Irish Music to Celebrate Sean MacMahon’s 91st Birthday

Sean MacMahonTuesday evening August 29, there will be an additional Irish Music Session to celebrate the 91st birthday of a distinguished New Bernian Hibernian. Local button-accordionist Sean MacMahon was born in Navan, County Meath, Ireland, in August 1926. He moved to this country in 1948, working, living, and performing in New York and New Jersey.  Since retiring and moving to River Bend in New Bern, Sean has been a mainstay of Irish traditional music in eastern North Carolina.

To celebrate Sean MacMahon’s 91st birthday, there will be an extra session of Irish traditional music at Trent River Coffee Company, Tuesday evening August 29. The music will get started around 7pm, and continue until TRCC closes around 9pm. The repertoire includes Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes, and songs. Audience members are welcome to sing along and sit in, or just sit back and enjoy the music.

Trent River Coffee Company is at 208 Craven Street in New Bern. There is no admission charge, and both sessions are open to everyone. Coffee, tea, ice cream, Italian sodas, and pastry will be available for purchase. Call 252-514-2030 for more information.

Submitted by: Simon Spalding