The 154th “First Friday for Folk Music” will feature Harry O’Donoghue and Melanie Mirande on April 3. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church at 520 E. Washington Ave.
With almost 30 years in the music business, O’Donoghue is a master folksinger, story teller and songwriter. In his trademark comfortable easy-going manner, O’Donoghue uses acoustic guitar, bodhran and his gentle voice to sing of Ireland’s past and present.
A native of Drogheda, Ireland, on the River Boyne, O’Donoghue launched his solo career in 1987 after working in several groups. He appeared and hosted the top names in Irish music. He now hosts the “Green Island Radio Show” on Georgia Public Radio.
Don’t be surprised if after a packed month of March playing tradition Irish pub songs, O’Donoghue uses this opportunity to share his own gentler compositions.
Mirande was on the very first program of First Friday for Folk Music. Mirande mixes her career as an administrator at Armstrong Atlantic University with her passion as a folksinger.