Founded by local favorites, Linda Hickman, Douglas Barr, and Bob Wright, and managed by Staten Island Arts Folklife, the Staten Island Seisiún offers musicians and music lovers an afternoon of music and shared camaraderie onstage and off. As per tradition, these open sessions are informal gatherings dedicated to the practice and performance of Irish traditional music unlike an ordinary concert. The Staten Island Seisiún brings together Staten Island’s own with great practitioners of traditional Irish music from the other boroughs and New Jersey, and is open to musicians of all levels and ages. All are invited to bring their own instruments and join in to expand repertoire and technique. Sessions are free and open to the public. Food and beverages are sold separately through the host bars and venues.
This program is supported, in part, through public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.