Erik Plays Piobaireachd and David Enjoys the Show!

Hello once again, my dear friends of Celtic Music Night at St. Andrew!

What a great kick-off last week was to the Summer Series of Celtic Music Night in Aptos! Thanks for everyone who came out for the duo show with Adam Hendey–it was a fantastic night of tunes, and wonderful to have such a warm crowd! Great session afterward as well; cheers!

! And, For the next TWO Tuesdays I’m in town for a wee break in The Fire CD release tour, excited to present:

THIS Tuesday June 30th :: 7pm
A special piping recital concert featuring top-level professional highland bagpiper, Erik Leiken!
Erik is a tremendous piper, and good friend of mine of many years, from the professional and competitive piping world… I’m am thrilled that this Tuesday, Erik will be traveling down from the NorCal area especially for Music Night to present a wonderfully exciting and diverse recital of music on the highland pipes, spanning the repertoire of the instrument, including competition style medleys, original compositions, and some of his award winning piobaireachds (the epic “classical-style” pieces for bagpipes, highly regarded in the tradition as the ultimate music for the pipes, very rarely heard in concert). For years, Erik has been extremely active in the competition circuit as a solo piper, bandsman in a great list of pipe bands, and instructor to both soloists and pipe bands. His superb playing, tasteful repertoire, and insights into the scene promises to make this a great night not to be missed! (I’m excited to get to kick back and enjoy some stellar piping this time! 😉
For more about Erik, you can read his bio & resume and more at:

Come be a part of it! Spread the word! Grab your friends, family, neighbors, and instruments and Check it out at St Andrew Church:
9850 Monroe Ave. Aptos, CA — THIS Tuesday night!

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!

Celtic Music Summer Series, with special musical guests each week, are happening for the next TWO Tuesdays! :
Tuesday June 30th, 7pm
Tuesday July 7th, 7pm

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 THIS TUESDAY NIGHT!!!
David Brewer

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