Cancelled for Dec. 13th.

Attention friends and attendees of Celtic Music Night in Aptos, with regret, I have gotten too sick to host the event tonight, so sadly I must cancel– the arduous tour, little sleep, and cold temperatures did me in for now, so NO Celtic Music Night Tonight… Stay tuned for the next series in the coming months! And thanks to everyone who came out the last couple weeks; it was so lovely to see you, and I wish you a very Merry Holiday Season!!! ~Sincerely,  David Brewer

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The Admiral is Back!

Seasons greetings to all of you, friends of Celtic Music!
I hope your holiday cheer is building, and all is well with you!
Thank you all so much for being a part of our flourishing Celtic Music community, and especially to everyone who came out last week to Celtic Music Night in Aptos, and to Winterdance in Felton– it was such a treat to see you all enjoying yourselves to the music!
As promised in song and fable, The thunderous return  of  Celtic   Music   Night continues: The Winter Season– THIS TUESDAY NIGHT! (That’s Tomorrow night!), with a whole lot more fun Celtic Music to get you cheery for the holiday month ahead:
Tuesday December 6th, 7:00PM: Celtic Music Duo: The Disqualifiers:
Peter Haworth &  David Brewer– Songs & dance tunes, with bazouki, bagpipes, whistles & bodhran .  Concert & Jam Session!
Peter Haworth, also known as “The Admiral” co-founded the well known Celtic band Molly’s Revenge with David Brewer 16 years ago, and after three years of retirement from the band, Peter has teamed up with David once again, this time as a duo, to deliver their own mischievous take on a Celtic music concert. Pete hails originally from northern England, and has played folk music his whole life, and is as versed in songs from the tradition as he is accompanying bagpipes with his Irish bazouki (an instrument which could be described as a giant mandolin which you play like a guitar).
David Brewer is a multi-instrumentalist who has toured with the Scottish super-group The Old Blind Dogs, as well as with The Fire, and, Molly’s Revenge across the US, the UK, Canada, China, and Australia. He has been a special guest of the six-time Grammy winning group The Chieftains, and was a key musician for the sound track of the PBS documentary, “Andrew Jackson, Good, Evil, and the Presidency”. David is known for being animated and engaging on stage, primarily with the Scottish bagpipes.
Then a Field Trip: One last chance to catch the hit holiday show, Winterdance in the Bay area, at Trinity Cathdral, San Jose, Friday Dec. 9th, 7:00PM 
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. Molly’s Revenge and special guest vocalist Christa Burch with Irish dancers will present an evening of music, song and dance associated with the festive season. The performance will include Christmas songs both old and new, all played with a Celtic twist, and something new for our regulars.  Guest vocalist Christa Burch possesses a singular voice: warm, supple, expressive, intimate, and instantly recognizable. Part of a vibrant new generation of American folk singers, Christa deftly marries intuitive musicianship and storytelling through song. To balance the gentle beauty of Christa’s songs, the Irish dancers will bring a percussive, joyful, and colorful exuberance to the stage.
As always, this 11th Annual Celtic Christmas Celebration will capture the traditional spirit of the season and warm the hearts of all who attend.
Can’t wait to hear a sample? Just visit: http://mollysrevenge.com/ And while there, find out all kinds of 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 will be happening for the next THREE Tuesdays, and I’ll keep you posted as I get the featured guests confirmed! But mark you calendars now!
Celtic Music Night Winter Series 2016:
Tuesday December 6th, 7pm: Peter Haworth &  David Brewer, &  session.
Tuesday December 13th, 7pm: (mystery guest)  & session.
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, 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– It was a lovely treat to have a welcoming from Pastor Anne last week as well! If you haven’t yet, check out their website for more about their wonderful links to events and efforts in the community: www.aptospresbyterianchurch.org

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

 

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The Thunderous Return!

Salutations all ye wonderful friends of Celtic Music, And a special Happy Thanksgiving to all of you out there;
I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving day, filled with friends, family, food, and music! I’ve missed ye!!!
Well, if the last thing there–MUSIC–hasn’t quite got it’s quota for the month to make you a happy camper amid the building holiday rush, I’ve got just the thing for you…As promised in song and fable, The thunderous return of Celtic Music Night: The Winter Season– THIS TUESDAY NIGHT:
November 29th, 7pm — David Brewer, bagpipes and penny-whistles galore! (that’s me! I’ll be playing my heart for ye!) Concert & Jam Session!
David Brewer is a multi-instrumentalist who has toured with the Scottish super-group The Old Blind Dogs, as well as with The Fire, and, Molly’s Revenge across the US, the UK, Canada, China, and Australia. He has been a special guest of the six-time Grammy winning group The Chieftains, and was a key musician for the sound track of the PBS documentary, “Andrew Jackson, Good, Evil, and the Presidency”. David is known for being animated and engaging on stage, primarily with the Scottish bagpipes.
Then a Celtic Music Night Field Trip: Winterdance returns to Don Quixote’s in Felton, Thursday Dec. 1st, 7:30PM 
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. Molly’s Revenge and special guest vocalist Christa Burch with Irish dancers will present an evening of music, song and dance associated with the festive season. The performance will include Christmas songs both old and new, all played with a Celtic twist, and something new for our regulars. Guest vocalist Christa Burch possesses a singular voice: warm, supple, expressive, intimate, and instantly recognizable. Part of a vibrant new generation of American folk singers, Christa deftly marries intuitive musicianship and storytelling through song. To balance the gentle beauty of Christa’s songs, the Irish dancers will bring a percussive, joyful, and colorful exuberance to the stage.
As always, this 11th Annual Celtic Christmas Celebration will capture the traditional spirit of the season and warm the hearts of all who attend.
Can’t wait to hear a sample? Just visit: http://mollysrevenge.com/ And while there, find out all kinds of things about the band.

Home page of Molly’s Revenge, a celtic group from Central Coast, CA, USA. Molly’s Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic trio known for our unique and infectious …
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 will be happening for the next THREE Tuesdays, and I’ll keep you posted as I get the featured guests confirmed! But mark you calendars now!
Celtic Music Night Winter Series 2016:
Tuesday November 29th, 7pm: David Brewer & session.
Tuesday December 6th, 7pm: (mystery guest) & session.
Tuesday December 13th, 7pm: (mystery guest)  & session.
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, 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 website:
www.aptospresbyterianchurch.org

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

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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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