“A seminal figure in Irish music”

-The Rough Guide to Irish Music

Scéala an tSamhraidh

Greetings! Summer is here, and very hot in Minnesota as well as Ireland. I have plenty of interesting gigs in the coming months. I'm just about to head off to Chicago to play with Liz Carroll at the Irish American Heritage Festival, and have a couple of Trian gigs coming up with Liz and Billy McComiskey -- the Susquehanna Folk Festival at the end of July and the Harvest Home event in September for the Center for Irish Music in Saint Paul. I'm playing with Altan at the Minnesota Irish Fair in August, followed by a couple of gigs on the west coast, and more Altan gigs in the U.S. in September. I should mention too a very special concert on the 22nd of July in St. Joan of Arc Church in Minneapolis -- a fundraiser for Peter Ostroushko and family. There will be an amazing roster of musicians playing to raise money in support of Peter, who is facing very serious health issues and expenses. I will be playing with my friends, Laura MacKenzie and Tom Schaefer. All the best, Dáithí.