Where Joy Resides: Memoir with Tara O’Grady

$60, $45 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Limit 12 students

Students will meet in the third floor Heinen Design Lab, 533 Eaton Street

PLEASE NOTE: you will be required to provide proof of a recent negative Covid test, or of full Covid vaccination, to attend this program, as it is indoors. Masks required. Click here for details on the Covid-19 precautions we’re taking.

sponsored by Harrison Gallery

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Class Description

The more we notice, the more we learn to live in the now. That’s where joy resides. O’Grady teaches us to recall the stories of our life, while living in the present.

Meet Your Instructor

Tara O’Grady is a singer-songwriter, recording artist, and author. In addition to her five albums of jazz, blues and folk music, she published her first memoir, Migrating Toward Happiness: The Soundtrack to My Spiritual Awakening, in 2019. Her CD releases include: Black Irish (2010), Good Things Come to Those Who Wait (2011), A Celt in the Cotton Club (2013), Irish Bayou (2015), and Folk Songs: Songs About Real Folks (2017). She wrote her sixth album of songs in Key West, Florida during an arts residency program sponsored by The Studios of Key West, but has yet to record due to the pandemic.

Tara was featured in the award winning BBC documentary film Danny Boy: The Ballad that Bewitched the World which was nominated for best documentary at Ireland’s Film & Television Awards in 2014. Her collaboration with choreographer Darrah Carr in the music/dance show Celtic Jazz Tryst was nominated by Irish Central and TG4 television for best stage performance at the 2018 Creativity & Arts Awards in Manhattan. Awarded Irish Voice’s Most Influential Woman, presented by Ireland’s Prime Minister in 2010, the multi-talented band leader has performed at the Cork Jazz Festival in Ireland, the St Brigid’s Day Festival in London, the An Ri Ra Montana Irish Festival in Butte, and Texas’ famous South By Southwest Festival in Austin.

Tara is the daughter of Irish immigrants and was raised in New York City. She now resides in the Hudson Valley.

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