The Irish Cabaret brings audiences some of the best Irish entertainment in the world. Treasured Irish compositions sung by a sweet Tenor voice and a beautiful young woman’s lovely high soprano charms every Cabaret audience, and lilting Irish wit tickles funny bones as only an Irish joke can. It is an exhilarating, distinctive blend of Irish music, laughter, and dance which creates an evening designed to please the entire family.
Andy Cooney has seven Carnegie Hall sellouts and a Lincoln Center full house under his belt. He tours extensively solo as well as with his creation, The New York Tenors. Cooney is also known for his annual
Cruise of Irish Stars which draws over 1,000 Irish and Irish Americans on a Caribbean Cruise enriched with the finest Irish entertainment. Adding The Irish Cabaret to his schedule makes Andy Cooney one of the busiest entertainers on the circuit, and most certainly one of the most loved. His outstanding voice and dynamic stage presence have long been a favorite among Irish music enthusiasts. Andy’s talent, versatility, and flair for entertaining coalesce creating the ability to deliver a song directly into the hearts of any audience. Andy is surely one of the greatest singing sensations on the Irish Music scene today; he richly deserves The New York Time’s description of him: Irish America’s Favorite Son. Cooney has recorded 19 albums to date, including Bright Brand New Day with Phil Coulter and his Orchestra, and his latest CD, Irish Country Skyline, was released in the summer of 2016 to huge success all over Ireland and the UK.
Chloë Agnew gained fame as an integral part, and at 14 the youngest member, of the original Celtic Woman. She was practically born on the stage, and at a very early age found herself acting, singing, and dancing. Daughter of Irish entertainer Adéle King and Irish oboist David Agnew, Chloë made her first television appearance on her mom’s TV show at four weeks old; her singing debut on national television came at the age of 6. She recorded her first album at 12 and her second at 14, after which, in 2004, she was invited to join Celtic Woman. Chloë’s 14 recordings with Celtic Woman have soared to the top of the charts; with them she has performed countless sold out concerts worldwide. Chloë was named 2012’s best female vocalist at the Irish Music Awards, and shortly after moved on to pursue a solo career.
Gary Wilson, Ireland’s Clown Prince of Comedy, joins The Irish Cabaret as the comedy relief for the evening. The newest generation of Irish comics is led by Wilson, who has toured all over Ireland and the UK leaving laughter in his wake; it is now time for Gary to hit the USA with his clean and honest Irish humor. His great sense of fun lights up any room and his Irish banter tickles funny bones of young and old alike. Professional, fun, hilarious, and talented sums up Clown Prince Gary Wilson.
The Guinness Irish Band is made up of the greatest Irish and Irish American Musicians on the Irish Music Scene today. This years tour will feature Jimmy Kelly on drums who’s amazing talent was appreciate with the world renowned show Riverdance. Mitch Reilly on Sax, flute and Irish whistles is a veteran on the music scene today. He has tour with greats such as, Englebert Humberdinck, Brendan Lee and Celtic legend Phil Coulter. Colm Graham is a 40 year veteran in the Irish Music world working with Ireland’s greats, Roly Daniels, Margo, Dermot Henry and has toured with Andy Cooney for over 25 years. Musical Director Bugs Moran calls all the shots from the keyboards and brings the sounds that only 10 or more can bring from the 10 fingers of his talented hands.
World Class Irish Dancers: The Irish Cabaret features the finest in Irish Dancing. All of the dancers are highly trained and decorated with some of the most prestigious awards in the Irish Dancing World. They will be sure to dazzle you with their amazing steps.