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The Focal Point does not require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, negative COVID-19 tests, or masks. There may be future shows where these are 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.
Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins Pre-St. Patricks Day Celebration (3pm/7pm)
March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm$15 – $20
Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins’ Pre-St. Patricks Day Celebration is an annual tradition at the Focal Point! There will be a matinee and an evening performance.
Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins have been lighting up the Irish music scene in St. Louis for the past several years. Eileen, a St. Louis native, is one of the top Irish harp players in the world. She has a BA in Music Performance from St. Louis University and an MA in Ethnomusicology from University of Limerick. In 2017, Eileen launched her debut solo CD, The Glory Days Are Over.
Eimear is an award-winning singer and fiddle player from County Clare with eleven solo Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann titles to her credit. She has performed throughout the US and Ireland with acclaimed bands like Cherish The Ladies, Téada, The Paul Brock Band, Brú Ború and The Nashville Celts. She has toured extensively with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Ireland, Britain, North America and Canada.
Eileen and Eimear are both tutors at St. Louis Irish Arts and have been guest artists at numerous festivals throughout the world, including Catskills Irish Arts Week, New York; World Expo 2015, Milan; Viljandi Pärimusmuusika Festival, Estonia; St. Louis Tionól; Canadian Celtic Celebration, Canada; O’Flaherty Retreat, Texas and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France. Together they will perform a beautiful blend of haunting harp melodies, sean-nós songs and plenty toe-tapping dance tunes to liven up your St. Patrick’s Day!