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June 9, 2021

Things are opening up now for live music! Check out our Calendar. Enjoy your Summer!!

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Link for interview and music with Claudine on WWOZ Radio, New Orleans

http://www.wwoz.org/listen/archive/show.php?date=2021-05-23&time=10AM

If you go there and click on Old Time Country and Bluegrass, I'm on after the first set of Gospel songs.

Thanks again to Hazel Schlueter, Hazel the Delta Rambler. The rest of her show is mighty…

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May 21, 2021

Happy Spring! I finally have something to tell you!

First, I'd like to thank Connecticut Academy of Irish Music and all my private students for getting me through the past year. Love you all.

Coming up this Sunday…

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March 21, 2020

Well! Greetings from my home to your home! Our world has changed, and continues to change by the hour. I have deleted events that may be rescheduled, but are cancelled for now. The Gypsy Reel event in April may still…

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November 19, 2019

Hi, I'm updating my shows for the holidays! I'll be playing with Jon Clinch, Graham and Camille Parker, in the Gypsy Reel Wassailers. Happy holidays to all! Thanks for your continued support of live music!

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September 27, 2019

Looking out at blooming sunflowers and orange maples! Lovely autumn here in Southern VT! Enjoying loads of visitors, many toting instruments. School has begun at the Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, and I'm enjoying teaching tunes and songs on some…

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February 26, 2019

The winds are howling here on Frost Hill Road in Belmont, Vermont, but the sunshine is gaining in strength, and the long cold snowy winter may be giving way. I haven't been writing much, because of a long struggle with…

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January 22, 2018

Happy New Year! Started out with a quick escape from the lovely Vermont deepfreeze (how many days of 20 below zero??) to Durham NC (just in time for their freak snowstorm that shut down the state for 3 days!!) Had…

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October 21, 2017

Autumn leaves are falling, days here in Vermont are bright and sunny, and it's time to dream new projects into existence. The new Gypsy Reel, Live 2017, is done, out, and being played on radio stations around the US. I…

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January 30, 2017

Back in Vermont after a surprise trip to Dublin Ireland at the beginning of the New Year! Played lots of music with Silas Hamilton, Gypsyreel's youthful bassist who was wailing on DADGAD guitar with me on banjo at O'Donoghue's Pub…
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September 14, 2016

This has been a wonderful year so far, with so many interesting experiences playing music. Had a great trip to Guatemala in February, such a magical scene. Gypsy Reel was joined by our pal Marco Solo, and we played at…
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February 2016

I am writing this update on the eve of Gypsy Reel's departure for a tour in Guatemala!  It's been a mild winter here in VT and is raining at the moment, way different from last winter.  Our Thursday night session…