Irish Arts Center presents Singer/Songwriter MUNDY, 6/7-8

Irish Arts Center presents Singer/Songwriter MUNDY, 6/7-8On June 7 & 8, Mundy, one of Ireland's most exciting live performers, returns to Irish Arts Center to share two evenings of his upbeat and celebratory folk/pop/rock style. While Irish Arts Center has a history of showcasing cutting edge musicians that redefine what it is to be an Irish artist - including esteemed Irish rockers Joe and Steve Wall of The Stunning, Irish / Sierra Leonean singer-songwriter Loah and theatrical songstress Camille O'Sullivan - Mundy's poetic lyrics, honest folk sensibility, and skilled guitar work truly set him apart.

These concerts will see Mundy perform his platinum-selling hits such as "To You I Bestow" from Baz Luhrmann's film Romeo & Juliet, "Mexico," "July," his version of Steve Earle's "Galway Girl," "Mundy," as well as some sneak previews of new work that further distinguishes this acclaimed singer/songwriter.

Tickets for the performances are $24 ($20 for members) and are available by visiting www.IrishArtsCenter.org or by calling 866-811-4111. Irish Arts Center is located at 553 West 51st Street.

In a career that has seen Mundy open for Neil Young, Bob Dylan, REM, Oasis, White Stripes, Manic Street Preachers, Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams among others, this independent artist remains true to his songwriter and festival roots. His eight official album releases-beginning with "Jelly Legs" in 1996, including the multi-platinum "24 Star Hotel" with hit tracks "July" and "Mexico" in 2002, and most recently "Mundy" in 2015-have won critical and commercial acclaim.

Mundy's live version of "Galway Girl" has been incredibly popular for years. It was the biggest download in Ireland of 2007 and was later released as a studio version, which charted #1, became the biggest-selling single of 2008 and the biggest download for the next two years.

He stays busy touring and playing festivals around the globe and large crowds in Ireland, Australia and the UK. In Europe Mundy has supported acts like Jimmy Webb and Josh Ritter and has played headlining shows in London, France and Holland. He's performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London (2014), and performed for President Barack Obama both on his trip to Ireland (2011) and at The White House (2015).

Now back home in Dublin, Mundy is preparing for a busy 2017 with tours planned in Ireland, Australia, US and Europe.

Learn more at www.mundy.ie.

About Irish Arts Center

Founded in 1972, Irish Arts Center is a New York-based arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, building community with artists and audiences of all backgrounds, forging and strengthening cross-cultural partnerships, and preserving the evolving stories and traditions of Irish culture for generations to come. Our multi-disciplinary programming is centered around three core areas: Performance - including live music, dance, theatre, film, literature, and the humanities; Exhibition - including visual arts presentations and cultural exhibitions that tell the evolving Irish story; and Education - with dozens of classes per week in Irish language, history, music, and dance.

Located in New York City, a global capital of arts and culture, Irish Arts Center serves as a dynamic platform for top emerging and established artists. Irish Arts Center is currently developing plans to construct a new facility to serve our multi-disciplinary program and will be the strongest possible gateway for artists to reach into our cultural community and nourish their work, to connect with our partner institutions who help them innovate, and to become visible in the New York City media market which enhances their ability to achieve U.S and further international success.

The New Irish Arts Center will contain a purpose-built, state-of-the-art contemporary performance space for music, dance and theatre seating up to 160; industry-standard back of house and support facilities to allow artists to achieve their vision; a second, intimate performance space - the renovated historic Irish Arts Center theatre - optimized for live music, literature, film, talks, large classes and special events; classrooms and studio space for community education programs in Irish music, dance, language, history, and the humanities, and for master classes and workshops by visiting and resident artists; technology capability to project the Irish Arts Center experience on the digital platform; an avenue-facing café lobby to engage with the neighborhood and provide a social setting for conversation and interaction between artists and audiences; a beautiful new courtyard entrance on 51st Street where the historic Irish Arts Center building and the new facility meet.

Irish Arts Center sponsors include WNYC, Northern Ireland Bureau, Arts Council Northern Ireland, British Arts Council, DCA, and New York Council on the Arts.

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