Seasons greetings my fellow Celtic Music loving friends! What a lovely season it has been so far, full of joyful events with so many more on the way…among them, as promised, The Winter Series Finale is ON for TOMORROW NIGHT!! Come on out to Aptos, as you are invited, and you definitely want to catch this one! Read on…
First though, thanks so much to everyone who came out to the Church last week for the lovely Celtic & Christmas program by Charmas–it was a really nice program, and a super fun night with you all! And Thanks to the amazingly joyous sell-out crowd that packed into Trinity Cathedral over the weekend for the San Jose performance of Winterdance– wow, what a night! But Christmas hasn’t arrived yet–The final leg of the show’s tour does actually bring Winterdance within viewing distance of the South Bay, next weekend in Pacific Grove just before it leaves for the final few shows in Southern California so please read on and let yer kin know it’s coming to the neighborhood!
THIS Tuesday December 15th, at 7pm (TOMORROW NIGHT)–featuring:
The Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers — the return of a favorite; the bay area’s epic Scottish fiddle orchestra!
Led by pianist Shauna Pickett-Gordon, and multiple US Scottish fiddle champion, Colyn Fischer, this wonderful group is sure to be a rousing finale to what has been a fantastic Winter Series. The group is strong in numbers, including many fiddlers, and many other members performing on other instruments including guitars, bodhrans, violas, and more… For a sneak preview, check out their website: http://www.thefiddlers.com/about_us.html
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!
Also, THIS Friday!!!! the extremely popular show, WinterDance, is doing one final Central California performance in Pacific Grove on December 18th at St. Mary’s By The Sea Church… Tunes, Dances, & Carols of the Season!
Winterdance is the perfect jump-start to your holiday season, featuring the lively music of Molly’s Revenge, complete with Christmas bagpipes, and joined by astounding Irish vocalist, Christa Burch, and the Rosemary Turco Irish dance troupe— come and join us up there for a magical time! It has sold out in the past, so make your reservations today by visiting:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2461441
See you there! Curious to learn more about the show, and see some video clips from last year? Check it out: www.mollysrevenge.com
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:
As always, thank YOU so much for being a part of this wonderful community; I look forward to seeing you at the big finale!