Wednesday, October 27, 2010

How About a Samhain Brunch at Celtic Crossing This Sunday?

From my friend Kristi Rogers of Celtic:

Hi Steve,
This is Kristi at Celtic-just want to let you know that we are having a special Halloween Brunch on Sunday, Oct 31st in celebration of Samhain!  We are serving Colcannon and a wonderful pumkin bread pudding with caramel pecan sauce!  Reel McCoy is playing, Irish dancers at 1pm and my wonderful balloon animal making friend Chris will be here making balloon animals for the kids!  Hope you can pass this info out to all your friends for me. Hope to see ya there!

For the younger crowd, Creepshow at the Crossing Sat Oct 30th-10pm til close.  Costume contest with $600 in prizes and drink specials etc. 


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Michael Black Comes to Memphis THIS Wednesday

Presented by MAMA:

Michael Black
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010

At the home of Rhonda Test in Cordova

RSVP 791-2334 or

Suggested donation $20.00

Light supper 6:00

Concert begins 7:00

A member of Ireland’s premier musical family, Mi chael Black is a gifted, sensitive ballad singer with diverse, discerning taste in songs. His self-titled solo debut album, voted “Album of the Year” by Celtic Connections, showcases his fine tenor voice to impressive advantage. Irish Times says of that album, “There’s enough pristine music tucked inside this solo power a rocket.” Living Tradition Magazine says “As one might expect from a member of this notorious Irish musical family, Michael Black's debut solo album is furnished throughout with assured and accomplished vocals that are a delight to the ear. On offer here is a discerning fusion of contemporary and traditional material -- Michael's sound is decidedly organic, ranging from ballads of sublime beauty to boisterous shanties.”

Don’t miss what is sure to be a great evening of Irish Music from one of Ireland’s finest singers.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

NTIF Announces 2011 Headliners

I just wandered over to their website and found that they have announced their headliners and the theme Ireland, I Am Coming Home, and are they ever:

Brock McGuire Band
Cathie Ryan
Ed Miller (they have to have at least ONE Scot!)
The Elders
Glengarry Bhoys
Jed Marum and Lonestar Stout
Tommy Sands

Host hotel once again is the Radisson Central Dallas (6060 North Central Expressway, across from SMU at Mockingbird Lane, and, if you book before the end of the year, you can get a NTIF rate of $87 (Use NTIF as the promo code).

I never miss this, and if you love Celtic music, neither should you!