Performances & Events

SESSION! Thursday 7 August, 7-9 pm,  Cville Coffee, 1301 Harris St., Charlottesville VA
Led by BRIMS instructor Brock Napierkowski
Open Session: Slower/Beginners – 7pm, Intermediate-Advanced: Faster –  8 pm
ALL are welcome to attend for the entire evening, and listeners are also very welcome!
Free – but please support the venue by planning on eating and drinking while enjoying the music.

Keane, Egan, Caton & Metcalfe, Saturday 9 August, 7 pm
Cville Coffee Stage Cafe, 1301 Harris St., Charlottesville VA, $10 at the door.
A night of music that spans time and continents. Noel Keane – Irish button accordion magician. Noel can play most any instrument he picks up. Has
been referred to as the “John Entwhistle”of the Keane Family who are considered music royalty in Ireland. Noel is here from County Galway Ireland and will be just after being in concert with brother Sean Keane at the Lowell Folk Festival on the 26 and 27th of July.
Pat Egan – guitar virtuoso originally from County Tipperary in Ireland is now a resident of Virginia bringing his own recipe of Irish guitar mixed with Old time Appalachian and Americana. Pat tours and records regularly these days with our own Alex Caton. Which brings us to;
Alex Caton – who has been described as, “…the siren of the strings.” C-ville, June 2007. She is a multi- instrumentalist and singer who specializes in the both Irish and Appalachian Old Time music. Alex plays Fiddle, Banjo and various other instruments according to her fancy.
Matty Metcalfe – the fellow who we all know and love who can play anything from classical piano to Cajun Rock, and not surprisingly, IRISH and APPALACHIAN TUNES! He plays guitar, piano, piano accordion, banjo and who knows how many other instruments! Now with a mix of such musician from such backgrounds and with such passion for a great tune and song we are surely in for something that will get our toes tapping and hands clapping! Dancing Encouraged!

The ALT Wednesday 10 September
John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy & Eamonn O’Leary  details to come
The ALT will bring stellar harmony singing, exquisite musicianship and arrangements, They have each dedicated many years delving into the treasure trove of traditional Irish, Scottish and English song with some American pieces thrown in for good measure.  Each member of The ALT is an instrumentalist and singer of the highest caliber – together the alchemy is peerless.

Sean Tyrell Monday 15 September details to come
(Tyrrell) displays an assortment of indigenous musical styles from Cajun to Blues, to rock to Irish traditional”, held together by astonishingly accomplished musicianship, rooted in the heartfelt tradition of honesty   HotPress

Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch Friday 3 October, 8 pm
Cville Coffee Stage Cafe, 1301 Harris St., Charlottesville VA, $20 at the door. The words Button Accordion and Jackie Daly are synonymous in the world of Irish traditional music.  Probably the best accordionist in Ireland said The New York Times. Matt Cranitch is renowned as a fiddle-player and teacher, and like Jackie, a master of the Sliabh Luachra tradition – there will be polkas!

Long Time Courting Monday 20 October, 7 pm
Cville Coffee Stage Cafe, 1301 Harris St., Charlottesville VA, $15 at the door
Shannon Heaton (flute, accordion, vocals) Liz Simmons (guitar, vocals), Valerie Thompson (cello, vocals) and Katie McNally (fiddle, vocals)
Boston-based Celtic Roots band Long Time Courting is an all-women supergroup featuring Shannon Heaton (flute, accordion, vocals) of Matt & Shannon Heaton and Childsplay, Liz Simmons (guitar, vocals) of Annalivia and the John Whelan Band, Valerie Thompson (cello, vocals) of Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards and Fluttr Effect, and Katie McNally (fiddle, vocals), also of Childsplay. Together as Long Time Courting, these four talented woman offer an extraordinary blend of neo-traditional Irish, Scottish and American music that showcases each musician’s versatility, creativity, and mastery. Exquisite vocal harmonies combine with formidable instrumental prowess to create music that is both playful and richly satisfying. The members of the group are all seasoned performers, having toured with such notable acts as The John Whelan Band, Childsplay, Robbie O’Connell, Aoife Clancy, and Carlos Núñez.