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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…
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September 15, 2015

Just taking a breather after an unbelievable summer!  I had a wonderful trip to North Carolina.  I taught at Traditional Song Week at Swannanoa Gathering.  Thanks to Julee Glaub and Mark Weems, Jim & Beth Magill, all my students, and…
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July 19, 2015

I am back in Vermont after a wonderful trip to North Carolina.  After a fabulous week of teaching and performing at Swannanoa Gathering Traditional Song Week, where I had some great singing sessions with Fiona Ritchie, Cathy Jordan of Dervish…
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May 20, 2105

Spring in Vermont is so gorgeous after the long winter.  Lilacs are blooming, the leaves are that impossible lime green color, and we are spending lots of  time outdoors, enjoying the long days.  I am adding new shows almost every…
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March 2, 2015

Well, here I am back in the snowy mountains of Vermont!  Wow, lots of snow here.  I had a great adventure, traveling to Nova Scotia in January, then on to Glasgow, Scotland with Otis Tomas, Deanie Cox, Paul MacDonald, a…