Dear Friends and Fans of Celtic Music,
Greetings all! We hope your 2016 is getting off to a super start, and you are keeping safe and warm through the winter blizzards!
News & Reviews: We are delighted to report that the new CD is going gangbusters with good reviews coming in.
In the “Irish American News” January edition, Jack Baker writes,
“’These Are the Days’ has just hit my desk and it is the best they’ve ever done.”
Tim Carroll of the U.K. based, "FolkWords Reviews" reacts,
“Vibrant, vivacious, infectious and captivating . . . ‘These Are the Days’ spans the depth of melodic, Celtic tradition yet sits comfortably within its undeniably eclectic mix. The musicianship is of the highest order, harmonies tight and controlled, energy rampant and commitment evident.”
The February issue of "Music Connection" magazine says,
"Very well-presented trad-folk band that practically gives you a bracing face-full of North Sea spray with each song." LOL! (our words).
THUS, the time has come to celebrate and enjoy the fruits of our musical labors.
So that more of you can join us in this merriment, we are going to toodle around the mid-Atlantic to present FOUR CD Release parties:
CD Release Party #1
*Sunday, February 28, 2016*
The Old Brogue Winter Celtic Concert Series in Great Falls, VA
Two shows: 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM
Season tickets are available for all 6 Winter Celtic Concerts
Click link above for details
CD Release Party #2
*Saturday, March 5, 2016*
The Lizzie Rose Music Room in Tuckerton, NJ
Intimate BYOB listening room
Showtime 7:30 PM
CD Release Party #3
*Thursday, March 17, 2016*
The Musikfest Café at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA
St. Patrick’s Day and 10th Band Anniversary Show!
Showtime: 7:30 PM
CD Release Party #4
*Saturday, March 19, 2016*
First Acoustics Concert Series in Brooklyn, NY
Presenting the best in folk and roots music since 2008
Showtime: 8:00 PM
With opener: Richard Stillman
For show tickets and information, please click the link on the venue name above, or check the calendar on our band website. We hope that you'll bring your family and friends to join us for the all the fun and festivities!
Theater and Music News: The DCP Theatre in Telford, PA will be using Burning Bridget Cleary recordings as soundtracks for their upcoming production, "The Tin Woman". The show opens February 5th and runs for three weekends through February 20th. Click the theater link above to find out more about this fine regional playhouse. Our CD’s will be on sale in the lobby, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the theatre.
Ireland is Calling: There are still a few seats available to join us on our tour of Northern and western Ireland in April. Come along and tour Dublin, Belfast, the spectacular northern coast, Derry, Donegal, Connemara and Rose's favorite city, Galway. The band will be playing session style some evenings in our hotel pub, or joining in at local traditional sessions with some of the best musicians in Ireland!
Click here for the full itinerary. February 7th is the last day to be guaranteed the group airfare rate. Call Hammond Tours today to hop on board. Toll free: 1-866-486-8772 and ask for Joe.
Once again, we thank you for joining us on this roller coaster ride we call our musical life-journey. There would be no "us" without you. Let's live and enjoy the music together. Yes, these are the days!
Love and cheer,
Rose, Amy, Lou and Pete
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