WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
CLOSEOpt Out: I already like WMFE!

Like us on Facebook!

Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Intersection Sessions: Bronx Boys


Play Audio
Dan Lowery & Alan Murray. Photo: Brendan Byrne WMFE

Dan Lowery & Alan Murray. Photo: Brendan Byrne WMFE

The Bronx Boys, Dan Lowery and Alan Murray, channel the spirit of generations of Irish musicians with tunes handed down over hundreds of years, and they also play some great American songs.

Lowery plays flute and guitar, and Murray plays the bouzouki. Both of them sing too.

Dan Lowery says Bronx Boys formed after meeting on the traditional Irish music circuit in New York City.

Lowery says he began his career as a professional musician after graduating from college.

“I thought I would try playing music for a year and see if I could make a living doing it, and it worked,” says Lowery.

Murray says he started learning the tin whistle as a 9 year old when his family moved from Jacksonville FL, to Scotland.

“It’s kind of the first instrument you learn as a kid because it’s the cheapest. The downside is it’s also the most annoying.”

Murray says he picked up the whistle again after moving to New York and getting involved in the Irish music scene.

The Bronx Boys perform Snowin’ On Ratone and The Nightingale. 

 


WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

TOP