December 8, 2023
Irish America's Favorite Son Andy Cooney Returns!
On Friday, December 8th at 7:30 pm, after four years and a pandemic, Andy Cooney, Irish America’s Favorite Son, returns with The Failte Christmas Ensemble, to the Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley. He will be joined by celebrated Irish comedian Mick Thomas. Andy Cooney has nine Carnegie Hall sellouts under his belt and filled The David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center with The New York Tenors. His outstanding voice and dynamic stage presence have long been a favorite among young and old alike. His talent and versatility provide the ability to deliver a song directly to the hearts of his audience; Andy is surely one of the greatest singing sensations on the Irish Music scene today. Christened Irish America’s Favorite Son by The New York Times, it is a title he richly deserves.
Andy has recorded 19 albums to date, including “Bright Brand New Day” with Phil Coulter and his Orchestra. Andy and Phil frequently tour together and in March 2017, completed a three-week tour of the US. Cooney’s latest CD, Irish Country Skyline, was released in the summer of 2016 as a journey back to his Country music roots. In 2020, Andy managed to release 4 new singles during the Coronaviruses pandemic, “Take Me
Back To Dublin,” “We’re All In This Together” with his son Ryan, “Come Tennessee Me Tonight” with Country Music legend Larry Gatlin, and his latest single release in November 2020, “The Waltz of the Angels.”
Andy Cooney is also known for his Cruise of Irish Stars which annually draws over 1,000 Irish and Irish Americans on a Caribbean Cruise enriched with the finest Irish entertainment including the great Ronan Tynan.
Comedian Mick Thomas was born and raised in Wexford, Ireland, it wasn’t until moving to New York that his stand-up comedy career began. A natural performer and insightful writer, in a few short years Mick has blown away one club owner after the next with his honest and genuinely original takes on American society and life as a young and dedicated family man. Mick entertains audiences regularly all across Long Island and Manhattan, he is swiftly becoming one of the most sought-after acts in Clubs and Casinos up and down the East Coast. Mick has performed with the biggest names in comedy including Dom Irrera, Norm Macdonald, Jim Breuer, Carl LaBove, John Pinette, and Greg Giraldo.
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