Childsplay in Concert with Guest Singer Aoife O'Donovan

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December 01, 2011

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Symphony Space

Manhattan

All Ages

$30; $20 children and seniors

Event description: This fiddle choir, which features 12 of the best fiddlers in the nation, from Boston Symphony violinists to all-Ireland and national Scottish fiddle champions, is supported by an all-star band, including all-Ireland harpist Kathleen Guilday, flutist Shannon Heaton, guitarist Keith Murphy, and Ralph Gordon on bass, along with step-dancers Nic Gareiss and Shannon Dunne and Aoife O'Donovan on vocals.

Childsplay is unique in that all the violinists and fiddlers perform on instruments made for them by violin-maker Bob Childs. Therefore, the special sound of Childsplay lies not only in the skill of the musicians but also in the warm familial timbre of the instruments they play -- a quality similar to the vocal blending of singers from the same family.

Address: 2537 Broadway
Manhattan, NY 10025
Phone: 212-864-5400
Website: www.symphonyspace.org

About Symphony Space

Standard hours: 1pm to 6 pm and one hour prior to performances
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: Yes
Stroller check: Yes
Bring food: No
Buy food: Yes
Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
Family bathroom: No

Venue description: As a pre-eminent multi-disciplinary performing arts center, Symphony Space's mission is to offer artistic leadership that promotes innovation, excellence, engagement, and accessibility to artists and audiences alike.


Parking: Street Parking
Nearest public transportation stop: 96 Street Station; 1,2,3
Play area: No
Party room: Yes

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