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Hi Folks! Hope everyone is doing fine during this most unusual winter…
For those of you on the West Coast, I will performing the opening concert for the month long Irish American Crossroads Festival in San Francisco at the Plough and Stars on 116 Clement Street starting at 9PM on Saturday, February 28. Joining me will be the great guitarist Richard Mandel. For tickets and more information please visit:
For those of you on the East Coast, I will be doing a reunion concert with Mick Moloney and Robbie O'Connell on March 27 & 28 at the New York Irish Arts Center, 553 W 51st St. Show starts at 8PM each night and tickets are going fast. For more information and tickets, please visit:
For Lent I'm giving up kale, yams, beets, rhubarb, MySpace, polkas, slides, craft beer, Fox News, colonoscopy preps, texts, texting, Governor Rauner, snow, sub-zero temperatures, leg-cramps, out of tune instruments, stubbing big toe into coffee table, vinegar on chips, ketchup, unknown callers, Jay Cutler, and jagoffs.
Wait, what do you mean you are supposed to give up things you like??? Oh... :-))
Here is Peter Staunton's brilliant remix of several of the "Trad Tune Challenge" video's in support of St. Patricks Mental Health Services in Dublin. My own contribution can be see here. You can still make a contribution by visiting walkinmyshoes.ie (or if in Ireland), text "Shoes" to 57802 for a €2 donation.