Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Early Bird Sales for Friar's Green nearly done . . .

To obtain tickets to the 4 October 2015 gig with Friar's Green, at the official residence of the Irish Ambassador (Rockcliffe, Ottawa), make haste to either The Gaelic Hour webpage or the Eventbrite ticket page for this event BY 31 JULY.  

May 2014 saw the  launch of duet album by ace piper, Blackie O' Connell and singer, accompanyist-supreme, Cyril O' Donoghue. Thirteen tracks, three songs, of wholesome, full-bodied traditional Irish music by consummate, effortless musicians.

Comment from TheSession.org:

Friars Green
Duet album launched in May 2014 with Michael "Blackie" O’Connell on pipes and Cyril O’Donoghue on bouzouki, guitar, and vocals. Available from Custy’s: www.custysmusic.com

"This is a fine recording of two great musicians making music and song together skilfully, joyfully, and effortlessly" ~ Davy Spillane


Recent news from John Christopher

Hello to all of you from the shores of the North Atlantic

I was very lucky to be given the opportunity to give a concert at the newly opened Paul O'Regan Hall in Halifax's most impressive new central library recently with my recently convened world/Celtic/Newfoundland band of Gilles Losier (fiddle  and keys), Ken MacKenzie (pipes and whistles), and Jim Ferguson (percussion, drums) and me on guitar and vocals........that led to this acknowledgement.....

Halifax Magazine, Top 50 things to do for summer, coming in at #17 . . . 

#17. Concert of Newfoundland: July 12
Join musician John Christopher, author of the memoir Molasses Bread and Tea at the Halifax Central Library. Concert begins at 2:00. halifaxcentrallibrary.ca

We have only recently begun performing together again after first taking Mariposa by storm in 1988 but the music only keeps getting better, .... I have now been invited to give some world music shows for the Toronto Public Library this fall for recently arrived new Canadians.

Hope to see you generally around and many thanks for your interest and support.

John C

(Book by John Christopher: Molasses Bread and Tea; further biographic information and purchase of John's music cds: http://www.indie-pool.com/clientsites/johnchristopher/books/biography.htm)

No Danny O'Connell's Session in first week of August 2015

Due to a renovation project at the pub there will be no Thursday session, or any other musical activity, at the pub in the first week of August.