Follow the sultry sound of my fiddle… that’s right, just a few steps more — mind you don’t step on the leprechaun.
Actually, the worst you’d do is tread on his toes. I’m talking about The Giant Leprechauns here! This Friday at the Linen Building they’ll be putting on the finest Irish celebration in all of Boise! Forget the joints serving tinny jigs pumped over loudspeakers and canned corned beef; these shenanigans will be powered purely by live Irish musicians (way better than the dead ones), Irish dancers, and some of the finest folk singers in the Ada County. Come see me as part of the Giant Leprechauns and stay for all the fine performances, 7:30 on Friday the 15th!
“But wait,” you may be saying. “St. Pat’s isn’t until Sunday! Whatever will you be doing from Friday to the blessed day o’ the Irish?” The correct answer is: Taking Sacramento by storm. I have the joy of reuniting with the Celtic band, The Glens of SMOW (Sambandha Music of the World), for five performances on Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th. That’s right, Sacramento is getting a little bit of Idaho love in just seven days!
Check out my calendar for the schedule and details! Calendar
The first annual Clumsy Fest is happening right here in Boise this Friday the 15th, featuring The Clumsy Lovers! Warming up the show will be the fantastic Irish group The Giant Leprechauns, including for her first time as a Leprechaun herself, Rachel Dunn! (Who, me? Shoot, surely looks like it!)
The Clumsy Lovers have brought their mix of fiddle and banjo-fuelled, bluegrassified Celtic rock to North American audiences for over a decade. With more than 2500 performances under their belts, their high-energy shows have worn out dance floors and created a loyal following in 49 states and across their homeland of Canada. The San Antonio Express-News review says: “Their fusion of bluegrass and Celtic with a rock attitude is the soundtrack for a kinetic show that has helped the band become a favorite of the roots music crowd.”
I had the immense pleasure of dancing for the Giant Leprechauns at Curtis Stiger’s Xtreme Holiday Xtravaganza last December and have been fiddling with them at the Ha’Penny sessions for over five years. It was a real honor when Dave Daley asked me to become a Giant Leprechaun a few weeks ago! Also joining us will be Michelle Estrada with her incredible vocal talents. You will not want to miss this!
The music kicks off at 7:00 with an open jam followed by the Giant Leprechauns on stage at 8:00. It’s all happening at Humpin’ Hannah’s on Main St.! Get directions here: Directions to Hannah’s
I’m super excited for this show and can’t wait to see you there!
I have the immense pleasure of performing at the Pengilly’s open mic in downtown Boise tonight with the talented musician and songwriter, Paul Russell, and angelic singer and general miscreant, Michelle Estrada. We’re super excited to share our music with you! Here’s a teaser to whet your appetite for what’s to come tonight; or, for those who can’t make it into Idaho on such short notice, a chance to hear one of the sets I’ll be playing with Paul.
It’s not the first time Mr. Einaudi’s gorgeous piano tunes have been played on the harp but this is the first time I moved one of his songs from horizontal keys to vertical strings. “Nuvole Bianche” strikes me as poignant and contemplative, a song that isn’t played so much for the glitz and glamor like a hot set of reels on the fiddle as it is for reflection and thoughtfulness. (Okay, it does get a little fancy a few minutes in…)
That’s right, this Boisean Celtic musician is going viral and there’s no health clinic that can cure it!
If my website were my house which I try to keep tidy and presentable in case company drops by, think of my facebook page as my bedroom in which posts, thoughts, questions (to which every answer is ’42’), and the small goings-on of life are scattered like the clothes and random pieces of daily living that I’m too lazy to pick up and put in their proper places.
You’ve probably heard that old line before, but this time I’m serious. You, me, and the world of music at our fingertips! I offer Celtic, Beginner, and Classical violin lessons as well as beginner to intermediate Celtic/Folk harp in Boise, ID.
Don’t have a fiddle? I offer rental fiddles to get you started on your musical journey. Don’t have a harp? There’s a rental harp here for you, too.
Kickin’ Celtic music starts here. What are you waiting for?