Greetings! A gorgeous autumn in Minnesota! In fact, of course, I feel as if there has been so much lovely weather since the pandemic hit — great for our daily walks, and a little comfort in the midst of this immense health disaster. The busy year of touring with Altan and others was not to be, and in fact we have already cancelled next year’s Altan U.S. spring tour. I am even more grateful than usual for my teaching at the wonderful Center for Irish Music — now on zoom and facetime — and for some lovely get-togethers in our backyard with friends for chat, music, coffee and treats. Lisa and I have also loved the online concerts — particularly all the amazing events Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí have had on facebook — check them out!
“Lost River, Vol. 1” is the long-awaited second song album of Dáithí Sproule. Featuring songs in Irish and English, exquisitely arranged and accompanied on guitar, the album includes guest performances by Seamus McGuire, Peter Ostroushko, Tom Schaefer, Randal Bays, Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey, Danielle Enblom, Laura MacKenzie, John Wright, Dean Magraw, James Kelly, Paddy O’Brien, and Altan. (more…)
At Center for Irish Music in St. Paul
Fall/Winter Session 2020/2021
- Uisce Gorm - Tuesday Night Adult Ensemble
- Irish Gaelic Songs for Young Singers
- Singers and their Songs
- The Irish Folk Boom of the 1960s
- Irish Poetry in Translation
- Irish Myths and Legends
Summer Session 2020 (all classes online)
- Arranging Traditional Songs for Guitar
- Irish Traditional Songs and their Relatives
All classes are currently held online.