Friday, November 15, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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DiStefano Hall 
Antone Academic Center
Salve Regina University
56 Lawrence Ave
Newport 02840

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Museum of Newport Irish History 

CAHAL DUNNE in concert  Fri. Nov. 15, 2019 Salve Regina University, Newport, R.I.

Nov 15 2019 Cahal Dunne

Cahal Dunne, "Ireland's Happy Man", possesses that certain magical quality that comes from deep within a great entertainer and washes over an audience, captivating them. This native of County Cork has a following of loyal admirers and friends and continues to make new friends with each appearance.

Cahal Dunne received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University College of Cork. In that same year he won first prize in the Castlebar Song Contest with his own song, "Shalom." He represented Ireland in the Yamaha World Song Contest in Tokyo with another of his own songs, "Lover, Not Just a Wife."

Mr. Dunne credits his winning of Ireland's National Song Contest as his biggest break. With his winning song, "Happy Man," he earned the right to represent Ireland at the International Eurovision Music Contest in Israel. The song became number one in Europe and Ireland with record sales topping the 250,000 mark.

Cahal Dunne is a composer, pianist, comedian, story teller, and television personality. His style is rich and deep, reflecting the many strands in his distinguished career. Sit back and enjoy this entertainer extraordinaire.

Tickets are $20 per person and available online or by check.  All tickets must be pre-paid and seating is limited, so reserve your seats today!

lena delves into the music, superstitions & folklore of Ireland, alongside incredible stories of Irish emigration through the ages; the Great Famine, travelling on the Titanic, the Irish in the Wild West, John F. Kennedy’s visit to Ireland and so much more.
Antone Academic Center at Salve

More Information

  • Above is a photo of the Antone Academic Center at Salve Regina, located at 56 Lawrence Avenue. DiStefano Hall is located within the Antone Center.
  • Directions: 56 Lawrence Avenue is near the corner of Leroy & Lawrence Avenue.  Go south on Bellevue Ave, take a left onto Webster Ave. then a right onto Lawrence Ave.
  • Parking lot is across from the Antone Center and on the street.
  • Doors open at 5:30pm for a wine & cheese reception (cash bar)
  • Open seating.
  • Concert begins at 6:00 pm.
  • There will be a brief intermission and the concert will conclude approx. 7:30pm
  • Reception will continue and guests will have the opportunity to chat with Cahal and purchase his CDs and book.