Billy McComiskey (Pride of New York) is the 1986 All-Ireland senior button accordion champion and National Heritage Fellowship Recipient. He was seen at last year’s festival with the Irish trio Trian.
“Meet the Masters” are a series of artist interviews in front of a live audience. The interviews are conducted by our festival intern David Misal, an American Studies doctoral student at Penn State, Harrisburg. The "Meet the Masters" program is intended to give audiences the opportunity to learn about the lives and music of celebrated folk masters.