Our wonderful photographer Caitlín Feddersen from Twisted Cedar Studios just finished editing the photos from Celtic Summerfest at Coralville Center for the Performing Arts and it’s so much fun reliving this joyous day through the images she captured. Here are a few of my favorites.
Fest at the Farm (Williamsburg, Iowa) by Raven Wolf ProductionsSaturday May 14Cedar County CobrasBlame Not the BardRiverbottom RamblersKellen O’CullomA Rogue WaveO’Keith & McFiddle from Coppers & Brass (Keith and me 🎻) $5 tickets, doors open at 1:30 pm
Something bright and beautiful from our most recent Iowa City Irish Sessions (1st and 3rd Mondays from 7:30-9:30 at Sanctuary Pub). That’s Ryne Van Horn on flute and Keith Reins on guitar, both of whom will be featured this Saturday at The Bohemian in Cedar Rapids along with Wandering Wild (the harp duo of Fox… Read More March 12 at The Bohemian beginning at 5 pm
Tara McGovern (fiddle) and Keith Reins (guitar) are life-long musicians who have performed together as a duo and in several Irish bands for over 15 years. At an O’Keith & McFiddle performance, you’ll be treated to an eclectic mix of lively jigs, reels and hornpipes; compelling arrangements of Irish, Scottish, English and American traditional songs… Read More O’Keith & McFiddle
Keith and I are delighted by the invitation from the Marion Arts Council to share traditional Irish music and dance along with our friends Champagne Academy of Irish Dance at Lowe Park on March 6!
All proceeds from downloads benefit United Action for Youth. The song is also available on Spotify, Google Play and all the usual streaming services so please consider a direct donation to United Action for Youth if you choose to stream. A collaboration spanning decades and continents unites Iowa’s beloved Irish trad band Coppers & Brass,… Read More Feet of a Dancer benefiting United Action for Youth now available for download
Hello friends, Happy New Year, one and all!The Soft and Low, my folk-rock duo with Jeffrey C. Capps, has developed a largely unintentional but nevertheless delightful habit of landing performances on the full moon and January is no exception. The Soft and Low, Cedar Ridge Winery & DistilleryFri, Jan 10 – 6-9 pm1441 Marak Road… Read More January Joy
Hello friends!I hope that all of you had a warm and nourishing Thanksgiving. December is full of seasonal fun! Here’s where you’ll find me celebrating all the treasures of this month: Ron Clark’s Small Miracles – Fri, Dec 6th – 7-9 pmUptown Bill’s, 730 S. Dubuque St, Iowa CityA beautiful and rare offering by my friend and mentor Ron… Read More December delights from Tara McGovern and friends
Please join Coppers & Brass and the sister schools of Champagne Academy of Irish Dance and McGovern Music Studio for an Irish music and dance spectacular on Saturday, November 16th at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. I LIFT MY LAMP is the first of several events presented by Coralville Center for the Performing… Read More I Lift My Lamp