The Museum of Newport Irish History has announced that they will present award-winning composer, pianist, comedian, storyteller and television personality, Cahal Dunne, in concert.

Dunne, nicknamed “Ireland’s Happy Man,” will perform Friday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. at Salve Regina University’s DiStefano Hall, located within the Antone Center at 56 Lawrence Avenue, Newport.

General Admission Tickets are $20 and include a wine & cheese reception (cash bar).  Doors open 5:30 pm. Concert begins at 6:00 pm.
Details, including directions and parking information, and Tickets are available by clicking this link to the event webpage.  Space is limited and advance reservations are required.

To learn more about Cahal Dunne, visit

For further information write  or phone Ann at  (917) 270-3372.

About the Museum of Newport Irish History
Founded in 1996, the Museum of Newport Irish History is a non-profit, membership-driven organization, 800-strong. The volunteer-run organization sponsors numerous educational, cultural and social events throughout the year, including the popular Michael F. Crowley Lecture Series, now in its 18th season. In addition to operating an Interpretive Center on Lower Thames Street, the organization restored and maintains the Barney Street Cemetery at the corner of Barney and Mt. Vernon Street, steps from Washington Square. It is the final resting place of many of Newport’s earliest Irish residents and was the cemetery founded to support Rhode Island’s first Roman Catholic parish, the forerunner of the current St. Mary’s Church on Spring Street. To learn  more or join, please visit

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