Hello my dear friends of Celtic Music Night! What a great turn out for One Lane Bridge last week; thanks to everyone who came out and had a blast with us!
The Fall Series of Celtic Music Night at St Andrew is underway, and ON for TONIGHT in Aptos– I sure hope you can come enjoy!!! Spread the word….
AND as promised, we’ve got a great line up of awesome featured guest performances for the next TWO TUESDAYS!
On THIS Tuesday September 22nd– TONIGHT!, at 7pm:
SHELLEY PHILLIPS– Accompanied by Michael Glick on piano.
Founder of the Community School of Santa Cruz, Shelley is a top class multi-instrumentalist and Gourd Records recording artist– hard-core classical training, steeped in world folk music traditions, and a veteran of national & international touring, she’ll be presenting a wonderful to listen to concert featuring music on Oboe, world Flutes, and Celtic Harp, from an array of Celtic and pan-Celtic sub-styles… And Michael is a fantastic pianist & organist with virtuosity spanning many styles of accompaniment from classical and Celtic, to jazz and funk– this is going to be a first class concert to be sure– come on out and experience it with us!
For more about Shelley and her fantastic recordings, visit: http://www.gourd.com/phillipss.html
Of course I must also remind, that as the way fate often works, tonight is also a concert at Don Quixote’s in Felton, put on by our friends at the Monterey Celtic Society, of Spanish bagpiping sensation of international acclaim, Carlos Nunez… So if that is your cup of tea, please go and see–Shelley and I both condone this, as this is also a rare performance. For more information on that and the great many other Celtic Society events, please visit their website:
But do not forget, the return of Michael Mullen (looping rock fiddler extraordinaire) on October 6th, back here at St Andrew Church in Aptos for the Grande Finale of the Fall Series!
ALSO, This Saturday ONLY — The grand return of the Big Trees Scottish Festival at Roaring Camp in Felton!
Saturday October 3rd, 10am to 6pm, featuring great music by Tempest, The Fire, with Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion, Rebecca Lomnicky, and Peter Daldry!
Entertainment, Bagpipe Bands, Scottish vendors & food, athletics, clans & historical actors, fun for the whole family– See you there!
At Roaring Camp Railroad Park 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton, CA
For tickets and more information, visit: www.bigtreescots.com
Yes folks, there even more soon to be announced coming up for the December Winter Series! So Stay tuned, and mark you calendars for future Tuesday nights….
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.
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 you calendars!
And a huge thanks to our wonderful host venue, St. Andrew Church of Aptos– if you haven’t yet, check out their nice new website:
As always, thank YOU so much for being a part of this wonderful community; we look forward to seeing you soon!