I had a wonderful surprise this morning when I opened the latest issue of the ISFHC's Folk Harp Journal and saw that they had published my arrangement of "Tabhair Dom Do Lámh" in the Winter 2014 issue! Many thanks to the International Society for Folk Harpers & Craftsmen! (And many more thanks to my excellent transcriptionist, Sarah Bost.)
I had a fantastic time helping to run the Harp Seattle/Folk Harp Symposium at Dusty Strings this weekend! I even taught an unnervingly well-attended workshop on "Singing With Your Harp". Thanks to the fantastic Pocket Images by Megan for this gorgeous picture. (Love her work.)
A woefully belated "thank you!" to Patrick Clifford of WDVR FM's "Celtic Sunday Brunch" for playing me on his show last Sunday (10/5/14). I was especially thrilled by his shout-out to my YouTube "Ana Ng" hammered dulcimer cover. We TMBG fans have to stick together! Thanks, Patrick!
Thanks so much to Marc Gunn for closing out his July 30th "Irish & Celtic Music Podcast" with my song "The Wiser Maid"! It's always a pleasure to be featured, especially in such illustrious company. Cheers!
I'm thrilled to be returning to one of my favorite Seattle venues for an intimate coffeehouse concert! The Couth Buzzard is a welcoming and relaxed venue, where you can sip beverages, nibble snacks and browse their wonderful bookshelves as you enjoy the music. $10 suggested donation.
What's this? Two blog posts in as many days? That's just craziness. But I couldn't help but share my excitement: The Digital Stage accepted and posted my entry to the #Shakes450 collaboration. (In honor of Shakespeare's upcoming 450th birthday on April 23rd, they're attempting to gather 450 videos of Shakespeare fans performing his works.) Since I do adore my Will (and our birthdays are in extremely close proximity) I couldn't resist the urge to participate!
I sat in on the Dusty Strings Wednesday Sing! today with a harp, and we played one of my favorite folk songs: The Water Is Wide. When I got home tonight, I couldn't get the song out of my head, so decided to sit down and make a video. Enjoy!
Hey all! This is a bit last-minute, but I'll be performing this Saturday night at the Ides of March Fundraising Gala for GreenStage, Seattle's own "Shakespeare in the Park". GreenStage is great...I saw a couple of their productions this summer, and was thrilled to be asked to perform for them. The performance is Saturday, March 15th (when else?) at The Production Shop in Burien. There will also be Shakespeare readings, a silent auction, appetizers, wine, beer and a cash cocktail bar. Sounds like fun! You can purchase tickets at http://idesofmarch.brownpapertickets.com/ See you there!
(Update: I had an absolutely marvelous time, and even managed to finagle my way into reciting some Shakespeare in the Sonnet Poetry Slam! Thanks so much for having me, Greenstage!)