Photo Coverage: Andy Cooney Brings His FOREVER IRISH CONCERT to Long Island
On May 10, 2014 Andy Cooney and his band-Jimmy Kelly, Bugsy Moran, Matthew B. Fisher and Colm Graham with special guest Christopher Macchio appeared at the Knights of Columbus Chapter 3481 in Oceanside, NY for a fundraiser to support the various charities of the KofC and Broadwayworld was there! Check below for photos!
Andy Cooney has taken the Irish-American music scene by storm. Andy Cooney was christened by The New York Times as "Irish America's Favorite Son". With his outstanding voice and dynamic stage presence makes him a favorite with audiences as he renders songs ranging from all-time favorites like "Galway Bay" and "Danny Boy" to his hit records "The Irish Wedding Song", "Boston Rose" and "Daughter of Mine". Andy's talent and versatility provide the ability to deliver a song directly to the hearts of his listeners.
One of nine children born into a deep-rooted Irish American family from Long Island, NY, Andy Cooney has been singing Irish songs literally all his life, beginning at an early age directed by his Dublin born grandfather, Andy Feehan. As a young lad, he sang at family and church gatherings. His professional career began at the young age of 17, when he began appearing in many of the well-known Irish establishments in the New York area entertaining audiences with his piano playing and singing. In 1986, at age 19, the well-known Irish bandleader, Paddy Noonan, asked Andy to tour with his show. For the next several years Andy toured with Paddy Noonan gaining national exposure for his talent and winning a place in the hearts of all those who heard him from coast to coast. In 1994, Andy struck out on his own and hasn't looked back.
Today, Andy has gathered around him the finest group of musicians on the Irish music scene touring all over the US throughout the year. For two seasons of the year, Christmas and St. Patrick's Day, Andy adds to his troupe by inviting other talented entertainers to join him. Some of these performers include Ronan Tynan, Cherish the Ladies, George Casey, Noel V. Ginnity, Annette Griffin, Kate Purcell to name a few. These are high-energy shows that showcase the finest in Irish music, comedy and dance.
For more information on Andy's upcoming tour please visit www.andycooney.com
Bugsy Moran, Jimmy Kelly and Andy Cooney
Jimmy Kelly and Andy Cooney
Matthew B. Fisher