Irish Singer/Songwriter Steafan Hanvey in Rochester


Northern Irish singer-songwriter Steafán Hanvey was born during one of the bloodiest years in the Northern Irish Troubles, in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. He's put a story behind those troubled times in a multimedia performance-lecture titled Look Behind You! A Father and Son's Impressions of The Troubles In Northern Ireland Through Photograph and Song.

A presentation of Hanvey’s program will take place Tuesday March 11, 2014 at 7PM in the Basil Hall Auditorium (B-135) at St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Ave. in Pittsford. It is co-sponsored by the Rochester Chapter of the Irish American Cultural Institute and St. John Fisher’s Irish Studies Program.
The presentation details how a father and son, both artists, have negotiated the personal and political landscapes of Northern Ireland. He has presented it at Boston College, The University of Wisconsin, The University of San Diego, Grinnell College, and others. Look Behind You is a corollary to his 2013 album, Nuclear Family. These events have been done in conjunction with his tour to promote the album, which began in Boston and has included 50 dates in over 20 states behind him since March 2013.
The event is free for members of the IACI and for St. John Fisher students, faculty and staff, and $10 for the general public (cash or check only). Checks may be made payable to the Rochester IACI.
For additional information visit the IACI website,, or Hanvey's website at .

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