Performances & Events

SESSION! Thursday 2 October, 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.

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!

Workshops in Sean Nos Dance, Guitar, Bouzouki -Wednesday 15 October, 5 pm
Siobhan Butler:  sean nos dance   Sean Earnest:  guitar, bouzouki
Charlottesville Waldorf School, $20
BRIMS welcomes our good friends Sean Earnest (The Yanks) and dancer Siobhan Butler for workshops.  Siobhan taught a sean nos dance class last year that was hugely popular with our dancers!  If there is enough interest, she will offer two levels. Sean has visited Charlottesville on several occasions, most recently with The Yanks. He will be offering a class in guitar and/or bouzouki (either or both, depending on interest).

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.