Being a full time musician is one job you don’t do for the money. You do it for the love of music. You do it for the love of spreading your message. You do it so other people can enjoy the very thing you are so passionate about. Because after you pay for lessons, instruments, … More Music that helps heal the world
Most New Englanders love this time of year when things cool down and the leaves go from green to gold. I have to admit though, I’m sad to see summer go. I’m going to miss having porch sessions and drinking coffee outside in the morning sun. The only saving grace is the plethora of Irish … More Upcoming Irish music concerts
I remember the first time I met John Doyle. He was scheduled to play with Liz Carroll at a festival in Vermont. I was working at a booth selling instruments, CDs, strings, etc. He came to the booth and started looking at the CDs. I quickly ran over to him, pulled out one of his … More The Magic of Music
“What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This famous line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet implies that the names of things do not affect what they really are. Maybe that’s true. After all, love is love, it doesn’t matter if you’re a Montague or Capulet you can’t help … More What is in a name anyway?
St. Patrick’s Day is the day the world celebrates the patron saint of Ireland. As an Irish musician, it is usually one of my favorite holidays. Mostly because, for me, it’s a recognition of this amazing music — everyone wants to hear Irish music on St. Patrick’s Day. Regardless of why we have celebrated St. Patrick’s … More Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in a new way
If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out the Celtic Winter Gathering and Green Mountain Performing Arts Winter Dance Showcase at Main Street Landing in Burlington, VT. Here is the press release: Celtic dancers from the northeast U.S. and Canadian provinces will convene in Burlington, VT, Saturday, January 21 from 9:00 am-3:00 … More Celtic Winter Gathering – This Weekend Jan 21-22nd
If you’ve ever played at a session and sat next to a flute player, you know full well what the drippy side of the flute is. It’s not pretty, the condensation, I mean. The sound of a good flute player is, however. Though the drip can be a drag, listening to the flute sing effortlessly in … More The drippy side of the flute