Kathy DeAngelo and Dennis Gormley are a superbly talented multi-instrumental duo who are as at ease playing the traditional Irish dance music as they are with singing songs and ballads in Irish or English.
With a stage presence honed by more than 40 years of experience performing in a wide variety of venues and in front of audiences of all ages, this pair always brings a refreshingly energy to their concerts. They are seasoned professionals who really enjoy their music and have no trouble conveying that to their audience! McDermott's Handy has been collecting the music, stories and songs about “going to America” for more than 40 years and integrating this music into their concerts.
In this concert they've put together this broad repertoire into a distinctive musical program in order to tell the emigrants’ story. This is the Irish viewpoint, to be sure, but in essence it is the story of every ethnic group who struggled in their homeland against political upheaval and repression, endured grinding poverty and racial or religious persecution to build a new life in America and something better for their children.
TRY SOME OF THE IRISH RECIPES BELOW FOR YOUR ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER!
We may not be gathering for the usual St. Patrick’s Day parades and parties this year, but you can still celebrate the day by joining the the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council for a free, virtual St. Patrick’s Day celebration featuring a
performance by McDermott’s Handy just in
time for the dinner hour.
Join us on Zoom on
Wednesday, March 17th at 7PM
(approx 1 hr)
Enjoy your own St. Patrick’s
Day dinner at home and tune in to some beautiful Irish music for your listening enjoyment. There will be a short Q&A with the artists after the concert.
FilmOneFest is Back!
FilmOneFest will be a drive in this year! The festival takes place on the third Saturday of July at the Atlantic Highlands Marina in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. Films (under 2 minutes in length) are projected on a giant screen under the stars on the historic shores of Sandy Hook Bay.
DRIVE IN MOVIE!
For more information about FilmOneFest go to www.filmonefest.org
FilmOneFest is a production of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council
Accepting submissions of short-format films for our July 17, 2021 film festival on January 15th, 2021.
More than 2,200 films from 100 countries were submitted in 2020 and they competed for the most innovative, diverse and entertaining short-format films.
Earlybird: February 15
Regular: April 15
Extended: May 15
Notification Date: June 26
Your support and contributions will help our dedicated committee keep FilmOneFest going and get us through this challenging time!
Check out FilmOnlineFest this year - details below and at www.filmonefest.org
Please donate today!. Thank you!
Founded in 2008, the festival takes place on third Saturday of July at the Atlantic Highlands Marina and is screened at other venues throughout the year. Films (under 2 minutes in length) from local and international film and video makers are projected on a giant screen under the stars on the historic shores of Sandy Hook Bay.
Join us for the premiere of
MUSIC ON FIRST
New Jersey musicians Audra Mariel and Rolando Alvarado, bring us Music on First which will draw from their expansive collective network of musicians and emphasizes a diversity of performers and genre in the anticipated first year of programming.
The project draws deep inspiration from venues across the water in New York City that were born of necessity for musicians on the fringe of mainstream trends.
"We aim to follow in the spirit of these
venues with a program that is sustainable and attractive to a wide array of musicians and local
audiences. The initial cue of artists runs the gamut of genres -
fusion, ambient electronica,
shoegaze, surf, singer-songwriter, synth pop, metal, and jazz."
- Audra & Rolando
We are so excited to add this
program to our line-up!
Tickets at the door $12
The Power Is In Your Hands
What creative makers have known, intuitively, throughout time is that working with your hands makes you feel good.
Excitedly, we now know that the creative making process can be specifically harnessed to promote healing biologically, neurologically, behaviorally, and socially.
That's pretty powerful stuff!
This means that creative handwork can be
intentionally engaged to deliberately affect change.
For example, to impact mood,
alleviate stress and pain,
and help take a measure of control
over some medical symptoms.
(excerpted from Institute of Therapeutic Craft & Creativity.
Join us and Callie Lasch,
of the Institute of Therapeutic Craft & Creativity on
Date & Time : TBD
for a talk on the power of
creative engagement on cognitive health
- at any age.
No excuses - a morning and evening session
are being offered !
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Take an Arts Trek to Grounds for Sculpture
The Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is launching Arts Trek, a new program of day trips to artistic and cultural sites in New Jersey and the metropolitan area. Our first destination will be Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton on Saturday May 30th, 2020.
The site, founded by artist-philanthropist Seward Johnson, showcases sculptures from throughout the world in a 42-acre park and arboretum. Works range from modernist to re-creations of classic impressionist paintings. Indoor galleries feature rotating exhibits.
Participants will have the option of a guided tour by Museum Educator Callie Lasch or exploring on your own. Artists are welcome to use their time for plein-air painting or sketching.
Cost: $65 for Arts Council members, $75 for non-members, including transportation and admission. Lunch will be at your own expense.On-site dining options include a casual eatery, or Rat's, a formal, upscale French-themed restaurant, where reservations are recommended by calling (609) 584-7800.
Registration is required by April 15; early sign-up is recommended as space is limited.
Our motor coach will depart, rain or shine, at 9AM sharp from the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council Gallery at 54 First Ave., Atlantic Highlands, with return at approximately 5PM.
Registration may also be made by check or cash
at the Arts Council Gallery at 54 First Ave during our regular business hours.
The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts. We are a 100% volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization that believes in the power of the arts to transform and enrich communities. Our primary function is to develop and execute events and arts related activities for the benefit of our community.
Atlantic Highlands Arts Council 54 First Ave AH, NJ 07716 Phone 732-291-1260
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