Aoife Scott ~ September 25, 2016

 

 

Aoife Scott and band are undertaking a lengthy US tour in September 2016 in support of her new album ‘Carry The Day’. The tour starts on 10th September at South Shore Irish Festival in Marshfield MA, and will finish in The Burren Backroom in Boston on 30th September. The band will include Aoife on vocals and bodhrán, Andrew Meaney on guitar, accordion, and vocals, Eamonn Moloney on whistles, flute and vocals, and Conor Lyons on bouzouki and vocals.

Tour Dates :

9/10 SOUTH SHORE IRISH FESTIVAL – Marshfield MA
9/11 SOUTH SHORE IRISH FESTIVAL – Marshfield MA
9/14 PJ MCINTYRES (BRIDGEY NEDS) – Cleveland OH
9/15 GAELIC LEAGUE DETROIT – Detroit MI
9/16 CHIEF O NEILLS – Chicago IL
9/17 MICHIGAN IRISH MUSIC FESTIVAL – Muskegon MI
9/18 MICHIGAN IRISH MUSIC FESTIVAL – Muskegon MI
9/19 SLEDERS FAMILY TAVERN – Traverse City MI
9/20 STONE CHALET B&B – Ann Arbor MI
9/21 KITTY HOYNES – Syracuse NY
9/22 THE LOVIN’ CUP – Rochester NY
9/23 NY IRISH CENTRE – Long Island City NY
9/24 HUDSON VALLEY IRISH FEST – Peekskills NY
9/25 CHESTNUT HOUSE CONCERTS – Lancaster PA
9/27 TIR NA NÓG – Philadelphia PA
9/28 PADDY BARRYS IRISH PUB – Tyson VA
9/30 THE BURREN BACKROOM – Somerville, Boston MA

Cloyd

John Cloyd Miller is a is a twelfth generation North Carolina native and the grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler Jim Shumate.  Some of our Chestnut House Concertgoers may recall banjoist Riley Baugus of  Old Buck that performed in April, 2014.

Here’s what Riley has to say about John Cloyd of Zoe & Cloyd:  shapeimage_2

“John’s music reminds me of being in the Blue Ridge Mountains, high on a hill all alone
and hearing the sound of the mountains coming from all around and filling your soul with the feeling that everything is just right in that place. His voice is strong and pure and hearkens back to a time when there was no need for electronic enhancement and tuning adjustments. In short, John is the real thing and is just incredible.”

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Zoe & Cloyd will be performing at 7:00 pm at Chestnut House Concerts on Friday, September 9, 2016.  There’s a potluck at 6:00 pm before the show.  If you would like to attend please contact Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or call/text 717-940-9311.  Requested donation of $15/20 per person.

Zoe

 

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Although she now lives in Asheville, NC with her husband John and daughter Cady, Natalya Zoe Weinstein is a native of Massachusetts. Natalya was raised with music as a big part of her life; her father is a master jazz pianist and her grandfather was a professional kelzmer musician. Natalya is part of the trio Red June, and she is the Zoe of the duo “Zoe & Cloyd“.  Natalya is also a violin instructor and  a frequently requested session musician.

 

We look forward to welcoming Zoe & Cloyd to Lancaster on Friday, September 9, 2016.  Potluck at 6, Music at 7.  RSVP with Tim at tlehman9@gmail.com or call/text 717-940-9311. 

 

“I will stand with my people as one” ~ Kaia Kater

On August 22, 2016, Chestnut House Concerts will host artist Kaia KatLandscape-Kaia-on-couch-598x411er at a Monday
evening performance. Kaia released her debut album Sorrow Bound in 2014 and followed it up with Nine Pin in June 2016. The Black Lives Matter movement influenced this recent album, as well as reflections from personal loss. Below is a video of Kaia Kater singing Rising Down  from the album Nine Pin. Please note that at our show Kaia will be solo.

If you would like seats reserved for the August 22 show, please contact Tim at tlehmn9@gmail.com or send a text to 717 940 9311.

Artist Update: Eggs for Honey

 

McGraw-Fer-Off-Grid-Lo-Fi-FrontOn December 5, 2015, Chestnut House Concerts hosted Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer just over 2 years from their first house concert here in 2013. Mandy and Dave co-write their songs, and as time passes, their music is stronger, the lyrics richer and the harmonies sweeter.

After their show on December 5, Dave and Mandy mentioned that they would be house sitting “off the grid” for friends on a nearly uninhabited island of  Washington State’s San Juan Islands. They would be working on a new album while taking care of some aging donkeys. And, if you were at the house concert that night, you may remember some jokes about Dave being trapped on the island while Mandy learned the banjo.

Eggs for Honey is from their album off-grid low-fi and was featured as song of the day for Folk Radio UK  (FRUK). I can see why – it was posted just 20 minutes ago and I’ve already played it 4 times.  Click the link below to read more about and listen to Eggs for Honey.  http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2016/06/premiere-dave-mcgraw-mandy-fer-eggs-honey/

The album “off-grid lo-fi” will be available on June 24, 2016.

 

Kaia Kater, another female banjo player who writes her own music will be at Chestnut House Concerts on Monday, August 22, 2016.  More on Kaia Kater in upcoming posts.

Tony Kamel of Wood & Wire

 

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Tony, Dom and Trevor – Greyfox Bluegrass Festival – photo by Tim Lehman

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Toney Kamel, Greyfox Bluegrass Festival  photo by Tim Lehman

Wood & Wire has been a band for about five years and Tony Kamel, one of the founding members, plays guitar and provides lead vocals.  Tony has been making music for a while and learned to know the other band members from the music scene in Austin, Texas and eventually they all started picking together as Wood & Wire.

At the house concert on Friday, June 17, audience members can anticipate a high energy show of original bluegrass tunes, many written by Tony, with some classics sprinkled in.

The Wood & Wire house show is full. We encourage you to review the upcoming house concerts page and consider Kaia Kater on August 22, 2016.