Greater Boston does well in Mid-Atlantic Fleadh

Irish musicians from Greater Boston and Eastern Massachusetts made an impressive showing at the Mid-Atlantic Fleadh Cheoil held in Parsippany, NJ, April 25-27. Winners included: Rory Coyne (melodeon, Under-12); Seamus Noon (solo flute, Under-12); Armand Aromin, Patrick Hutchinson and Benedict Gagliardi (trio, Over-18); Liam Hart (English and Irish men’s singing, Over-18); Patrick Bowling (bodhran, Over-18); Stuart Peak (banjo, accompaniment, Over-18).
Among the second-place finishers were: Michael Bey (accordion, Under-12); Audrey Bulger (solo fiddle, Under-12); Josie Coyne (trios, Under-15); Gavin Rice (banjo, Under-12); Patrick Bowling (solo flute, Over-18).
First and second-place finishers qualify for the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, or “All-Irelands,” which takes place in Sligo August 10-17.