Nyack’s Sean Fleming has been performing Irish tunes since he moved to America at age 16. His tour schedule gets a little bit busier around St Patrick’s Day, which makes the Friday March 4 “Songs and Stories of Ancient and Recent Ireland” performance by Sean Fleming and Friends at the Nyack Library even more special. Come hear Sean and Steve Holley on drums, Justin Jordan on guitar, and Dave Reiss on bass at 7p this Friday in the Carnegie-Farian Room of the library for an evening of Irish music and Sean’s stories.
Born and raised in Country Kerry in Ireland, Sean began playing traditional Irish music in Irish dance halls. He’s performed at big venues (Carnegie Hall) and small (Shawnee, PA) and has toured around the world including stops in Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Philippines, South Korea, Mexico and Argentina.
After his first big break on the Merv Griffin show, Sean was drafted and spent two years in Vietnam initially carrying an M-16 before being told by a general that what he could do with a guitar entertaining the troops was of greater value to the army. When he returned from the war, he restarted his career sharing the spotlight with the Beach Boys, David Soul, Della Reese and Rodney Dangerfield.
“The Friends” of Sean Fleming bring their own serious music credentials to the Carnegie-Farian Room this Friday. Drummer Steve Holley has performed with Paul McCartney and Wings, Elton John and Joe Cocker. Guitarist Justin Jordan has played with Flo & Eddy (aka the Turtles) and the Shirelles; bassist Dave Reiss has performed with Jeremy Wall (formerly of Spyro Gyra) and Erik Lawrence (The Levon Helm Band).
It’s a free show, but the Friends of the Nyack Library ask attendees to make a free will donation of $10 to support the effort to to bring excellent music to the Nyacks through the Carnegie Room Concert Series. Register online for this program or call call 845/358-3370 ext. 214.
Fleming brings Irish flair to St. Patrick’s Day party, Delaware.NewsZap.com March 2012
Sean Fleming’s Life “Note-worthy,” The Irish American June 2000
Dave Reiss bio