Thursday, 10 January 2008

Legendary Uilleann Piper Paddy Keenan in Ottawa - March 7

Yes, it's true! Paddy Keenan, of Bothy Band fame, and now on a flourishing solo career, will play with guitarist John Walsh, on March 7 at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Avenue. There plenty of FREE parking, too). The doors open at 7:15, and the music begins at 8PM. Paddy and John will play two sets, and cds will be available at the concert for purchase. This is a non-profit concert which I am personally fronting. If it does well, the money will be used to seed another traditional gig in the future. If it does poorly, I lose money, no more gigs from me! So, please spread the word! There will also be a workshop with Paddy the next day, 8 March, at Rasputin's Folk Cafe, with concentration on the whistle and low whistle. This mainly because there are virtually no pipers in Ottawa, not enough to support a workshop. However, if sufficient interest is expressed, it could happen, so let me know. A guitar workshop can be arranged if there is sufficient interest as well. I would like to thank my media sponsors for offering 'ad time' on their very good radio shows. These sponsors are: The Gaelic Hour with Austin Comerton, Mon-Tues, 10-11 PM, CHIN 97.9 FM, and Music From the Glen, Sunday, 11:30AM-1PM, CKCU 93.1 FM. Please tune in and support their shows to bring Irish/Celtic culture to the local airwaves. This is going to be THE traditional music concert for the run up to St. Patrick's Day 2008, in a great concert space. Support the gig and traditional musicians. See you (and your friends!) there on March 7! Cheers, Craig Hamm, Promoter

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