Performances & Events

SESSION! Thursday 4 September, 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.

The ALT Wednesday 10 September, 7 pm, Tickets $20
John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy & Eamonn O’Leary
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.
Separately, they are brilliant to hear but together they are sublime. Daniel Neely / Irish Echo
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.