Saturday Afternoon
August 17, 2024
3:00pm

Athena Tergis and Christy Leahy

Athena Tergis and Christy Leahy

Playful, virtuosic and moving, Acclaimed Irish traditional musicians.

“This virtuosic duo weaves energy and spontaneity into joyful dance music,
haunting melodies and soulful songs.”

Athena Tergis  5-string fiddle

Born in Manhattan and raised in San Francisco, Athena won the Jr. National Scottish fiddle champions 3 years in a row before moving to Ireland, immersing herself in the music for 3 years. There she joined The Sharon Shannon Band before moving to NYC to star in Riverdance on Broadway.  She toured with Clarence Clemons of the E street band and others before joining The Green Fields of America, collaborating with founder Mick Moloney for over 20 years.

Athena has performed as a soloist with the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre National de Bretagne and her compositions have been performed in Asia, Europe and the USA. Her solo CD: A Letter Home has been well-received on both sides of the Atlantic. www.athena.cd

Christy Leahy – accordion & vocals

Christy Leahy was born into a musical family in County Cork and learned his music playing at sessions and for set dancers locally. For many years he toured with the acclaimed traditional ensemble North Cregg releasing four albums and playing at many of the major folk festivals across Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA. His energetic and rhythmic style of button accordion playing reflects the vibrant music of his home county and is recognized as one the instrument’s leading exponents. He released a duet recording with pianist Caoimhin Vallely in 2010 to wide acclaim. 

Reservations are required. Your entire contribution goes to the artist. This performance will be held indoors, and space is limited. You may arrive at 2:30pm, music starts at 3:00pm. Call 530/492-5424 or email info@AuburnHouseConcerts.org for reservations and directions.

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Kyle Alden and Athena Tergis-Auburn House Concert, 2.25.2012-"Barndances"
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Kyle Alden and Athena Tergis-Auburn House Concert, 2.25.2012-"Barndances"
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AHC Since 2007

Auburn House Concerts (AHC) offers private acoustic performances in an intimate setting at our home in Auburn, Placer County, California.

We began hosting house concerts in the fall of 2007. Our house has a fabulous living room space, with a hardwood floor and high ceiling, that is just made for music. We also know lots of marvelous musicians, so this is a perfect fit.

If you have never been to a house concert then you must attend one: you're in for a treat! Seeing artists perform ‘up close and personal’ is a very different experience than you get in a nightclub, concert hall or festival. Minimal (if any) amplification is used, for one thing. The audience gets a chance to meet the artist during the mid-concert break as well as after the performance.

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