Photo: Hooley at Irish Night
Hooley at Irish Night: Brendan Foley Memorial Concert
Central Catholic High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

A few words from presenters

National Park Service concert
“Our Evening on the Summit series this year was our best attended series to date, and Hooley broke all records for individual performance attendance as well. A total of 2379 park visitors patronized our 13 different presentations. Our records show an excited and appreciative audience of 503 at your program. The musical skill of your group, the beauty and mastery of the dancers, and the enthusiasm of everyone was evident, as was the enjoyment of the public. Many members of the audience expressed a wish to see your group perform at next year’s Evening on the Summit.”
Diane Garcia, Park Ranger, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Cresson, Pennsylvania
(Hooley returned the following four years, increasing attendance to a record 900+.)

Wheeling Celtic Festival performances
“Since the beginning of the Wheeling Celtic Celebration in 1996, Hooley has consistently been a crowd favorite. Your blend of traditional instruments and the talent of all your members make for a memorable performance. Thanks for helping to make our festival a success.”
Craig O’Leary, Program Director, Wheeling Celtic Festival

Mercyhurst College concert
“Once again, it was a true pleasure to have Hooley for Mercyhurst’s Alumnae weekend. We have had many favorble responses from the show. Everyone seemed to really enjoy the dancing and wished for more. Thanks for a good hooley!”
Michael J. Furhman, Director, Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center, Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania

Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival performance
“We want to thank you for the performance of Hooley at our 5th Annual Multi-Cultural Festival. We have a lot of Irish music lovers in this area who appreciate Irish music. Again, thank you for helping to make the Festival a success!”
Gene Donaway and Bea Carra, Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival, Parkersburg, West Virginia

Duquesne University workshop
“I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your presentation on Irish music at the Journeys Through the World’s Music seminar on October 17. Several students told me afterwards that your session interested them so much that they were planning to attend some weekend Irish music making events. Your group exhibited enthusiasm and skill in playing traditional music; you were also adept at giving listeners something to listen for in their music. It was obvious that you love what you’re doing—that helps makes students interested, too. Thank you for your marvelous music and informative presentation!”
Dr. Marilyn M. Egan, Assistant Professor of Music Education and Eurhythmics, School of Music, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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