Irish born Multi Instrumentalist, Singer Songwriter is based in Philadelphia. He performs mostly on guitar and piano but also plays many more instruments from bouzouki/mandolin to Irish and exotic percussion.
Gabriel performs throughout the USA, solo and along with a cadre of top flight musicians. He toured for three years with the Grammy Award winning Chieftains. He has recorded with the Boston Pops, Eileen Ivers, Joanie Madden, James Keane, Sean Quinn, Brian Conway, John Whelan, Karen Mal, Aoife Clancy, Liam Clancy, to name a few.
He also produces and engineers albums for a broad array of artists at Cove Island Productions in center city Philadelphia.
The lists of artists he has collaborated with is a who's who of the top musicians in the acoustic and Celtic music field. He performed with Michael Flatley at the National Heritage Awards in Washington DC. And played with Eileen Ivers at the Clinton Whitehouse entertaining Irish and American dignitaries and signers of the Good Friday peace accords.
He enjoys working with new talent and often gets involved with projects with emerging artists. He also teaches songwriting in a classroom setting and records the finished songs in-house, so that the students get to see the process from conception to the completion.
Tara a singer-songwriter was awarded Irish Voice’s Most Influential Woman 2010 presented by Ireland's Taoiseach. She has four CD releases, Black Irish (2010), Good Things Come to Those Who Wait (2011), A Celt in the Cotton Club (2013), and Irish Bayou (2015) and has performed at festivals from Butte, Montana to Austin, Texas's famous South By Southwest-SXSW
Her soulful voice has been compared to legends from Billie Holiday, to Doris Day, to Aretha Franklin. This New York native with Irish roots combines celtic, folk, funk, blues, swing and especially jazz in her unique style. Raised on Irish traditional music, as well as the sounds of Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, Glenn Miller, Hank Williams, Louis Prima, Patsy Cline, Nat King Cole, Nina Simone, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra. Tara spent every summer on her grandparents’ farm in Donegal, Ireland where she listened to her granny Nora singing in her kitchen.
Tara will perform with special guests Vinny Raniolo, Rhythm guitar and David Shaic on Bass and will feature the debut of her new song "Vinny McElhinney with the Ravioli Eyes".
There is a $10 cover charge for the event and we encourage you to make a reservation by calling 718 899 1735 as space is limited but the night promises to be an incredible night of soul and Jazz
Sunnyside Singers Club hosted by Donie Carroll and Steve Suffet brings special guests Bonnie and Dan Milner, Join these amazing voices of the folk music community in an evening of maritime songs and more!
Bonnie & Dan Milner have performed together at Lincoln Center’s Roots of American Music Festival, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and other important cultural institutions. They encourage audience participation in sharing their love of folk song.
Connecticut native Bonnie Milner has been singing all her life, most notably as a member of the internationally acclaimed all-woman maritime song group The Johnson Girls. Her interest in sea songs was sparked by hearing shanties sung at South Street Seaport Museum in New York and Mystic Seaport, and carried further by her acquaintance with the last working shantyman in the Age of Sail, Stan Hugill, one of her important mentors. He exhorted her to “keep these ditties alive” and she took him at his word. Her music interest centers on unaccompanied Irish ballads, which have come to her through field recordings and from singers met abroad, most notably on the Inishowen Peninsula of Co. Donegal. She carries love and respect for the old singers and cherishes their enduring styles.
Blessed with a keen ear for a fine song and a clear sense of its cultural context, Dan Milner has been involved in the Irish song tradition all his life. The son of a traditional singer, he was partly raised in Ireland, England, Canada and the United States. Dan is a former ranger at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and the Statue of Liberty, a writer for Irish Music magazine of Dublin, Voices: New York Folklore Quarterly, and Sing Out! Other credits include a classic book of Irish and British folk songs entitled The Bonnie Bunch of Roses (Oak Publications, 1983). His latest recordings, made for the Smithsonian Institution are Irish Pirate Ballads & Other Songs of the Sea and Civil War Naval Songs. Dan is an adjunct professor of geography at St. John’s University in New York City.
We're delighted to host the Sunnyside Singers Club's weekly session particularly with this week's special guest David Rovics. https://davidrovics.bandcamp.com/
Alan and Ron are regulars to the Sunnyside Singers Club and our Wednesday night sessions. Alan sings traditional ballads and maritime songs and Ron, playing the guitar, sings songs about the stories and people of working life in his native Scotland and beyond. Join us and the Sunnyside Singers Club for a night of their live music and folk songs!