Tuesday, November 24, 2009

For those of us who have been waiting, a reward!

Maggie Drennon is BACK! She has a new CD out, called Just Now, which was recently completed in her old stomping grounds of Houston. For more information, go here! I am ordering one today, and will let you know when we get it.

She had taken some time off, and I hadn't heard her sing for a long time. Then, at the 2009 North Texas Irish Festival, she did some sets with her husband, Matthew Williams, backing her. it was as if she had never left, sounding brilliant as always.

This is her first CD in several years, and I can't wait to hear it!

Welcome back, Maggie!!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Feel Good Friday--Celtic Style

First let me say, this isn't an Irish or Scottish song, it's actually Stephen Foster, but it has been sung my many Celtic artists. This particular version is by our friend Beth Patterson of New Orleans.

We first met Beth at CelticFest Mississippi, when she was pulling double duty, playing with both Legacy and the Poor Clares. Beth is a talented songwriter, bouzouki player and has a wicked, tongue-in-cheek sense of humor. Performing solo or with her group Kalafka, you can expect a variety of musical influences, from the Celtic to the Middle East with some Cajun spice thrown in for good measure.

Don't forget to go see Jimmy Crowley at the Celtic Crossing on Saturday, Nov. 21!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Legendary Jimmy Crowley Live!

Jimmy Crowley, half of Captain Mackey's Goatskin & String Band, will be making an appearance at the Celtic Crossing on Saturday, November 21st from 7 to 10 pm. Jimmy is a lovely man with wonderful stories to tell and great songs to sing! Y'all come out and enjoy him!

Here's a little video of Jimmy with his most recent partner in crime, Mairtin de Cogain, singing "I Know My Love". Unfortunately, Mairtin won't be with Jimmy on this trip to the Bluff City.