September First Friday: Luck of the Irish


We are pleased to present a free Irish-themed celebration, including two LIVE! in the Crossroads concerts, for First Friday September 2 at 2018 Baltimore in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District.

The Young Folk of Ireland and The Killdares of Dallas, Texas,will play an outdoor show, and a preview of A Photo Album of Ireland will be on view in the gallery from 6–8:00 p.m. Both bands have their own spin on Irish music. All activities are free and open to the public.

The Young Folk are in back Kansas City from Ireland (after a successful visit for M-AAA’s Irish Music Showcase at the Folk Alliance Festival in February), and will start the night of free music at 6:30 p.m. They have been called “one of the most promising young bands to come out of Ireland in several decades.” The Killdares come to us from Dallas, as part of their farewell tour after 20 years together playing Celtic-rock fusion. Their set begins at 8:00 p.m.

A Photo Album of Ireland highlights the intimate works of amateur photographers in Ireland, from the advent of photography itself. It emerges from an ongoing archive, collected by the Gallery of Photography, Dublin. From the earliest photographs taken in the 1850s to the advent of the digital era in the early 1990s, these images reveal details about how people lived, worked, and gathered that official historical records may have overlooked.

6:00–8:00 p.m.  A Photo Album of Ireland, on view in the Culture Lab

6:30 p.m.  The Young Folk begin their set in the outdoor space

8:00 p.m. The Killdares begin their set in the outdoor space

All events take place at 2018 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO 64108