Hello everyone! I hope you’re busy getting decked out in green and on your way to catch the finest in Irish music, wherever you might be. I’m in Calgary, Alberta, performing at St. James Corner (downtown), Jamesons Irish Pub (Sunridge) & Jamesons Restaurant & Bar (Brentwood)… these places know how to put on a good St. Patty’s Day party, that’s for sure!
Lots and lots of news to catch you up on over the past couple of months… So much fun stuff has been happening!
- The East Coast Music Awards are hitting Charlottetown from April 14-17, and it’s going to be a fantastic weekend. I’ll be performing at the Roots Room Showcase and the MIAFest Stage, as well as lots of partnered stages around town. Plus… I’m so excited that the first time I get to perform on the ECMA Gala Awards stage, it’s in my beautiful hometown of Charlottetown! I’m also proud to announce that Riddle has been nominated for the 2011 ECMA Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year.
- I went to Memphis, Tennessee in February for Folk Alliance International and had an absolutely fabulous time. So much music all in one place, and of course, I did some fun Memphis stuff. Here’s a picture of Dave Gunning and I at Graceland!
I met so many awesome musicians while I was in Memphis, and I had a fantastic time playing with both Dave Gunning and Bua’s Brian Miller.
- A little last bit of news before I run off to play for the masses of Irish and wanna-be Irish people: I’m heading down to Havana, Cuba from April 19-26 to play for CeltFest Cuba! This is going to be such a fun time, and I’m looking forward to playing tunes with all of the East Coasters and Irish folks that are heading down.
Let the good times roll! Happy St. Pat’s, hope you’re celebrating accordingly!