CD Release Concert!

CD RELEASE CONCERT THIS TUESDAY 8/14!
Hello Bay Area Friends!

Join us this Tuesday August 14th at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA for the Official Radiance CD Release Party! Come experience the first performance of all our blazing new tunes and get your copy of the new CD!

Here are the details:

The Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay presents:
The Fire, Official Worldwide CD Release Concert
Tuesday August 14, 2018 at 7:30pm
Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA
Tickets: $18 Advance / $20 Door ($2 discount for Celtic Society members), $12 for students/kids
Tickets available at www.celticsociety.org and More Music, 512 Front Street, Santa Cruz

We can’t wait to celebrate with you!!!

Rebecca, David, and Adam

CD Release Tour Dates

Santa Cruz, CA – August 14 – Worldwide CD Release- Kuumbwa Jazz Center

Pleasanton, CA – September 1-2 – Scottish Highland Gathering & Games

Auburn, CA – September 15 – Auburn House Concerts

Modesto, CA – September 16 – Moon & Sixpence Music and Art House

Vista, CA – September 22-23 – Vista Viking Festival

Hollister, CA – September 29 – Celtic Concert Series
Full details at www.firescottishband.com
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The Fire is on Facebook and Instagram! Please “like” our Facebook page and follow us @firescottishband.

In addition to tour photos, we also post live videos on our Instagram story and “behind the scenes videos” on our Facebook page!

Find all of our tour dates and other concert details on our band website: www.firescottishband.com

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A Field Trip!

Greetings my dear friends of Celtic Music– I hope you’ve been having a great summer! Celtic Music Night at St Andrew, will return to Aptos this fall, but in the mean time, if you need a grand fix of high-octane traditional music, I am extremely proud to announce the new CD release concert for our Scottish band, THE FIRE, NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT, August 14th — We invite you to downtown Santa Cruz to help us celebrate the highly anticipated full-length album: “Radiance”. See below!!
The Fire, Scottish Band

New Album Radiance!
8/14 Santa Cruz — at The Kuumbwa Jazz Center — 7:30pm

The Fire is a high energy pure-drop Traditional Scottish music trio, with world class fiddling in combination with bagpipes, guitar, bodhran, whistle, and bouzouki. The group includes, International Scottish Fiddle Champion Rebecca Lomnicky on fiddle, multi-instrumentalist David Brewer of the popular Celtic band Molly’s Revenge on whistle, bagpipes and bodhran, and Adam Hendey on guitar and bouzouki.

On August 14th, The Fire will release their new 14 track album, Radiance. The collection of tunes on Radiance draws from a variety of Scottish fiddle manuscripts, bagpipe music collections, and the pen of all three band members. Over the last year The Fire has compiled, arranged, and recorded dozens of tunes which range from a scotch-measure published in the first collection of Scottish fiddle tunes in 1700, to a bagpipe anthem, to a medley of contemporary original tunes.

To celebrate the release of Radiance, The Fire will hold an Official CD Release Concert sponsored by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay on August 14th at Kuumbwa Jazz Center in downtown Santa Cruz, CA. The band will perform a full length concert open to the public and CDs will be available for sale.

Amazing musicians Shelley Phillips and Jesse Autumn will be adding to your arrival to the Kuumbwa, performing music in the court yard before the concert as well!

For videos of The Fire , Including their recent performance high atop Ruth Glacier in Alaska, featuring a track from the new album, Click Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLrTyHj0vga_u8NprQ4J7tQ

“A masterful blend of subtle fiddling and hard-driving piping” – Kithfolk Roots Music Magazine
“What a fantastic performance these performers give. Rebecca sparkles on the fiddle while David plays several types of bagpipe, flute, whistle and guitar and does it all with unreal energy and verve.” – Jack Baker, Irish American News
• Santa Cruz, CA – August 14th, 7:30 PM – Kuumbwa Jazz Center – Official Worldwide CD Release Concert

More details on The Fire website: firescottishband.com.

Celtic Society of Monterey Bay

The venerable Celtic Society of Monterey Bay has a 26 year record of bringing world class Celtic musicians to the Monterey Bay Area.

• Tuesday, August 14th 2018, 7:30PM, The Fire give a CD Release Concert at Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz
Celtic Music Night website:
http://celticmusicnight.com/
Celtic Music Night Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/194642300895477/?fref=nf
Thanks to St. Andrew Church of Aptos; Check out their website:
www.aptospresbyterianchurch.org

As always, thank YOU so much for being a part of this wonderful community,
Stay tuned for more to come,
Hope to see you there!
Cheers,
David Brewer
www.firescottishband.com

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One Night Only – Get It While It’s Here!

Greetings my dear friends of Celtic Music– I hope you have been well! It has been ages, and I miss you all!

I apologize for the short notice here, but such is the way my life is at the moment–And if you can’t make it, I will surely get the word out sooner the next time around, but  I have returned from recent travels and happenings and have decided to sneak in hosting one special ONE-OFF Celtic Music Night for the summer, This Tuesday Night! (That’s tomorrow night!) So if you’re about, come on down–would be grand to see you and play some music for you!

 

Celtic Music Night at St Andrew, returns to Aptos for a special ONE-OFF show! 

THISTuesday, TOMORROW NIGHT

Tuesday June 12th, 7PM — David Brewer returns with bagpipes, whistles, and stories from the road–recent travels and happenings revealed!

You can read more about David at: http://www.firescottishband.com/The%20Fire%20Official%20Website%20%20About.htm

 

I truly hope you can make it by, as I have SO much to tell you about, and big surprises to announce as well, but if not we’ll hope to catch you all soon! And, the big announcements will surely be posted online soon!

 

Celtic Music Night is a donation based series, and a s is tradition, each of these fun-filled evenings  include a bagpipe procession, concert of  music  by a featured special guest artist, Q&A with the group, complimentary refreshments, and an open  Celtic music  jam session with the players afterward, and is open to ALL ages.

Starts at 7PM, and held in the Sanctuary of St Andrew Presbyterian Church of Aptos, 9850 Monroe Ave. Aptos, CA

Come be a part of it! Mark your calendars now! Spread the word! Grab your friends, family, neighbors, and instruments and Check it out at:                     

St Andrew Church: 9850 Monroe Ave. Aptos, CA — THIS Tuesday night , at 7pm! Hope to see you there!!

As is tradition, each of these fun-filled evenings at Celtic Music Night  include a bagpipe procession, concert of music by a featured special guest artist (which in this case will be me!), Q&A, complimentary refreshments, and an open Celtic music  jam session with the players afterward, so bring your instruments, questions, and good vibes– and ALL of this is ALL ages, and ALL for a nominal donation of any size at the door. So grab your friends, family, instruments, and head out to Aptos for a good time the way nature intended! 

Celtic Music Night website:

http://celticmusicnight.com/
Celtic Music Night Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/194642300895477/?fref=nf 

Thanks to St. Andrew Church of Aptos; Check out their  website:

www.aptospresbyterianchurch.org 


As always, thank YOU so much for being a part of this wonderful community,


See you soon!

Cheers,
David Brewer
www.firescottishband.com

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Traditional Thanksgiving Pipe Tunes!

Here’s wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to you all, m y dear friends of Celtic Music Night! I am thankful to have you in the fold of wonderful people whom are interested in listening to Celtic music, and seeing the traditions continue! I hope you have a great holiday full of friends, family, and good food,

And, if you would like to hear a great concert of Celtic music that will be sure to leave you even more thankful, come on down to St Andrew Church this Tuesday, because a whole lot more great Celtic Music is coming for your enjoyment as The Fall Series continues THIS TUESDAY NIGHT!

EVERY Tuesday through November: Your roaming piper has returned, to bring you a really fantastic Fall Series of Celtic Music Night at St Andrew for you to enjoy! Read on… Tell the neighbors, and come on down!

Celtic Music Night at St Andrew, returns to Aptos this month for the Fall Series! Featured guest concerts, with open Celtic music jams…

THIS Tuesday November 21st, 7PM — The Community School of Santa Cruz Teen Band — Celtic and World folk ensemble.

Celtic Music Night Fall Series:
Next Up, Featuring:

Tuesday November 21st, 7PM — The Community School of Santa Cruz Teen Band — Celtic and World folk ensemble.

Tuesday November 28th, 7PM — The Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers — Scottish fiddle orchestra featuring US National Scottish Fiddle Champion Colyn Fischer, & pianist Shauna Pickett-Gordon.

Celtic Music Night is a donation based series, and a s is tradition, each of these fun-filled evenings include a bagpipe procession, concert of music by a featured special guest artist, Q&A with the group, complimentary refreshments, and an open Celtic music jam session with the players afterward, and is open to ALL ages.
Starts at 7PM, and held in the Sanctuary of St Andrew Presbyterian Church of Aptos, 9850 Monroe Ave. Aptos, CA

Come be a part of it! Mark your calendars now! Spread the word! Grab your friends, family, neighbors, and instruments and Check it out at:
St Andrew Church: 9850 Monroe Ave. Aptos, CA — THIS Tuesday night , at 7pm! Hope to see you there!!

Celtic Music Night is a FREE event, run by donations of any amount at the door if possible to help it continue– just contribute what you can that makes sense for you, and your support is greatly appreciated in keeping folk tradition going. CDs and recordings of the artists are also available for purchase.

As is tradition, each of these fun-filled evenings at Celtic Music Night include a bagpipe procession, concert of music by a featured special guest artist, Q&A with the group, complimentary refreshments, and an open Celtic music jam session with the players afterward, so bring your instruments, questions, and good vibes– and ALL of this is ALL ages, and ALL for a nominal donation of any size at the door. So grab your friends, family, instruments, and head out to Aptos for a good time the way nature intended!

And, I am Pleased to inform you The Tour Schedule has been announced!, as the annual holiday tradition continues, the ever-popular Celtic Christmas show extravaganza “Winterdance” is on it’s way this December, with the return of Molly’s Revenge, Irish singer Christa Burch, and the Turco Irish Dancers!
With several Bay Area performances to choose from, in Felton, San Jose, Pacific Grove, and more! Tickets available now!
For full tour schedule and ticket info, visit: www.mollysrevenge.com

Join us for The Fall Series of Celtic Music Night!

Celtic Music Night website:
http://celticmusicnight.com/
Celtic Music Night Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/194642300895477/?fref=nf

Thanks to St. Andrew Church of Aptos; Check out their website:
www.aptospresbyterianchurch.org

As always, thank YOU so much for being a part of this wonderful community,

See you soon!
Cheers,
David Brewer
www.firescottishband.com

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Fantastically Fancy Dance Tunes!

Greetings my dear friends of Celtic Music Night! I hope this email finds you warm and cozy as the fall weather sets in!

Well, sip down a big cup of spiced cider, grab your coat, and get ready to head on down to St Andrew Church this Tuesday, because a whole lot more great Celtic Music is coming your way to warm you through and through, as The Fall Series continues THIS TUESDAY NIGHT! And just like the days, once they pass, they are gone forever, so come on out and enjoy!

First, I wanted to say a quick thanks so much to everyone who came out last Tuesday for The Invasion of the Scots to herald in the start of the coming series !!!

You’s were a lovely crowd, and it was a treat to hear such wonderful world-class poetry and song-craft in one night! And the fun continues….

EVERY Tuesday through November: Your roaming piper has returned, to bring you a really fantastic Fall Series of Celtic Music Night at St Andrew for you to enjoy! Read on… Tell the neighbors, and come on down!

Celtic Music Night at St Andrew, returns to Aptos this month for the Fall Series! Featured guest concerts, with open Celtic music jams…

THIS  Tuesday, November  14th, 7PM — David Brewer, bagpipe and whistle teacher from CMS camps, and performer with the Celtic groups  The Fire, & Molly’s Revenge, presenting a solo concert of traditional and modern tunes on several types of bagpipes and tin-whistles . David will literally light his fingers on fire, in a figurative way, with fantastically fancy dance tunes!

Celtic Music Night Fall Series:

Next Up, Featuring:

Tuesday November 14th, 7PM — David Brewer, bagpipe and whistle teacher from CMS camps, and performer with The Fire, & Molly’s Revenge, presenting a solo concert.

Tuesday November 21st, 7PM — The Community School of Santa Cruz Teen Band — Celtic and World folk ensemble.

Tuesday November 28th, 7PM — The Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers — Scottish fiddle orchestra featuring US National Scottish Fiddle Champion Colyn Fischer, & pianist Shauna Pickett-Gordon.

Celtic Music Night is a donation based series, and a s is tradition, each of these fun-filled evenings  include a bagpipe procession, concert of  music  by a featured special guest artist, Q&A with the group, complimentary refreshments, and an open  Celtic music  jam session with the players afterward, and is open to ALL ages.

Starts at 7PM, and held in the Sanctuary of St Andrew Presbyterian Church of Aptos, 9850 Monroe Ave. Aptos, CA

Celtic Music Night website:

http://celticmusicnight.com/
Celtic Music Night Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/194642300895477/?fref=nf 

Come be a part of it! Mark your calendars now! Spread the word! Grab your friends, family, neighbors, and instruments and Check it out at:

St Andrew Church: 9850 Monroe Ave. Aptos, CA — THIS Tuesday night , at 7pm! Hope to see you there!!

Celtic Music Night is a FREE event, run by donations of any amount at the door if possible to help it continue– just contribute what you can that makes sense for you, and your support is greatly appreciated in keeping folk tradition going. CDs and recordings of the artists are also available for purchase.

As is tradition, each of these fun-filled evenings at Celtic Music Night  include a bagpipe procession, concert of music by a featured special guest artist, Q&A with the group, complimentary refreshments, and an open Celtic music  jam session with the players afterward, so bring your instruments, questions, and good vibes– and ALL of this is ALL ages, and ALL for a nominal donation of any size at the door. So grab your friends, family, instruments, and head out to Aptos for a good time the way nature intended!

Join us for The Fall Series of Celtic Music Night!

Also coming up, Sunday November 19, Celebrate St Andrew Day, at St Andrew Church! 

Come celebrate with me and the wonderful folks of St Andrew, as we honor the life’s work of Scotland’s patron Saint, with a nod to Scottish heritage. 

10:15AM bagpipes in the courtyard, 10:30AM Church Service with Kirking o’ the Tartans, 12PM Refreshments and Celtic entertainment in fellowship hall. 
Thanks to  St. Andrew Church of Aptos; Check out their  website:

www.aptospresbyterianchurch.org

And, I am Pleased to inform you The Tour Schedule has been announced!, as the annual holiday tradition continues, the ever-popular Celtic Christmas show extravaganza “Winterdance” is on it’s way this December,  with the return of Molly’s Revenge, Irish singer Christa Burch, and the Turco Irish Dancers!

With several Bay Area performances to choose from, in Felton, San Jose, Pacific Grove, and more! Tickets available now!

For full tour schedule and ticket info, visit: www.mollysrevenge.com

As always, thank YOU so much for being a part of this wonderful community,

See you soon!

Cheers,
David Brewer
www.firescottishband.com

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