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Monday, September 12, 2005

Celtic Music In Texas

Note: Some changes for 9/12-9/14 since the last mailing. THIS WEEK'S BIG MUSICAL EVENT: Seven bands play at the Katrina evacuee benefit in Dallas hosted by the Texas Irish Music Education Society at Trinity Hall Irish Pub, 9/17. See and North listings in this mailing for details. TEXAS PERFORMERS ON THE ROAD: * Therese Honey gives a concert of 18-century Irish harp repertoire in Austin on Sunday, Sept. 18. See Central listings. Great stuff. * Gilmer & Moore at the Katrina benefit in Dallas 9/17 * Jed Marum in Corpus Christi 9/16-17 Note: These mailings assembled by unpaid volunteers in a sleep-deprivation experiment. All schedules subject to change or perhaps even error. Send listings, preferably in text-only format, to The calendar covers Monday to Monday (under normal circumstances) and is mailed over the weekend (under normal circumstances). Submit your listings by Friday. Regular events are listed once a month. *********************** EVENTS IN CENTRAL TEXAS *********************** # Monday, September 12, 2005 Celtic & Traditional Music Society Session moved to Mondays BUR 232 (Burdine Hall) University of Texas campus Austin, TX 7 - 10 PM The purpose of the UT CTMS is to meet in sessions to get together with meet like-minded folks and learn and play some tunes (in a smoke-free environment!). We hope that you can join us...and don't forget to bring your acoustic instruments. For information contact Leslie Robin at Email Phil Schappert at to be added to the mailing list. # Tuesday, September 13, 2005 Scottish Society of San Antonio Monthly board meeting Covenant Presbyterian Church Roleta Drive San Antonio, TX 7 PM # Wednesday, September 14, 2005 Craobh Thir na gCnoc (Gaelic League of Austin) general meeting Bennigan's 301 Barton Springs Road (next door to the Embassy Suites, facing the Hyatt) Austin, TX 512/472-7902 6 PM For more information contact Rollin MacRae at (512) 441-2257 No Austin Celtic Association general meeting this month. Come to the Celtic Festival fundraiser at Things Celtic on the 17th instead! # Thursday, September 15, 2005 Spot Beerland Austin, LA # Saturday, September 17, 2005 Austin Celtic Festival fundraiser Things Celtic 1806 W. 35th Street (just east of Mopac, on the north side of the street) Austin, TX 512-472-CELT noon - 1 PM: Highland bagpiper Ken Liechti 1:30 - 2:30 PM: Cluan 3 - 4 PM: Irish harper Doc Grauzer # Sunday, September 18, 2005 Texas Early Music Project Fundraising Concert Irish harper Therese Honey First English Lutheran Church 30th & Whitis Austin, TX 512/371-0099 7:30 PM $20 (cash or check accepted) Dessert reception follows. A portion of the proceeds will go to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The concert will feature late 18th-century Irish music from the 1792 Belfast harp competition, played on Celtic and historical harps. In addition, TEMP vocal artists Jenifer Thyssen, Stephanie Prewitt and Daniel Johnson will perform a selection of favorite Scottish ballads. ************************************************ EVENTS IN EAST TEXAS, MISSISSIPPI, AND LOUISIANA ************************************************ # Friday, September 16, 2005 Blaggards Stag's Head Pub 2128 Portsmouth St. Houston, TX 713/533-1199 10 PM # Saturday, September 17, 2005 Murder the Stout 40th anniversary celebration Griff's Shenanigans Cafe & Bar 3416 Roseland St. Houston, TX 713/528-9912 5 PM Scottish Country Dancing and More Dance Party St. Andrews Episcopal Church 1819 Heights Blvd. (Heights Blvd at 19th St) Houston, TX 713/861-5596 If possible, bring something for the refreshments table. For more information contact Dianna Shipman at DIANNASHIPMAN@WORLDNET.ATT.NET or 713-522-1212. # Tuesday, September 20, 2005 Lecture: "Yankee Head and an Irish Heart: The Story of Anna Parnell and the Irish Ladies' Land League" given by Dr. Beverly Schneller Scanlan Room Jerabeck Center University of St. Thomas 4000 Mt. Vernon Houston, TX 7 PM For more information contact Lori Gallagher, Director of the Center for Irish Studies, at 713-525-3592 or Thistle & Harp: Celtic Heritage Society of East Texas Monthly meeting Oakland Heights Baptist Church 1607 Judson Rd Longview, TX 7 - 9 PM ********************************************** EVENTS IN NORTH TEXAS, OKLAHOMA, AND ARKANSAS ********************************************** Saturday, September 17, 2005 Benefit for Katrina evacuees Trinity Hall Irish Pub and Restaurant 5321 East Mockingbird Lane #250 Mockingbird Station NE corner of Mockingbird & Central Dallas, TX 214-887-3600 6 PM - 1 AM Hosted by TIMES (Traditional Irish Music Education Society), SCMA (Southwest Celtic Music Association), and Trinity Hall No admission charged, but the bucket will be passed for cash donations, and other donations (canned goods, clothing, etc.) will be accepted as well. 6 PM Trinity Hall Session Players 7 PM Irish Rogues 8 PM Gilmer & Moore 9 PM Beyond the Pale 10 PM Jigsaw 11 PM Gallus midnight Amberhawke Brothers 3 Texas Christian University Pepsico Theatre 7:30 - 9:30 PM Trinity River Whalers MacHenry's 7618 Camp Bowie West Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 817-377-0202 Behan Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Tipperary Inn 5815 Live Oak Dallas, TX (214) 821-6500 8 PM ********************* EVENTS IN SOUTH TEXAS ********************* Friday & Saturday, September 16-17, 2005 Jed Marum Cassidy's Irish Pub Ramada Inn 601 N. Water St. Corpus Christi, TX 361/879-0534 - Texas Celtic Music Network If you had this forwarded to you, sign on at BEWARE OF ATTACHMENTS CARRYING VIRUSES! THIS LIST DOES NOT SEND ATTACHMENTS!
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