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Bruce Foley & Mary Coogan - an ONLINE Concert

Foley and Coogan 600pxEnjoy a delightful afternoon of Celtic-flavored folk music and meet the artists at a post-concert reception!

Renowned singer and guitarist Bruce Foley – who has roots in Rochester! – has toured and played with numerous Irish groups since 1974. Some may remember two Irish groups Bruce was in that performed regularly at The Irish Inn in Charlotte in the 1970s: Carolan’s Kind and Clanjamfrey. He has performed in concert with Scottish folk singer Andy M. Stewart, Irish songman Tommy Sands, fiddler James Kelly, and supergroup Cherish the Ladies. Bruce played the uilleann pipes at New York’s Madison Square Garden for Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday celebration. 

His wife Mary Coogan is a founding member of Cherish the Ladies and still performs with them. Her parents came from Ireland and her father passed down his love of Irish music to Mary and she became a guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, and bouzouki player. Acoustic Guitar Magazine named her one of the top four guitarists in Celtic music.

Their online weekly Sunday concerts from their home in Yonkers include a lot of the songs we hear at Golden Link sing-arounds – songs like “The Leaving of Liverpool,” “Caledonia,” “Lakes of Pontchartrain,” “Jambalaya,” and “Row On” – as well as of course Irish songs and tunes.

Watch their concert on Facebook, then join us afterwards for a special post-concert Golden Link reception via Zoom!

Here’s how to watch Bruce Foley & Mary Coogan's live concert:

DATE: Sunday, July 12 at 4:00 pm EDT


Simply go to Bruce’s Facebook page and look for the LIVE video. Then enjoy the show from your living room couch - or take your portable device out on your patio or porch. 

Host a Facebook Watch Party and invite friends to watch with you! You can comment and enjoy the music together in real time.

We encourage you to put something in the tip jar for the musicians:
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If you prefer to mail a check to Bruce as a thank-you, please email Janice Hanson at to get his mailing address.

Post-Concert Reception via Zoom


After the concert, join us for an online reception with Bruce and Mary via Zoom. It’s a chance to talk with them, ask questions, visit with your friends who also attended the concert, and maybe meet some new people. You can even enjoy some refreshments (although you’ll have to provide them)!

Topic: Bruce Foley & Mary Coogan Post-Concert Reception

Time: Jul 12, 2020 05:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sunday, July 12, 2020, 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM
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