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
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Stay tuned for more to come,
Hope to see you there!