January 2015

Even before it’s begun, 2015 is off to a great start! In just a couple of days, Neil Pearlman and I will be teaming up with Natalie Haas and Yann Falquet for a weekend of shows in MA and VT. We’ll be sharing the stage as two duos, but also combining powers for some quartet action! All of us have been working on new material for this show and Neil and I will be debuting some new tunes, a song, and a step dance choreographed just for this show.

The following weekend is the 12th Annual Boston Celtic Music Festival, where I’ll be playing in a number of different configurations. During the Dayfest, I’ll be playing fiddle for Highland Dance Boston who—in addition to a bunch of other beautiful dances—will be debuting a newly choreographed piece to my tune, The Polliwog. I’ll also be playing for the RSCDS Demo Team, so join us in the attic to try out some dancing for yourself! Finally, Long Time Courting will be hosting the finale concert, “Women in Trad.” We’ll serve as the house band with an assortment of special guest musicians, dancers and storytellers performing selections that speak to the experiences of women through the ages.

At the end of the month, I’m excited to be heading off to Seattle to teach at the Celtic Arts Foundation’s Winter School. The week will wrap up with a concert at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle where I’ll be sharing the stage with some of the world’s best pipers and fiddlers.

Happy New Year!