Johnny Connolly & Cary Novotny Concert
September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for a donation based evening of Traditional Irish Music at it’s Finest! JOHNNY CONNOLLY and CARY NOVOTNY
Connolly and Novotny promise to deliver an exciting and powerful mix of raw energy, heart, soul and passion in this live concert performance of traditional Irish music melodies in modern and compelling harmonic and rhythmic arrangements.
Johnny Connolly was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and mastered the button accordion at an early age. His first solo recording with Green Linnet records released in 2001 was entitled “Bridgetown” named after his adopted hometown, Portland, Oregon. Johnny was recently a touring member of the internationally acclaimed and legendary Irish band Solas and is featured on their last CD “All These Years.” Over the last two decades, Johnny has toured and performed with many high-profile acts in the Irish music world, including Kevin Burke, Lisa Ornstein, Bridgetown, The Chieftains, Casey Neill, Nuala Kennedy, and the “Celtic Legends” touring music and dance show.
Cary Novotny, originally from South Dakota, began his musical career in Bowling Green, Kentucky, studying classical guitar and learning country, folk, and bluegrass music. After moving to Portland, Oregon, Novotny discovered a passion for Irish music and cofounded “Cul an Ti,” known for performances of lively traditional Irish tunes. Novotny has recorded and performed with many other notable Irish musicians, including Kevin Burke, The Bridies, Hanz Araki, Laurence Nugent, Winifred Horan, Colin Farrell and the touring Irish dance show “Celtic Legends.” Novotny also writes songs in the country and popular music genres and is a frequent performer in Nashville.