DOORS OPEN 1/2 HOUR BEFORE SHOWTIME
Effective Saturday March 19, 2022
Update to COVID-19 Mitigation Practices at the Focal Point
Beginning Saturday, March 19th, 2022, The Focal Point will no longer require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Patrons will also not be required to wear a mask during the performance.
There may be future shows where masks or vaccination/negative test will be required at the request of the performer. This will be clearly noted on our website and all social media platforms when the event is advertised.
We will also continue to follow the St. Louis County Health Department guidelines and will update our practices accordingly.
Thank you for your continued support for The Focal Point. We are very grateful for our patrons, performers, and volunteers for all they have done over the past 2 years.
Colm Broderick and Patrick Finley
June 12 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm$15 – $20
Colm Broderick (County Carlow, Ireland) and Patrick Finley (Atlanta, Georgia) have created a wonderful partnership in Irish traditional music. Colm is a multiple All-Ireland champion piper and was selected by Na Píobairí Uilleann as the inheritor of Liam Ó Floinn’s pipes, on Liam’s death in 2018. Having recently been awarded the Gold medal at the Seán O’Riada Bonn Oir competition in Baile Mhuirne, Co. Cork, Colm was invited to a private reception in Áras an Uachtaráin hosted by the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins. While here Colm performed a private concert for the president.
Patrick, a multiple All-Ireland champion fiddler, plays with a unique style with influences from Sligo and Clare music. Patrick began playing the fiddle at the age of four, joining the Atlanta Irish Music School, and eventually studying with Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada. Patrick is also an experienced music teacher, having co-founded the Phoenix School of Irish Arts in Atlanta, teaching Irish music on a variety of instruments.
Together, they focus on creating a refreshingly traditional style of music on the pipes and fiddle.