Thursday, September 23, 2010

Irish session this Sunday, September 26!

Join us this Sunday at the Senior Center for an Irish session.

The sessions are the fourth Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 pm. 24 South Linn Street in Iowa City. All are welcome!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fiddlers Showcase

I'm very honored to be in such good company tomorrow night. Here are the details from Marc Janssen:

Fiddlers Showcase, a preview of the Fiddlers Picnic

Confirmed performers will be Al Murphy, Guy Drollinger, Deb Hunemuller, Dave Hicks, Norbert Sarsfield, David Mehaffey, and Tara Dutcher. Keith Reins and I (Marc Janssen) will be on hand to provide some guitar backing.

Each player will have roughly 15 minutes to discuss their fiddling background, key influences, and play a few tunes. The time should allow each player to play 3-4 tunes to showcase that player's style and influences.

Saturday, September 18 at 7 pm
Uptown Bill's
NEW LOCATION: 730 South Dubuque Street in Iowa City

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hootenanny 2010

Once a year, we have a hootenanny potluck where all my students, friends, and fellow musicians come together to play music, dance, share food, watch the kids scramble around on the rocks near the pond, and generally have a great time.

Several of my students attended and played in a traditional session. I was really proud of all of them.




I didn't get a picture of the food this year, nor did I get to eat very much of it due to all my flitting about. This is a real pity because these folks can cook.

The kids had a great time running around together and playing.




I think even the ducks enjoyed the music, don't you? Isn't the one on the left there tapping his little webbed foot?

Friendly fowl

I took a terribly shaky and low quality video of some excellent and high quality music and dancing. It's a lot of work putting the hootenanny together but these twenty four seconds will show you what made it all worthwhile.