Amazing time had by all in New England! The students of CMS in New Hampshire blew us away, and we loved playing for The Burren crowd in Boston! Special thanks to all our road moms for making us feel so welcome:) Best chowdah of our lives!
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! :-D
WHEW. Finally home from 2 weeks in sunny Texas! Great weather, great food, and most importantly, GREAT students! We also extend our thanks to all the teachers that attended our TMEA session. We were honored to be your Valentine's Day date!
We had a seriously inspiring time in West Michigan last week. Thank you Holland, W. Ottawa, Black River and Byron Center! The future of string playing is in awesome hands!!
Hope you're starting 2014 with a smile! It's going to be a great year!
Congratulations to Alison and her new husband Vince! (notice the Irish hat) We couldn't be more thrilled and excited for you both! And you throw a heck of a party:)
Clinic season is officially underway, and what a way to start! Thanks Berrien County!
We truly cannot say enough wonderful things about the Syracuse Irish Festival and all the amazing people behind it! We are thrilled to have a new Irish family in central New York! Hope to see you all again soon:)
Home for a few days after an amazing few weeks in northern MI. Great audiences, stunning views, new friends, and hours of intense ultimate frisbee.
More exciting shows on the east side this weekend, then it's back north next week:)
A few photo highlights from our "up north" summer so far!
Hard to believe this incredible summer is already half over! Beautiful Beaver Island this past weekend, Magical Mackinac Island this weekend...is life good or what?!
With the amazing Duck Creek Log Jam behind us, the summer is officially underway!! Check our "shows" tab for a complete list.
33 sets and about a trillion great new memories:) Thank you to everyone who shared our St. Pats Marathon Tour with us!! Special thanks to our die-hard road crew for their dock-worker brawn, and for keeping us smiling! We love you guys!
Here are some of our favorite memories from 3 great weeks teaching in Ohio and Texas. Ya'll are amazing! :)
You can FEEL the enthusiasm! We have had a remarkable few weeks working with string students in Ohio and Texas.
2013 is lookin' good.
Happy New Year!
Thank you Erin and The Ragbirds for another incredible holiday show experience! We're feeling so lucky to be amongst such a talented music community, and to have made so many new friends.
Happy Holidays everyone!
It's been a while since we've played a good ol' pub show, and we're going to be stopping at 4 of our favorites in the next few weeks! Headed up north to The Mitten Bar and Short's Brewing Co. this weekend, then west to The Curragh and Fiddler's Hearth the weekend of December 7th and 8th. We can't wait!
Holiday music is officially playing on the radio, which means it's almost time for The Ragbird's Present: EBird & Friend's Holiday Show! We are thrilled to be involved for our 4th year alongside so many of our favorite Michigan musicians. This is an awesome, all-ages variety show that is such a great way to celebrate the holiday season. Bring the whole family!
Tickets still available for Saturday, December 14th at The Ark: http://theark.org/3279.html
It's been an incredible few months of working with Michigan's young musicians. We can't believe the amount of enthusiasm and creativity you all possess, and are thankful everyday that WE get to experience it! Watch out world!
Well, it's another beautiful Michigan fall, which means we are already underway booking March-September, 2013!
If you know of any events, venues or concert series that could use some Moxie, give us a shout!
We are honored to have been accepted to compete in this year's ArtPrize! Our tune, "Airport", written after witnessing a veteran's homecoming, will be featured at the St. Cecilia Music Center September 19-October 7th. You must attend ArtPrize to register to vote. Once registered, you can vote for "Airport" via text, phone, or through this link, using voting code 53080. Thank you for the support!
What an awesome evening at the Michigan Irish Music Festival! Let's do it again soon!
Excited to be back on the bill amongst so much great music at this year's Michigan Irish Music Festival in Muskegon, MI! (www.michiganirish.org) Yes!
Can't say enough good things about the Beaver Island Music Festival. Beautiful, inspiring, life-changing...just to name a few. Thank you to all the wonderful people who help make it happen. The three of us agreed, we are islanders at heart!
Hi Everyone! We survived the hottest 6 shows we've ever played on last week's tour, but good thing we had Lady Lake Michigan by our side the whole way! We'll be at Chelsea's Sounds & Sights this Thursday, Saline Celtic Fest on Saturday, then Saugatuck Arts Center, Ann Arbor Art Fair and Beaver Island Fest next week!
Photo by Cristina Mezuk
Photo by Cristina Mezuk.