Performances & Events

SESSION! Thursday 1 May, 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 Yanks
Sunday 18 May, 7 pm
Cville Coffee Stage Cafe, 1301 Harris St. Charlottesville VA
Sean Earnest (guitar), Dylan Foley (fiddle), Dan Gurney (accordion) & Isaac Alderson (flute)
Four all Ireland champions perform Irish traditional music!

Lilt Saturday 31 May, 8 pm
Cville Coffee Stage Cafe, 1301 Harris St. Charlottesville VA
Tina Eck-Irish flute, whistles, Keith Carr-bouzouki, tenor banjo, mandolin, vocals, Eileen Estes on vocals, $10 at the door
Workshops in the afternoon:  Flute, tin whistle, bouzouki

Andy Irvine Thursday 12 June, 7 pm
Cville Coffee Stage Cafe, 1301 Harris St. Charlottesville VA, $20 at the door
Andy is the archetypal troubadour, with a show and a traveling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote the Irish Times, “Often copied, never equaled”, his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs.

The ALT 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 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!