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David O'Docherty. Photo courtesy of John Crelan

A night of Irish satire and song

Posted October 25, 2007

Most known for its annual Bloomsday production, John Crelan's Arts and Society presents An Evening with Dublin Native David O'Docherty. Dubbed "Traditional Irish music with story telling and infectious good humor," the performance will take place at the Katharine Cornell Theatre. Mr. O'Docherty is originally from Dublin, Ireland, but is now based in Boston. He has been performing since the 1960s in addition to collecting a number of Irish airs, songs, and tunes, which are now part of the Irish National Archives.

When performing, he plays the flute and tinwhistle. He has toured Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

In addition to music performance, Mr. O'Docherty is an accomplished artist and has shown at many galleries internationally. Most notably, in 1981 he represented Ireland at the European Art Show at the Kennedy Center in Washington.

John Crelan is the founder and artistic director of Arts and Society, which is a non-profit organization.

An Evening with David O'Docherty, Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 pm, Katharine Cornell Theatre. Sponsored by Arts and Society. $15; $12 senior and students. Advance tickets available at the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Main St., Vineyard Haven, Sun Porch Books, Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs, Edgartown Books, Main St., Edgartown, and at the door. For more information, call 508-696-9539.