• St. Paddy’s Tradition: Molly’s Revenge at St. Mary’s

    Molly’s Revenge, with special guests The Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers, will bring in St Patrcik’s Day on Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s By-The-Sea, 146 12th Street and Central Ave., Pacific Grove. As has become the tradition, St. Mary’s bistro will feature “tatties with toppings,” Guinness, wine, snacks and treats. Proceeds from food and beverage sales benefit St. Mary’s Community Food Pantry. Dancing in the aisles is not only permitted, it is encouraged! Come join the ceilidh!

    Celtic trio Molly’s Revenge is celebrating their first March tour since 2011, and their 15th anniversary as a band with a tour of their favorite California venues. Molly’s Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious enthusiasm. Their arrangements of traditional Celtic dance tunes always leave audiences shouting for more. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandola, and bodhran guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music. Molly’s Revenge has performed at many of the top folk festivals and performing arts events in the USA, and prestigious events in Scotland, Australia and China. Their newest release, “Trio,” encompasses Scottish pipe sets, driving Irish reels, jigs, polkas, slides, and hornpipes, French Canadian fiddle tunes, and even a set of American oldtime tunes featuring Highland pipes. The band is: David Brewer – highland bagpipes, whistles, bodhran; John Weed – fiddle; Stuart Mason – guitar, mandolaMolly's Revenge St. Paddy'srgb

    David Brewer has been playing whistle and four types of bagpipes for about 20 years. He studied in Scotland at the Ceolas Music School in South Uist under the tutelage of some of the best pipers in the world. His authentic and unique style of playing has earned him the reputation of being one of the most accomplished pipers on the West Coast. David has composed close to 200 traditional style tunes, many of which have appeared on recordings, independent films, and television.

    John Weed is a classically-trained violinist who switched to playing Irish fiddle about 15 years ago. An accomplished fiddler across genres, John Weed has lived in Ireland and immersed himself in the traditional styles of Clare and Donegal. The result is an old-time Irish fiddling style that compliments his forays into Scottish, Canadian, and American music.

    Stuart Mason has been collecting and performing traditional music for over 40 years. He has appeared on stage from Ireland to China performing Celtic, old time bluegrass, and his original compositions, which have won awards from the West Coast Songwriters Association. He leads workshops and classes in traditional music techniques at music festivals and camps.

    Tickets are available through www.brownpapertickets.com, $20, $8 Kids 12 and under.  For info call or text Jackie, 831-224-3819, orfiddlejamjp@gmail.com.

     

    posted to Cedar Street Times on March 9, 2015

    Topics: Arts & Music, Front PG News

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