Happy summer to all you friends of Celtic Music Night at St. Andrew!
And thank you so much to everyone who came out last week for Molly’s Revenge and the pre-release of the new album TRIO…the audience was wonderful & it was a spectacularly fun night & fantastic jam session!
We’ve been fairing the Colorado altitude, & though it’s been an amazing tour, I am thrilled to be returning for Celtic Music Night this week, with a very special musical guest!
Announcing FINAL MUSIC NIGHT until summer’s end:
This week — Tuesday July 2, 7pm… ALISA ROSE & guest Musicians
“Before discovering a passion for Folk Music and stepping out on her own, Alisa Rose studied opera for three years with the Russian American Music Academy in the Sacramento region of Northern California. Now, she applies her background in classical performance appearing as a soloist and guest vocalist in both the Traditional Celtic and Folk music scenes. While primarily a vocalist, Alisa also plays the guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bodhran and piano. She crafts her own Traditional and Folk style lyrical compositions and won awards in Fall of 2011 at the Cork Folk Festival’s Traditional Songwriter’s Competition for her original song “Arthur O’Leary”. Alisa spent five months in Cork studying Traditional Irish Music both at the University College Cork and in the field with musicians such as Karan Casey and Colm Murphy. Alisa also wrote an ethnography on her experiences in traditional Irish and Celtic music, for which she received awards and honors at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Like a fresh bud from the seed of an ancient tree, she branches out with a current perspective on these long beloved genres and evokes the memory of the inherited sounds while weaving new roots around it.”
Admission is free but donations are accepted, and go to the artists, and to continuing the event. This concert of music will be followed by a traditional Celtic Music jam session as well– musicians are invited to join in… round up your family and friends a delightfully fun evening to be shared all-together! Come on out and support the scene and the music, and have a grand time!
Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church: 9850 Monroe Avenue, Aptos, CA
And I am so excited to announce that coming up is the Monterey Scottish Games Festival! July 6th & 7th…
Not only has it moved back to it’s original location which I love– the beautiful Monterey Fairgrounds– but I am tremendously elated to be performing there myself: David Brewer, with Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion of Scotland, Rebecca Lomnicky! We will be doing two performances each day of the weekend along with Men of Worth, Seamus Kennedy, and loads of great pipe bands, and of course there will be Celtic vendors of every sort, as well as Scottish athletics. This is a really great event, well worth a trip across the bay, and it’s going to be a blast–see you there!
For tickets and more information visit: http://www.montereyscotgames.com/
The 46th annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival! July 6th & 7th— Monterey Fairgrounds
Also, did you know one of our very own Celtic Music Night guests has won a GRAMMY?! Yay!!!
AND, you can see a fabulous concert of his award winning newly composed folk music right here in town!
Please mark your calendar for the following concert in about a months time by our own Barry Phillips, master cellist– it’s sure to be a fantastic night of music you won’t want to miss:
The Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Art presents a concert of new compositions by Barry Phillips.
Saturday, July 27, 7:00 PM, $15
@ the SCICA, 1050 River St #127, Santa Cruz. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com
A beautiful night of classical & folk compositions by cellist, composer & Grammy-award winner Barry Phillips! With Jennifer Cass (pedal harp), Lars Johanesson (flute), Jesse Autumn (double harp), and special guests. For more info call 831-464-2743.
New album being released this week: MOLLY’S REVENGE – “TRIO”
The new CD features a huge variety of Celtic sub-styles & different dance rythyms… perhaps the most diverse recording from the band to date. Can you imagine an old-time American fiddle song on bagpipes?! For more on Molly’s Revenge and the forth coming tour dates, visit: www.mollysrevenge.com
That’s all for now my friends… spread the word because the Celtic music is here for you all– just round up your possie and get them out for a fun time… it’s going to be great! Thanks for your support of this amazing community, and being part of it with us…looking forward to catching up with you; See you tomorrow night!