September Here Already?!

We kicked off this month by getting Tremain's Tavern Irish Nights a-craic-in'!  What a fantastic crowd and great response!  Jim, Alex, Stacey and Staff are excellent hosts in a gorgeous, warm, welcoming pub...and they sure had a great idea, right! 

So every Saturday night, from 7-10 p.m., Tremain's Tavern hosts Live Irish Trad Music for your crackin' good time!  We'll be there, and so will Banished Misfortune...and Doc Meehan will entertain on "Irish Singles Night"!   

Put on yer dancin' shoes! 

New Venues for Fantastic Fun!

We're bringing Irish Music to Mt. Dora in the gorgeous Tremain's Tavern in the Historic Lakeside Inn!  Every Saturday Night Tremain's will host traditional music in their warm, AND...Another lovely violin shop in Central Florida has opened its doors to fiddlin'!  We 'll be having our Fiddle Jams in two places, now - so never miss a month!  Atlantic Strings on North Mills Avenue in Orlando, has offered to host this as well...This is a can't miss good time!  Share a tune ya know, learn a new tune...enjoy yourself playing great acoustic traditional music with a happy bunch!

Rehearsing Sueno's Stone!

Watch this space for news about Sueno's Stone!  It's a new Scottish music group we are rehearsing - we've added the remarkably talented Stephanie Sandritter on cello - she really gives the music some depth!  I'll be posting some photos and mp3s soon!  Wait'll you hear THIS! 

Mt. Dora's Sister City, Forres, Scotland - is home to Sueno's Stone - where Macbeth is said to have imprisoned the 3 witches...It's the oldest (perhaps) Pictish stone in Scotland, and depicts a gory battle scene (fitting, right?).  If the stone is ever broken the 3 witches will be released - Yikes! 

June into July - News!

June saw another great Muni Strings Irish Fiddle Workshop and Jam - all open, all fun - learn & share - can't get better than that for sheer joy!  Sharon walks us through some pieces - then we step it up a bit.  If you're interested, email linda@justtwistinhay.com or visit our Facebook Page for more information! 

McK's is fabulous - they continue to be the best pub in the area - part of that is their devotion to LIVE TRADITIONAL music - so every Friday night, and most Saturdays, you will be part of a traditional pub experience with the best music and most toe-tapping fun you'll find in Central Florida or on the Coasts, bar none!  We're proud to be part of that - and we have surprises like Dancers, Guest Performers - it's truly a grand experience. 

The Cocoa Contra Dance community is a wonderfully spirited group of folks, and their dances are a riot to play - they love the music...Even danced to Waltzing with Bears, as sung by Sharon Hartmann!   

Then it was on over to Pinellas for the Tampa Dance crowd!  What a lively bunch!   

We're coming up on August when we'll be playing our favorite spot, McK's, and we're in Gainesville for another contra dance, then back in Maitland for the Farmer's Market... 

So come out and join us for some Musical Excitement! 

Has May Been Fabulous? YES!

May brought us the great times we have at McK's - we're proud to play at one of the few places in the area that hosts LIVE Traditional Irish Music!  Thank you, McK's!

We are fortunate to be engaged hosting Irish Fiddle Workshops and Jams at Muni Strings in Winter Park - May had a nice group and LOTS of music to work on!

Our big excitement this month - a LIVE DVD recording session at Full Sail!  What a fantastic Professional bunch of folks there - an awakening regarding big stage performance, to be sure - we had a heckuva good time and are going back with a piper soon!  Watch This Space!

We are grateful for the support of our kind friends - it's a pleasure to see you all out and about - the spirit and energy you lend to the show is priceless - Thank You!

April Fools Descends Upon Us!

Whoa!  Playing at the Fabulous McK's on 5th and 19th - Gracious hosts to Live Irish Trad Music EVERY Friday night - pour a great Guinness and are right jolly about it, too!  Come hear some kickin' tunes and songs - make a little mischief; have a LOT of fun!

Next up and new for us - a unique opportunity to be part of the fun at the New Smyrna Balloon Fest and Sky Show!  Balloon rides, Stunt flying, educational activities, TONS of music of all different sorts - you will NOT be disappointed!  C'mon out and be a part of something different and exciting!  April 5, 6 at the Airport in New Smyrna Beach!  

Then to Lovely Nolan's Pub!  Purveyors of fine drinks and food, and excellent LIVE traditional Irish entertainment - lively, appreciative crowd who participates in the fun- nothing eggs us on more than to have the crowd clapping, tapping, standing up and singing along with us...Love Nolan's!!!

Following McK's on the 19th - it's the Ormond Beach Celtic Festival!  20-21 April - Grand annual event in the perfect venue -big park down by the water!  Several stages full-ta-burstin' with live music and dancing all day long for 2 whole days!!!  Plenty of great vendors, food, drink - lively times to be had!!!  Visit the jam tents to try out your chops!  Good Family Fun, for sure!!

Last but not least!!  LIVE DVD RECORDING at Full Sail!  Marvy opportunity - if you want to be part of the audience, please let me know directly - Good fun!  C'mon out to offer hootin' hollerin' encouragement as we work on our first live DVD !!  linda@justtwistinhay.com or phone 407-488-4941  Be a part of our first live recording!

We are gonna make some merry mischief in April, for sure!  Thanks so much for coming out to see us...Hope you enjoy!

A Night for the Irish!

Set your calendars up for a grand event hosted by The City of Mount Dora!  Night for the Irish on March 16!  Irish Happy Hours start at 5 p.m. - We'll be makin' merry in the Beer Garden with some pipers from Rosie O'Grady's Highlanders, and the incomparable Inisheer Irish Dancers - we'll be "piped-in" to the main hall for a big show to start at 7 p.m. - There'll be food, goodies, rousin' fun, mischievous makin's, dancin', pipin', and not a few tall tales - a wonderful event - all in good fun!

We're playing some contra dances in the area - if you've never been, you should give it a try!  Easy to do, no partner necessary, walk-thru for each dance...then the music starts!! - family-oriented - all ages welcome!  It's fast, swirly fun!

Coming up in March there's another great opportunity for a Black Sheep Ceili Event!  Rousing music for a local charity - Come on out and join us!

In April the New Smyrna Beach Balloon and Sky Fest!!  AND...drum roll...the Ormond Beach Celtic Fest - All kinds of GREAT events happening - featuring LOTS of wonderful music and family fun, food, vendors...

Please join us at some of these happenings - do something different - Make a Little Mischief...Have a LOT of Fun!

Highland Games, and Night of the Irish - Comin' Up!

Central Florida Highland Games Coming up January 19 and 20 - we'll be playing on the 20th and can't wait to be part of this fantastic event - Yep - log-tossing, huge rock-carrying, pipe band competitions, herding demos, oodles of different types of musical mayhem, tons of interesting vendors (get yer haggis!) - It's unique and always a hoot!  Join us for musical mischief!

Set your calendars up for a grand event hosted by The City of Mount Dora!  Night of the Irish on March 16!  Irish Happy Hours start at 5 p.m. - We'll be makin' merry in the Beer Garden with some pipers from Rosie O'Grady's Highlanders, and the incomparable Inisheer Irish Dancers - we'll be "piped-in" to the main hall for a big show to start at 7 p.m. - There'll be food, goodies, rousin' fun, mischievous makin's, dancin', pipin', and not a few tall tales - a wonderful event - all in good fun!