A million thanks to Little Village and to Saunia Powell in particular for this thoughtful and beautifully articulated review of City Circle’s DANCING AT LUGHNASA. To be seen so fully for all that we have been working to bring forward in this production is a gift that we don’t take for granted. Every detail of… Read More Theater Review: ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ from Coralville’s City Circle Theatre Company by Saunia Powell
Widely regarded as playwright Brian Friel’s masterpiece, Tony Award-winning DANCING AT LUGHNASA is a haunting play about five unmarried sisters making a living in 1930s rural Ireland. I’ve loved this play for decades since I saw it as a teenager and I’m so happy to be serving as music consultant on this project and also… Read More Brian Friel’s DANCING AT LUGHNASA
by Diana Nollen Published in The Gazette March 9, 2023. Eastern Iowa’s traditional Irish music will lose a big part of its mettle when Coppers & Brass plays its final concert — fittingly — on St. Patrick’s Day, at The James Theater in Iowa City. But the heart of the music will continue pulsating through… Read More Road ending for Coppers & Brass with St. Patrick’s Day concert in Iowa City
I’m told we will have a couple of Irish beers at the concession stand as well as some nonalcoholic because ALL ARE WELCOME when Irish music plays. Come one, come all! Get your tickets at Coralville Center for the Performing Arts 🇮🇪
After eighteen joyous years of making music together, we are wishing our guitarist Keith Reins the fondest of farewells as he and his family move to Tucson, Arizona. Coppers & Brass has two final concerts together before we gratefully part. Please join us to celebrate and to thank Keith for his incomparable musicianship and friendship.… Read More Coppers & Brass Farewell
Tickets are $15 advance/$20 at the door for Irish Winterfest one week from today (Sunday, January 29 at 4:30 pm) at CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids. Save $5 per ticket by purchasing in advance: cspshall.org Along with Irish trad band Coppers & Brass (Frank Claudy, Joe Dutcher, Tara McGovern and Keith Reins), harp duo Wandering… Read More Irish Winterfest honoring Tréa Champagne
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