Hello friends of Celtic Music Night at St Andrew… Happy Black Friday! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Very exciting news about Celtic Music Night this Tuesday night!
This week, Tuesday November 29th, 7pm,
Master Irish harpist & bard extraordinaire, Chris Caswell will be our featured guest! Chris Caswell is one of the finest performers and builders of the Celtic harp today. There is a spontaneous flow to Chris’s concerts. The structure grows out of what is alive in him together with the atmosphere shared with his audience. In his “Quest for the Celtic Harp,” the listener may experience a trip into history, or into different cultures, or simply a light-hearted celebration of tunes and anecdotes. The beauty of an evening with Chris develops in the moment. That naturalness is a necessary element; an ever-evolving part of his art form, the underlying aim of which is to move us out of our expectations towards a direct experience of music. Chris is a raconteur, knowledgeable historian, and musicologist. His performances cast a bright spell through the music and his obvious delight in playing. His music is infused by his Welsh heritage, the world traditions of Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. It’s going to be a fabulous conclusion to this series, so I hope you can make it out this Tuesday, and in the mean time, you can get a sneak preview: http://chriscaswell.net/index.html
And as Christmas is right around the corner, our ever joyously entertaining Molly’s Revenge Christmas Concerts are straight ahead! Friday December 2nd, at First United Methodist Church (a.k.a the Butterfly Church), Pacific Groveand Tickets are available at The Works and Bookmark in Pacific Grove or you can buy them online at www.mollysrevenge.com Friday December 9th, at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton A Celtic Christmas Celebration Once again, you are invited to join the members of Molly’s Revenge and the Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers for an annual celebration of music, song, and dance associated with the festive season. This year, we’re delighted to welcome Christa Burch on board as our featured guest vocalist. Christa possesses a singular voice: warm, supple, expressive, intimate, and instantly recognizable. A Benefit for The ALS Foundation, Leukemia/Lymphoma Society and Aplastic Anemia/MDS Foundation. A portion of money raised from our two Christmas albums, Winterdance and Yuledance, will be donated to these three charities which are near and dear to our hearts. There’ll be a limited number of Yuledance copies available, so get ’em while they last!
Farewell Pete – As you probably know, Pete (aka “the Admiral”) Haworth is performing in his last series of Christmas concerts with the band. There will be an official farewell concert for Pete on Wednesday, January 4th at the Kuumbwa in Santa Cruz. Stay tuned for more details.
In the meantime, come celebrate with us next Friday!
Celtic Christmas Shows:
12/2 Pacific Grove, CA
12/3 Sutter Creek, CA
12/4 Los Osos, CA
12/9 Felton, CA
12/10 Carmichael, CA
12/11 Redwood City, CA
12/15 Portland, OR
12/16 Corvallis, OR
12/17 Ridgefield, WA
12/18 Vashon, WA
Also TONIGHT!, myself and several other musical acts will be performing in a special benefit concert in Salinas:Fundraiser for Sudan Orphanage, “Music Around the World” concert.with music by David Brewer, the Balke Bairnes, Erich Bloecher, Deep Treble, Tracy Luccketta & Taylor Kropp. Friday November 25th, 7:30pm at Destination Salinas (formerly Western Bible Store), 222 Main St. Salinas.Bradley and Sean Balke, of the Celtic Music Night guest band, The Balke Bairnes, have a unique opportunity to go to South Sudan to work at an orphanage to build a kitchen/school room, look into the possibility of setting up an Internet café to generate income for the orphanage, work on various projects, and to be taught by the children. They are trying to raise ~5K and if they do not raise the funds needed to go, they will donate all of the funds raised to the orphanage. They performed recently at Celtic Music Night, and you all contributed so graciously to the cause that the goal is well on it’s way to being reached, and for that, the Balkes and the organization are extremely greatfull–THANK YOU!!! But there is still a ways to go, and this concert will hopefully put them over the edge and guarantee mission success for the orphanage… you can help, by coming out to enjoy a good fun night of music!! Hope to see you there 🙂
Background: Cornerstone Orphanage was started in 2005 when Pastor Juma John resettled with his church into the town of Nimule from a refugee camp in Uganda, homeless children came to him looking for help. Some had lost their parents in the war or by disease, some had been abandoned, some had been the victims of abuse. Cornerstone Children’s Home is the result of that church-based effort to care for the needy children of Nimule. Today more than 60 children are housed, fed and nurtured in a loving Christian environment. A building is nearing completion located on the same compound as the church, which provides a safe and healthy place for the children to live.
CMN’s Fall Season ENDS THIS TUESDAY NIGHT, November 29th, at 7pm… This will be the last Celtic Music Night until after the new year, so I sure hope to see you there!
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 TUESDAY NIGHT! 🙂