Friday, December 26, 2008

FGF - Last Christmas Hurrah

I just thought that this would be refreshing for after the mad holiday rush. (This one's for our friends Ann & Pete.)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Feel Good Friday

This week I'm moving away from the holidays and onto a great Celtic rock band from Kansas City--The Elders! The Cracker and I had the pleasure of seeing them at NTIF twice. I would have given almost anything to see them in Bethlehem at the Classic this year, but we just couldn't make that happen. I'm sure the town of Bethlehem didn't know what hit them! Anyway, here's a personal favorite of mine, "Packy Go Home". Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Music at the Celtic Crossing

I just received an email reminder about tonight's seisun at the Celtic Crossing. Apparently, there will be a seisun next week as well (they are usually biweekly), as a prelude to a performance by the fine Irish singer, Jimmy Crowley. Jimmy is a great traditional singer. I've included a short video of him with Mairtin de Cogain of the Fuschia Band. The two have toured together over the last couple years, really showcasing traditional singing and storytelling.

I will also mention that if you haven't been at the Celtic Crossing for the seisun, you really should check it out. Seisuns are a chance for musicians to gather and play together, learn new tunes and enjoy some craic. The seisuns are part of what makes the festivals like CelticFest Mississippi and North Texas Irish Festival so much fun. Any and everyone who plays will join in. Often you find folks who play for the fun and love of the music, alongside internationally renowned musicians. We often enjoy the seisuns as much as the scheduled performances.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Feel Good Friday--Holiday Style!

In order to get you into the holiday spirit, here are our good friends Smithfield Fair singing "Deck the Halls".