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News & Announcements

"Tabhair Dom Do Lámh" published in Folk Harp Journal! 

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.)

Harp Seattle 2014/Seattle Folk Harp Symposium 

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.)
 

 

Couth Buzzard Concert - Friday, June 13, 2014 

PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOLKLORE SOCIETY COFFEEHOUSE CONCERT
JUNE 13, 2014     7:30 PM
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe
8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA

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.

Twelfth Night (#Shakes450) on YouTube! 

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!

TWELFTH NIGHT (ACT 2, SCENE 4)

Yeah, so...my Shakespeare's a little rusty. So sue me. 

(P.S. Now seems a good time to remind you all of my other Shakespeare-inspired efforts...see, I knew I'd manage to fit in some musical context somewhere.)

 

GreenStage's "Ides of March" Fundraiser 

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!)

Happy Hogmanay and other Scottish news! 

Happy New Year, everyone!  And let me wish you all an extremely belated Happy Hogmanay as well.  As is traditional, I celebrated Hogmanay this year by attending a brilliant Capitol Hill party, which culminated (inevitably) in the lot of us marching down 15th Avenue, brandishing flags of the Celtic nations, playing bagpipes, invading the local pubs/coffeeshops and compelling their denizens to sing "Flower Of Scotland" with us. This year I was privileged to carry the large Irish flag in the procession, which I managed to do without disgracing myself/injuring anyone. Good times.



In further Scottish news, I'll be flying to Naples, Florida this week to perform at the St. Andrew's Society's Robert Burns Supper, which is always a pleasure and a privilege! (When I received the invitation, my first thought was..."Florida in January? Nah, that doesn't sound enjoyable at all..." *shivering in the Seattle cold*)
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