Arizona Celtic Women – This Sunday!

Please join us at the Irish Cultural Center this Sunday, May 22 at 2:30 for the 3rd annual performance of Arizona’s Premier Celtic Women. If you haven’t heard these women, you are in for a real treat, and I’m honored to be performing with them this year.

Tickets are $10 at the door and proceeds support future activities of the Irish Cultural Center. Cash bar and artist CD’s available.

The ICC is located at the corner of Central Avenue and Portland Street – right across the street from the Burton Barr Central Library and conveniently available by Light Rail.

 

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High Desert Harpers at the Musical Instrument Museum

We had a load of fun, playing at the MIM on the Saturday before St. Paddy’s Day. The museum had Celtic performances throughout the weekend, and there was a lot to listen to. Kudos to  Dé Máirt Ceol; their session was rollicking and fun!

My group, the High Desert Harpers, played twice on each of Saturday and Sunday. Here is one of our pieces; I’m on flute on this one. The Butterfly is a well-known slip jig.

It’s Easy Being Green

St. Patricks Day – the day all Irish musicians are waiting for – and it will be a busy one this year. Here’s a rundown of where you can catch some good music.

Front: Clara Arnold, Laura Goldstein.  Back: Shannon Schumann, Jacqi Musselman, Jocelyn Obermeyer

* Friday night – I’m playing with the Strand at Fiddler’s Dream Coffeehouse, at Glendale and 17th Street, in Phoenix.  Tucked away behind the Quaker church, you might miss it if you blink, but it’s a real gem in Phoenix. Admission is $6, coffee/tea/cookies are $1 each, and profits go to local food banks.

* Saturday – Again, with the Strand, I’m playing at the annual Phoenix Irish Festival, at the Irish Cultural Center in Downtown Phoenix. Worried about parking in downtown Phoenix? It’s on the light rail! $10 admission gets you in the gate for a full day of family-filled fun.

* Still worried about parking? Check out the MIM for “Discovering Ireland” all weekend. I’ll be rushing up to the corner of Tatum and Mayo (blvd, not county!) for appearances with the High Desert Harpers at 1:45, and again on Sunday at 11:45 and 1:45.

* Ironically, things settle down on the actual day. In honor of “Random Acts of Harping Month,” which is really in June, but it’s just too hot in Phoenix for that, so we do it in March, I’ll be playing at, well, random locations. That night, it’s a private event with the Strand.

* And Tuesday I will sleeeeeeep.

Community Music Night at Changing Hands

Join us at Changing Hands Bookstore this Friday from 6:30 – 8:30 for another Community Music Night. A variety of local musicians share the spotlight and “strum their stuff.” I’ll be playing two sets — solo, and with the Strand.

Come early and have dinner at the Wildflower Cafe next door. You’ll be glad you did!

http://www.changinghands.com/event/musicnight-jun13

http://www.wildflowerbread.com/

My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose

From the Glendale Folk Festival – Hana Halverson, accompanied by me.

The Strand at the Phoenix Irish Festival Schedule Update

We’re playing at 11:45 a.m. in the Main Hall on Saturday, 3/16.

Admission $10.

The Irish Cultural Center is at the corner of Central and Portland, along the Light Rail line.

http://www.azirish.org/article.php?story=2013PARADEANDFAIRE

March Performances

March is a busy month for Irish bands – Here’s a run down of places I’ll be playing. Check the calendar link above for more details.

March 9: Please join us at Fiddler’s Dream Coffeehouse on March 9 for an evening of Irish music and fun. Doors open at 7:15, music starts at 8:00. We will be playing an extended set, or two short sets, depending on how you look at it(!) beginning at 9 pm.

The Strand

Admission $6, coffee and cookies $1 each. Fidd’s is a non-profit, volunteer run, and all proceeds go to local food banks.

 

March 10: Private performance for Sierra Club volunteers in Prescott, AZ

March 16: We’re booked for the Phoenix Irish Festival at the Irish Cultural Center, but the exact time is TBD.

 

March 24: We’ll be playing the Glendale Folk and Heritage Festival, held at the Sahauro Ranch Park Historic Area. Our set is at noon on Saturday in the Fruit Packing Shed. Admission is freeeeeeee!

 

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