Her & Him: Moira & Mickey Nelligan @Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Her & Him is Savannah native Moira Nelligan and her son, Mickey, a family team here to get you in the mood for Saint Patrick’s Day through song and fellowship.

Currently living in Decatur, Georgia, Nelligan is a master of the Irish fiddle, a talent that’s earned her not one but two Georgia Council of the Arts Folklife Grants.

When she’s not performing at folk venues through the Southeast, Nelligan shares her passion for playing with others, teaching music to infants and children up to age four in Rob Sayer’s The Music Class and educating adults and children alike at summer camps, festivals, and in her home. Nelligan keeps the folk spirit in her teaching style, showing her students how to learn by ear. Even longtime players, trained to read sheet music, find pleasure in the Nelligan School of Traditional Music, honing their craft and learning the old-school way of playing roots.

Together, mother and son perform on fiddles, guitars, and accordions, blending traditional Irish tunes with Southern roots music. Does it get more March-in-Savannah than that?

Enjoy a wine reception after the concert in the Church’s Rahn Hall.

saturday, March 12, 4 p.m., $20, ages 10+

Anna Chandler

Connect Savannah Former Arts & Entertainment Editor Anna Chandler started writing about music after growing hoarse from talking about it nonstop. Born in Tennessee and raised in South Carolina, she has been a proud Savannahian for 8 years. She sings & plays guitar & accordion in COEDS and Lovely Locks.
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