Finnegan and Coulter to Perform Irish Concert at CSUSM


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Master Irish flute musician Brian Finnegan and Grammy-winning guitarist William Coulter will unite for an incredible evening concert featuring traditional Irish music at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) on Friday, October 8.

Veterans of the folk music world, Finnegan, the virtuoso flutist for the legendary Anglo-Irish band Flook and world-renowned guitarist Coulter, best known for his collaborations with some of the best Irish and Irish-American musicians like classical guitarist Benjamin Verdery and Irish singer Eilis Kennedy, met while teaching at the Boxwood flute camp in Nova Scotia in the summer of 2008. The two enjoyed collaborating together so much they decided to book their first ever tour this fall.

Coulter's flawless and sensitive guitar technique gives the impression as if the instrument were a steel-string choir, while Finnegan blends international influences with a rare mix of intense technical brilliance to create bold melodies. As a duo, their love of traditional Irish music comes to life in their hands.

The Finnegan and Coulter Irish Concert is sponsored by the Funes Concert Series Fund, a memorial fund established by long-time CSUSM supporter Carolyn Funes in memory of her late husband and founding faculty member Dr. Donald J. Funes to enhance student learning by bringing prominent musicians and performing artists to the campus. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students with ID.

What: Traditional Irish Concert featuring world-renowned musicians Brian Finnegan and William Coulter

When: Friday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: California State University San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos - Arts 111

Tickets: $5 for students with ID, $10 for general admission

Directions and Parking
CSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit Parking is available in campus lots with fees ranging from $3 to $9 depending upon length of stay.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.