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Great time at Scottish Festival!

What a great time we had at the Scottish Festival this past Sunday! Three sets of primarily Scottish music were well received and CD sales were hopping! Staff was helpful and audience was friendly and we are looking forward to returning next year!

Back to the Games

We will be holding down entertainment at the Hospitality Tent for the third consecutive year on Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Virginia Scottish Games & Festival. Come and listen to some great ballads and fiddle tunes and hear the story of Tam Lin in folk opera style.

A video!

Just made a video of The Water is Wide, one of our more popular tunes from Spare Parts. Hope you like it!

Another grand St. Paddy's week!

Thanks to anyone who came by St. Patrick's Day to listen at either Mick's, Irish Eyes or Amy's Cafe. It was a full day of what we like to do best!


Just added Amy's Cafe to our itinerary St. Paddy's Day. Amy's is a neighborhood fixture in the Historic Port of Falmouth, Va. Great food, great atmosphere and great people make for a great evening of fun!

Great night at The Light Well

Kept the evening spooky in the best Halloween tradition. Sweet vocals and Lauren ripped it up on fiddle! Looking forward to coming back!

Looking good in Orange

We're back at the Light Well in Orange, Va. at 8:30 p.m. this Friday. It's a friendly community gathering place that sponsors local artist, or which we are grateful!

Virginia State Fair canceled

The remainder of the Virginia State Fair has been canceled due to inclement weather. Hopefully, Hurricane Joaquin will head on out to sea and not hang around long enough to do any damage.

Farewell, Griffin!

We have done several shows at this great bookstore and coffee bar in downtown Fredericksburg. Owner Eileen Griffin is soon closing up shop and going south to live with her daughter and grandchildren. 'Twas a pleasure to do one last, totally unplugged show for Eileen, her patrons and employees last night!

Celtic Session & Sing-Song

First session at Darby's Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. Bring a song and/or an instrument and have some fun! Open to all.