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Based out of Queens, New York, this threesome: (Billy Hickey - accordian, Rich Micallef - guitar & vocals, and Jimmy McCaul - Keyboards) has been delighting guests all across the tri-state area with their unique blend of Traditional & Country Irish Music.
In the past Emigrant Eyes has had the honor and pleasure to perform for The Honorable, Michael Bloomberg (Mayor of New York City) and his distinguished guests when celebrating their annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast at Gracie Mansion. Also we have the pleasure of doing many private functions and Labor Day weekend we once again returned, for our 6th year, to The Newport Irish Festival in Rhode Island.
We were very excited to perform for our 1st time at the Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival back in July 2008. We were back for the 2nd time at the Danbury Ct. Irish Festival Sep. 6th, 2008 and then were back at The Great Irish Fair in Coney Island, NY on Sep 20th & 21st.
Emigrant Eyes performed on the Norwegian Star (Norwegian Cruise Lines) in 2008. The cruise ran from January 27th to February 4th. Cruising the Mexican Riviera, Debbie Casey of Irish music cruises runs the 9 day and 8 night excursion and it has been in absolute success and wonderful time. See the website http://irishmusiccruises.com/contact.html for more details.
It was back in 1997, in Fort Myers, Florida when Bill and Rich played on the same venue for the first time together. It soon became apparent, as they kept playing, they would someday put a group together of their own. While at the festival, they stumbled on the song "Emigrant Eyes" written by Murrah & Clark, which "The New Barleycorn" were performing. The song had such a profound impact on both of them, it seemed fitting they would start their own group bearing the name in honor of their own grandfathers. You can listen to the song; it's the first track on their Debut CD "Emigrant Eyes." Speaking of the CD, Billy & Rich went into the studio to record their 1st CD together in the winter of 2002 with the help of their good friend, producer and arranger Jimmy McCaul. Released under the label of 24 Records in June of the same year, it is now distributed on Tower Records' web site: www.tower.com and search for artist "Emigrant Eyes." It is also distributed on CD Baby's web site: http://cdbaby.com/cd/emigranteyes
Both of our CDs are in stock and are available at CD Baby. Click on the links provided to be redirected to CD Baby.
"On behalf of Emigrant Eyes we would like to thank everyone who has supported us throughout the years and we look forward to creating and sharing many more fond memories in the days ahead."