Vincent Cross with Molly Pinto Madigan

Date(s) - Sat. Sep. 18, 2021
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


This free concert will take place in the Cafe. Doors open at 8pm, with Molly Pinto Madigan opening the show at 8:30pm!

Vincent Cross
“Those in power write the history, while those who suffer write the songs.” – Frank Harte
Vincent Cross will present newly composed and traditional songs from his recent release The life & Times of James “The Rooster.” Paddy Corcoran, of which Cross is descended, appears in no history books, only in the ephemeral tabloids of the 1800s. Thus, Cross revives in song, this forgotten history by utilizing the tropes of period broadside ballads and traditional Irish and Americana musical styles.
Born in Ireland, raised in Australia, and now based in New York City, Cross was influenced by local traditional players in Ireland as well as inspired by the contemporary singer-songwriters he encountered on his travels. His four, full length, original albums have garnered critical acclaim with charting success for Old Songs for Modern Folk (2016), A Town Called Normal (2013), and The Life & Times of James “The Rooster” Corcoran (2020).

Molly Pinto Madigan

Filled with smoke and roses, heartbreak, and beauty and unrelenting hope, Molly Pinto Madigan’s songs combine haunting melodies with raw, poetic lyrics to create an intimate and evocative listening experience. Winner of the Boston Folk Festival’s Songwriter Contest and three-time grant recipient of Club Passim’s prestigious Iguana Music Fund, Molly Pinto Madigan has earned praise for her angelic voice and hauntingly beautiful songwriting.
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