Friday, February 12, 2010

The Brendan Voyageur

Well, the road again for me WAS swell to be back in NYC for our little winter spewage/meltage. Now it's sort of like a huge coffee coolatta in the gutters of Gotham. Yay!
Anyway, just home practicing my pipes until Thursday, then off to Billings, Montana to perform with the Billings Symphony.
We'll take a spin through Shaun Davies' Brendan Voyage, a programatic suite for Uilleann Pipes(yours truly) and orchestra written back in the 80's. (That means from before the Lord-of-the-Titanic-Riverdance-Effect.) Anne Harrigan will conduct in her usual slendiforous manner without question.
Peace and Plenty,

Monday, February 1, 2010

Layer Duo Splits Musical Atom!

Yay! Here is a picture of my dad (aged 85) and me this last Saturday in Battle Ground, Indiana: playing for the annual Burns' Night soireƩ. The local bagpipe band: The 42nd Royal Highland Regiment Incorporated of Lafayette Indiana, hosted the event. The dancers had fun and so did we.
Some of the tunes dad and I played were: Angus Campbell, Smith's a Gallant Fireman, The Drunken Piper (I never was...) Mary's Wedding.
Next stop: Holland, Michigan, Thursday for a duo gig with Martha Waldvogel, and then on to Battle Creek Saturday night where Martha and I will play with the Battle Creek Symphony, in Kellogg Hall, of course! (Insert bad breakfast cereal puns here if you wish...)
P.S. Her is a preview of a little web site Anee Harrigan made for me: JUMP