A lot has happened since we last wrote to you in January. At the end of January we got to perform at Celtic Connections in the O2 ABC as part of a double bill with great friends of the band Skerryvore. It really is one of the best festivals in the world and getting to be on the line up that had so many talented musicians on it was a honour for us.
Currently we are on tour in the USA and have the first leg of our tour completed. We started the tour in Sunny California hitting up some wonderful venues in San Diego, Santa Cruz and San Rafael before travelling to Arizona to perform in Flagstaff, Tuscon, Phoenix and finally, Yuma. Each crowd was so different from the next and each venue was unique in its own way. For the band it was so nice to return to some of the venues we visited last year and meet the friends we met last year and to catch up with them again. It was also a great experience as always to make new friends in new places such as San Rafael and Yuma. The sound set up in Studio 55 in San Rafael was amazing. We might have some audio tracks from the gig for you at the end of this tour. It was also great to get to see San Francisco and some of Alcatraz and be tourists in a great city!
In Yuma we could not get over the size of the crowd and how welcoming and friendly they were. It seemed like everyone in Yuma wanted to have a chat with us which was heart warming to say the least! We also got the Royal treatment from our friends at KAWC Radio who hosted the gig. There was no end to the amount of food at dinner time and a great after-party celebration.
The list of good natured and friendly people we meet on the road is endless and something that never ceases to amaze us!!! Thanks to Father Bausch, the Barton Family, Mary Moriarty, Patricia and Sean, Bob Breheny, the Dunlap family, the Garret Family, Ken Frankel, Don Guest, and the Anderson Family for looking after us so well so far.
It wasn’t all sunshine and fun for the first two weeks of the tour however. When we flew into LAX airport for the first night we went to grab our bags from the carousel but the Guitar, Banjo and Conal’s suitcase hadn’t arrived. Thankfully the Banjo and Guitar arrived the next day in time for the gig but up until Monday there was no sign of the case. The bag had over 100 Transformed CDs and 30 T Shirts in it which meant we did not have enough CDs left by the time we got to Phoenix and Yuma. We apologise for the disappointment caused but you can order our CD from the Website or digitally from CD Baby and iTunes.
With our gig in Buffalo NY scheduled for tonight (March 6th) being cancelled, and news that Conals bag arrived into Philadelphia last night, we decided to make a spontaneous stop in Philadelphia. We are thrilled to spend some time with Conal’s parents and to be able to unwind and get ready for the second leg of this tour but to be honest we are delighted that Conal now has some much needed clean clothes!
We did have trouble getting our bags last night at JFK airport though. When the carousel broke down we really thought “here we go again”. Thankfully, after a very, very, very long wait, the luggage arrived. We have come to the conclusion that we have the worst luck when it comes to airports.
We are really looking forward to some more adventures on the road and starting the next leg of the tour. Please do follow us on Facebook as most of our photos are added there first. For a list of the rest of our tour dates and to see some of the places we are heading to next, please see the bottom of this email.
Also a very warm welcome to all those who recently joined our mailing list!
Talk to y’all soon,
So next up on the list is:
|07/03/13||Syracuse Irish Festival Series||Kitty Hoynes Restaurant and Pub||United States|
|Gig and Session.|
|08/03/13||West Hartford CT||University of Hartford Wilde Hall WWUH||United States|
|09/03/13||Tuftonboro NH||Old White Church Concerts||United States|
|11/03/13||Maine, NE||Maine Celtic Hold||United States|
|12/03/13||Maine, NE||Maine Celtic Hold||United States|
|13/03/13||Maine, NE||Maine Celtic Hold||United States|
|14/03/13||Maine, NE||Maine Celtic Hold||United States|
|15/03/13||Newburyport, MA||Belleville community church||United States|
|17/03/13||Austin, Texas||Austin TX||United States|
|18/03/13||Clovis NM||Clovis Cevic Center||United States|
|21/03/13||Evanston, WY||Young Musicians Festival||United States|
|22/03/13||Evanston, WY||Young Musicians Festival||United States|
|23/03/13||Evanston, WY||Young Musicians Festival||United States|
A warm welcome to all the new people who have joined our mailing list.