This edition is brought to you by the letter S: The Sandy Seisiuns... The Stocking Stuffer... The Social Solution... plus: New Video... New Writing... New Radio Show... Events... Recommendations...
The Sandy Seisiuns
Thanks to the Narrowbacks for inviting me to participate at a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Sandy, at Ulysses Folk House in New York on November 17. Katie Linnane (fiddler for the Broken Banjo Strings band) and percussionist Randy Decker served as my booster rockets, and I'm pleased to report that, as of the last time I asked, the night raised about $1,600. But bigger things were yet to come...
To all who performed, all who attended, all who contributed to the triumphant Sandy Seisiun in New York on December 1: Nicely done. Special kudos to the lads in Jameson's Revenge for being the driving force behind the project, which so far has raised over $25,000 to aid victims of the storm. If you missed it, fear not: Part Two is scheduled for December 21.
The Stocking Stuffer
Fun Fact: I know, I know, it *looks* like any old CD, but I paid my packaging consultants a lot of money to tweak the height, width, and depth of the case for Chance of a Start to fit precisely into a Christmas stocking. Don't let all that high-level engineering go to waste. Click here to order or here to see a four-minute video sampler to help you decide. (PS: Free Xmas giftwrapping + U.S. shipping through December 20!)
The Social Solution
What a bummer, to do all this work staying in touch with you, only to find out that my emails have ended up in your Junk folder (hey, are you even reading this???), and Facebook has withheld my posts from you, and I've been using the wrong Twitter hashtags. Sheesh. What to do, what to do? ... I know! Follow me everywhere, and chances are we'll find each other somewhere.
Keep reading for:
- New Video
- New Writing
- New Radio Shows
|Chance of a Start: For Beginners OK, I get it. You *think* you want to buy a copy of Chance of a Start, but you've only got four minutes to decide? Watch this video for quick sampling of the album, and you'll still have three seconds to spare. Just enough time to whip out your credit card.|
|Chance of a Start: The Release Party Concert Sergeantsville NJ may never be the same.|
More at my YouTube channel: youtube.PatrickClifford.com
|Normal, Enhanced, Thank God: Count your blessings, then remember why you've been given more than others.... Read more|
|Sorry we haven't been in touch... It's not me; it's you.: Have you recently laughed, and cried, and sighed winsomely as you learned a bit more about the human condition? If not, you're clearly not getting everything I'm sending you.... Read more|
More at my blog, Smart Like Tractor: blog.PatrickClifford.com
New Radio Shows
|Celtic Sunday Brunch on WDVR-FM, December 2, 2012 (Set 1): Together for Christmas, Cherish the Ladies, Capercaille, The Chieftains... Read more|
|Celtic Sunday Brunch on WDVR-FM, December 2, 2012 (Set 2): An Irish Christmas Soundscape, Seamus Begley & Oisin Mac Diarmada, Tommy Sands, Susan McKeown, John Doyle, Liz Carroll, Irish Tenors... Read more|
|Celtic Sunday Brunch on WDVR-FM, December 2, 2012 (Set 3): Brenda Stubbert, Martin Quinn, Nuala Kennedy... Read more|
|Celtic Sunday Brunch on WDVR-FM, December 2, 2012 (Set 4): Shilelagh Law, Kathleen Conneely, The Irish Tenors, Eileen Ivers, The Pogues... Read more|
More at my blog, Smart Like Tractor: blog.patrickclifford.com/radio-shows/
The Lights of Love treelighting ceremony at Hunterdon Medical Center, with the Hunterdon Fiddlers. This is a longstanding tradition, where gifts purchase tribute or memorial lights that are placed on the tree to commemorate special people in our lives.
Celtic Sunday Brunch is a two-hour radio program that broadcasts every Sunday from 11am to 1pm US ET (GMT -4), on the air at 89.7 FM and streaming live at wdvrfm.org. I host the first show of every month (and the fifth, when the calendar falls that way). I keep Facebook and Twitter open during the show; feel free to send thoughts and requests! Next shows:
I do my best to attend these, but you'll have a great time regardless.
Frenchtown NJ: Second and Fourth Sundays at the River Blue Cafe, 1pm to 4pm.
Lambertville NJ: First and Third Wednesdays at Mitchell's Cafe, 8:30pm to 11pm+
- Together For Christmas: A Contemporary Celtic Christmas Collection: Is your old cassette of Bing crooning 'Christmas in Killarney' wearing a bit thin, in more ways than one? Time for a yuletide reboot, Irish style. New songs, old songs, new artists, established artists; it all adds up to a new Christmas tradition in the making.
- Irish Christmas in America: It's a CD! No, it's a roadshow! Hey, you're both right! It's a 'family-friendly performance featuring Irish and Scottish ballads, lively instrumental tunes and thrilling Irish dancing. Featuring an all-star cast.' As featured on Celtic Sunday Brunch.
Thanks as always for being on my mailing list; I know how much email we all get, so I'm grateful for the opportunity to stay in touch like this.
Till mid-December, slán agat.
CDs and Downloads
All of my recordings, new and old, solo and collaborations, is available for purchase at all performances or online. Remember: Members of my mailing list get a 20% discount on everything I have for sale online at Bandcamp. Join the mailing list to find out how.
|CHANCE OF A START:
|NEAT LITTLE STILL (Bootlegs; an album-in-progress)*:
|SÉ GO DÓ (fundraiser for HMA)*:
|LO, ABOVE THE EARTH (Christmas Songs; an album-in-progress)*:
|TO THE FRAY (by Hobnail):
|ANOTHER SON (by Four to the Bar):
|CRAIC ON THE ROAD* (by Four to the Bar):
* Digital only
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