Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hope You'll Join Me...

Feel like having some tunes?

Good. Me too! See you Wednesday evening, May 17, 2016 from 7:30-9 PM. We'll work on the Spring learning tunes, and our new tunes, The Miller of Drohan and Anne Walshe's Reel, plus Gentle Maiden.

I'm having so much fun with you guys - anyone interested in diving deep into Irish trad tunes and playing slowly is more than welcome to join us!

See you then,


p.s. NEW SESSION STARTING UP: Albany CCE Sean O'Riada Chapter is starting a new Fourth Sunday session at O'Slattery's Pub & Restaurant in Main Square on Delaware Avenue in Delmar, NY. Stay tuned to their website (www.albanycce.com) for details in the future.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Hard to Believe Summer is Nearly Here!

Tunes at the End of the Rainbow...

Looking for the Pot of Gold in Voorheesville!

Last night, Eric and I were headed over to Old Songs for a concert, and on our way, we were stalked by a happy rainbow...

We knew that we'd find gold in Voorheesville at the end of the rainbow - John Roberts and performing partner singer Debra Cowan were taking the stage after John's year long convalescence. The gold was truly there - John is BACK! It was a great show and we're so happy he's healthy and doing well again.

Msgr. Charlie Coen, Noel Higgins, Dave Smith and Amy Schoch all came out from the Irish community to support John. It was wonderful to see our friends there as well.

I hope you'll come back to Voorheesville (Slow Session Details) this Wednesday, May 18, 2016 to have a few slow tunes and bask in the gold that is Old Songs! What a great resource for folk and traditional music right here in our area.

Remember, the Old Songs Festival (June 24-26) features folk music from all over the world, and this year, we have some stellar Irish musicians as well. Check out the lineup at festival.oldsongs.org. Also, in case you didn't know, the instructors list is up for Catskills Irish Arts Week (July 11-14). Finally, for those who are interested in a slightly different lineup and are willing to travel a bit further afield, Baltimore's MAD Week (July 17-22) might be just the ticket! One of our sessioneers is planning to go and is willing to carpool. Let me know if you'd like to be connected up!

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