Greetings all you wonderful friends of Celtic Music! Happy 4th of July to you! I hope you get a wonderful dose of patriotic celebration with friends and family!
And well, THIS Tuesday in Aptos, we will be having “FIRE-works” of our own, as Celtic Music Night is on for THIS Tuesday night! Read on….
But first, I cannot thank you all enough for your very thoughtful words & prayers, and generous support in the wake of the terrible incident which occurred at the beginning of this month. Rebecca Lomnicky and I were in a very serious car crashed in which we were struck head-on at high speed by a drunk driver. If you haven’t heard more than that and would like to know more, this link was created to support us in the recovery: https://www.gofundme.com/28k62a5w
Things are improving and on the mend, thanks to a lot of positive energy from our wonderful music community, and that’s where I want to keep the focus, so this Celtic Music Night on Tuesday night will indeed be a celebration of wellness and good times through good music– I would love to see you there!
And now, as promised, Celtic Music Night has an exciting feature–let the “FIRE-works” begin, THIS TUESDAY NIGHT:
Tuesday July 5th, 7pm, The Fire — Traditional Scottish Music featuring Glenfiddich fiddle Champion of Scotland, Rebecca Lomnicky, with David Brewer of Molly’s Revenge, and newly added band member, Adam Hendey, on guitar and bazouki!
The Fire is a high energy pure-drop Scottish music band, with world class fiddling in combination with bagpipes, guitar, bodhran, whistle, and bouzouki. The group includes, International Scottish Fiddle Champion Rebecca Lomnicky, multi-instrumentalist David Brewer of the popular Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, and Adam Hendey on guitar and bouzouki. Members of the trio have each spent copious amounts of time delving into the traditions of their respective instruments, with Rebecca and David having additionally lived and studied in both Edinburgh and the highlands of Scotland. Together, The Fire performs captivating Scottish music which bridges the gap between the fiddle and bagpipe music of Scotland—two worlds united, into a heartfelt and rousing musical experience. Between their entertaining and informative stage banter, vast array of instrument combinations and extensive repertoire, including everything from soaring slow airs to intricately arranged dance tunes, these charismatic performers will leave you on your feet with your hands together. The Fire has headlined at Celtic festivals such as The Pleasanton Scottish Highland Games, The Utah Scottish Association Highland Games, The Portland Highland Games, The Sedona Celtic Harvest Festival, The Northwest Folklife Festival, The Oregon Scottish Festival, The Yachats Celtic Music Festival, The Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival, and has performed at a variety of venues throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland.
The Fire is currently based out of Santa Cruz, California, and has recorded two albums together.
Click here for a sneak preview, and more about their Mid Summer Tour: http://firescottishband.com/
Celtic Music Night at St.Andrew — Come be a part of it! Mark your calendars now! Spread the word! Grab your friends, family, neighbors, and instruments and Check it out at St Andrew Church: 9850 Monroe Ave. Aptos, CA — THIS Tuesday night, at 7pm! Hope to see you there!!
Celtic Music Night is a FREE event, run by donations of any amount at the door if possible to help it continue– just contribute what you can (suggested sliding scale is $10-15)–your support is greatly appreciated in keeping folk tradition, and these *quality* shows going! CDs and recordings of the artists are also available for purchase.
As is tradition, each of these fun-filled evenings at Celtic Music Night include a bagpipe procession, concert of music by a featured special guest artist, Q&A with the group, complimentary refreshments, and an open Celtic music jam session with the players afterward, so bring your instruments, questions, and good vibes– and ALL of this is ALL ages, and ALL for a nominal donation of any size at the door. So grab your friends, family, instruments, and head out to Aptos for a good time the way nature intended!
Mark your calendars! It’s going to be some brilliant times indeed; I hope you can make it!
Also, don’t forget: Celtic Music Night is now on FaceBook!!! Please take a second to check out the page, and if you like, join on to get all the latest updates, pictures, and more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/194642300895477/
A huge thanks to our wonderful host venue for Celtic Music Night, St. Andrew Church of Aptos– if you haven’t yet, check out their website:
As always, thank YOU so much for being a part of this wonderful community; hope to see you Tuesday night!