“Hunkered down” are you? GOOD! While we kick this viruses arse, I’ll be offering lessons online via Zoom -super easy to use + FaceTime for you Apple peeps. New students welcome! Contact me for information. Let’s not lose any ground + this will be a great way to keep you/your child active and stimulated through this troubling time. If I can offer some advice on effective hand washing. Singing happy birthday when you’re not at an actual birthday party is weird so hum a fiddle tune instead -both take around the same amount of time. STAY HEALTHY EVERYONE!
Mark your calendars and start warming up your foot stompin’ leg! If you haven’t been to 443 yet, here’s your chance to check out this seriously hip little place!
Pleased to announce that Nick Piccininni and I have been asked to open this show! We’re looking forward to welcoming Kate and Forrest to Syracuse! The 443 Social Club and Lounge is truly a gem of a place! Owners Julie and Jimmy have done wonders to promote and host live music! I highly recommend securing tickets early! See you there!
An upcoming concert with 2 very special people! My long time accompanist, but we all know he’s soooo much more than that -Harvey Nusbaum and up from Roanoke, my Ceili Rain bandmate piper/flute & whistles, Burt Mitchell. Burt has won the Eastern US’s “Best Open Piper” 3 times and is currently the Piping Instructor at the Virginia Military Institute. Concert info: Trinity Community Coffee House. 98 Main St. Camden, NY. October 19th. 7:00 PM.
This just in from the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame Museum.
“Alas, our season is winding down. This Sunday, Sept. 22, 2-5 pm – is a chance to hear popular Syracuse area SAMMY winner & HOF inductee Joe Davoli.
Where: 1121 Comins Rd, Redfield, NY 13437, USA.
If you are a musician, remember Joe’s advice: “Only practice on the days that you eat.” Do come hear this successful teacher and performer on Sunday”
This event is sponsored in part by the New York State Council on the Arts.
Big John & Sailors -extended version, hehe…Once again with “the Peach” -Nick Piccininni!
Hornpipes with Nick “the Peach” Piccininni @ Bailiwick’s in Elbridge, NY
Ceili fans! Fiddle die hards! It’s going to be a blast!
Local Hop: New discs from fiddler Joe Davoli, bluesman Ron Spencer, rockers Count Blastula
— Read on www.syracusenewtimes.com/loca-hop-joe-davoli-ron-spencer-count-blastula/
Special thanks to Tracey Berner and her wonderful bunch of 6th, 7th and 8th grade string players. Friday’s workshop and demonstration was great fun and a huge success!