& Athena

MARCH 21 – 22, 2017

For over 15 years, Mick Moloney (vocals, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, octave mandolin) and Athena Tergis (5 string fiddle) have stood together at the forefront of traditional Irish music. The pair first crossed paths at New York in 2000. Struck by the passion and flair in Athena’s music, Mick invited her into his legendary group the Green Fields of America, and since then the two have blazed a musical trail on the road, in groundbreaking recording projects.

Since 2010 they’ve performed as a duo, with Mick’s experience and selfless commitment to the music a perfect complement to the humor, pathos, and exuberance in Athena’s playing. The special rapport they’ve developed has lifted up audiences in Ireland, Scotland, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cuba, and throughout the USA. With constantly evolving material and an unmatched energy, their music transcends tradition and leaves audiences feeling uplifted and more connected to Irish music, its story, and beyond.

The Irish Cultural Center and the Arizona Jewish Historical Society are happy to bring Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis to Phoenix, get your tickets now:

Far From the Shamrock Shore

1 PM, Tuesday March 21 at Irish Cultural Center

An illustrated presentation telling the story of Irish immigration to America through song.
Book and CD signing after presentation.
$15 members; $20 non-members

The Irish and African Roots of American Music

6:30PM, Tuesday March 21 at Irish Cultural Center

An illustrated presentation telling the story of the Irish and African roots of traditional American music.
$15 members; $20 non-members

Followed by:
Traditional Irish Music Seisiún (Session)
Musicians and singers welcome!
Seisiún – $5 donation at door – Full cash bar!


2 – 3:30PM, Wednesday March 22 at Irish Cultural Center

Irish Music on string instruments with Mick Moloney: mandolin, banjo and bouzoukee
Irish Fiddle with Athena Tergis

If It Wasn’t for the Irish and the Jews

7PM, Wednesday March 22 at Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center

An illustrated presentation exploring Irish and Jewish historical musical links and influences on Vaudeville and early Tin Pan Alley.
$15 members; $20 general public

Followed by:
Book and CD signing immediately after the presentation.