At East Meadow library, seeing green for St. Paddy’s Day concert


It’s never too early to celebrate Irish heritage, and that was the case at the East Meadow Public Library on March 15. The musical group Fiddler’s Green took to the stage to ring in St. Patrick’s Day a few days before the actual holiday, and play traditional folk music, including Irish, Scottish and 19th-century nautical songs and tunes that have been inspiring people for generations.

At the Friday afternoon performance, Patrick O’Rourke, Mary Nagin, Larry Moser, Max Rowland and Maria Fairchild led the performance.

Nagin, an East Meadow native who now lives in Huntington, studied classical violin in school and has always been passionate about traditional folk music.

Many of Fiddler’s Green’s members have performed at local libraries, museums, festivals, community events, and of course, the occasional pub. Each member is an accomplished musician in their own rite, who’ve participated in larger projects such as CD recordings and more.

There was no shortage of Irish pride — and of course music — at Friday’s performance. For more on upcoming performances, or cultural events at the library, visit The library is at 1886 Front Street, East Meadow.