Hello everybody! I hope all of you friends of Celtic Music Night at St Andrew are having a good start to the holiday season! The Winter Series is under way out in Aptos, and you are invited!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Church last week to see piper Erik Leikin and hear has wonderful classical bagpipe program, and to the fantastic crowd that packed into Don Quixote’s in Felton last week for the launch of the Winterdance Celtic Christmas tour– it was a truly magical and fun night because of you! There’s going to be *one* more chance for you to see that show this year before it leaves town, so read on below, …but first:

Just a quick reminder as to the musical happenings of the week, as promised, The Winter Series of Celtic Music Night at St Andrews is on for This Tuesday night in Aptos– I sure hope you can come enjoy!!! Spread the word…. that’s TOMORROW NIGHT!!

THIS Tuesday December 8th, at 7pm (TOMORROW NIGHT)–featuring:
Charmas! Charmas performs traditional singalong and Christmas-themed Celtic songs. Featuring Aaron Clegg on vocals and Celtic flute, Richard Dwyer on vocals, low whistle, and bodhran, Elise MacGregor Ferrell on fiddle and Great Highland Bagpipes, Jim Powell on guitar, Mick O’Broain on vocals and standup bass. 

Then, the series finale:
December 15 — The Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers — the return of a favorite; the bay area’s epic Scottish fiddle orchestra!

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 — TOMORROW NIGHT, and every Tuesday for the next four weeks at 7pm!

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 Bay Area performance in San Jose on December 11th at Trinity Cathedral.
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, and opening set by Charmas— come and join us up there for a magical time! It has sold out in the past, so make your reservations today by visiting:
See you there! Curious to learn more about the show, and see some video clips from last year? Check it out:

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; we look forward to seeing you soon!
David Brewer


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