Open Irish Music Session at Greene's Corner!

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Greene's Corner , 2208 James Street, Bellingham

Back to Greene's Corner for the Fall/Winter/Early Spring inside season of Irish & Folk Mondays.

Always starts with the open Irish music session before the feature concert each week.

Tango Cowboys Play Irish & Folk Mondays

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Greene's Corner , 2208 James Street, Bellingham

Always a great joy to play with these fellas.

Tom Bourne is a very accomplished finger style guitarist and flows with seeming effortlessness betwixt lush cowboy song arrangements and highly complex tangos!

Rich Hinrichsen is a singer who you simply fall in love from his first phrase singing us all out onto the deep prairie or straight into the very heart of Argentinian tango.

http://www.tangocowboys.com/

Alec Stone Sweet With Richard Scholtz

Greene's Corner , 2208 James Street, Bellingham

Alec Stone Sweet

In addition to playing music, Alec is a professor, having held chaired professorships at Oxford University, the Yale Law School, and (presently) the Faculty of Law, the National University of Singapore. Alec’s hometown is Bellingham, Washington State; he graduated from Sehome High School, and attended WWU.

Music

Alec Stone Sweet has released two solo guitar recordings – Memory and Praise and Tumblin’ Gap – and he contributed to Clawhammer Guitar: The Collection – all available on Solid Air Records. In addition, his music can be found on a number of compilation albums, including Appleseed’s 21st Anniversary, Root’s and Branches: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Appleseeds-21st-Anniversary-Roots-And-Branches/release/12735973, featuring Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen, Lila Downs, and many others.

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWDgf2JKAklugJyvM49Eo0Q

Solo Recordings:

Tumblin’ Gap: Clawhammer Guitar Solos (Solid Air) released in the fall of 2005, demonstrates the power, range, and beauty of the clawhammer style. Most of the tunes are traditional to the mountains of Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia, but the recording also includes Celtic tunes, and three originals in the old-time style. Reviews:

“Alec Stone Sweet is a guitar virtuoso. This record would be delightful on a late night, with the lights off, a dying fire in the fireplace, a bit of whiskey left in the glass. It would also serve to explain to the uninitiated just why we care so much about these old melodies, about just what a tune is really about.” – The Old Time Herald “Entrancing, the rhythmic sense and phrasing are spot on. Compulsory listening for guitar fans, Tumblin’Gap is the kind of surprising recording that inspires new movements” – Acoustic Guitar

“Spacious, haunting, exquisite” – Best of the Year Selection, Radio National Australia

Memory and Praise: Acoustic Guitar Solos (released on Appleseed) was one of five recordings nominated for an Indie Award in the Best Acoustic Instrumental category for 2001. It features five pieces composed by the great Irish harper, Turlough O’Carolan, as well as traditional Irish and Appalachian dance music. The two medleys, Ducks on the Pond/Frosty Morning and Shady Grove/Salt River, are the first solo clawhammer guitar pieces ever recorded. Reviews:

“As beautiful a solo guitar recording as I have ever heard” – Eric Schoenberg

“Extraordinary guitar playing, resembling no one else in touch, technique, or feel” – Jody Stecher

“First-rate guitar playing, as enjoyable a collection of traditional music on solo guitar as I have ever heard.” – Minor 7th Acoustic Guitar Reviews

Regional auto-harp legend Richard Scholtz has been playing with Alec for 35 years and they have a chemistry and rapport rarely achieved.

First Wednesdays at Stones Throw Brewery are nothing short of magic.

First Wednesdays at Stones Throw Brewery are nothing short of magic.

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Some Past Shows of Note:

Irish Masters Dylan Foley & John Whelan blew the roof off the stage on Monday August 27th at Irish & Folk Mondays!

Irish Masters Dylan Foley & John Whelan blew the roof off the stage on Monday August 27th at Irish & Folk Mondays!

Was a stunning night of music.  They're back in Feb... check 'Shows' .... Click on photo to Hanz's site.

Was a stunning night of music. They're back in Feb... check 'Shows' .... Click on photo to Hanz's site.

Irish Fiddle Master Dale Russ comes up from Seattle for the 5th time to play for us at Irish & Folk Mondays on June 18, 8pm, $5-10 Suggested, right after the open Irish session as always! I'll be joining Dale on a few sets and it's always such an immense pleasure and honor to play with him.  Click on the photo for more about Dale!

Irish Fiddle Master Dale Russ comes up from Seattle for the 5th time to play for us at Irish & Folk Mondays on June 18, 8pm, $5-10 Suggested, right after the open Irish session as always! I'll be joining Dale on a few sets and it's always such an immense pleasure and honor to play with him. Click on the photo for more about Dale!

About

Jan Songs Productions Is Jan Peters of Bellingham, Washington & Region

Providing entertainment and music of distinction for most any occasion.

I make shows happen with groups and artists I am very excited and passionate about presenting and working with. I'm very passionate about exposing more people to truly great music. 

I play harmonicas, Irish bouzouki, and still get on the piano at times. I enjoy arranging, composing, and recording as well.  I helped form Gallowglass Irish Band, created Irish & Folk Mondays, and love being a side man with great artists every chance I get! 

 

Me after playing a show at The Conway Muse -Photo by Jasmine Jean

Me after playing a show at The Conway Muse -Photo by Jasmine Jean

Playing with Pete Irving of Hot Damn Scandal at The Honeymoon - Photo by Thaddeus Hink

Playing with Pete Irving of Hot Damn Scandal at The Honeymoon - Photo by Thaddeus Hink

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