Happy New Year!
We are refreshed having had a nice Christmas Break, much needed after our grueling Celtic Christmas Tour with the Navigators. Thanks to you all for making the tour a success again this year!
We are pleased to say that the year is starting off with a bang and we are looking forward to a very busy year of touring! The addition of Patrick Moran, of Punters and Eight Track Favorites fame, has been great! Paddy, despite his tender age is a veteran player with striking vocals who has built a great reputation in the Newfoundland Music Scene for himself! Patrick replaces our beloved Duncan Cameron who has taken time away from the band to concentrate on his university studies. We thank him for his great service and good nature; we all wish him well in the future, and look forward to making music with him again!
The rest of the line-up has been a constant for a few years now and consists of Robert Kelly on vocals and bass, along with myself, and Dave Panting (vocal, guitar, banjo bouzouki), which is very powerful indeed! We are working on new material for Rise Again Volume 2, we are hoping to record new tracks in March for a fall, 2012 release.
In the meantime we are please to announce that we will be quite busy with both touring and playing our regular gigs at home. In January 2012, we are close to home with full band shows every Thursday night at O’Rielly’s in St. John’s. It is always a great night, very lively with the show starting at 11:30 running to close! On Sundays, I am at O’Rielly’s, starting at 9:30 – 12:30. These are regular gigs, so keep it in mind and drop down to see the shows!
Here is the full schedule for January and February 2012.
JANUARY (ST. JOHN’S DATES)
12 O’RIELLY’S 11:30
13 BRIDIE MALLOY’S 10:30 (ROBERT, DAVE ,& CON)
14 BRIDIE MALLOY’S 10:30 (ROBERT, DAVE, & CON)
15 O’RIELLY’S (CON) 9:30
19-20-21 O’RIELLY’S 11:30
22 O’RIELLY’S (CON) 9:30
26 O’RIELLY’S 11:30
27 O’RIELLY’S 8:00 -11:00
28 O’RIELLY’S 8:00 -11:00
29 O’RIELLY’S 9:30 – 12:30 (CON)
2-3-4 O’RIELLY’S 11:30
5 CALIS HIGH SCHOOL, CALIS MAINE
6 FRANCO AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTRE, LEWISTON MAINE
7 UNITY CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, UNITY MAINE
8 SKYE THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, SOUTH CARTAGE MAINE
10 MARITIME CLUB, CFB GAGETOWN, ORMOCTO, NB
14 THE EAGLE RIVER CASINO, WHIECOURT ALBERTA
15 THE EAGLE RIVER CASINO, WHIECOURT ALBERTA
16 DERRICK’S PLACE, FORT SASATCHEWAN, ALBERTA
17 LIDO THEATRE, FORT ST JOHN, BRITISH COLUMBIA
18 GRANDE CACHE HOTEL, GRANDE CACHE, ALBERTA
19 THE SAWRIDGE INN AND CONFERENCE CENTREFEB
21 THE PHOENIX THEATRE, FORT NELSON, BC
22 THE BELLE PETROLEUM CENTRE, PEACE RIVER, ALBERTA
23 CEILI’S, CALGARY ALBERTA
24 THE RIDGE TAP HOUSE, SLAVE LAKE, ALBERTA
25 THE GREAT NORTHERN CASINO, GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA