play with passion… or don’t play at all,” Mylod said.

In 2006, Mylod and her husband Philip were hired by the History Channel to provide part of the musical soundtrack for the Irish documentary “Paddy Whacked – The History of the Irish Mob” based on a book by T.J. English. They provided six musical tracks for this documentary which has been broadcast each year around St. Patrick’s Day.

Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with this fabulous night of fun. The concert is free but registration is required. To register call the branch at 732-793-3996 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org and click on http://bit.ly/2m2KSl3

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