Check out what this lucky girl got for Christmas! Her grandma made her three American Girl doll-sized Gothard Sisters dresses! I love it!
Hark the Herald Angels Sing live at Washington State University on November 30th, 2012. Enjoy!
See more live show videos right here.
Willow pays the audience a visit during Midsummer Jigs
Last weekend was the KVMR Celtic Festival in Grass Valley, CA. This was the first time we'd ever been to this festival, but it looked like a great time from all the musicians they've had in the past and we were certainly not disappointed!
The grounds were just beautiful - the festival is held on the county fairgrounds, but it is transformed into a lovely Celtic festival once a year with medieval costumes and tents full of kilts, tartan, shamrocks, thistles, jewelry, whiskey flasks and even swords!
I was told by somebody that there were swordfighting lessons somewhere on the grounds, bagpipe bands marching everywhere, as well as a regular procession of royalty through the grounds. We were in the middle of playing a semi-acoustic set at one point and needed to take a little break to acknowledge Mary, Queen of Scots as she marched by with her court. ;-)
Solana answering questions on the Pine Grove stage
One of our favorite shows of the weekend was on the Pine Tree Stage, which was more of an interactive set. We got to take questions from the audience right there onstage and it was a pleasant, shady, lovely morning show.
It was especially fun to know that we were playing on the same stage as one of our heros, Dougie MacLean, as he has also played at this festival in the past and performed a set on the same stage. :D What an exciting time!
Some of the great people we got to meet !!
On the first day there we were having breakfast at the hotel and happened to be sitting right across from another band that was playing at the festival - the Elders from Kansas City. We got to talking and then agreed to come up and dance with them during their set at some point during the day. So as soon as our early shows were finished (they were all such fun, by the way! What a wonderful festival. You can always tell how good a festival it is by the people in the audience that come every year and enjoy the festivities!) we got to jump up onstage with them and do a little reel. It was great fun and a perfect way to end the weekend! (See picture below)
They are wonderful, inspiring musicians all of them, and you should definitely check out their music!
People in the Seattle area - please mark this on your calendars. We will be doing our first-ever public Christmas show this coming December and we would love for you to be there!
As well as some old favorites, this program will feature many new songs, dances, stories and instrumentals from our two Christmas albums as well as (a little bird told me) a possibility of entirely new Christmas costumes.
December 9th, 2012 @ 7 PM (Sunday)
Buy tickets: $10 for adults, kids under 13 get in free!
Lake City Presbyterian Church
3841 NE 123rd Street
Seattle, WA 98125
Buy tickets! $10 for adults, kids under 13 get in free.
Join the facebook group to let us know you are coming. Thanks!
Please join us. We can't wait to see you and share our very favorite holiday and season with you. :-)
Happy halfway to St. Patrick's Day day! The poster is here now for our St. Patrick's Day show in March 2013! Check it out! What do you think?
You can get tickets to the show here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/264559
In this new video blog, we return to the Celtic Fling in Manheim, PA for the second year in a row! Greta is going to take you behind-the-scenes and show you some of the great music and scenery at the Fling, as well as some of the stuff that happened backstage. Very important stuff, like hobbit ears, sunscreen and bagpipes. Yes.
We were joined by a lot of really great young Irish dancers at the Celtic Fling on Saturday. Check out the video below to see some awesome dancing! One of the highlights of the weekend, for sure.
We had a great time in Conrad, MT last weekend, heading through Missoula first and then up to perform two shows at a converted movie theater in Conrad. After the shows (which were great, and lots of fun!) we got to drive home through Glacier National Park and take in all the BEAUTIFUL sights!
Here is a video of the new costumes, and a new number!
Plus some photos of the trip: