Culture Connect Featured Event
Join us for Ridgefield Folk at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 4 with Susan McKeown.
After singing on the streets of her native Dublin as a teenager, Susan McKeown left for New York with a bursary from The Arts Council of Ireland and a scholarship to the American Musical & Dramatic Academy, and soon became a regular performer at the legendary East Village club Sin-É. Her debut album 'Bones' (1995) garnered wide critical acclaim, established her reputation as an inventive songwriter with a powerful voice, and set her on the road to an international touring and recording career. Her album 'Sweet Liberty' (2004 World Village/Harmonia Mundi) drew accolades and a BBC Music Award nomination for her beautiful arrangements and collaborations with the groups Mariachi Real de Mexico and Ensemble Tartit.
Ten albums later McKeown has a catalog of music that solidly spans the realms of world music and rock and along the way she has worked with such luminaries as Natalie Merchant, Linda Thompson, Pete Seeger, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Billy Bragg, Arlo Guthrie, and Andy Irvine.
Please note this concert will take place at the Temple Shearith Israel at 46 Peaceable Street in Ridgefield. Free tickets will be given out at 1 p.m. on the day of the show at the Temple thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.