Let The FIRE-works Begin!

Greetings all you wonderful friends of Celtic Music! Happy 4th of July to you! I hope you get a wonderful dose of patriotic celebration with friends and family!
And well, THIS Tuesday in Aptos, we will be having “FIRE-works” of our own, as Celtic Music Night is on for THIS Tuesday night! Read on….
But first, I cannot thank you all enough for your very thoughtful words & prayers, and generous support in the wake of the terrible incident which occurred at the beginning of this month. Rebecca Lomnicky and I were in a very serious car crashed in which we were struck head-on at high speed by a drunk driver. If you haven’t heard more than that and would like to know more, this link was created to support us in the recovery:   https://www.gofundme.com/28k62a5w
Things are improving and on the mend, thanks to a lot of positive energy from our wonderful music community, and that’s where I want to keep the focus, so this Celtic Music Night on Tuesday night will indeed be a celebration of wellness and good times through good music– I would love to see you there!
And now, as promised, Celtic   Music   Night has an exciting feature–let the “FIRE-works” begin, THIS TUESDAY NIGHT:
Tuesday July 5th, 7pm, The Fire — Traditional Scottish Music featuring Glenfiddich fiddle Champion of Scotland, Rebecca Lomnicky, with David Brewer of Molly’s Revenge, and newly added band member, Adam Hendey, on guitar and bazouki!
The Fire is a high energy pure-drop Scottish music band, with world class fiddling in combination with bagpipes, guitar, bodhran, whistle, and bouzouki. The group includes, International Scottish Fiddle Champion Rebecca Lomnicky, multi-instrumentalist David Brewer of the popular Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, and Adam Hendey on guitar and bouzouki. Members of the trio have each spent copious amounts of time delving into the traditions of their respective instruments, with Rebecca and David having additionally lived and studied in both Edinburgh and the highlands of Scotland. Together, The Fire performs captivating Scottish music which bridges the gap between the fiddle and bagpipe music of Scotland—two worlds united, into a heartfelt and rousing musical experience. Between their entertaining and informative stage banter, vast array of instrument combinations and extensive repertoire, including everything from soaring slow airs to intricately arranged dance tunes, these charismatic performers will leave you on your feet with your hands together. The Fire has headlined at Celtic festivals such as The Pleasanton Scottish Highland Games, The Utah Scottish Association Highland Games, The Portland Highland Games, The Sedona Celtic Harvest Festival, The Northwest Folklife Festival, The Oregon Scottish Festival, The Yachats Celtic Music Festival, The Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival, and has performed at a variety of venues throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland.
The Fire is currently based out of Santa Cruz, California, and has recorded two albums together.
Click here for a sneak preview, and more about their Mid Summer Tour:  http://firescottishband.com/
Celtic Music Night at St.Andrew — 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 (suggested sliding scale is $10-15)–your support is greatly appreciated in keeping folk tradition, and these *quality* shows 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!
Mark your calendars! It’s going to be some brilliant times indeed; I hope you can make it!
Also, don’t forget:  Celtic   Music   Night  is now on  FaceBook!!!  Please take a second to check out the page, and if you like, join on to get all the latest updates, pictures, and more!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/194642300895477/

A huge thanks to our wonderful host venue for Celtic Music Night, St. Andrew Church of Aptos– if you haven’t yet, check out their website:
www.aptospresbyterianchurch.org

As always, thank YOU so much for being a part of this wonderful community; hope to see you Tuesday night!
Sincerely,
David Brewer
www.firescottishband.com

 

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Time to help David!

Hey Celtic Music Night supporters! The admin here—just wanted to let you know that David and Rebecca were in a car accident. They are mostly fine and will heal up, but the car is totaled and they will be forced to cancel a few gigs. It’s time for us to step up and give back to someone who has given us so much.

More details are at the GoFundMe site. Please visit and donate to a deserving cause.

https://www.gofundme.com/28k62a5w

Let’s push the fund way over the top.

Thanks!

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Molly’s Revenge Gives Us a “Lift”

Hello there all ye wonderful friends of Celtic Music, And a special Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there;
I hope you all have had a fabulous weekend!
First, thanks so much to everyone who turned out last week for the fiddler Michael Mullen’s Trio of One show! I’m always amazed at the new creative ways he employs the looping technology into traditional music differently at every show… We’ll have him back another time for sure!
But now, as promised, The thunderous grande finale of  The Spring Series of  Celtic   Music   Night– THIS TUESDAY NIGHT:
May 10th, 7pm — Molly’s RevengeSpecial CD release –full-length concert! The *official* CD release concert  to celebrate the band’s brand new album release, “Lift” , The first time the Santa Cruz area will hear the new material and have access to the new album, The FINALE of the Spring Series of Celtic Music Night promises to be epic foot-stomping fun!
Veterans of the Celtic folk world, Celtic band Molly’s Revenge has been touring the festival and performing-arts theater circuit continuously for 16 years running as one of the west coasts most active Celtic groups. Their show of high-energy Celtic dance tunes blended together on bagpipes, penny-whistle, fiddle, guitar, and bodhran has kept audiences stomping their feet and clapping along for years of good times, and this album celebrates the culmination of their cohesion as a group.
Can’t wait to hear a sample?
You can get a FREE DOWNLOAD of a track from the album, just by visiting: http://mollysrevenge.com/ And while there, find out all kinds of other things about the band.
Celtic Music Night at St.Andrew — 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 (suggested sliding scale is $10-15)–your support is greatly appreciated in keeping folk tradition, and these *quality* shows 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!
Mark your calendars! It’s going to be some brilliant times indeed; I hope you can make it!
The next Celtic Music Night will be in July, with the return of The Fire, with some great surprise developments…Stay Tuned!
 
Tuesday July 5th, 7pm, The Fire — Traditional Scottish Music featuring Glenfiddich fiddle Champion of Scotland, Rebecca Lomnicky, with David Brewer.
Click here for a sneak preview: http://firescottishband.com/
Also, don’t forget, we’re VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE:  Celtic   Music   Night  is now on  FaceBook!!!  Please take a second to check out the NEW page, and if you like, join on to get all the latest updates, pictures, and more!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/194642300895477/

A huge thanks to our wonderful host venue for Celtic Music Night, St. Andrew Church of Aptos– if you haven’t yet, check out their nice new website:
www.aptospresbyterianchurch.org

As always, thank YOU so much for being a part of this wonderful community; hope to see you tomorrow night!
Sincerely,
David Brewer
www.firescottishband.com

 

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Modern One Man Band!

Hello there all ye wonderful friends of Celtic Music!
Just a quick reminder about the awesome music series going on in Aptos, continuing TOMORROW NIGHT!
First, thanks so much to everyone who turned out last week for the Scots Invasion; ye’s where a flowing & fantastic audience for David Sibbald & Peter Daldry–what a spectacular night! That was a rare treat indeed, and I’m so glad you took the time to take advantage of it and enjoy! And as promised, there’s more to come…

…as The Spring Series of Celtic Music Night continues, at St Andrew Church in Aptos–you are invited! Please read on…

THIS TUESDAY (TOMORROW NIGHT!): May 3rd, 7pm  — Looping phenomenon, Michael Mullen, fiddler, guitarist, singer, all at the same time:  The Trio of One , returns! Michael is acclaimed for his amazing one man show, where he uses modern looping technology to create a one-of-a-kind performance, all live on stage while you watch, where he plays guitar, fiddle, and sings, layering them together simultaneously into a full-band sound of traditional Celtic tunes and songs–very impressive! He is an instrumental virtuoso and an engaging performer, and has become one of Celtic Music Night’s favorite guest artists… come on down and see for yourself!

And finally, The Spring Series of  Celtic   Music   Night  will come to a thunderous conclusion for the grande finale! :
May 10th, 7pm — Special CD release–full-length concert! The *official* CD release concert by Molly’s Revenge, to celebrate the band’s brand new album release, “Lift”, and will be the first time the Santa Cruz area will hear the new material and have access to the new album, all for the FINALE of the Spring Series of Celtic Music Night! Veterans of the Celtic folk world, the band Molly’s Revenge has been touring the festival and performing-arts theater circuit continuously for 16 years running as one of the west coasts most active Celtic groups. Their show of high-energy Celtic dance tunes blended together on bagpipes, penny-whistle, fiddle, guitar, and bodhran has kept audiences stomping their feet and clapping along for years of good times, and this album celebrates the culmination of their cohesion as a group.
Can’t wait to hear a sample?
You can get a FREE DOWNLOAD of a track from the album, just by visiting: http://mollysrevenge.com/ And while there, find out all kinds of other things about the band.
Mark your calendars! It’s going to be some brilliant times indeed; I hope you can make it!
Also, don’t forget, we’re VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE:  Celtic   Music   Night  is now on  FaceBook!!!  Please take a second to check out the NEW page, and if you like, join on to get all the latest updates, pictures, and more!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/194642300895477/
Celtic Music Night at St.Andrew — 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 (suggested sliding scale is $10-15)–your support is greatly appreciated in keeping folk tradition, and these *quality* shows 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!

A huge thanks to our wonderful host venue for Celtic Music Night, St. Andrew Church of Aptos– if you haven’t yet, check out their nice new website:
www.aptospresbyterianchurch.org

As always, thank YOU so much for being a part of this wonderful community; hope to see you tomorrow night!
Sincerely,
David Brewer
www.firescottishband.com

 

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Spring Has Sprung!

Salutations my dear friends of Celtic Music!  I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the lightening of the weather… it’s lovely out there!
Your roaming piper has returned to Santa Cruz amidst the start of  the season of touring the festivals with a quick reminder for THIS WEEK! TOMORROW NIGHT!! IT ALL BEGINS….

The Spring Series of Celtic Music Night begins, at St Andrew Church in Aptos–and you are invited! Please read on…

THIS TUESDAY (TOMORROW NIGHT!): April 26th7PM, St Andrew Church, Aptos :  The Scots Invasion! 

Featuring: David Sibbald, visiting all the way from Scotland– past president of the Burns Society, and master orator of the works of Robert Burns (Scotland’s national poet & author of Auld Lang Syne), with the music of native Scot, Peter Daldry, singer, song-writer, guitarist– a true Scottish balladeer, accompanied by David Brewer of The Fire & Molly’s Revenge, on whistles, bodhran drum, and bagpipes.
Please help spread the word, as this is going to be a historic night of wonderful music, stories, and intrigue not to be missed! And with the lads coming from such a distance, we want to make sure they’re well taken care of by a goodly audience, so we need YOU! Come on out, grab the neighbors, and enjoy…
And there is more coming soon… The Spring Series of Celtic Music Night will continue into May:
May 3rd, 7pm – Looping phenomenon, Michael Mullen, fiddler, guitarist, singer, all at the same time: The Trio of One, returns!
May 10th, 7pm — Special CD release concert! The *official* CD release by Molly’s Revenge, to celebrate the release of the band’s acclaimed 13th album release, “Lift”, and will be the first time the Santa Cruz area will hear the new material and have access to the new album, all for the FINALE of the Spring Series of Celtic Music Night! Can’t wait to hear a sample? You can get a FREe DOWNLOAD of a track from the album, just by visiting: http://mollysrevenge.com/ And while there, find out all kinds of other things about the band.
Mark your calendars! It’s going to be some brilliant times indeed; I hope you can make it!
Also, VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE:  Celtic   Music   Night  is now on  FaceBook!!!  Please take a second to check out the NEW page, and if you like, join on to get all the latest updates, pictures, and more!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/194642300895477/
Thanks Peggy & Tristan!

Celtic Music Night at St.Andrew — 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 (suggested sliding scale is $10-15)–your support is greatly appreciated in keeping folk tradition, and these *quality* shows 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!

A huge thanks to our wonderful host venue for Celtic Music Night, St. Andrew Church of Aptos– if you haven’t yet, check out their nice new website:
www.aptospresbyterianchurch.org

As always, thank YOU so much for being a part of this wonderful community; hope to see you tomorrow night!
Sincerely,
David Brewer
www.firescottishband.com

 

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