Spring Finale!

This is it folks, the last Celtic Music Night for the Spring series….Celtic Music Night at St. Andrew is ON for TONIGHT!
TONIGHT! May 3rd, 2011, 7pm. Come on down for a wee concert of music celebrating the Celtic holiday of Beltaine, among other things, with free refreshments, and open Celtic music Jam session! It’s going to be Scottish small-pipe Night! with your host, David Brewer…

I’ll miss you all in the time between, but mark your calendars now, because the Summer Series of Celtic Music Night has shaped up to be very exciting, with a different amazing featured guest every Tuesday through June, starting June 7th with the long awaited return of Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddle Champion Rebecca Lomnicky, accompanied by David Brewer (that’s me!),with the weeks following lit up by the music of Lady Doris, Mary Mc Laughlin, Bruce Abrams, Steve Coulter, and Peat-Fire Flames Shauna Picket-Gordon and Colyn Fischer! See you there!

And the late breaking news:With a heavy heart and many fond memories, Pete Haworth (aka “the Admiral”) has decided to step down as singer and spokesman for the band Molly’s Revenge. After 10 years of joyous music making, 10 CDs, hundreds of performances, thousands of travel miles, and tens of thousands of hours looking for gigs, Pete Haworth has finally decided it’s time to hang up his bouzouki.
He’s looking forward to his second retirement and finally getting to work on projects which have been on hold for the last 10 years. Of his time with the band, Pete says: “I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time with Molly’s Revenge and feel hugely fortunate that I was able to be a part of such a great band. I’ll never forget the musical experiences, the amazing musicians I’ve met along the way, and the wonderful fans that have made the last 10 years the experience of a lifetime. I wish the rest of the band the best of luck as they go forward, continuing the legacy of Molly’s Revenge.”
It’s a sad and monumental turn of events for us, but there is a silver lining: Pete will continue to perform with the band throughout the 2011 season — then the torch will be passed and the band will play on. Later this year we’ll be back at some of Pete’s favorite events, including the KVMR Grass Valley Celtic Festival, Live Oak Music Festival in the hills above Santa Barbara, and world-renowned Pleasanton Highland Games over Labor Day weekend among others. We’ve got a stellar performance schedule this year, and we’re playing at top form. We will continue to honor Pete’s vision for the band as we carry Molly’s Revenge music into 2012 and beyond.

Also, some of you in the Celtic scene may have known this delightful woman named Laurie Isdell, who I regret to inform you just passed away after her very long struggle with cancer. She was a light and we will miss her! Celebration of Life for Laurie Isdell THIS Saturday, May 7th, 4:15pm – ? Location: Sacramento Caledonian Club’s Highland Games, Woodland, CA 1125 East Street Woodland, California 95776

Funds are still needed to help with the final costs etc. Support Laurie Isdell’s Fight Against Breast Cancerhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-Laurie-Isdells-Fight-Against-Breast-Cancer/333823296192

More Info There will be a Celebration of Life for Laurie this coming Saturday, May 7th, 4:15pm at the Sacramento Caledonian Club’s Highland Games, Woodland, CA. We will gather at the end of the Glen of the Clans. Bring your own chair, should you need one. If you need more information, email Lauren directly.
And finally, if you have kids or teens, it’s time to start thinking about getting invovled in the awesome coming summer music camps… 😀
2011 Summer Music Camp at St. Andrew Church! with Teachers Don & Kathryn Adkins & friends…
Children entering 1st through 6th grades are encouraged to apply, for exciting and fun classes in rhythm, pitch, and harmony through the use of singing, games, and instruments! The camp will take place July 18-22, 9:30am–12:30pm with the final concert at church on Sunday, July 24th. Cost is $45 per student, or $55 for two or more children from the same family. Forms for enrollment can be obtained by emailing office manager Kathy Rodden at kathy@standrew-aptos.org, calling the church at 688-4211 or visiting www.standrew-aptos.org

And coming this summer… Community Music School of Santa Cruz –Teen Celtic Music Camp – 2011. Learn and perform tunes from Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Brittany, Sweden, Norway, Celtic Spain and America, with me and a cast of other amazing teachers! It’s a blast! Enrollment must be received by June 1st. Programs for kids ages 12 to 17. About Camp: Monday June 20 through Saturday June 25 at Sempervirens Outdoor School, 20161 Big Basin Hwy, (off Hwy 9 in Boulder Creek.)
Featuring fiddle, flute, pennywhistle, recorder, oboe, harp, guitar, dulcimer, accordion, percussion and cello. Other activities include dancing, swimming, crafts, henna art, campfire, and bamboo flute making. Spend all day playing music in the redwoods, and have a great time dancing, watching a movie in the meadow, sessioning and improv-ing every night! Before dinner in the late afternoon the pool is open as well as the volleyball court, ping pong table, basket ball and tether ball. Program includes all meals and boarding. Returning overnight students will also have the opportunity to be mentors to new students! Instructors For 2011: Jesse Autumn – harp, accordion, keyboards; David Brewer – winds; William Coulter – guitar; John Weed – fiddle; Justine Milburn – violin; Barry Phillips – cello; Jonathan Srour – Irish dance; Shelley Phillips – flute-making class; Mardeen Gordon – percussion; Sam Richie – improv.Click here for more info, or to sign up! http://www.communitymusicschool.org/teen_camp/

CMN’s Summer Season will run every Tuesday through June, starting June 7th at 7pm! SPREAD THE WORD!!! Thank you SO MUCH for your support of our wonderful Celtic music scene of Santa Cruz everyone! See you tonight! 🙂


David Brewer

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