Dueling Uilleanns!

Celtic Music Night at St. Andrew is ON for this Tuesday!!! 7pm!

That’s right my friends, I have finally returned from the extended summer touring with Molly’s Revenge, and I am ready to kick things into gear with more music–are you ready???!! Tomorrow night is going to be a very cool and interesting night of unique, lovely, & fun sounds, because there will be not one, but TWO Irish Uilleann pipes playing together… a fabulous sound to behold!
(…assuming none of the drones go shooting across the room!) jk 😉

My protege of the Uilleann pipes, Eric Bloecher, has been working very hard to master the challenging instrument and I am quite proud to announce that he has reached an excellent level of skill and repertoire, now to be shared with you in concert! Together, we will be playing duets of all types of tunes on the Irish bagpipes, and I’ll also be accompanying Eric’s ‘solo’ pieces with the bodhran and guitar. Eric started music studies on piano at a young age, and now attends Cabrillo College. Eric was featured playing as a member of the Celtic band “Isle of Light during their cameo appearance at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz as part of the hugely popular ‘Throwing Stones’ concert last May. It is somewhat rare to hear this instrument played, but especially rare to hear two together… hope you can come on out and check it out!
And of course we’ll follow the concert with free refreshments and an open jam session :):):)

So to re-cap, here is the schedule for the rest of the Late-Summer Series:
September 20th: Irish Uilleann pipe duo performance by Eric Bloecher & David Brewer, followed by open jam session.

September 27th: Music Night field trip to concert at Don Quixotes by Scottish band The Old Blind Dogs
October 4th: featured guest TBD– stay tuned; followed by open jam session. 

Also, mark your calendars now for November 1st, 7pm, because we will be kicking off our Fall Series of Celtic Music Night with a majorly special featured guest duo: ………………………..all the way fromAUSTRALIA!!!
World renowned Scottish fiddler Catherine Fraser & pianist Duncan Smith will be doing a special concert for us at Celtic Music Night!!
This is truly going to be a night which you will want to be there for, so please bring yourself & help spread the word and get your friends and family to come, but don’t just take my word for it, check out their website and music– phenomenal! http://www.catherinefraser.com/index.html
If you’ve enjoyed the amazing performances of Scottish fiddle we’ve been blessed to have so far by the wonderful Rebecca Lomnicky, Deby Benton Grosjean, and Colyn Fischer with Shauna Picket Gordon on piano, then you will LOVE Catherine Fraser & Duncan Smith! MARK YOUR CALENDAR for this extremely rare appearance!!!

More featured guests coming– stay tuned to the email news, and website schedule for updates!

And of course, if you visit the wonderful organization of the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay’s website, you can find out more details on the following amazing Celtic Music Concerts nearby!

Top Scottish folk band from Scotland, The Old Blind Dogs, at Don Quixotes in Felton, Tuesday September 27th, 7:30pm.

Fantastic Irish Trad duo, Brendan Begley & Caoimhin O Raghallaigh (Accordion/vocals&fiddle), at Don Quixotes, Sunday October 9th, 7pm.

Unbelievable Irish duo from the band Lunasa, Kevin Craword & Cillian Vallely (flute & Uilleann pipes), House concert in Soquel, Tuesday October 18th at 7:30pm.

Lovely & fun French-Canadian duo, Lisa Ornstein & Dan Compton (fiddle & guitar), House concert in Bonny Doon, Saturday October 22nd at 7:30pm.

Get the full bios, samples, and ticket info by visiting: www.celticsociety.org

CMN’s Late-Summer Season continues tomorrow night, September 20th, at 7pm!

Thank you SO MUCH for your support of our wonderful Celtic music scene of Santa Cruz everyone!

Looking forward to seeing you all TOMORROW NIGHT! 🙂



David Brewer





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