The Green Fields of America are Mick Moloney, Billy McComiskey, Athena Tergis, Liz Hanley and Brenda Castle
“The Green Fields of America” was formed in 1978 in Philadelphia and still led by musician and folklorist Mick Moloney. The band was created to present and tour some of Irish America’s finest musicians and dancers. “The Green Fields of America” was the first group on either side of the Atlantic to bring together Irish vocal, instrumental, and dance traditions on the concert and festival stage.
Mick Moloney is the dean of Irish-American music, having inspired, trained and toured the best musicians in the United States. For more than twenty years, renowned musician and folklorist Mick Moloney has led a stalwart group of Irish-American instrumentalists, singers and dancers in concerts from coast-to-coast.
Also appearing is World champion Irish step dancers Darrah Carr & Niall O’Leary who have garnered extensive performance credits including: Carnegie Hall, NBC’s “The Today Show,” Japan’s Osaka Festival Hall, and Disneyworld. As the Village Voice says “their vibrant and dazzling Irish step dancing becomes a happy dialogue with O’Leary also soloing on the spoons.”
An evening with Mick Moloney’s Green Fields of America is an unforgettable experience. They perform a brilliant repertoire of slow airs, jigs, reels, and hornpipes. For the last thirty years, Mick Moloney’s Green Fields of America has performed all over the United States. Scores of the finest Irish artists and dancers in America have performed with the group and many have gone on to achieve international fame.