I’ve Always Wanted to Play the Harp with Peacocks!

Have you always wanted to play a harp? Have you ever wanted to play a harp? Now that you are thinking about it, wouldn’t it be fun to play a harp?

 

On Sunday, I’m leading an “I always wanted to play the harp” workshop at the Glendale Folk Festival. I will have harps for you to try out. There is plenty to keep you occupied the rest of the day, too.

  • At 10 am with the Strand: we’re leading a Celtic Jam. Play with us or just come to listen and meet some really cool musicians.
  • The harp workshop is at 11 am
  • The Strand plays at 2:30 in the Fruit Packing Shed
  • All day long, there is plenty to see and do. Performers on every stage, nook, cranny and porch. You can hear blues, bluegrass, old timey, contemporary folk, Celtic, you name it, it’s there.

So what’s with the peacocks? The Sahuaro Ranch Park is a 17 acre historic place, with original buildings, showcasing the agricultural origins of the Valley. The land has 13 historic buildings, some farming, and peacocks that roam freely. You never know when one will join in a session – last year one hopped down from the roof while we warmed up for our set – maybe for a better seat in the audience? 🙂

So join us on March 22 for a day of “colorful” fun!

peacock from deviantart.net
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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!

 

The Strand at Third Place Cup Coffee 7/28/12

I’m playing with the Strand at 7pm this Saturday night at Third Place Cup Coffee, in Queen Creek. Come check us (and them) out. Hana Halverson’s lovely voice graces us as a special guest!

 A reliable destination for live music and entertainment in Queen Creek, Third Cup is a newly opened non profit.

21805 S Ellsworth Rd, Queen Creek, Arizona

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