Why wait until March when you can celebrate Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day on September 15 at the Sunrise Theater with a Celtic music concert starring Andy Cooney. 

Andy is a musician, songwriter, vocalist and complete entertainer who the New York Times refers to as “Irish America’s Favorite Son”. With his Irish charm and good looks, Andy is known to be a true professional who brings the best of Irish entertainment.

Andy Cooney has sold out Carnegie Hall eight times, filled the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, and recorded 18 albums.

His outstanding voice and dynamic stage presence make him a favorite with audiences as he renders songs ranging from all-time favorites like Galway Bay and Danny Boy to his hit records The Irish Wedding SongBoston Rose and Daughter of Mine.

One of nine children born into a deep-rooted Irish American family from Long Island, Andy has been singing Irish songs literally all his life, beginning at an early age directed by his Dublin-born grandfather.

As a young lad, he sang at family and church gatherings, with his professional career beginning at the age of 17.  Later he began appearing in many of the well-known Irish establishments in the New York area entertaining audiences with his piano playing and singing.

Today, Andy has gathered around him the finest group of musicians on the Irish music scene touring all over the US.

Dubbed “An American Gift to Ireland’s Heritage” by Jim Mahoney of The New York Daily News, Andy has made his mark not only on the Irish American front but also within the world of country music.

Because so much of country music has Irish roots, this link was natural. Andy has worked with some of country music’s finest including The Oak Ridge Boys, The Statler’s, Larry Gatlin, Charlie Daniels, and Crystal Gayle.

Andy and his band receive the highest reviews wherever they perform. Whether playing before a packed theater or at a family gathering, his feelings are the same. “I still feel as though I’m singing for my family,” Andy said. “The room is just a little bigger.”

The Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Concert is Sunday, September 15 at 2:30 pm. Doors will open at 1:30 pm. Tickets are available at, the Sunrise office or by calling 692-3611. VIP $30 / Reserved $25.


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