Reading by Maura Mulligan "Call of the Lark"

Reading by Maura Mulligan “Call of the Lark” with music by Marie Reilly, starts at 2.00pm. "Call of the Lark" – a memoir, is the story of one immigrant woman’s journey to spiritual and emotional independence. A vivid portrait of rural Ireland of the forties and fifties looks out from behind the new world, always waiting to be rediscovered. A native of Co. Mayo, Maura Mulligan immigrated to America in 1958. After entering, and later leaving a convent, she joined the NYC Department of Education where, for sixteen years she taught English as a second language. She performed as lecturer and step dancer at multicultural celebrations, including venues like Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Abigail Adams Smith Museum and the American Irish Historical Society. Appearances on television include “New York Views” with Roz Abrams, “Good Day New York” with Jim Ryan, and TG4 – Oireachtas Na Samhna 2015. Maura Mulligan’s memoir “CALL OF THE LARK” was published in 2012 by Greenpoint Press, New York. She has since presented readings in venues throughout Ireland, New York, New Jersey. Philadelphia and Florida. Currently, Maura teaches Irish dance and language classes in Manhattan.

A premier Irish fiddler from Co. Longford, now residing in Yonkers, New York, Marie Reilly performs with a unique and distinctive Leitrim fiddle style passed down through eight generations. Born into a family steeped in Irish traditional music, Marie has performed at countless events, many venues and at a myriad of festivals throughout Ireland, England, Scotland and the USA. Marie released two CD’s featuring the best of south Leitrim music with particular emphasis on the fiddle tradition which is well represented in the local manuscript tradition dating back to the 1840’s.

Starts at 2.00pm

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