Fabled Fiddles and Pipes!

Hello friends of Celtic Music Night at St Andrew! Now that you have an entire extra hour because of the time change, please read on about all of the wonderful music happenings coming up for you to enjoy! 🙂

First off, I wanted to thank everyone who came out in support Catherine Fraser & Duncan Smith; we were treated to a truly powerful and spell-binding evening of music, and because of your generous donations and cd purchases, they were in fact able to return to Australia! I’m glad you all enjoyed the concert, as such a rare treat it was, but just remember that YOU ALL make it happen with your support; so on behalf of the artists: thank you! I myself would also like to give a huge thanks to Paula Jacobson for her help in coordinating this particular Music Night! And don’t forget, if you were still interested in purchasing their fantastic cd “Unity” which they were sold out of that night, you can still order it online at: http://www.catherinefraser.com/recordings.html

Music Night continues Tomorrow night!
Tuesday November 8th, 7pm, David Brewer– bagpipe tunes of the great Scottish fiddler composers.
Fabled piper from Molly’s Revenge guides you through a select repertoire of melodies on the highland bagpipes which were all written by the great composers of Scottish fiddle music. Many of these tunes, written in the 18th Century by the likes of Niel & Nathaniel Gow, James Scott Skinner, Peter Milne, and William Marshall are not often heard on the pipes.
Here’s a sneak preview: www.davidbrewermusic.com

Next Week! Tuesday November 15th, duo John Weed & Stuart Mason of Little Black Train, & Molly’s Revenge— Irish & Appalachian old-time fiddle, mandola, & song.
John Weed and Stuart Mason play traditional tunes and songs that explore the musical connection between Ireland and Appalachia. A classically trained violinist, John doesn’t let that get in the way of his fiery fiddling. Indeed, he leverages his understanding of the instrument to wrestle every last bit of tone and emotion from each piece he performs. Stuart is known for his strong, rhythmic guitar backup style using both standard and alternate tunings, and his songs are deeply rooted in the tradition. Here’s a sneak preview: http://helmintoller.com/weedmason/
Great Scottish Music continues to flood into the Bay area throughout the weeks to come!And I’ll be performing as guest in a couple of other great Scottish concerts:
Community Music School presents
Deby Benton Grosjean CD Release Gala
Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz
Saturday, November 12 begins 7:30pm
For Tickets to the Concert: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/206167
Come for an enchanted evening of Celtic music and lore. Celebrate the launching of Celtic fiddler, Deby Benton Grosjeanʼs new CD. Seven stellar musicians join Deby on stage on November 12th, 7:30PM at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St. Santa Cruz CA 95060, presented by non-profit program, Community Music School. Contact Deby.fiddler@gmail.com for more info or visit:http://kuumbwa.org/2011/10/deby-benton-grosjean-cd-release-gala-saturday-november-12/

Great LIVE show! A magical amalgam with Deby Benton Grosjean-violin,  Barry Phillips-cello, William Coulter-guitar, David Brewer- penny whistles, Gary Campus-percussion, Jesse Autumn-Celtic harp, Shelley Phillips-woodwinds, Lars Johannessen-wooden flute and more!  Of course, we’ll have rousing jigs and fiery reels together with lovely gentle airs but in a rich and colorful weave of sound textures. Readings by Debra Spencer and Susan Freeman. Great eats, beverages and a wine bar at the Kuumbwa.
It’s time for a party!
Loosely based on the healing wells and sacred springs, there are thousands in the Celtic regions. Some are hidden and forgotten and others regularly visited. Some have festivals in their honor. Music for many is a healing well. We immerse ourselves, find replenishment and rejuvenation through beautiful melodies and sweet harmonies. Let this new recording, Healing Well, be your Celtic spa.
For tickets log on to Brown Paper Tickets or go to Gourd Musicʼs facebook.

And also:Sunday 11/13/2011, with the Syncopaths, great Scottish Contra-dance band featuring Scottish fiddler Ryan McKasson at Moe’s Alley is Soquel: http://www.moesalley.com/artist.php?id=1286&artist=The_Syncopaths
CMN’s Fall Season continues TOMORROW NIGHT, November 8st, at 7pm…and runs every Tuesday through November with featured guests and sessions every week!

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

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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