Irish music celebrated at Albion concert

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 March 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – Casey Costello, a tenor and recent graduate of Nazareth College in Rochester, sings “Danny Boy” during a Celtic celebration of music and dance today at First Baptist Church in Albion, part of the Eastman at Albion concert series.

Costello was given a standing ovation from the crowd after the song.

About 200 people attended today’s concert featuring the Striking Strings Hammered Dulcimer Ensemble, led by Mitzie Collins, and the Harmonious Harp Ensemble, directed by Roxanne Ziegler.

Three members from the Drumcliffe School of Irish Dance – Michael Dunning, Katie Jameson and Casey Stevens – perform during today’s concert.

The dancers have fast feet.

Casey Costello was the featured soloist for several of the traditional Irish melodies.

The Eastman at Albion series is now in its sixth year with the musicians performing in historic Albion churches. The Baptist Church hosted a concert for the second time since the series started.

Two members of the Harmonious Harps, Trevor Gauronski (left) and George Rogalskyj, are members of the group.

Members of the Striking Strings Hammered Dulcimer Ensemble of the Eastman Community Music School play next to the pipe organ at the Baptist Church.

Lara Haase plays the harp during today’s concert.