Magical Music in Flagstaff! December 9, 2016

From Ireland…Jerry O’Beirne in Concert!

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December 9th, 7:30 PM – doors open at 7:00 PM

First Congregational Church of Flagstaff – 740 N Turquoise Dr., Flagstaff, AZ

“Gerry O’Beirne has written some of the best new tunes to come out of Ireland’s Celtic music scene. O’Beirne’s guitar playing is always a thing of wonder and his lyrics have become increasingly poetic and emotionally deep”. – Dirty Linen

Born in Ennis, County Clare, along Ireland’s music-rich west coast, Gerry O’Beirne is a renowned singer, songwriter and guitarist (6- and 12-string guitar, tiple, ukelele and slide guitar among others). He grew up in Ireland and Ghana in West Africa, and has since lived in England, California, and Mexico. He lives now near Dingle in County Kerry. His compositions blend the passion found in traditional music with the freshness of contemporary song.

Gerry has toured the globe as a solo artist and with the Sharon Shannon Band, Patrick Street, Midnight Well, Andy M. Stewart, Kevin Burke, Andy Irvine, and the Waterboys. He has performed at the White House, opened for the Grateful Dead, and played electric guitar with Marianne Faithfull.

Gerry has appeared on Garrison Keilor’s Prairie Home Companion. His performance of Western Highway was chosen as an audio highlight on a Prairie Home Companion’s website (http://www.prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs/20011110/).

The concert will take place at First Congregational Church of Flagstaff (740 N Turquoise Dr., Flagstaff, AZ 86001) on December 9th at 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM). Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. For advance tickets visit “Olives Wild” (1530 S Riordan Ranch Road, Flagstaff, AZ  86001) or call 928-606-7999 / 928-600-8660.

 

 

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Cassie & Maggie MacDonald – July 15, 2016

Living Traditions Presentations is pleased to present Cassie and Maggie MacDonald at the First Congregational Church on Friday, July 15, 2016. Doors open at 7:30pm and the concert begins at 8:00pm. small-ledge

Tickets are available at Olives Wild and online beginning June 1.

Cassie and Maggie MacDonald grew up in the beautiful province of Nova Scotia, surrounded by its long-standing musical culture and traditions. Now, using their unique upbringing as a springboard, they travel the world from the US to Canada to Europe to share their original take on Celtic music traditions. The duo combines traditional Nova Scotia fiddle tunes with practiced vocals and energetic step dancing. They have received numerous accolades for their work, such as the Galaxie Radio Rising Star award and as nominees for the Canadian Folk Music Award for “Young Performers of the Year.”

Tickets can be purchased at Olives Wild and online. The concert takes place on Friday, July 15, 2016. Tickets are $18 presale and $20 the day of the concert.

Old Blind Dogs – March 25, 2016!

Living Traditions Presentations and Flagstaff Arts Council are pleased to present Old Blind Dogs in concert at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Friday, March 25, 2016. Doors open at 6:30pm and the concert begins at 7:00pm.

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Tickets are available at AZ Music Pro

Since their formation in the early 1990’s the Old Blind Dogs have become a well known and celebrated Scottish folk group. They bring a fresh and modern presence to traditional Scottish music, while remaining faithful to the roots of the genre. Band mates Aaron Jones, Jonny Hardie, Fraser Stone and Ali Hutton use a variety of vocal and instrumental combinations to create an energetic and colorful sound. The Old Blind dogs have gained much recognition in the music community with awards such as “Folk Band of the Year” and “IAP Best Celtic CD.”

Tickets can be purchased at the Coconino Center for the Arts, Arizona Music Pro and online. To avoid an online purchasing fee, please call 928 779 2300. The concert takes place on Friday, March 25, 2016. Tickest are $25 presale and $30 the day of the concert.

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Jim Malcolm – October 30 at 7pm – Coconino Center for the Arts

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Living Traditions Presentations and Flagstaff Arts Council are pleased to present Jim Malcolm in concert at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Friday, October 30, 2015. Doors open at 6:30pm and the concert begins at 7:00pm.

Scottish folksinger and songwriter Jim Malcolm has performed throughout North America and Europe and now bring his talents to Flagstaff. Malcolm was the lead singer of award winning Celtic folk/rock band, Old Blind Dogs for eight years.

He now works as a solo artist singing traditional Scottish songs as well as songs of his own composition. His music is modern and accessible, yet flavored with traditional Scottish style. Malcolm has played with many renowned artists, and in 2004 was voted songwriter of the year at the annual Trad Awards. He also currently holds the record for most nominated Scots singer at the Scots Singer of the Year Award.

Tickets on sale at Arizona Music Pro, 122 E Rte 66, Flagstaff

Tickets on sale at Arizona Music Pro, 122 E Rte 66, Flagstaff

Tickets can be purchased at Arizona Music Pro, 122 E Route 66, Flagstaff, at the Coconino Center for the Arts, and online. The concert takes place on Friday, October 30, 2015. Tickets are $18 presale and $20 the day of the concert.

Cassie & Maggie MacDonald – September 16, 2015 at 7pm

Living Traditions Presentations and Flagstaff Arts Council are pleased to present Cassie and Maggie MacDonald at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Doors open at 6:30pm and the concert begins at 7:00pm. small-ledge

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Tickets are available at AZ Music Pro

Cassie and Maggie MacDonald grew up in the beautiful province of Nova Scotia, surrounded by its long-standing musical culture and traditions. Now, using their unique upbringing as a springboard, they travel the world from the US to Canada to Europe to share their original take on Celtic music traditions. The duo combines traditional Nova Scotia fiddle tunes with practiced vocals and energetic step dancing. They have received numerous accolades for their work, such as the Galaxie Radio Rising Star award and as nominees for the Canadian Folk Music Award for “Young Performers of the Year.”

Tickets can be purchased at the Coconino Center for the Arts, Arizona Music Pro and online. The concert takes place on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Tickets are $18 presale and $20 the day of the concert.

Cassie & Maggie MacDonald – July 17 at 8pm

From Halifax, Nova Scotia

Music of Cape Breton!

 

July 17 at 8pm – Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, doors open at 7:30.  Cash bar.

1601 N. San Francisco St.

Tickets are available at Olives Wild and Online

Cassie and Maggie MacDonald encompass everything you could ask for in a musical act, their talent is only surpassed by the joy with which they so generously share it. Exciting and innovative, they have found the perfect balance between musical integrity, and sheer entertainment. While still staying true to their Celtic roots, they have explored and tested the boundaries of traditional music, bringing a breath of fresh air to the genre with their original compositions and arrangements. Sisters, cohorts and collaborators, Cassie and Maggie have been enchanting audiences far and wide with their infectious energy, driving rhythms and lilting melodies.

Born to a family with a rich musical heritage and raised in Nova Scotia, a province steeped in musical culture and traditions, the girls have used their unique up bringing as a springboard for their own brand of Celtic Roots music. Equally at home playing tunes passed down through generations of musicians, as seamlessly weaving themes from the Moonlight Sonata into sets of sure fire reels, Cassie and Maggie are turning heads wherever they go. And the music community has taken note; Galaxie Radio Rising Star award winners, Canadian Folk Music Award nominees for “Young Performers of the Year”, East Coast Music Award nominees for Traditional Album and double Music Nova Scotia Award nominees for New Artist and Roots Album of the year, their accolades and awards speak of a young duo that will surely continue to do great things…

Appearing on stages across Canada, the United States, France, Germany, Bermuda and the UK, the list continues to grow as people are beginning to know the names Cassie and Maggie MacDonald. Since their first festival performance at the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival in Ontario, the girls have gone on to be soloists in the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo and International Polizi Show in Hamburg, Germany, perform for the French Ambassador in Paris, France, play at the independence day celebrations on Bermuda Island, the Lunenburg Folk Harbour festival, Celtic Classic festival, Stan Rogers International Songwriters festival, Festival Memoires et Racines in Jolliette, QC to name a few. This year will prove to be the busiest and most exciting yet with performances at the Milwaukee Irish Festival, Celtic Colours International festival and Ocrafolk festival in NC, again, just to name a few.