Library Programs

  • His delightful personality and musicianship combined with interesting cultural, historical, and humorous anecdotes created an experience our audience truly enjoyed.

    Marci Buerger, Mount Prospect Library

  • Andy provided an enormously entertaining show.  

    Marci Buerger, Mount Prospect Library

  • Young's interpretations delighted our appreciative audience, including children awestruck by his hammering.

    Rick Roche, Thomas Ford Library


Current Programs

  • Music in the Glen

    Music in the Glen

    An Irish Music Concert

    Imagine a country house on the West Coast of Ireland; a peat fire in the hearth and feet dancing on the limestone kitchen floor. In this musical travelogue we discover the regional styles of Irish traditional music, and their rich influence on culture, community, and family life. Jigs, Reels, & Songs make this a perfect event for your St. Patrick's Day programming.

    • Musical Genres: Irish Traditional Dance Music & Songs
    • Featured Instruments: Hammered Dulcimer, Irish Wooden Flute, Tin Whistle
    • Recommended Audience: Adults, Children
  • Under Paris Skies

    Under Paris Skies

    Take a trip to early 20th Century Paris. In this musical travelogue we enjoy the characteristic sounds of the era, influenced by Gypsies, Italian immigrants, French peasants, and even American G.I.'s. Key concepts include the influence of diverse cultures on a unique style of music, the multicultural history of the hammered dulcimer, and life in Paris under the Nazi occupation.

    • Musical Genres: Musette Waltz, Gypsy Swing, American Songbook
    • Featured Instruments: Hammered Dulcimer
    • Recommended Audience: Adults, Children

Andy Young offers programming for libraries and other community centers that is engaging, educational and entertaining. His travelogues transport audiences to far off places and times. His Performances leave audiences breathless. Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of your community. Call or email to schedule a performance.

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Recent Shows

  • Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove, IL)
    Yard Arm Bar & Grill (Racine, WI)
    Apple Mountain Music (Albuquerque, NM)
    Salt of the Earth (Fennville, MI)
    Uncommon Ground (Chicago, IL)
    The Pig 'n Weasel (Evanston, IL)


  • Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival (CT)
    Upper Potomac Spring Weekend (WV)
    Gebhard Woods Dulcimer Festival (IL)
    Kentucky Music Week (KY)
    Evart, MI Funfest (MI)
    Cranberry Dulcimer Gathering (NY)
    Southern California Dulcimer Heritage Festival (CA)

  • Lincolnwood, IL Public Library
    Fridays at the Thomas Ford Library
    Roselle, IL Public Library
    Mount Prospect, IL Public Library
    Fremont Library, Libertyville, IL