Nothing makes me merrier than celebrating Christmas with Iowa’s finest Irish dancers as fiddler for the Champagne Céilí Band. Join us on Saturday, December 15 at 2 pm at North Liberty South Slope Community Center. Tickets are $16 at the door.
Frank, Joe, Keith and I have a show for you that is full of all the best of our most haunted music. Ghosts and monsters abound!
As a proud returning member of the Champagne Ceili Band, I warmly invite you to join us on Saturday, December 16 at 2 pm at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Christmas Ceili 2017: Christmas in Killlarney will be an afternoon of dance, music, fun, food and community. From the Facebook event page: Watch your favorite Irish… Read More December 16 Christmas Ceili
This beautiful Irish landscape was created by my father-in-law Jon Dutcher as a gift for my parents. Regardless of how you feel about green beer or the question of the snake metaphor, today is a day to celebrate the depth of beauty and humanity in Irish culture now and for centuries past. If you’re looking for a… Read More A day to celebrate!
Plenty of opportunities to catch some Irish music over the next several days! First, we’ll see you on Friday at 2 Dogs Pub. I recommend the black bean burger with teriyaki green beans. We’ll start playing at 8. Then on Saturday, we’re thrilled to be opening for Dervish at the Englert. Sunday is a day… Read More St. Paddy’s is upon us!
Friends and family, I am asking a favor. This event means a lot to me, my music students, my son, and his dance school. Please consider attending, bringing your family, and telling everyone you know about it. You most definitely will not regret it. I’m attaching a note from Tréa Champagne, Director/Instructor at Champagne Academy… Read More 3rd Annual Irish Christmas Ceili
Atticus had his Irish step dance debut a few weeks ago for a hooley put on by the Champagne Academy of Irish Dance. We were in the ceili band playing for the dance and I was really proud to be joined by a few of my students who really held their own playing for the… Read More Advance and Retire
Posts have been a bit scarce ’round these parts as we have all been sharing a laptop that is experiencing its last wheezes of life. The keyboard doesn’t work so we have an external keyboard plugged into it. Same with the mousepad. It doesn’t hold a charge so it has to be plugged in at… Read More Merry and bright
Joe has been sick for several days with some kind of nasty upper respiratory infection and Atticus also succumbed to illness for a day so our 4th of July activities were more low-key than usual. The boys were invited to be part of the parade but since we had been battling illness and the temperature… Read More Freedom
This week has been a sugar extravaganza. It began with Valentine’s Day. I thought we were doing okay because the only sugary goodness that was in the Valentine mailboxes were a box of conversation hearts and a handful of Tootsie Rolls. With our family relatively far away and so many of our friends having moved… Read More Sweets for my Sweets