Tuesday, September 27, 2011

IRISH FESTIVAL in the Pinch this Saturday

They don't have a website yet, but this will be in the Pinch (two blocks east of the Pyramid along North Main).  Here is the schedule that I have been given for Saturday, October 1, thanks to Laurie Snyder:

12:00 Bagpipes and Irish National Anthem
Music with Marie Mann immediately following the National Anthem

12:30 Irish and Pinch History Walking Tour with Jimmy Ogle

2:00  Irish Afternoon Tea

2:15 – 2:30 Irish Dancers

2:30 – 3:00 Music with Marie Mann and Kali Celeste

2:30 Irish and Pinch History Walking Tour with Jimmy Ogle

3:00 – 3:15 Irish Dancers

3:00 – 5:00 The Delta Project (Back Porch Blues Band) Westy’s Patio

5:00  Pinch History Trivia

6:00 – 8:00 The Mighty Electric St. Jude Band

Sounds like it will be fun, go downtown this Saturday and enjoy!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Ed Miller Coming to Little Rock Folk Club November 19

From Len Holton at the Little Rock Folk Club comes the news that Ed Miller is playing for them on November 19.  The event will take place at Thomsen Hall at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 1818 Reservoir Road in Little Rock, and begins at 7:30 P.M.  It is well worth a road trip to hear this wonderful singer, known for his takes on classics such as Crooked Jack and The Prince of Darkness.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul at Buckman on September 29

From Buckman's website, and YES. good seats are STILL available:

Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul

Thursday, September 29

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Buckman Arts Center
“Ms. Ivers is a gentle band leader, mixing bluegrass, classical, rock and even a little rap into her eclectic reels, the pinnacle of which was a percussion solo battle by the bongos, a drum kit and a tap dancer from Riverdance.” New York Times
Eileen Ivers, the headlining violinist for Riverdance, transformed Irish fiddling from a folk music tradition into an internationally acclaimed art. A former member of Cherish The Ladies, the Hall & Oates Band and a session player for Paula Cole, Hothouse Flowers and Patti Smith, Ivers continues to expand the genre on her own terms. The eight-time All-Ireland fiddle champion was declared "the future of the Celtic fiddle" by The Washington Post, and The L.A. Times said that Ivers' "originality and rhythmic swing may well provide the bridge Irish music needs to break through to a mainstream audience." Her high-energy performance and dynamic band will be a grand kick off to the season. Tickets are $28 and can be purchased by clicking here.

Dolly & Mairead Ni Mhonaigh

Via Harpin' Hank Hogan, Dolly Parton and Mairead Ni Mhonaigh - just beautiful.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fuchsia Band to Play at Celtic Crossing on September 7!

As The Fuchsia Band makes it way to Jackson for CelticFest Mississippi, they have decided to stop off at Celtic Crossing for a show on September 7 at 8:30 P.M.  Join us as Mairtin de Cogain and the boys regale us with songs and a tale or two at Celtic, don't miss it!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Celtic Fest Mississippi begins to gear up!

Wow, has it really been since March 17 since I posted here?  Sorry, there has been a lot going on around here in other aspects, so here we go.

From our friends at CelticFest:

September 9, 10, & 11
Ag Museum, Jackson MS 

CelticFest #20
The 20th CelticFest Mississippi
is coming!
All the fundraisers, sponsorships, months of planning, sweating, professional counseling, and lots of Bandaids lead up to the best weekend in Jackson... now 20 years old.

CelticFest began as a way to introduce Mississippians to a genre of folk music and dance that we thought was pretty cool, but that also happens to be quite relevant to Mississippi's history.

What began as a humble labor of love has become a big labor of love, staffed 100% by volunteer workers and with an army of volunteer performers.
The secret is well out, with CelticFest garnering a national reputation amongst musicians and Celtic music fans: Mississippi has a gem of a traditional Celtic music festival (not to mention the largest céilí in the South, and in 2010 set the record for the largest Brush Dance in North America.)
Come see what all the rí-rá is about!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

UPDATE!!!! Memphis Irish Arts Foundation Fundraiser at Celtic Crossing on March 14

I have just found out that The Mairtin de Cogain Project, with Mairtin and his friends Don Penzien and Valerie Plested, will be performing at this event, so this is an added treat!

Friday, February 4, 2011

BUA coming to Celtic Crossing on Saturday, February 19

I just saw this in Facebook!

Saturday, February 19 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm

LocationCeltic Crossing Irish Pub

More InfoDon't miss the chance to see some great traditional Irish music by BUA.

Sean-nós singing and dancing, fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes,
concertina, guitar and bouzouki come together in Bua—an Irish
traditional music quartet comprised of some of America’s most talented
young musicians. They “raise the rafters with their playing, charm
with their singing, and delight with their contemporary energy.”--
Dirty Linen

Friday, January 21, 2011


Our friends from Baton Rouge are playing the O'Susanna concert at THAT BOOKSTORE IN BLYTHEVILLE next Friday night at 7 PM.  it's just a short 75 miles and little over an hour, why not come on up?  I called, and tickets are $10, but none are sold in advance, so show up and have some fun with SMITHFIELD FAIR next Friday!