With special guests Piper Joe Brady and Doug Ferony
Andy Cooney once again returns to Paramount Hudson Valley Theater and gathers together the finest musicians, dancers and performers to ignite the audiences in the Irish tradition. For the last 20 years Andy Cooney and his outstanding voice has filled concert halls from the National Concert Hall in Dublin Ireland to Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York of which he sold out for his eighth time on December 11, 2017. His dynamic stage presence has long been a favorite among young and old alike. His talent and versatility provide the ability to deliver a song directly to the hearts of his audience. Andy is surely one of the greatest singing sensations on the Irish Music scene today. Christened “Irish America’s Favorite Son” by The New York Times, is a title he richly deserves. Andy Cooney is one of the famed The New York Tenors, a trio which has been receiving high critical acclaim for a number of years. Andy has recorded 19 albums to date, including Bright Brand New Day with Phil Coulter and his Orchestra. Cooney’s latest CD, Irish Country Skyline, was released in the summer of 2016 as a journey back to his Country music roots. This release has been getting huge airplay all over Ireland and the UK with his hit singles On The Eighth Day and My Rose of Ballinrobe, both his own compositions. Andy Cooney is also known for his Cruise of Irish Stars which annually draws over 1,000 Irish and Irish Americans on a Caribbean Cruise enriched with the finest Irish entertainment including the great Ronan Tynan.
Former European kick-boxing champion, Mick Thomas, moved to New York from County Wexford, Ireland. After a couple years of living in the US, he started to pursue his life-long dream of stand-up comedy. Mick Thomas quickly became a favorite at comedy clubs all over Long Island, New York City, and the tri-state area. In addition to stand-up, Mick has written sitcoms and sketches, has his own podcast, "The Mick Thomas Show", and can be seen in "Excuse Me for Living" with Jerry Stiller and Christopher Lloyd. Mick has performed with comedy greats Colin Quinn, Louis Anderson, Jim Breuer, Dom Irrera, Greg Giraldo, Gary Gulman, and WWE legend Mick Foley. Mick's hour special, "Live at McGuire's", recorded in 2013, is hilarious and smart.