BY GEORGE J. DACRE
With corned beef and cabbage and Irish lamb stew and soda bread on the menu, it was Irish Forever Night in Elmsford, as Cooney and his group capped a matinee performance with an evening of fun, mostly Irish music.
Cooney and his band rocked the hall with Sweet Molly Malone, Dear Old Donegal, Galway Bay, the Father’s Wedding Song, Valley O! and many many more great tunes. A dedication to first responders and veterans, a salute to grandfathers who came over in the boats from Ireland in the 1920s, a salute to the Holy City, Jerusalem and of course “Danny Boy,” all were mixed into a very lively show with Cooney leading the way.
His marvelous voice carried the evening along with some very good jokes. Cooney introduced the Three Irish Sopranos, new young talents from Ireland, Sarah Bass, Annemarie Gillman and Gillian Quinn, who had been performing just six weeks together before Monday’s double performance at WBT.
And the Darrah Carr Dancers stepped lively to the music of the Andy Cooney Band led by Director Brian Moran. Cooney and his group have been entertaining at Westchester Broadway Theatre for 15 years and he promised to come back again next year. They are off to Connecticut, Florida, and North and South Carolina on tour.
It was a Four Star Show at WBT!!!!.