Wednesday Alert! Bagpipes!

Salutations, and a very Happy Thanksgiving’s Eve to you, my dear friends of Celtic Music Night! Exciting things afoot to tell you about…Please read on!
As the first major rain of the season falls, I invite you to head out to Aptos tonight for some good Scottish piping tunes, which always helps make this weather seem more appropriate! I am thrilled to share some music tonight as a bit of a Thanksgiving Special, and I am thankful to all of you for your support of the Celtic Music Night Series. We’ll of course have our traditional shortbread and cider, on the house, and a jam session as well — Hope you can make it, if you’re in town! Either way, here’s wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family, and to a joyful holiday season to come…
NEW LIVE VIDEO from THE FIRE:
This past Summer, we toured to the East Coast and had a wonderful time performing at Club Passim, a prestigious folk music club in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We put together this new LIVE VIDEO in cooperation with Club Passim and with the help of audience member footage, for your enjoyment! Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkLhu1vnCnM

The Fire – The Meadowcourt Lasses – LIVE at Club Passim The Fire performs “The Meadowcourt Lasses” from their album Radiance live at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA on August 13, 2019. David Brewer – bagpipes Rebecca Lomnicky – fiddle Adam Hendey – guitar The Meadowcourt Lasses is a medley of original tunes by David Brewer and Adam Hendey titled: The Meadowcourt Lasses (David Brewer) / Jenny’s Flight … www.youtube.com

And also, our Celtic holiday show is starting this Saturday… Winterdance, the Celtic Christmas season holiday show featuring Molly’s Revenge, Celtic vocalist Amelia Hogan, and Irish step-dancers, has three area offerings this season: San Jose, Saturday November 30th. Tabard Theatre Santa Cruz, Sunday December 8th, at The Kuumbwa Jazz Center Pacific Grove, Thursday December 19th, at St. Mary’s By The Sea Church More info and tickets, please visit www.mollysrevenge.com

Starting at its NEW DAY & TIME of WEDNESDAY at 7:30PM, TONIGHT: held in the Sanctuary of St Andrew Presbyterian Church of Aptos, 9850 Monroe Ave. Aptos, CA,

Celtic Music Night is a donation based series, and as 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.

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–                   

Hope to see you there!!

Celtic Music Night is a FREE event, with suggested door donations to help it continue. 

CDs and recordings of the artists are also available for purchase.
 

Thanks so much to St. Andrew Church of Aptos for hosting Celtic Music Night; 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 TONIGHT!

Sincerely,
David Brewer

www.thefirescottishband.com 

The Fire | Contemporary Celtic Music from California | United States The Fire plays blazing arrangements of contemporary Celtic music from the coasts of California with fiddle, bagpipes, and guitar. www.thefirescottishband.com
Posted in Fall 2019 | Leave a comment

We’re Back! New Day, New Time!

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In Concert: Patsy O’Brien & Dick Hensold — Celtic pipes & guitar duo from Minnesota/Ireland!
At Celtic Music Night at St. Andrew Church–Revamped: ALL NEW DAY AND TIME!!!in Aptos, CA —St Andrew Presbyterian Church, 9850 Munroe Ave. 95003Wednesday, November 13, 2019  ♦  7:30 pm The series will continue on Wednesday’s at 7:30pm on November, 20th, and 27th, with musical presentations by David Brewer, followed by open Celtic music jam sessions.
Greetings, my dear friends of Celtic Music Night! I hope the year has been treating you well, and regardless of how much candy you were treated to on Halloween, that you’re now ready to be treated to more fantastic Celtic Music!That’s right, folks; your roaming piper has returned from the travels, and I am ready to get Celtic Music Night rocking again in Aptos next week, with it’s all new Day and Time, which hence forth will be Wednesday nights at 7:30pm!!! Shocking, right? Especially as some people still nick-name the series “David’s Tuesday night thing”, haha…And this series is going to start with a tremendous concert by the foremost American player of the Northumbrian smallpipes, which will be a first to have played for this series… Please read on below! 
But also, a couple of other exciting events on the horizon to get on your radar…Saint Andrew Day Celebration, at our own St Andrew Church of Aptos, will be Sunday November 17th, which will include highland bagpiping by yours truly in the court yard at 10am, a full kirking of the tartans (blessing of the Scottish clans) Church service at 10:30am, followed by more music and special themed refreshments in the fellowship hall following. It’s a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning, rather than steeping a cup of Scottish breakfast tea at home, come along and steep yourself in some nice Scottish culture & tradition! All are welcome and invited!
And, Winterdance, the Celtic Christmas season holiday show featuring Molly’s Revenge, vocalist Amelia Hogan, and Irish step-dancers, has three area offerings this season:San Jose, Saturday November 30th. Tabard TheatreSanta Cruz, Sunday December 8th, at The Kuumbwa Jazz CenterPacific Grove, Thursday December 19th, at St. Mary’s By The Sea ChurchMore info and tickets, please visit www.mollysrevenge.com
On to the Series! Up next….Wednesday, November 13, 2019  ♦  7:30 pm Dick Hensold & Patsy O’Brien
A concert of traditional Celtic music, but with unique and innovative arrangements, including a variety of songs from Britain and Ireland, accompanied by guitar and Northumbrian smallpipes (a quiet bagpipe from Northeast England), or various whistles.  It also features traditional and historical tunes from Cape Breton Island, Scotland, Ireland and Northumberland, with a good measure of original music in the traditional style.  As well as a broad range of styles of Celtic music, this program also features an impressive range of expression, from the jaunty and humorous to soulful, led by Patsy’s warm and multi-colored baritone voice, Dick’s variety of pipes and whistles, and the nimble instrumental virtuosity of both musicians.  (Please note that NONE of the various bagpipes used in this concert are very loud.)
Artist website: http://www.dickhensold.com/presskit-duo.html
Dick Hensold, Northumbrian smallpipes, Scottish reel pipes, whistles and recorder. The leading Northumbrian smallpiper in North America, for the past 20 years Dick Hensold has performed and taught in England, Scotland, Japan, Canada, and across the United States. He is an active composer, writing both music in the traditional Celtic idiom, and in more elaborately-scored pieces. This repertoire is featured on his solo CD, Big Music for Northumbrian Smallpipes, released in 2007. He is also a studio musician and theater musician, and is a 2006 Bush Artist Fellow. “The piping is fluent and assured…his technique is impressive…delightfully interpreted” — FolkWorld CD Reviews”Long-awaited solo CD from North America’s foremost smallpiper presents Dick’s expressive piping in a variety of settings… Well presented with good notes…” —fRoots May 08, No.299
Artist website: www.dickhensold.com
Patsy O’Brien, vocals, guitar. As well as supplying the driving guitar rhythms of Celtic/World Music diva Eileen Ivers’ last European tour, and collaborating with many giants of the Celtic/World music scene (Paddy Keenan, Cathie Ryan among them), award-winning artist Patsy O’Brien hosts guitar workshops all over the country, and NPR saw fit to feature one of his song arrangements on the prestigious All Songs Considered. With 4 critically-acclaimed solo albums under his belt, along with numerous live and studio collaborations, Patsy’s songwriting reflects his penchant for seamless genre-hopping, and a strong interest in roots Americana as well as jazz. Veteran Irish music critic Paul Dromey declared Patsy “Ireland’s best-kept musical secret”.
Artist website: http://patsyobrienswebsite.com/
Starting at its NEW DAY & TIME of WEDNESDAY at 7:30PM, and held in the Sanctuary of St Andrew Presbyterian Church of Aptos, 9850 Monroe Ave. Aptos, CA,

Celtic Music Night is a donation based series, and as 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.

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–                   

Hope to see you there!!

Celtic Music Night is a FREE event, with suggested door donations to help it continue. 

CDs and recordings of the artists are also available for purchase.
 

Thanks so much to St. Andrew Church of Aptos for hosting Celtic Music Night; Check out their website:

www.aptospresbyterianchurch.org 

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


See you soon for a great series!

Sincerely,
David Brewer
www.firescottishband.com

Posted in Fall 2019 | Leave a comment

It’s Time For “The Fire”!

The Fire is coming!!!

That’s right folks– THIS TUESDAY NIGHT! Just a reminder that this Tuesday night will be the grand finale of the Spring Series–Hope to see you there!

THIS Tuesday, May 21st, 7pm: Series Finale with: “The Fire”, Scottish band, featuring International Fiddle Champion, Rebecca Lomnicky. David Brewer on bagpipes, penny-whistles, and bodhran, and graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Adam Hendey, on guitar.For a sneak preview of the latest Music Videos, please visit: www.firescottishband.com
***NOTE: There will be NO Celtic Music Night on May 28th!…. And, **CANCELLED** The Celtic Music Night scheduled for June 4th has been cancelled. Please join us for the season finale this Tuesday, and Stay tune for more great Celtic Music Nights in the fall!

Celtic Music Night is a donation based series, and as 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! 

Thanks so much to St. Andrew Church of Aptos for hosting Celtic Music Night; Check out their website:

www.aptospresbyterianchurch.org 

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


See you soon for a great series!

Cheers,
David Brewer
www.firescottishband.com

Posted in Spring 2019 | Leave a comment

It’s Today!

Happy St Patrick’s Day to you all! One last chance to get a solid dose of traditional Irish music:
Just a friendly reminder, my dear friends of Celtic Music Night; the Series Grand Finale with Irish singer, Erin Ruth Thompson, and Session, is TOMORROW (Tuesday) NIGHT!!

I sure hope you can come out to enjoy!!! Grab the friends and family and come on down, and Spread the word….That’s THIS TUESDAY NIGHT!!

Celtic Music Night at St Andrew, returns to Aptos this Tuesday for the St Patrick Series Finale, with guest singer, and open Celtic music jam session…

THIS Tuesday, March 19th, 7PM — Irish Singer, Erin Ruth Thompson, will present an evening of Celtic folk songs, in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, accompanied by David Brewer on guitar and bodhran. For a sneak preview, see Erin’s website: http://erinruthfolk.com/

Erin Ruth Thompson: Singer of Celtic and Folk
Erin performing with Andrzej Proczka at the United Irish Cultural Center in SF, CA.
erinruthfolk.com

Celtic Music Night is a donation based series, and as 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 Saint Patrick Series of Celtic Music Night! And keep an eye out for more Celtic Music Nights coming in April/May!

And don’t miss our annual Molly’s Revenge Saint Patrick’s Day Band-iversary bashes, in Pacific Grove and Felton, with the Turco Irish Dancers, all on Saint Ptrick’s Day–
Get your tickets now at http://www.mollysrevenge.com

Thanks so much to St. Andrew Church of Aptos for hosting Celtic Music Night; Check out their website:
www.aptospresbyterianchurch.org

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

See you soon for a great series!
Cheers,
David Brewer
www.firescottishband.com

Posted in Winter 2019 | Leave a comment

He’s Back! It’s time for Music!

Greetings my dear friends of Celtic Music Night!

It sure has been a long time since the last Celtic Music Night in Aptos– I’m ready for one; Are you??!!
…Ready to enjoy a whole lot of great Celtic music and culture!!! That’s right, folks,
Your roaming piper is back, with a really fantastic Series of Celtic Music Night at St Andrew, full of Singers and bagpipes and more, just to for you! Read on…
I’ve finally returned from a great many travels, FIVE separate tours around the country to be exact, between The Fire, Molly’s Revenge, and Winterdance, all since the last Celtic Music Night…So alot has happened with many great tales from the road to relay…
I sure hope you can come out to enjoy!!! Grab the friends and family and come on down, and Spread the word….That’s THIS COMING TUESDAY NIGHT!!

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

THIS Tuesday, Tuesday March 12th, 7PM –Bagpipes and more! And the following Tuesday with Irish song singing and more!

Celtic Music Night Saint Patrick Series:
Featuring:
Tuesday March 12th, 7PM — David Brewer, presenting Irish tunes on bagpipes and tin-whistle, and how the Irish uilleann pipes evolved, plus new tunes and stories from the road.
Tuesday March 19th, 7PM — Irish Singer, Erin Ruth Thompson, will present an evening of Celtic folk songs, in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, accompanied by David Brewer on guitar and bodhran. For a sneak preview, see Erin’s website: http://erinruthfolk.com/

Erin Ruth Thompson: Singer of Celtic and Folk
Erin performing with Andrzej Proczka at the United Irish Cultural Center in SF, CA.
erinruthfolk.com

Celtic Music Night is a donation based series, and as 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 Saint Patrick Series of Celtic Music Night! And keep an eye out for more Celtic Music Nights coming in April/May!

And don’t miss our annual Molly’s Revenge Saint Patrick’s Day Band-iversary bashes, in Pacific Grove and Felton, with the Turco Irish Dancers, all on Saint Ptrick’s Day–
Get your tickets now at www.mollysrevenge.com

Thanks so much to St. Andrew Church of Aptos for hosting Celtic Music Night; Check out their website:
www.aptospresbyterianchurch.org

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

See you soon for a great series!
Cheers,
David Brewer
www.firescottishband.com

Posted in Winter 2019 | Leave a comment