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DeaconMac Posted on: 07-Dec-2019, 02:10 PM

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Don't forget to mark your calendar for 12/14 (11am - 7pm) and Sunday 12/15 (noon - 5pm) for our show! It all happens at 7116 Swift Run Trails Dr., Fairfax Station, VA. 11 exhibitors will tempt you with their wares: R.E. Piland, Goldsmiths, BarleyBran Stoneware, Kings Ransom Leather, Margreta Made It (fabric totes, purses, bags), Tuatha (woodwork, Celtic gifts), Peter Darby Leather, Jean Weems' weaving/bead weaving, Loden's Green (photography & stoneware jewelry) Mary Baker's chalk painted furniture, Karine Zbiegniewicz's Celtic beadwork, and Joseph DeRosa's knitting.

We will be cooking and baking up a storm to whet your appetites, and will have beverages of all sorts available: hot and cold.

We invite musicians of every persuasion to jam in our loft. They may even bring music to sell!

There is plentiful parking and admission is FREE!

http://barleybranstoneware.com/solstice.html For more info, call 703-426-1450 or email Cheers!
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DeaconMac Posted on: 06-Nov-2019, 12:58 PM

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The husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, have been performing traditional & original music from the Celtic lands, medieval & renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on over 30 world instruments since 1995. These instruments include hammered & mountain dulcimers, mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, tin whistles, recorders, medieval and renaissance woodwinds, native American flutes, north Indian sitar, charango, bowed psaltery, banjo, bodhrán, guitar, ukelele, doumbek, vocals, and even a krumhorn. Really you've never heard anything like it! Four Shillings Short tours in the US and Ireland, is an independent band with 12 recordings, and performs 150 concerts a year. Aodh Og and Christy live as the troubadours of old, traveling from town to town, playing at music festivals, theaters and performing arts centers, folk & historic societies, libraries, museums and schools. 4shillingsshort.com

WHERE: The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22066 The Old Brogue is a fully licensed restaurant, with a masterful selection of ales and world and Irish cuisine.

WHEN: Sunday, November 10, 2019. There are 2 sittings for each concert: 5:00 and 7:00 pm.

TICKETS: Tickets must be purchased in advance at oldbrogue.com - $18 general admission/$12 children.

INFO: oldbrogue.com or call the Old Brogue at 703-759-3309
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DeaconMac Posted on: 21-Oct-2019, 03:46 PM

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From the latest email from IonaMusic.com...

We have an exciting season coming up this year! Starting Sunday, 11/3 and continuing through 12/8 (with the exception of Sunday 12/1 when the tree lighting at the Village Centre will cause parking disruptions). There will be 2 sittings: 5-6:30 & 7-8:30 pm In the Snuggery Dining Room of The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760 Walker Road in Great Falls, VA

Tickets are currently on sale at www.oldbrogue.com Doors open 10 minutes before the show. A full dinner menu and extensive bar selection are available during the concerts. $10 per person food/beverage minimum.

The Fall Schedule:
11/3: Four-time National Scottish Harp Champion Sue Richards and INDIE-winning "Celtic guitar god" Robin Bullock blend the ancient and magical tones of the Celtic harp with the powerful resonance of the steel-string guitar, drawing on Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Breton traditions to create something truly unique: beautiful and timeless, yet fresh and current. https://robinbullock.com

11/10: Four Shillings Short.
The husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, have been performing together since 1995. They were last at the Old Brogue over 20 years ago! They perform traditional & original music from the Celtic Lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on over 30 World instruments including Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Tinwhistles, Recorders, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, Native American Flutes, North Indian Sitar, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Banjo, Bodhran, Guitar, Ukelele, Doumbek, Percussion, vocals and even a Krumhorn. Really you've never heard anything like it! https://www.4shillingsshort.com

11/17: The Irish Inn Mates.
Jesse Winch, Mitch Fanning,Tina Eck and Zan McLeod, will be joined by special guest, dancer Agi Kovacs. For a comparable evening of exceptional traditional Irish music and sean nos dance, you would need to go to Ireland! Every one of these musicians is top of the heap, and will send chills up your spine and movement to your feet. https://www.facebook.com/IrishInnMates

11/24: IONA, The East Coast’s premier pan Celtic group offers the full spectrum of Celtic music, song and dance. Lively arrangements feature strong vocals, bouzouki and bodhran from Barbara Tresidder Ryan, woodwinds from Bernard Argent on wooden flute, whistles, vocals and percussion, bass guitar accompaniment and vocals by Chuck Lawhorn, Jim Queen on fiddle, banjo and vocals, and dancer extraordinaire, Joe Duffey, a veteran of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance tours around the world, on feet. www.IonaMusic.com

12/8: Jody Marshall's Annual Holiday Concert: once again, Jody Marshall and friends will fill the Snuggery with mirth, merriment, and plenty of good cheer with their popular Holiday show. Jody's sparkling hammered dulcimer, along with Paul Nahay's rock-solid piano and Jim Queen's versatile fiddle, deliver holiday spirit in repertoire ranging from beloved favorites to lesser-known gems . Add in golden-voiced Carey Creed on lead vocals, with Jody and Jim contributing their spot-on harmonies, and the result is a show that spans the gamut from funny Christmas parodies to lovely holiday ballads to intricately arranged instrumentals. There's something here for everyone - you won't want to miss it! https://www.jodymarshall.net
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DeaconMac Posted on: 28-Sep-2019, 12:40 PM

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Hanneke Cassel
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 7:30pm
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church
10701 Old Georgetown Rd,
Rockville, MD, 20852
Tickets: $20 adv, $25 door
Children & Students w ID: $15 adv, $20 door
$2 box office fee added to all advance purchases, advance ticketing ends at 1pm day-of show, all tickets are general admission

“...arrestingly beautiful... Her arrangements of traditional Scottish and Cape Breton tunes and originals composed in the Scottish idiom combine soaring melodies, ferocious momentum and dazzlingly intricate interplay.” — The Mercury News (May 2017)
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DeaconMac Posted on: 28-Sep-2019, 12:38 PM

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School of Musical Traditions Presents : Irish Flute Workshop & Concert with Steph Geremia
Fri Oct 18th, 2019 | 6pm (workshop) 8pm (concert) | School of Musical Traditions 1057 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD | $35 (concert only just $20)
Acclaimed Irish flautist Steph Geremia will present a flute workshop addressing the fundamentals of playing Irish traditional music followed by a concert: Steph Geremia & The Flyaways (direct from Ireland).
  Forum: Celtic Music  ·  Post Preview: #317372

DeaconMac Posted on: 24-Sep-2019, 10:21 PM

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Join KA/PO – Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts with guest singer Ceoltóirí alumna Connie McKenna – for a fun concert to celebrate the release of Karen's solo hammered–dulcimer recording "Celtic Shores - beautiful airs & lullabies for dreaming.
Karen Ashbrook - CD Release!

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 7:30pm
Seekers Church
276 Carroll St NW,
Washington, DC 20012
Tickets: $15 adv, $20 door
Children & Students w ID: $12 adv, $17 door
$2 box office fee added to all advance purchases, advance ticketing ends at 1pm day-of show, all tickets are general admission

Karen Ashbrook has been involved with dulcimer since the mid 70s when she built her first one as a high school project. She had been a pioneer in the promotion of the dulcimer in the US, Japan and more recently in its revival in Belgium. As KA/PO Karen performers with her husband, Paul Oorts, a Belgian-born musician who performs on harp guitar, 10-string cittern, mandolin, and musette accordion.

About the new CD "Celtic Shores - beautiful airs & lullabies for dreaming.”: The calming sound of the ocean waves is the heart and soul of the airs from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man (Manx), Brittany in France, and Galicia in Spain – the 7 Celtic nations. Karen Ashbrook, a world-renowned performer of 40+ years on the hammered dulcimer, gently brings this music to life. As part of the crowdfunding campaign, the Institute of Musical Traditions, has sponsored a Celtic Shores CD release and KA/PO Concert!

Visit the Karen's website at karenashbrook.com
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DeaconMac Posted on: 22-Sep-2019, 10:09 PM

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Sorry for the very late notice, but there's a Celtic concert tonight (Monday, Sept. 23rd) in Takoma Park MD...

Celtic Duo Seán Heely and Kevin Elam and Two Sisters - a fiddle champion and a singing championed join forces with Two Sisters for a night of madrigals and bawdy ballads and intricate vocal harmonies, "beautiful traditional arrangements and expressive playing".

Celtic Duo Seán Heely and Kevin Elam w Two Sisters
Monday, September 23, 2019, 7:30pm
Allyworld
7014-C Westmoreland Ave,
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Tickets: $17 adv, $22 door

$2 box office fee added to all advance purchases, advance ticketing ends at 1pm day-of show, all tickets are general admission.

Celtic Duo Seán Heely and Kevin Elam have been praised for their beautiful traditional arrangements and expressive playing as well as having an authentic sound in many different styles. Fiddle legend Liz Carroll calls Seán “One powerhouse of a fiddler.” He is a U.S National Scottish Fiddle Champion as well as an award-winning Irish Fiddler and singer in the folk traditions of Scotland and Ireland.

Kevin Elam is the 2019 All-Ireland Men’s Singing Champion and an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist in the Washington D.C area.
Kevin performs on guitar, tenor banjo, whistle, and sings in the Seán Heely Celtic Trio and with Seán in their Celtic Duo. Kevin is also a classically trained pianist and holds a degree in Jazz from George Mason University, and performs regularly as a solo pianist and as a keyboardist. Seán and Kevin have performed together at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Strathmore music center, All-Ireland fleadh, Acadia Trad Festival, CCE Irish Folk Festival in Fairfax, VA, and the Virginia Scottish Games.

Two sisters is composed of two actual sisters, Guen and Liz Spilsbury, who have been singing together since the age they could carry a tune. Born to musical parents, they were introduced to both classical and folk music at a young age and fell in love with both. Named for the traditional Two Sisters song, they specialize in long and grisly murder ballads, but sing everything from classical art songs and madrigals to work songs and bawdy ballads, blending their voices in unique harmony. They have sung in many ensembles in the area, including the Washington Revels, Riverbend opera, Six Degree singers, and Victorian lyric Opera Company. No siblings were harmed in the making of this duo.
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DeaconMac Posted on: 14-Aug-2019, 01:44 PM

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From ionamusic.com...

On Saturday, August 24 at 7 pm, Isla will be baaaack! Peter Cairney, world class guitarist, who has performed with the iconic Scottish band, Ossian, and Deborah Packard, she of the voice that can break your heart, weave Scottish and Appalachian spells to entrance their audiences. Peter brings mountain dulcimer and harmonica to the mix, while Deborah provides whistle and harmonium accompaniment.

Please email/call for reservations and address: /703-426-1450. We HOPE the concert will take place on our deck in the woods (we'll move inside in case of inclement weather), so please bring lawn chairs, a picnic or BYOB if you'd like. Homemade desserts, fruit, snacks and soft drinks will be available gratis. A donation of $20/each that will go directly to the performer would be greatly appreciated.
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DeaconMac Posted on: 24-Jul-2019, 10:09 AM

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From the IONA email newsletter:

On Thursday, 8/1, we'll be back at the Take a Break Concert Series in Washington Plaza at Lake Anne, Reston from 7 - 9 pm. This concert is FREE! Bring a folding chair and patronize the wonderful local eateries or bring a picnic and sit back to enjoy the lake, music and Marsha Searle's dancing! http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com/atten...ies---iona-aug1

On Wednesday Aug 7 from 7 - 8 pm, all 5 of us will be back at the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase, MD. ANOTHER FREEBIE!!! In case of extreme heat or inclement weather, we will be indoors.
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DeaconMac Posted on: 16-Jul-2019, 03:04 PM

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Join us at Swift Run Lodge on Sat. 7/20 at 7:30 pm for the high energy music of Moch Pryderi, one of Virginia's oldest pan-Celtic bands. Together for 18 years, the Mochs perform traditional reels, jigs, and ballads from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany and Galicia, with occasional forays into Appalachia. Their instrumentation is epic! Celtic Harps, including the rare Welsh Triple Harp, Irish Bouzouki, Fiddle, Welsh Crwth, Bodhran, small pipes, Welsh pibgorns, Scottish HIghland pipes, and whistles.

Please email/call for reservations and address: /703/426-1450. We HOPE the concert will take place on our deck in the woods (we'll move inside in case of inclement weather), so please bring lawn chairs, a picnic or BYOB if you'd like. Homemade desserts, fruit, snacks and soft drinks will be available gratis. A donation of $20/each that will go directly to the performer would be greatly appreciated.
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DeaconMac Posted on: 20-Jun-2019, 10:30 AM

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For those who want to travel to Northern Ireland and experience the beauty of the culture and countryside through the evocative singing of Briege Murphy, join us at our next concert Saturday 6/29 at 7:30 pm. Drawing on traditional music as well as her own keen observations, singer/songwriter Briege, from Co. Antrim, leads us on journeys we could never find anywhere else.

Please email/call for reservations and address: / 703-426-1450. We HOPE the concert will take place on our deck in the woods (we'll move inside in case of inclement weather), so please bring lawn chairs, a picnic and/or BYOB if you'd like. Homemade desserts, fruit, snacks and soft drinks will be available gratis. A donation of $20/each that will go directly to the performer would be greatly appreciated. For the full schedule: http://swiftruncelticconcerts.com note.gif
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DeaconMac Posted on: 06-Jun-2019, 11:00 AM

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And more...

Elizabeth and Ben Anderson, Scottish/Celtic Fiddle and Cello Duo, sibling stars of the Boston Celtic music scene, open the summer series 6/8 at 7:30 pm! Blending Scottish tunes with lively rhythms and innovative harmonies, the pair creates a sound rooted in tradition, inspired by the contemporary, and completely original. www.elizabethandbenanderson.com

For the full enjoyment of these concerts in the woods, please bring folding chairs, a picnic and BYOB (in inclement weather, concerts are performed indoors). Complimentary homemade desserts, snacks and soft drinks are provided. We request a $20/each donation for the performers. Please RSVP for reservations and location to or call 703-426-1450. For the full schedule, please visit swiftruncelticconcerts.com
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DeaconMac Posted on: 26-May-2019, 07:46 PM

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If you're up for a bit of scenic driving, please join IONA and a myriad of other performers/artisans/dancers/workshops et al at the Garrett County Celtic Festival Saturday, 1/6 at Friendsville Community Park, Friendsville, MD. They perform on the main stage at 12:30 pm and will accompany Marsha Searle's dance workshop at 2 pm. gccelticfestival.com

The Swift Run Celtic House Concerts start next month on 6/8 at 7:30 pm at Swift Run Lodge in Fairfax Station, VA. Please email Barbara Ryan at or call 703-426-1450 for address and reservations. They request a donation of $20/each for the performers. Please bring a folding chair, picnic and BYOB for full enjoyment. She'll also bake desserts and serve snacks, fruit and soft drinks gratis. Concerts will be outdoors on their amphitheater deck in the woods weather permitting, in the house if not.

They open the season with Scottish/Celtic Fiddle and Cello Duo, Elizabeth and Ben Anderson. Rising stars of the Boston music scene. These siblings blend Scottish and Irish tunes with lively rhythms and innovative harmonies to create an original sound rooted in tradition, but inspired by the contemporary.

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DeaconMac Posted on: 27-Mar-2019, 03:19 PM

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Tannahill Weavers
Monday, April 1, 2019, 7:30 pm.
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD, 20852
Tickets: $22 advance, $27 door.
Students: $17 advance, $22 door.
$2 per ticket box office fee added to all purchases.
Advance ticketing ends at 1pm day-of show.
All tickets are general admission.
For tickets: http://imtfolk.org/html/index.php?show=201...19_0401_1930_00

The Tannahill Weavers' diverse repertoire reflects the duality of Scotland's musical heritage. It embraces both the mystical quality of the Highlander's Celtic music, and the rollicking, sometimes even brawling qualities of the Lowlander's Anglo-Scots tunes. The Tannahill Weavers' arrangements blend the beauty of the traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms. The penetrating sound of the Highland bagpipes is a thread of ancient memory running through it all.
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DeaconMac Posted on: 13-Mar-2019, 12:06 PM

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Solas Nua<http://www.solasnua.org/>, Washington DC's institution for modern Irish culture, is putting on a St. Patrick's Day event at the Mansion on O Street NW. Seems like a good way to celebrate which doesn't revolve around drinking green beer. Here's the Facebook event listing: Michael Brunnock at Solas Nua St. P's Day New Irish Arts Festival<https://www.facebook.com/events/248808765997615/>. If you prefer, you could go to the Solas Nua<http://www.solasnua.org/> site for tickets.
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DeaconMac Posted on: 27-Feb-2019, 02:16 PM

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IONA with Marsha Searle dancing perform a Celtic month concert on Sat. 3/2 for the Fluvanna Arts Council at the Carysbrook Performing Arts Center, 8880 James Madison Hwy, Fork Union, VA at 7:30 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets www.carysbrook.org

Area favorites, Al Petteway and Amy White return to the Concerts of Trad Celtic Music @ the Old Brogue Sunday, 3/3 at 6 and 8 pm (the 4 pm sitting is sold out) at 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22066. Tickets must be purchased in advance at oldbrogue.com: $18 general admission/$12 children. For more information: oldbrogue.com or call the Old Brogue at 703-759-3309.
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DeaconMac Posted on: 19-Feb-2019, 03:25 PM

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IONA and Riverdance/Lord of the Dance veteran Joe Duffey return to the Old Brogue Irish Pub on Sunday, 2/24 at 4 pm (6pm is sold out, but a 3rd sitting will be added if both earlier sittings sell out) at 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22066. Tickets must be purchased in advance at oldbrogue.com: $18 general admission/$12 children. For more information: oldbrogue.com or call the Old Brogue at 703-759-3309.

Since 1986, the East Coast’s premier pan Celtic group IONA has transported audiences to Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Mann, Brittany, Asturies and Galicia, and explores the Celtic cultures of the New World. Lead singer, bouzouki and bodhrán player and pieds exponent, Barbara Tresidder Ryan, and Bernard Argent on wooden flute, whistles, vocals and percussion, are joined by Chuck Lawhorn on bass guitar, whistles and vocals, Jim Queen, fiddle, banjo and vocals, and dancer Joe Duffey, founder of the District Irish Dance Academy. The award winning band is endorsed by the VA Commission for the Arts and MD State Arts Council Touring Programs. In 1990 Ryan and Argent also established the Concerts of Trad Celtic Music at the Old Brogue Series. Ionamusic.com joeduffeydance.com
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DeaconMac Posted on: 13-Feb-2019, 11:16 AM

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Battlefield Band alum Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante return to the Old Brogue Irish Pub on Sunday, 2/17 with 2 sittings at 4 and 6 pm at 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22066. Tickets must be purchased in advance at oldbrogue.com: $18 general admission/$12 children. For more information: oldbrogue.com or call the Old Brogue at 703-759-3309.

Alan Reid was a vital member of Scotland's legendary Battlefield Band for 40 years, recording almost 30 albums, winning awards and touring all over the world. In addition to his signature keyboard work he has forged a reputation for composing songs with beguiling melodies and strong historical content. Alan has continued developing his song writing in his partnership with Dutch born Rob van Sante who adds subtle guitar accompaniments and fine harmony singing. Rob and Alan connected while the former was Battlefield Band’s sound engineer. The duo has released five critically acclaimed albums and has toured worldwide since Reid’s retirement from the Band. reidvansante.co.uk/index.html
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DeaconMac Posted on: 05-Feb-2019, 01:31 PM

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Scythian, an insanely-popular band, will be playing at Union Stage in Washington DC on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th. This is a fairly intimate venue so get your tickets quickly! https://scythianmusic.com/home

Scythian hosts the annual Appaloosa Music Festival in Front Royal, VA every Labor Day weekend -- 2 days and 3 nights featuring dozens of groups and performers with an emphasis on Celtic, bluegrass, roots and even salsa music...and non-stop partying. It's a very family-friendly gathering of thousands.

Washington DC-based Scythian (sith-ee-yin) began over 12 years ago as a bunch of college buddies playing Celtic music in the streets and has grown to be a headliner on the US Celtic Festival Circuit as well as a name in the Bluegrass/Americana Festival Circuit. They found that their brand of high-energy folk music found a resonance that led The Washington Post to state: “Scythian’s enthusiasm is contagious, and shows seem to end with everyone dancing, jumping around or hoisting glasses.”
For over 12 years they have found success as an independent band and have played over 1,300 shows all over the united states, Europe, Canada and as far aways as Australia.

Founded by brothers Alexander and Danylo Fedoryka who are first-generation sons of Ukrainian immigrants, Scythian from the start has been a search and love for the "old time, good time music" of many cultures. They were inspired by a tale told by their 92-year-old grandmother of a roving fiddler who came into her farming village every six months or so. Once he was spotted, messengers were sent to all the outlying fields and mills and worked ceased; everyone gathered in the barn where they danced all night and danced their cares away. This spirit is what has motivated Scythian from its inception and their success as an independent band is due largely to their finding a resonance of soul amongst kindred spirits that span all ages and races. This spirit took them from the streets to playing for the US president on St. Patrick's Day and its the enthusiastic response they receive that has made each of their 1,300+ shows unique.

THE calling card of Scythian is their ability to engage their audience no matter the venue or circumstance and truly every Scythian shows ends with people dancing, smiling and covered with sweat. This is best summed up by The Camel-City Dispatch (Winston-Salem, North Carolina): “[Scythian gives] no quarter in their quest to entertain and bring a joy to their music that gives it an irony-free, wide open feel of manic possibility. The playing is technically brilliant, but it is the energy that carries the day."

Other notable quotes:

"When Rock Star Charisma Meets Celtic Dervish Fiddling" -- Nashville's Music City Roots

'Scythian has reinvented folk rock in America' -- iHeart Radio's Arroe Collins
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DeaconMac Posted on: 05-Feb-2019, 01:19 PM

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And another one in the DC area:

Ayreheart will be gracing the Old Brogue Irish Pub on Sunday, 2/10 with 2 sittings at 4 and 6 pm at 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22066. Tickets must be purchased in advance at oldbrogue.com: $18 general admission/$12 children. For more information: oldbrogue.com or call the Old Brogue at 703-759-3309

For centuries, the lute was considered the “prince of instruments,” and lute players were celebrities in royal courts across Europe. Ayreheart, a progressive folk trio founded by lutenist Ronn McFarlane, seeks to restore the instrument to its former glory – but in a modern context. During the Renaissance and Baroque eras, lute players were songwriters and pop stars who weren’t afraid to improvise. The three members of Ayreheart – McFarlane on lute, Will Morris on fretless bass, violin and colascione, and Mattias Rucht on percussion – all have backgrounds in rock and jazz, which comes through in their energetic performances. www.ayreheart.com
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DeaconMac Posted on: 21-Jan-2019, 05:50 PM

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Forwarding this concert info from the Iona Music email. These concerts all take place at The Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, VA (near Washington DC):

Look who's coming to the 30th Anniversary season! Time to buy your season tickets at oldbrogue.com. Concerts are at 4 and 6 pm with the possibility of a 3rd sitting at 8 pm.

2/3: Charlie Zahm pays tribute to the Jacobite Rebellion and Robert Burns
2/10: Ayreheart returns as a dynamic trio performing the finest in Early Music.
2/17: Battlefield Band's Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante bring tales and tunes from Scotland and beyond.
2/24: Pan Celtic regulars with Irish super star, Joe Duffey dancing
3/3: Al Petteway and Amy White return!
3/10: Beth Patterson escapes from NOLA for a great evening of zouk and zongs!

The Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22066. Tickets are $18 general admission/$12 children under 12. Season ticket: $96/$60 children available to the link at oldbrogue.com.
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #317145

DeaconMac Posted on: 20-Jan-2019, 07:47 PM

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Here are some Celtic concerts happening near Washington DC over the next couple of weeks:

On Friday, 1/25, IONA will perform a Burns' Nicht at the Old Town Hall in the City of Fairfax, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030 at 8pm. Come early as reservations are not available: https://www.fairfaxva.gov/Home/Components/C.../Event/11960/20
Marsha Searle will be dancing (the sword dance among other Highland steps!) and Bernard Argent will present The Address to a Haggis.

On Sunday, 2/3, Charlie Zahm offers a musical tribute to the Scots' Jacobite Rebellion (reference - the Outlander series) and Robert Burns' birthday at the Trad Concerts of Celtic Music at the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066. There are 2 sittings, 4 and 6 pm. Reservations and tickets available at oldbrogue.com. Doors open 10 minutes before the show. Full dinner menu and bar available during the concerts.

On an unrelated note, Barbara Tresidder Ryan will be singing on Saturday, 2/2 from 3:30 - 4 pm at the 2019 FSGW Mini Fest in Room 108 (Traditional Song), Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Road, Takoma Park MD, 20912. For full schedule and ticketing info: https://www.fsgw.org/mini-fest Songs include mouth music, sing alongs and ballads from Scotland, Brittany, Wales, Quebec, and more. She REALLY hopes you'll join her!
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DeaconMac Posted on: 19-Nov-2018, 11:14 PM

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I just found this Celtic Radio site but I've been a fan of everything Irish all my life. For years, I assumed that I must have Ireland in my background somewhere, but a recent DNS test says my ancestors came from Scotland and Northern England. Harrumph!

Don't get me wrong, I do like the folk music of Scotland and, yes, even England, but Irish music is always at the top of my list. I have over 5,000 CDs in my collection and while it covers the gamut of folk, blues, bluegrass, classic rock and even a little jazz and classical, a huge amount of it is from Ireland.

I'm a member of the World Folk Music Association (WFMA) which has given me the chance to meet and greet so many folk singers and performers -- including Tommy Makem (a highlight).
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