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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Today - Free Celtic Concert @ Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park

Today - Free Celtic Concert @ Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park 08/14/05 - KPFT Fall Music Series Features CELTIC/IRISH MUSIC ( Produced by your friends at: KPFT's Irish Aires Show Miller Outdoor Theatre (small stage) Located in Hermann Park near downtown Houston, this open-air theatre features the most diverse free season in the United States Map- The small stage is next to box office at Miller Theatre. We advise you to bring chairs, a big sun hat and some sun block. The concession stand will be open, but it is permissible to bring your own food & beverages (no glass bottles). HEADLINERS: Constant Billy (3:00PM) Paisley Close (4:00PM) Blaggards (5:00PM) The event is Free and Open to the Public. Date: Sunday, August 14, 2005 Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM ---- 3:00 PM - Constant Billy ( "A new day has dawned. There's a new band in the neighborhood, Constant Billy." Take the traditional music of Britain and Ireland. Shake and stir in a little Rock, Classical and Swing using "an incredible, eclectic repertoire of intricate harmonies" from "probably the best all-around folk a-cappella singers in Houston." Add in the accompaniment of Bodhran, guitar, tin whistle, recorder and bouzouki to create "stuff you just don't hear every day." Add a dash of "hilarious between-songs banter," and you have a duo that will leave you reeling. Constant Billy is Today's Trad. ---- 4:00 PM - Paisley Close ( Paisley Close takes Gordian Knot's energetic Celtic Pop feel and soars with it to fresh, lyrical heights. Their material covers a broad spectrum, including traditional and modern songs arranged in the group's unique idiom; timeless poetry set to original music; and new compositions written by the band. Uncommon musicianship and storytelling are the common threads that run through the music of Paisley Close Paisley Close's members are: Cidnie MacNamee, Amy Price (both of whom were previously members of Gordian Knot) and Bernard Schreiber. ---- 5:00PM - Blaggards ( ARRRRR!!! Howyez, we're BLAGGARDS, purveyors of Stout Irish Rock from Houston, Texas. In July 2004 by Dublin-raised Patrick Devlin (guitar and lead vocals), Minnesotan Turi Hoiseth (violin and screaming), New Yorker Chad Smalley (bass and lead vocals) and Bostonian Brian Vogel (drums and backing vocals) formed BLAGGARDS. We carry with us the legacy of On The Dole, an earlier Houston band founded by Patrick. Like On The Dole, BLAGGARDS are known for knocking around the traditional with fists full of heavy metal and rockabilly. And yeah, we have a laugh or two while we're at it. We pride ourselves in being one of the hardest working bands in Texas, and soon we'll be taking our act across state lines. See you at the shows! Slán gó fóill, BLAGGARDS P.S.-Contrary to ancient Blaggards lore, there is no "the" in our name. Just "Blaggards." We also take our coffee black, thank you. ----
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