Arts Under The Dome

First United Methodist Church

2301 15th Street (Corner 24th Avenue)

Gulfport, MS 39501

Phone: (228) 863-0047

Arts Under The Dome is an eclectic music series featuring five diverse concerts each season from November through the end of March. Performers come from all over the US and the world. All performances feature only first-class artists with a broad appeal to all audiences.

These guys are some of the hottest Irish musicians alive. Crawford, Farrell and Doucey are also members of Ireland’s top traditional band LUNASA. Crawford is considered one of the world’s finest traditional flute players. Farrell is a virtuoso on the fiddle and whistles, and Doucey is an All-Ireland winning multi-instrumentalist known for his exciting guitar style. The trio’s most recent album, Music & Mischief, was released in July to rave reviews. Curley is a multi-instrumentalist and in-demand singer. All have very successful solo careers and have toured internationally playing with the great names in Celtic music.

Maire Ni Chathasaigh is arguably the most influential and prolific Celtic harpist today, called “the great innovator of modern Irish harping.”  Chris Newman is one of the United Kingdom’s great acoustic guitarists, known for his astonishing virtuosity and versatility.  The pair’s exceptional performances are an emotional rollercoaster, deeply rooted but eclectic and adventurous: a breathtaking blend of Irish music from five centuries, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, spiked with striking new compositions. Together they have created one of the most distinctive voices in modern acoustic music.

Beaton grew up with deep family roots in the traditional music of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. MacGillivray’s family members have been proprietors of the Gaelic tradition in northeastern Nova Scotia for generations.  Critics call them beyond masters of Cape Breton-style fiddle and piano and step dancing. They bring to their performances both the great energy of experienced dance musicians as well as a deep lyricism when playing their own compositions. Together these multiple award-winning solo artists will mesmerize the audience with contemporary tunes fused with the music of their Highland ancestry.