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Taking Flight Collective Concert 2024

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Morien McBurnie

Featuring Morien McBurnie and special guests. GET TICKETS FROM CIM

The Center for Irish Music’s Taking Flight Collective is a program that supports the next generation of artistic leaders in the community by providing performance opportunities and mentorship with inspiring musicians. Come support the next generation and hear some gorgeous Irish music!

The 2024 Taking Flight Collective is headed up by multi-instrumentalist Morien McBurnie (banjo, guitar, bouzouki, song) who will be performing a concert of gorgeous songs and driving instrumentals with the following guests: Ethan King, Owen Larson, Shawn McBurnie, Brian Miller, David Ochs, Carmen Pasquerella, Andrew Roberts, Katya Roberts, Liam Slattery, and Dáithí Sproule.

Tickets are free for children aged 18 and under, and $10 for adults. All proceeds go towards supporting the Center for Irish Music’s mission of handing down the tradition to the next generation of musicians in our community.

This event will also be broadcast virtually on the Center for Irish Music’s YouTube channel.

Morien McBurnie (guitar, banjo, bouzouki) began his musical studies at the Center for Irish Music (CIM). Beginning with his primary instrument, the guitar, he also learned other stringed instruments and excelled particularly at the tenor banjo. His work has been recognized with top awards in guitar, mandolin, and banjo at the Midwest Fleadh Cheoil, earning him multiple opportunities to compete at the prestigious Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (Ireland). Morien is honored to be the first recipient of the “James M. Curley Memorial Scholarship” which is awarded for exceptional talent, commitment, and persistence. Morien attended PiM Arts High School, where he studied instrumental music. He studied all kinds of genres like jazz, funk, and even heavy metal. He also studied songwriting, and is excited to share some of his work! Morien has a deep love for solo artists and is very passionate about exploring that on guitar.


April 19
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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