Mini Cider Shack Sampler w/ Cillian Vallely & Cotton Hill Creamery

Mini Cider Shack Sampler w/ Cillian Vallely & Cotton Hill Creamery


Mini Music/Cider/Cheese Night with Cillian Vallely and Goat Cheese pairings from Cotton Hill Creamery. Saturday, September 29th from 6-8pm

A mini celebration of NYS farm cider, cheese and music in a tiny cider shack.

Space is exceptionally limited.

Parking even more so.

RSVP. No tickets sold at the door. - $35

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Space is exceptionally limited.

Parking even more so.

21 or older. RSVP. No tickets sold at the door. Carpooling encouraged!

Cider flights from several New York State fine ciders including: Scrumpy Ewe, RedByrd, Kite & String, South Hill and Phonograph Cider. (8) 2 oz glasses = about two glasses of cider. Cotton Hill Creamery will be supplying an assortment of their delicious hard and soft alpine goat cheeses to accompany.

Master uilleann piper of the band ‘Lúnasa’, Cillian Vallely, will perform a mini set of music between pairings.

Additional glass sales and bottles for take-away avail at the bar post-show

P.S. Claustrophobic people and folks with nut allergies are best not to attend.

P.P.S. Dogs, pet ram lambs and barn owls are not allowed.

Cillian Vallely is an Irish musician, born in Armagh, Northern Ireland. He plays traditional Irish music on the uilleann pipes and low whistle, and studied at the Armagh Pipers Club with his mother and father, Brian and Eithne, and then with the late Armagh piper Mark Donnelly. His brothers, Niall and Caoimhín, also play traditional music.

Since 1999, he has been a member of the band Lúnasa, with whom he has recorded 7 albums. He has also performed and toured with Riverdance, Natalie Merchant, Tim O'Brien & Mary Chapin-Carpenter in The Crossing, New York-based Whirligig, and the Celtic Jazz Collective with Lewis Nash and Peter Washington. In the past couple of years, he has worked on various collaborations between traditional and classical music, along with his brother Niall and the composer Micheal O’Suilleabhain.

He has recorded on over 40 albums including Callan Bridge with his brother Niall, On Common Ground with Kevin Crawford and various guest spots with Natalie Merchant, Alan Simon’s Excalibur project with Fairport Convention and Moody Blues, GAIA with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, and singer Karan Casey. He has recently recorded on two movie soundtracks, Irish Jam and The Golden Boys and played uilleann pipes on the BBC’s Flight of the Earls soundtrack. In January 2014, he played uilleann pipes, low whistle and tin whistle on the Bruce Springsteen album High Hopes, which topped the charts in 14 different countries.