He’s Back…

Happy fall to Y’All, oh friends of Celtic Music Night; I hope you’ve all been doing well and are staying dry as the rain descends upon Santa Cruz once again!

Your roaming piper has returned– this time all the way from New York via Nashville and all the way along historic Route 66, and that’s right folks, Celtic Music Night is BACK, like disco only better, and I have some very exciting announcements to tell you about…

First, this very morning is St. Andrew Day, being celebrated at our lovely St Andrew Church in Aptos. Festivities are fun and free and very authentically Scottish, which include myself piping and sharing culture with the children, a kirking of the tartans and blessing of the clans, Scottish country dancing, choir and organist Don Atkins, and all the Scottish short bread and baklava you can eat and tea you can drink… so come on down! Dancing at 9:30 am, Piping at 10am, service at 10:30, and more festivities at 11:30…
Today, November 18, 2012, St Andrew Church, 9850 Monroe Ave, Aptos, CA

And of course Celtic Music Night is ON for this Tuesday night!
Tuesday, November 20, 20127pm… David Brewer, stories and tunes of the road, east to west…
You got it folks, I am so excited to be returning to share the latest and greatest with ya! Some of my new favorite tunes, of course, but also the latest stories of my insane travels…and I’ve got some good ones this time! Everything from a chance encounter with an Amish village, mighty music playing in Nashville, being shown the ancient techniques of Navaho metal smiths, and nights spent sleeping on the plains in Oklahoma under a star laden sky…
I greatly look forward to seeing you all and catching up with you in person!

Now for a big announcement! The east coast wasn’t far enough for the roaming piper… I’ve now decided to move even further, into the heartland of Celtic music–Scotland. That’s right folks, after the conclusion of the Molly’s Revenge Christmas tour this January, I am so excited to be relocating to the highlands of Scotland for a wee while to connect with counterparts of the music, and learn multitudes of new tunes & songs, all the while getting submerged in the Gaelic culture… And of course giving the highlands a good dose of Molly’s Revenge-ness in return! The results of the trip will trickle into upcoming blog updates, as well as a future documentary. An exciting opportunity to say the least, and although David will be rejoining Molly’s Revenge for the summer tour later in 2013, starting at the Scottish Games in Lehi, Utah on June 7th & 8th, this is one more great reason to catch him while you can with the full line up of Molly’s Revenge, Christa Burch, and the Irish dancers at one of our fine Christmas concerts right around the corner… Come raise the parting glass in person this December! See you there… You can keep up with details and updates by checking in at www.davidbrewermusic.com, as well as at our home www.molysrevenge.com soon!

So please come out to one of the up coming shows while I’m here, and there are several to choose from:
Molly’s Revenge will be on tour with the fantastic vocalist Christa Burch and the Turco Irish dancers for a fabulous and heartfelt Christmas Concert celebration!
The nearest shows are:

Celtic Christmas Celebration
Don Quixote’s
International Music Hall
6275 Highway 9, Felton, CA
$15 adv./$18 door seated
Tickets: 831-603-2294

Celtic Christmas Celebration
Danville Congregational Church
989 San Ramon Valley Boulevard
Danville, CA 94526
6:00 pm show
(925) 837-6944

Celtic Christmas Celebration
Angelica’s Bell Theatre and Bistro
863 Main Street, Redwood City, CA 94061
7:30 pm show
Ticket phone: (650) 365-3226

But that’s not all folks; the full tour schedule can be found at www.mollysrevenge.com, or www.davidbrewermusic.com…

Also there you can find out about the amazing Christmas Celebration production I’ll be involved in at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, also featuring Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion, Rebecca Lomnicky! We’ be performing as featured soloists with full choir, orchestra, pipe band, dancers, and guest vocalists! And it’s a FREE gift to you! From TLC.
Child care available for infants-Kindergarteners at all these 75 minute concerts. Ten performances at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, CA. www.tlc.org for more info.
This show will knock you stockings off so be sure to check out at least one performance, and bring your neighborhood as well! Why not?!

Thursday, December 13th
Friday, December 14th
5:30pm, 8pm
Saturday, December 15th
3pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Sunday, December 16th
11am, 3pm, 5:30pm, 8pm

And of course, Celtic Music Night at St Andrew will be raising the rafters with music, stories, guests, refreshments, and open jam sessions on
Tuesday November 20th, 7pm, with David Brewer

Tuesday November 27th, 7pm, with special guest

Tuesday December 4th, 7pm, David Brewer’s farewell to Scotland concert & party!!!

Thanks to our wonderful host Church, St Andrew Presbyterian of Aptos, I’ll see you all then!

In other news, I am thrilled to tell you that Rebecca Lomnicky’s beautiful composition, “Grandma Rebecca’s Favorite” from our duo album “Inspired”, is being performed today in Ithaca, New York by the Cornell Chamber Orchestra! Rebecca was asked to arrange a version for the entire string orchestra, by their amazing conductor, Chris Younghoon Kim, and wow let me tell you: if the recording on “Inspired” didn’t make you shed a tear then this certainly would! You can check out “Inspired” at www.davidbrewermusic.com to have a listen, and I’ll keep you posted if any bootleg recording become available!

This and so much more to come, but it is SO great to be back in Santa Cruz– I have missed it here, and you all very much, so I am really excited to see you at one of these great happenings soon!

And thanks for your support!!!! Of myself and music, and this fabulous Celtic music scene we have here in Santa Cruz… YOU all make it happen.

For more, be sure to check in with the neighbors, the Monterey Celtic Society: http://www.celticsociety.org/ , and Loch Lomond Celtic Society: http://www.lochlomondceltic.org/

All the best my friends!
David Brewer


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