Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Stage name: Teakettle Music
Performer name: Cathy McGrath
Phone: 315-462-6189
Mailing address:
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
E-mail address: teakettlemusic@gmail.com
Previous appearances at: Wadsworth Library in Geneseo, Penfield Public Library , Henrietta Public Library , Irondequoit Public Library, Mexico Public LIbrary
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 04/09/2016

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
“ROLLICKING TEAKETTLE” ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ! 2016 SUMMER READING Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Join Cathy McGrath in this highly ACTIVE program of favorite singing games and songs that relate to story books. This program creates exuberant, wholesome fun! The audience members act out the games, sing & play instruments to a funny song called Keep On Reading Boom Boom, and GIGGLE at the dancing limberjack puppets. Everyone will dance, clap,and sing in a celebration of creative movement, self expression, and friendly cooperation. This program was created especially for 2016 SUMMER READING PROGRAM ON YOUR MARK, GET SET...READ! An experienced folk music performer and family literacy teacher, with a specialty in traditional American singing games, Cathy uses guitar, banjo, limberjack puppets, flute, and penny whistle in her programs which are tailored for specific age groups. She has performed for over 25 years for museums, schools, libraries and festivals. One parent’s response: You can’t help but dance! Another response: As we sang, danced, and clapped our way through a variety of folk music, Cathy's energy and enthusiasm were contagious. What a wonderful way to introduce singing games and our cultural heritage to children. We can't wait to have her back again! (October 2010 Sarah Matthews Children's Librarian Wadsworth Library, Geneseo, NY).
$201- $350
“CELTIC CHRISTMAS CONCERT with Cuisle Mo Chroί” History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Enjoy a batch of Christmas carols and tunes with the trio called Cuisle Mo Chroí. The concert features songs learned from parents and grandparents and includes songs from NYS, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England, French Canada, Italy, and tunes learned from Irish friends, all of which are featured on the CD “Winter Root.” Try this recipe for a holiday concert: combine a dash of flute, a pinch of penny whistle, a smidgen of bodhran, and spice with guitar, frost with Celtic harp, add a generous portion of rich vocal harmonies and then let your spirits rise. The trio “Cuisle Mo Chroí” (say Cushla Ma Chree) is one of the premier folk ensembles in the Rochester NY area. The three women, Patricia Carey, Mary Lester, and Cathy McGrath, have appeared nine times in the Rochester Irish Festival, have opened for Cherish the Ladies, are often found at Irish music sessions in the area, and have played together for 25 years at festivals, libraries, pubs, parties, and more. This program has been presented most recently in the Tiffany Mosaic Chapel in Clifton Springs, NY.
$351- $500
“GREEN TEAKETTLE” SONGS, TUNES & TALES OF IRELAND Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
This concert for children of all ages and their families features songs Cathy learned from family and tradition, as well as poems, stories, dancing games and jig tunes. Expect lots of participation: sing and dance like leprechauns, and exercise your imagination and your feet. An experienced folk music performer and founding member of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Rochester NY branch (www.irishrochester.org),and member of Rochester Sister Cities’ Musical Delegation to Waterford, Ireland 2010, Cathy uses guitar, penny whistle, flute, bodhrán (Irish drum) and limberjacks to bring Irish music to life.
$201- $350
“SINGING TEAKETTLE” HOLIDAY CONCERTS: Christmas, St Patrick’s Day, Halloween . . . Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Other
Cathy McGrath presents intergenerational folk music programs with seasonal themes, such as Christmas, Irish Christmas Traditions, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, July Fourth, Halloween and Thanksgiving that put a little spice in your cup of sing-along tea. She calls her music “Teakettle Music” because it is steeped in tradition and shared with friends. An experienced folk music performer and family literacy teacher, with a specialty in traditional American singing games and Irish music, Cathy uses guitar, banjo, limberjacks, flute, and penny whistle, and bodhran drum in her programs which are tailored for specific age groups. She is happy to design a program for your specific needs.
$201- $350
CELTIC CONCERT “A CUP OF TEA with Cuisle Mo Chroí” History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
The lyrical music of Cuisle Mo Chroí (pronounced Cushla Ma Chree) evokes the heart of Celtic music. Combine the soothing tones of three part vocal harmony with the delicate arpeggios of the Irish harp, calming flow of breath through the wooden flute and penny whistle, and the steady pulse of bodhran (Irish drum) and guitar to make this trio of women, “Cuisle Mo Chroí” one of the premier folk groups in the Rochester NY area. The three, Patricia Carey, Mary Lester, and Cathy McGrath, have appeared nine times in the Rochester Irish Festival, have opened for “Cherish the Ladies”, and are often found at Irish music sessions in the area. Expect to hear songs (some in the Irish language) that evoke images of Ireland, Scotland, castles, immigration, romance, as well as songs your grandmother taught you on St. Patrick’s Day, and a few lively tunes - reels, jigs, planxties and polkas. This program has been presented for the Irish American Cultural Institute and for many community concerts and libraries.
$351- $500
Magical Ireland Travelogue Media- Photography,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
Magical Ireland is a PowerPoint travelogue in two parts, the first covering the 2010 trip by Rochester NY Irish Musicians’ Club (a branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann) to our sister city of Waterford and the second part traveling the coast of County Clare, County Galway’s Connemara region and Inishbofin Island. Cathy McGrath gives a personal view of the sites and people along the way with photographs and video recordings.
Up to $100
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