, Port Arthur, Texas

October 8, 2012

Former Celtic Folk singers to perform at Seafarer’s Center

The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR — The Port Arthur International Seafarer’s Center will host a concert featuring music by Folk Singers Danny O’Flaherty and Noel Nash at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Seafarer’s Center, 401 Houston Ave. Tickets are $20. For reservations or information call Doreen a,t 409-718-2627.

O’Flaherty and Nash are two former members of the 1980’s folk group, “The Celtic Folk”. Each of these two singers bring a unique talent and musical ability to their performances so audience members are in for a rare treat to hear them together on one stage! Danny and Noel, as part of the Celtic Folk, performed together in Washington, D.C., and New Orleans for over six years.

O’Flaherty combines warmth and spirit to bring the long history of Irish and American folk music home to your heart. Danny was raised in the Connemara region of Ireland, developing his love for the music and songs that were to be a part of his life, around the peat fires from those who came before him.

His rich soulful voice, captivating storytelling and engaging stage presence will take the audience to the depths of his soul. Danny emigrated to the States in the early 70’s and started bringing Irish folk music to folk venues around the country, sharing the stage with many of the Irish and American folk musicians of the era.

Noel Nash has been captivating audiences throughout Great Britain and the United States with his rare vocal power and sensitivity for the past three decades. Noel was born and raised in Ireland, where he was educated by the Christian Brothers. He began performing as a solo artist in 1971, appearing in some of Ireland's foremost folk clubs.

In the late '70s, Noel met and formed a partnership with the renowned songwriter Pete St. John. They performed and wrote together for five years. Today Noel lives in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, Ireland where he performs locally in The Cliff House Hotel.