Has it been another month already? No, it’s been two!
In February, Coppers & Brass collaborated with Champagne Academy of Irish Dance, McGovern Music Studio and United Action for Youth to record Charlie McGettigan’s Feet of a Dancer. We’re so proud of the result and we’d love it if you would share widely. All proceeds benefit United Action for Youth in celebration of 50 years of serving eastern Iowa youth and families.
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March is packed with opportunities to celebrate and support local music and traditional heritage arts.
Friday, March 6 at 7 pm, Keith Reins and I will be joined by Champagne Academy of Irish Dance to provide traditional Irish music and dance for the Coffeehouse Nights series at Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center in Marion.
Saturday, March 14 at 6 pm, Coppers & Brass along with Champagne Academy of Irish Dance will return to our home away from home, Sanctuary Pub. As a seasonal treat, we are delighted to feature Colin Nies on his rendition of Fred Weatherly’s “Danny Boy” set to the traditional Northern Irish tune “Derry Air”.
Tuesday, March 17 at 5:30 pm, Coppers & Brass will be hosting a traditional Irish session at Kalona Brewing Company. All are welcome to play and/or listen. The Champagne Academy of Irish Dance will be concluding their long day of parading and performances with this family friendly celebration and Colin will join us again for this session.
Friday, March 20 at 7 pm, Coppers & Brass as well as my fiddle trio Urgent Collective will be featured at Bucktown Revue, the monthly live music-and-humor variety show at Nighswander Junior Theater in Davenport. Also on the program is zither master Tomy Temerson from Germany. Each of us in the fiddle trio (Natalie Brown, Matt Manweiler and me) has composed/arranged a world premiere piece for this performance.
Friday, March 27 at 7 pm, my folk-rock duo with Jeffrey C. Capps The Soft and Low will be returning to the gem of Swisher, Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery. As much as I love Irish trad, I equally love my collaboration with Jeff and I will be looking forward to this performance all month.
Lots of music-related travel coming up in April and May, including another tour with Hot Tamale Louie, so I’ll catch up with you again in a couple of months.
I hope to see you in March! Sending you love and wishing you well.
Tuned to truth,