Sample Hooley press releaseHooley to Perform in Concert [Day/Date]
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A collection of Pittsburgh’s finest traditional Irish musicians, Hooley will be performing at [event] on [day/date], at [time]. Hooley, which is Irish Gaelic for a good time/a party, plays traditional Irish instrumentals ranging from slow airs and O’Carolan tunes to lively jigs and reels — often accompanied by hard- and soft-shoe Irish step dancing — and traditional and original Irish songs.
Occasionally breaking attendance records and earning praise from presenters and the press with “first class,” “a treasure,” and “Pittsburgh Irish-music super group,” Hooley has performed at concert halls, festivals, colleges, and folk clubs and for céilís (dances) throughout western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia since 1991. Hooley released its first recording, Cuts from the Turf, in 2001 to favorable reviews. Initially released locally only, it quickly sold out and played on the air as far away as New York City and Winnipeg. It has been recently re-released and is now available through www.cdbaby.com, the largest online retailer devoted to independent music.
This is Hooley’s [nth] appearance at [event]. The ensemble includes Oliver Browne on fiddle; Bruce Foley on uilleann pipes, tinwhistle, guitar and lead vocals; Les Getchell on bodhrán (Irish frame drum) and other hand percussion; Bruce Molyneaux on mandolin and banjo; Ray Werner on concertina and vocals; Richard Withers on flute; and stepdancers Maggie and Sally Folan. All of the members of Hooley are of Irish descent, have studied with Irish masters, and performed with the best.