March Madness

March is always a crazy month for us Vermont Irish musicians. It’s usually when we play the most gigs, have the most Irish concerts to attend, and it’s when we get the most snow, making it a challenge to get to said gigs and concerts. But I won’t complain because it’s also the most fun. … More March Madness

For Pete’s sake!

During the holiday season, they usually play the movie It’s a Wonderful Life, over and over and over again on one network or another. For many years, I’d watch my dad watch this movie over and over again wondering if it was really that good. And then one day I sat down and watched it … More For Pete’s sake!

Hello operator

In most traditional music, it is customary to learn tunes by ear and pass them along in the same way. Musicians add variations and ornaments to personalize their interpretation of the tune. I wonder though, where the line is and why sharing tunes doesn’t turn into a huge game of operator. Here’s what I mean: … More Hello operator

The end of an era and the beginning of a new one

UPDATE: The Session at Bagitos has been cancelled in hopes to keep people safe from Covid-19. Stay healthy everyone! This weekend, we will not only be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, but we’ll also be celebrating the end of era – the Saturday session at Bagitos in Montpelier. Saturday, March 14 from 2-5pm will be the … More The end of an era and the beginning of a new one

Get up and dance

Music and dancing have always been a part of my life. As a child, I took ballet lessons and tap dancing, and loved them both. I loved ballet because the dance was so graceful and the music so passionate. I loved tap dancing because I loved the rhythmic sound when the taps hit the floor. … More Get up and dance