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Saturday, April 02, 2005

Celtic Concert & Ceilidh

To receive these postings via email, click HERE No Message is necessary. Back to Irish Aires Table of Contents ---- CELTIC CONCERT & CEILIDH Sunday, April 10, 2005 4:00 pm - 6:00 p.m Admission: free (donations for performers appreciated) snacks/beer, wine & soft drinks available for purchase. Families welcome! Featured entertainers: Peggy Carter &Strings & Things (more info below) plus dancing, singing, open mic We welcome anyone who would like to perform! for more info contact Dianna Shipman Location: The Knights of Columbus Council 803 2616 Louisiana, Houston, Texas Map near downtown, bounded by Louisiana (one way going north) Smith (one way going south) Dennis and McGowen (overflow parking to the south at Records Storage and to the east at ADT lot, and on the street where indicated) MAIN ROOM - NO SMOKING; ANCHOR ROOM - SMOKING featured entertainers: Peggy Carter & Strings & Things Strings and Things is an Acoustic Ensemble featuring Mt. dulcimers, hammer dulcimers, fiddles, guitars, autoharps, mandolins, bass and a folk harp. The group was organized in 1994 when students in dulcimer classes from North Harris County College and Houston Community College got together to learn tunes and to continue practicing the skills learned in their Continuing Education class. The group is made up of amateur musicians, and meets weekly to learn new music and polish up their tunes for performances.The director, Peggy Carter is a career musician who plays the hammer dulcimer and the Mt. dulcimer and writes the arrangements for this unusual instrumentation. Peggy is president of the Houston Area Acoustic Music Society that sponsors the group, and has featured the ensemble at many events that the Society produces. For 10 years the Society produced the Summer Acoustic Music Festival (SAMFest), a 2 1/2 day event in Houston which offered workshops and concerts of Acoustic music, with guest instructor\performers as headliners and local performers including Strings and Things featured in the many concerts. Strings and Things presents performances of American Music and music from the British Isles, and they have been in demand to perform for many community events around the Houston area, including the Houston Rodeo, the Museum of Fine Arts, the George Library in Richmond and the Ice Cream Festival in Brenham. They have performed at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, and in 2000 they toured Ireland, sharing our American (and particularly Texan) music in pubs, hotels and castles on the Emerald Isle. During the past decade Strings and Things has been one of the "anchor " bands for the Houston Area Acoustic Music Society's monthly "Acoustic Showcase" at Hickory Hollow Barbecue Restaurant in the Houston Heights. Visitors are always welcome at the weekly rehearsals at the Spring Branch Community Center on Pech. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Peggy Carter by email, or by phone: 281-370-9495. Strings and Things meets every Tues. night at the Spring Branch Community Center in Houston. Its West of Loop 610, North of I-10, between Wirt and Bingle, and between Westview and Longpoint. Membership is free, and is open to anyone who plays an acoustic instrument. We are open for new members in Sept. and in January, but we invite all to come by and visit our rehearsal any time. We practice every week, and we perform for festivals, churches and community events … and usually have one or 2 performances every month. Some months are even busier. Come hear us at these upcoming events: April 10th Celtic Concert at Knights of Columbus in downtown Houston. More photos and More! You can also hear them: April 16, 11:00, North Harris College Spring Festival on WW Thorne Blvd in Spring COMING UP NEXT: May 22 Jed Marum For CALENDAR of additional Celtic, dance and music events: CLICK HERE For more info contact Dianna Shipman ---- Back to Irish Aires Table of Contents To receive these postings via email, click HERE No Message is necessary.
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