Here is a little of an acoustic show we did last week. The clip is of a set including the famous Irish washerwoman jig and another Slip Jig that we used to dance to at class, but I can’t remember the tune for the life of me… if anyone knows, be sure to leave the name in the comments. It’s a beautiful slip jig though.
This is what happens when you are in the middle of a show and one of your wireless units starts picking up the electric guitar playing on another stage in the beer garden. Time to find a new frequency!!
Just got back from a couple long flights and a trip to the state of NY for the first time ever. We headed out to Rochester for a fairs and events showcase for NY state and a showcase that we got accepted for.
Rochester was very snowy and cold, but I regret not being able to go around and sight-see. We spent all day at the trade show, handing out flyers and DVDs to fair buyers and then had to sound check so we couldn’t go try to find the “Dinosaur bar” that all the other bands kept talking about… bummer!
A few new pictures from our trip for your enjoyment:
More updates later! We’re headed to Montana next.
I just found this list I made after last years’ tour, and since we’re about to leave on the next one, I thought I’d post it. Hehehe:
Lessons learned on the road (from Tour 2009)
#1 – You can’t please everyone.
#2 – If your hotel has a free breakfast, don’t sleep through it.
#3 – Check the hotel closet before you leave because your costumes might still be in there.
#4 – If something important breaks, pat yourself on the back because you brought a spare. RIGHT?!
#5 – If you are scheduled to perform at the same time as the fireworks, try to re-schedule (or change your program to include fife, drum and revolutionary war re-enactments.)
#6 – If you travel by train, bring a blanket or you will freeze.
#7 – Don’t get locked in the bathroom on the train.
#8 – Panera Bread and Walmart are your friends.
#9 – If your shows are over at 10:45, the only thing open is McDonalds. And they are usually too tired to find you the stuffed animal you want in your happy meal.
#10 – Don’t accidentally drive your car into the Demolition Derby on the way out of the fairgrounds. (thanks Alex and Dave!)
#11 – If a bee lands on your fingers while you’re playing fiddle, play even faster!