Hey folks, writing this in the middle of rehearsals for our first show in 6 months. Seeing everyone again and getting to play together has been a huge mental relief. We can all admit that the total loss of identity we went through was starting to take a very serious toll. While many bands live in the same area and have been able to get together we have not seen each other since March (with the exception of Justin and I)
Things clicked right back into place and we are sounding like we never took a break. We are also working on new material and will make some announcements regarding that next week.
For now we are focussed on putting on a hell of a comeback gig this Saturday (See gig info below). The promoters have created a brilliant, safe venue to host the show and, on top of all of that, the show is for a great cause.
No-one was going to tell us when it was time to play so we waited until we saw an opportunity that looked and felt right. We are following the science and taking every precaution to protect ourselves and our audience. We have no intention of adding to the problem but we sincerely hope that by doing these shows we will shine a little light into as many lives as we can.
On a much sadder note, we lost one of our own last week. Steve Phillips from the Elders passed away due to complications from Covid 19 last Wednesday. It was heartbreaking news for all of us who play the Celtic Rock circuit. Steve was a wonderful bloke and he will be greatly missed. We send our love to his family and bandmates.
It’s a very strange feeling to be able to announce our show on Sat, Oct 10th where we will take the stage for our first show since lockdown. It’s a fund raiser for Muddy Meadows in Georgetown, CA (near Sacramento) and will benefit foster kids. It’s a socially distanced event in a beautiful location. CLICK HERE for all the details.
Let’s shake off some cobwebs.
On Friday , Oct 16th we are heading to Idaho to play at The Argyros Performing Arts Center in Ketchum, ID. This show will also be run with social distancing and your safety in mind. It’s a large performing arts center and will be operating at 25% capacity. For that reason we will play two shows with 100 folks at each. Both shows will be the same so grab your tix for whichever one suits best, but hurry as there are very few spaces available. CLICK HERE for tix
Then on October 17th we are returning to the scene of our last show in March 2020. Boise, Idaho (actually Garden City, ID) It’s the same venue but with a very different set up. Cabaret style is what they are calling it but it’s basically a tabled event with all the safety measures in place for a healthy show. CLICK HERE for all the info.
THE IRELAND TRIP
Although our big Ireland trip has been moved twice now, we are still 100% dedicated to finally pulling it off in March. It is such an amazing holiday that we simply will not abandon it. I can’t imagine anything more necessary right now then something to look forward to. No one knows when everything will get back to normal but that doesn’t mean we give up trying.
We will see you in Ireland in March 2021! All the info you need to come with us is below.
I uploaded a new video to our YouTube channel. It’s the Irish Brown Bread making video I promised. CLICK here to view it and please SUBSCRIBE. Maybe pick up a Feic Off virus apron to feel like a pro in the kitchen.
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Stay safe and lots of love,
Keith, Chas, Justin, Dave, Ethan, Woofy and all our crew around the globe.