The Pillar House presents A Weekend of Irish Music, Heritage & Culture Friday 12th – Sunday 14th September 2014

From Ballinasloe to Boston, Larry Reynolds (1932 – 2012) was one of the most influential fiddle players of his time, not only for his East Galway style of playing but also because of the contribution he made to Irish Culture in Boston and throughout North America. He emigrated to Boston from Ahascragh, Ballinasloe in 1953 and quickly became immersed in the lively Irish Music Scene in Roxbury. He was a founding member of the Boston Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, which became one of the most active branches in the world.

In 1954 he married Phyllis, an accomplished piano player. They imparted their love of Irish Music and culture to their six sons and one daughter as well as the countless visiting musicians, singers and dancers who visited their home in Waltham over their marriage of 58 years.

He plied his craft, both as a master carpenter and a musician day in and day out and in doing so, in his own quiet and resolute way, he has lead the way for successive generations of traditional Irish musicians.

This memorial concert has been organised as a celebration of Larry’s life and an appreciation for all he gave to Irish Music & Culture. Joining members of his family on stage are but a small number of artists who have played and sang with Larry in Ireland and in Boston.