May Fame

May has come and welcomed in the bright half of the year (in the Northern hemisphere anyhow) and on the 1st of May I went and before the sun rose in the morning rolled in the May Morning Dew.  Many songs have this phrase used and I have often been asked about it, so, for the first time I went and did it myself, washing my face in the fresh dew of Summer.  It was great, 5.59am on a brisk Minnesota morning. You should try it for yourself next year!  Here is a few links to get you in tune with what I am say if you are totally lost, like.  Read about the celebration of Bealtaine here or listen to Joe talk about it here more art on it here. No matter where you go, there you are!

Gigs this Month & Next
May 18 – 20: Ormond Beach, FL info here
The Máirtín de Cógáin Project with Don Penzien & Valerie Plested of Legacy
May 27 & 28: Chicago, IL info here
The Máirtín de Cógáin Project with Brian Miller & Devin Shepard of Bua
June 2 & 3: Oshkosh, WI info here
Máirtín de Cógáin Project as a Solo Act

Check out Norah’s other Band The Outside Track here
You may have heard Norah Rendell singing and playing flute on the Máirtín de Cógáin Project’s debut album ‘From Cork with Love’, well she is the front of another amazing outfit doing amazing things, like helping poor oul’ defenseless children and more.  They have launched a charity single which is not only great musically but fantastic for the bunch charities…check out and buy it cheaphere

Summer Lovin’ – Where we’ll be…

15 – 21Catskills Irish Arts Week – East Durham, NY – Máirtín solo teaching
22 – 27 Augusta Irish/Celtic Week – Elkins, WV – Máirtín solo teaching
27 – 29 Dayton Celtic Fest – Dayton, OH – The MdC Project

11 – 12 Minnesota Irish Fair – St. Paul, MN – The Fuchsia Band
14 – 16 Milwaukee IrishFest Summer School – Milwaukee, WI – The Fuchsia Band teaching
17 -19 Milwaukee Irish Fest – Milwaukee, WI – The Fuchsia Band
31 – 2 Irish Fest MN – Rochester, MN – The MdC Project

31 – 2 Irish Fest MN – Rochester, MN – The MdC Project
7 – 9 CelticFest Mississippi – Jackson, MS – The MdC Project
27 – 30 Spanish Peaks Music Festival – Huerfano County, CO – Máirtín solo teaching
More dates updated frequently enough on the calender here

Want to learn the Bodhrán? Need a Lesson? Book Now!
Máirtín is teaching this year, do click on the week names for website.
July 15 – 22, NY Catskills Irish Arts Week – Bodhrán (Beginners) & Storytelling (All levels)
July 22 – 27, WV Augusta Irish/Celtic Week – Bodhrán (All levels) & an optional evening Storytelling mini-course
August 16-19, WI Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School – Bodhrán (Advanced Level) & Storytelling (All levels)
Also the some of the Fuchsia Band will be educating the masses in these disciplines…
Brian – Mandolin (intermediate/advanced) & Whistle (intermediate/advanced)

Mick – Flute (intermediate/advanced) & Guitar (intermediate/advanced)
Eoin – Drinking (advanced level, no sign up fee)

September 27 – 30, CO Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival
October 26 – 28, TX O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreat – Bodhrán (All levels)
All info above subject to change.

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