Giving Thanks for Music!

Hello everyone… Happy Thanksgiving from St Andrew Celtic Music Night! It’s a wonderful week for getting together with friends and relatives to celebrate all the things we are thankful for, and well, that’s what I’ll be doing tomorrow night at Celtic Music Night as well–I hope you’ll join me! I am thankful for this wonderful style of music, all of the great musicians that play it, and friends who enjoy it, and for such a fantastic community that supports it! I know you’re thankful for that too, because the audiences at Celtic Music Night are always famously appreciative, much as they were last Tuesday for the Irish/Old-time duo John Weed & Stuart Mason. What a fabulous evening!
and Celtic Music Night continues This Tuesday night! This week, Tuesday November 22nd, 7pm with:
David Brewer–Tunes of the New World–That’s right folks, in honor of all of the explorers, settlers, and immigrants who braved the seas to come to the Americas with their instruments in hand and traditional music aplenty, I’ll be taking on a tour of the Tunes of the New World. This will be a collection of melodies composed in the long-standing traditional Celtic style by immigrant composers, settlers, and inhabitants of the Americas from the 1800’s through the present day. These melodies will be performed on a variety of Celtic instruments including (but not limited to) penny whistles, uilleann pipes, and bagpipes, and will set the stage for a nice relaxing & joyous Thanksgiving week. As always, the presentation of music will be followed by free refreshments of short-bread and apple cider, and an open Celtic music jam session– hope to see you!

Also, myself and several other musical acts will be performing in a special benefit concert in Salinas this Friday night: 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 grateful–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 🙂 Links: 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 continues TUESDAY NIGHT, November 22nd, 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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