‘Music Beyond Borders’ and ‘Meet Me in Morristown’ back this week; Irish fiddler Brian Conway leads off, June 27

Brian Conway, Irish fiddler
Brian Conway, Irish fiddler


If Sunday’s Giralda Music & Arts Festival left you wanting more, you’re in luck this week.

Morris Arts has two bonus offerings: Music Beyond Borders, at lunchtime on the historic Morristown Green on Tuesday, June 27, 2017; and Meet Me in Morristown, downtown from 5 pm to 9 pm on Thursday, June 29.

Irish fiddler Brian Conway gets things starting at 12:30 pm on Tuesday with a free concert, accompanied by guitarist John Walsh.

Although born in New York, Conway has won several competitions in Ireland with a Sligo fiddling style reminiscent of the late Michael Coleman. He has released five albums, and now devotes himself to his instrument full-time, after retiring as an assistant district attorney.

John Walsh
John Walsh

The Irish-American Walsh also has recorded several albums and toured extensively across the U.S. and Europe, pausing occasionally to treat people with Healing Tibetan Singing.

Now entering its seventh summer, the Music Beyond Borders series is co-sponsored by the Mayo Performing Arts Center.

Coming next: The Redhawk Native American Arts Council/Dance Troupe on July 11; Féraba: West African dance, drumming and tap dancing, on July 25; and the Music from China Trio on Aug. 8.

In bad weather, performances move inside the Morristown United Methodist Church, across the street from the Green.

Music Beyond Borders poster 2017

Meet Me in Morristown, now in its fourth season, is a joint production with the Morristown Partnership.

meet me in morristown logoMerchants and artists will sell their wares along South Street, and performers will entertain visitors on sidewalks and on the Green.

The entertainment is free, though the musicians gladly accept tips.

This Thursday marks the second monthly installment of Meet Me in Morristown; the next ones are on July 27 and Aug. 31, 2017.

A.J. Morales, 6, and his brother Enzo, 4, at 'Meet Me in Morristown,' May 26, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
A.J. Morales, 6, and his brother Enzo, 4, at ‘Meet Me in Morristown,’ May 26, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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