Hudson River Ceili

Hudson River Ceili performs traditional Irish and other Celtic style music and dance. The group especially enjoys high energy dance tunes from the Irish, Quebecois, and New England traditions. Members are Andre Ernst (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, banjo, and mandolin), Leanne (Irish dance, bodhran and tin whistles), David Jones (fiddle, concertina), and Diane Jones (fiddle, mandolin).

Photos by Ava Schneider

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Link to Past Performances


Photo by Ava Schneider
  • 13 January –  Glens Falls Farmer’s Market
  • 2 March –  Glens Falls Farmer’s Market
  • 6 March – Columbia-Greene Community College, Noon-1pm
  • 7 March – Hillview Library, Diamond Point, NY, 6:30-8pm
  • 9 March – Saratoga Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Day party
  • 11 March – Coburg Village [private]
  • 15 March – Slate Valley Museum, Granville, NY 7-9pm
  • 16 March – Morgan and Co. Glens Falls, NY
  • 17 March – Friendly Sons of St. Patrick event, Holiday Inn, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 29 April – Glen at Hiland Meadow [private]
  • 08 June – LARAC Festival, Glens Falls, 2:30-3:10pm at Bay/Maple Street stage; 3:30-4:10pm at the Bandstand stage
  • 31 July – Coburg Village [private]
  • 14th August – Hillview Library, Diamond Point, NY, 6:30 – 7:30pm
  • 24 August – Glens Falls Farmer’s Market
  • Also 24 August – Private party
  • 18 September – Coburg Village [private]
  • 5 October – Glens Falls Farmer’s Market
  • 04 November – Coburg Village [private]

Link to Past Performances

Andre Ernst is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, bouzouki, and mandolin player from the Capital District. Leanne has been studying, competing and performing as an Irish dancer for over 12 years, competing locally and in a regional championships with the Boland School of Irish dance. David and Diane Jones have been playing traditional music in a variety of local groups for over a decade, including Grafton Street Trio. David is a member of the Galloway Gaelic Pipes and Drums. The group comes together to bring their appreciation of traditional Irish musical arts to audiences in the region.

Ceili is an Irish word for a dance party. The Hudson River snakes through the region where the performers all live.