Ride On (for two weeks, anyway)

So last night, unplanned and on a complete whim, we launched into the classic “Ride On.” For those of you who were there, we hope you enjoyed it.

We’ve been rehearsing some other new material , which is coming together nicely. Those additions to the repertoire should be ready for prime time in two weeks…and that’s convenient timing.

Convenient because we won’t be playing next Monday night. The U.S. has its first World Cup match next Monday, so we’re giving the soccer fans all the space they need.

In the meantime, let us know what other songs you’d like to hear…and enjoy this version of “Ride On” from the author himself, Jimmy McCarthy.

St. Paddy’s 2014 at Ri Ra in Portsmouth

 

PERCHLooking for a great way to spend St. Patrick’s Day this year? Why not start the day with us at Ri Ra in Portsmouth. We’ll be playing from noon until 4, singing all your favorite Irish songs, playing tunes and making way for the step dancers when they arrive. It’s always a fun time.

Ri Ra in Portsmouth NH

Getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day this weekend? Or looking to celebrate on Saturday so you don’t miss work on Monday? Come on down to Ri Ra on Market Square in Portsmouth. They’ll be showing the Ireland v France rugby match – the last for this year’s 6 Nations Championship – at 1 p.m.

Of course, we’ll keep the afternoon moving when we play your favorite Irish songs and tunes from 2 until 5 p.m. The whole day is sure to put you in an Irish spirit and make St. Patrick proud.

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Pete joins Jeff Baker at Bedford (NH) Library

We’ve often posted about how great the Irish music community is here in New England, and how we get to play music with so many talented folks. The cross-pollination continues this weekend as I get to join flute-player Jeff Baker at the Bedford NH Public Library on Sunday, March 2, starting at 2 pm.

It’ll be a lively couple of hours of tunes and songs…drop by if you’re around.

Jeff Baker

Jeff Baker

Opening for Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones

A long-time icon of Irish music will be coming back to the Seacoast next month, and once again we’ll be honored to open for him!

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones will be performing at Ri Ra’s Irish Pub in Portsmouth on March 12. Known throughout the world for their quality presentation of Irish patriotic songs and traditional music, The Young Wolfe Tones feature some of the finest Irish musicians and singers from a younger generation, and combine them with the legendary Derek Warfield — singer, stage personality, composer, and historian of the music and song tradition. The response to this union has been fantastic.

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones

 

Liam Murphy, the former National Editor of Hibernian Digest, for example, offers high praise indeed. “Derek has long been the best front man in the country. There is no performer that can move an audience with words and song with such natural ease. His talented young band ‘The Young Wolfe Tones’ are the best ballad band in Ireland and lends an extra dimension to Irish song, music and history.”

Needless to say, seeing them live is well worth it. We had the opportunity to open for Derek and crew last year, and it was a blast of a night.

We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday, March 12 to kick off the St. Patrick’s Day season with a great night of music.

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