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.