Category Archives: Edmonton Music

On the road again – Ireland 2017

I arrive on Sunday October 8th. But not my luggage. Air Canada thought it was a much better idea tha my bag stay in Calgary – go figure. The bag will be delivered to me in Donegal 41 hours later. What did that cost? It’s ~ 6hours drive from Shannon to Bunbeg. No matter – [...]

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Canada Day at Fort Edmonton

Georgia and I had a great 3 days at the Fort for “Dominion Day”. The parade was especially fun. Weather was also perfect!

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Upcoming Gigs

Where Jay is Playing; July 29 & 30, 2017 Georgia & I will be performing on 1885 from noon to 3:00pm for Culture Days

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Friday -Ennis to Castleisland

We are staying at the Banner Lodge in Ennis. I am up first and after checking the local news on the WIFI (Oilers are 7-1 to start the season!!!) I call in for my continental breakfast which includes porridge (yay). The man of the house is Noel Carr who knows a lot about Irish Trad [...]

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Tobernalt Holy Well

Brian and Gay live very close to an interesting historic site: Tobernalt Holy Well. It is a secret place where Catholics came to worship when they were forbidden to do so under British Penal Laws. These were oppresive laws that were in effect (at some times more vehemently enforced) during the years 1594-1920 (!). Their [...]

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Mandolin Day Camp

I am offering my first annual mandolin day camp. Details are such; WHEN: Aug 15, 16 & 17. classes 10:am – noon daily, then break for lunch (no meals provided), then classes 2-4 pm Monday and Tuesday and 3-5 on Wednesday. After the Wednesday afternoon class there will be a potluck supper and evening Jam. [...]

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St. Paddy’s Day

Come to my St.Paddy’s gig this Thursday: Casino Edmonton Address: 7055 Argyll Road, 7:00 -11:00 pm There is a pub that serves food at the back of the casino. No cover. Should be fun and less wild than say Whyte avenue.

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Family Day February 15

Monday February 15, 2016 Family Day Come out to Elk Island Park for Snow-shoe rentals & free Chili! We will be in the Golf house. Georgia and I are playing noon-3:00pm

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Deep Freeze Festival 2016

I had a blast in the -25c weather (I was playing indoors). A great festival to enjoy winter

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Playing with PJ Hernon

PJ Hernihan on accordion and Anthony on flute is Spell’s Bar, Ballaghddereen. Usually we would have Frank Jordan (92) on flute but he is suffering from a chest infection and expected to make a full recovery. Neil Spells was his usual cheery and droll self.  PJ gave me his new CD which I am Anxious [...]

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