Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival

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Wow…summer flew by and this one is just a few weeks away! Come join us in Estes Park, Colorado for the 40th Anniversary Extravaganza at the Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival on September 8th-11th. We’ll be sharing our music in a new spot for us– by the Jousting Arena every day between events. We will also welcome the festival go-ers attending the spectacular Tattoo each evening. It’s been several years since we played at this festival and we can’t wait to go back–hope to see you there!

Edgewood Arts and Music Festival

Hi all, we have just one more “local” music event on the schedule this summer and it is next Saturday, July 30th, at the Edgewood Arts and Music Festival. We’ll be playing at 2pm in the Amphitheater. I highly recommend that you go to the website and check out this great festival. We are just one group among many and there will be outstanding music happening all weekend long. Check them out at wildlifewest.org

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2016 Ireland Pub Tour

We had several concerts in Ireland but we also had many Pub, B&B, and informal musical stops along the way. Some of you followed us on Periscope and joined us live for those stops, but for those of you who didn’t here are a few of those musical moments. Hope you enjoy!

Ceilidh at the Crossroads

This is a video from our concert at Riverside Church in Newry, Northern Ireland. It’s a fun little set of jigs we call “Ceilidh at the Crossroads.” We are all walking out our individual journeys and as we do our paths cross with others…we meet “at the crossroads.” We were so blessed to cross paths with people in Ireland who welcomed us with open arms and warm hearts. We will never forget the kindness they extended to us. This video features a few of their faces. You will also see some footage of some of the sessions we participated in. It’s always a joy to collaborate with other musicians at the crossroads. Then it truly does become a Ceilidh! Hope you enjoy this little video. Jeanne, Tasha and Bria (Jeremiah 6:16)

We’re Back!! AFF here we come!

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What a grand time we had in Ireland and in Chicago at the Gaelic Park Irish Fest! We are sorting through photos and videos and we will share some in the coming days and weeks, but at the moment we need to share our upcoming performances with you. This Saturday, June 4th at 10:30am we will be performing at the Albuquerque Folk Festival (held at the Balloon Museum). We will be sharing our music on the Jemez Stage, then at 12:30pm we will head to the “Jam with the Band” tent and lead some tunes and songs with festival go-ers jumping in and joining us. Bring your instruments and play along! The Albuquerque Folk Festival is an amazing event with heavy emphasis on participation. There are jam sessions all day, performances, dance tents, workshops, sing-a-longs, children’s activities, etc. etc., truly something for everyone. Check out all the info and the schedule at abqfolkfest.org.  We hope to see you there for a day full of fun musical activities!

The Plan for May…

SP May Calendar.001Hi all…we have a busy schedule for the rest of May. Our scheduled stops are in the photo above. We are hoping you can join us on the journey somewhere along the way! See you in Ireland and Chicago!

Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest!

Hey folks–after our tour of Ireland we’ll be flying into Chicago to share our music at the amazing Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest held over Memorial Day Weekend. We’ll be playing twice on Friday, once on Saturday, and once on Sunday. The times and stages are found in the photo below. Hope to see you there!

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IRELAND!

Hi everyone–our trip to Ireland is just two weeks away. Here are a few dates to pencil in on your calendar and we’ll give more details about the plans in a few days. We can’t wait to go back!!

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The Blue Grasshopper Brew Pub

SP Blue Grasshopper Flyer.001We’ve been out-of-town a lot lately and will be again in the near future, so we set this one up for our local friends and fans. On Saturday, May 7th from 4:30-7pm we’ll be making music at The Blue Grasshopper Brew Pub in Rio Rancho. Hope to see you all there!

40th Anniversary Concert for Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Festival

Hey all–we are so honored to be included in this exciting event! The Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Festival in Estes Park, Colorado is celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary this year. To kick off the celebration, they are presenting a very special concert including Ashley MacIsaac, The Young Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers and Singing Pilgrims. It all starts this Saturday, April 23rd at 12noon and we hope you all will come out for a great day of music. All of the information can be found in the posted photo. See you there!

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St. Patrick’s Day at the St. James Tea Room

We have always said that our favorite musical moments are those that happen in our own living rooms while we are arranging and creating songs and tunes. We always wish that we could bring our friends and fans right into our own living rooms with us to experience those magical moments. On St. Patrick’s Day we had the opportunity to do exactly that. We were able to share our music in a beautiful, yet cozy setting with superb food and drink at the St. James Tea Room. And it was truly a magical evening. Here are a few photos from this special event. We hope you enjoy!

LOCAL BAND SHOWCASE

Ce0a2HPXIAIGwPp.jpg-smallLocal friends–this is something that came up suddenly. 15 bands will be showcased down on the Civic Plaza this Friday so Albuquerque folks can get just a little taste of a lot of different music. Each band has just 15 minutes to play a few favorites. We are honored to be included in this great event. It’s free and open to the public and there will be food trucks, a climbing wall and local beer and wine. Our time slot is at 5:30pm, so if you’re downtown on Friday come on over to the plaza and hear some great music!

St. Patrick’s Day at the St. James Tea Room

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Join us at a VERY special St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the St. James Tea Room (featured on CNN’s “Five Great American Tearooms”). It is a one-of-a-kind experience and we are so excited to spend St. Patty’s Day with them. Enjoy High Tea, a bit of Guinness and an intimate setting for some jigs, reels and Irish songs with Singing Pilgrims.

Durango Celtic Festival

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Friends and family in Southern Colorado, “Singing Pilgrims” is headed north to perform and teach at the Durango Celtic Festival. All of the information is found in the photo above. Join us for a great time in the beautiful four corners area.

North Texas Irish Festival

SP - NTIF flyerTexas, here we come! It’s finally time for our return visit to the North Texas Irish Festival! On Friday, March 4th, we will be performing at 8pm at the Shanachie Stage. On Saturday, March 5th, we will repeat that: 8pm on the Shanachie Stage. On Sunday, March 6th we’ll help start the day at 12noon on the Shamrock Stage. We are looking forward to seeing Texas friends and family, so come on by! All the info for the festival is at ntif.org . If you haven’t already, follow us on twitter (@singingpilgrims) and on periscope because that’s how we take you along with us, broadcasting live along the way. Come along on our journey with us!

On the Road on Periscope

Hey all, Singing Pilgrims is on the road today and we want to take you with us! We will tweet at @SingingPilgrims if you are on twitter and if you follow us on Periscope we will be broadcasting live all weekend so you can truly come along with us on the ride! For those of you who are not on Twitter or Periscope, the following link is the place that you can watch live online. Unfortunately there will be nothing to alert you when we are going “live” but we will try to post a “heads up” on Facebook. Pack your bags and let’s go! Here’s the link: https://periscope.tv/singingpilgrims

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays! We just received this Christmas gift idea from the Longs Peak Scottish-Irish HIghland Festival and wanted to share it with you. We hope you’ll join us in April to celebrate their 40th Anniversary!

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Solid Grounds…A Few Little Clips

Hi all! Thanks to everyone who braved the snow and came out to the concert at Solid Grounds. We were surprised at the great crowd we had in spite of the crazy weather! A friend captured some video from the evening so we edited a few clips together. We apologize for the mic placement. We had a few problems with Tasha’s pickup and at the last minute had to use an instrument mic. Hope you enjoy these little snippets of music! 

“Solid Grounds” Coffee House

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Hey all, we’ll be performing locally at “Solid Grounds” Coffee House on Saturday, December 12th at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30. The concert is free and so is the coffee and all of the yummy snacks! 4601 Juan Tabo (north of Montgomery) in the basement of St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church. Park on either the east or west side and take the stairs located on the north side of the building. Hope to see you there!