I am honored to be playing in Ray Chew’s orchestra for a Night of Inspiration! It is a program that celebrates the uplifting power of gospel music through vocal and spoken-word performances presented by a star-studded lineup of artists. I even have a moment of harp with a beautiful solo in Ray Chew’s original piece Inspiration. This concert is one of the reasons to live in NYC!
I am pleased that the Old Maids in the Garret will be playing a couple of tunes for us. Also, let’s do a couple of rounds of Sally Gardens, Chanter (to improvise with!) and maybe another tune? Any suggestions of a favorite?
Swing the Teapot is on the Train – Hempstead – Penn Station – Direction: Hempstead line of the Long Island Railroad. It is about a 3 minute walk from the station.
Every first and third Sunday I will be at Swing the Teapot, 6 Verbena Ave, Floral Park , NY 11001 playing a set of Irish tunes and inviting harpist to either play some tunes or join me. This Sunday is going to be amazing because Erin Hill is joining me! We start at around 4 and play until around 6. Been working on getting She Moves Through the Faire into a groove and have a new march!
Artists and nerds are two of my fav kinds of people! This event promises to be fantastic and is organized by 1938media.com which is a wonderfully funny site that does commentary on all things tech, social media and just how silly people become when they are too serious.
The venue is stunning! It is a turn of the century theater in the Millennium Broadway Hotel on Broadway in NYC. The guy who built it died on the Titanic. Besides, after this it is rumored that the Hudson Theater will become part of the Le Cirque franchise. Be there and enjoy!
Use the coupon code TECHCRUNCH on your ticket.
I will be playing a short set at the Westerleigh Folk Festival! A great line up in a totally beautiful park. I have two new Irish style compositions and will probably grab a uke player or two to help me sing about monkeys.
Here is the official blurb-
The 2nd Annual Westerleigh Folk Festival is a free ,all day music and art event that takes place in beautiful Westerleigh Park, Staten Island. The festival will be held on Saturday , Sept 26th from 11:30 am till 7:00pm. Among some of the musical acts appearing are Karlus Trapp, Queen Tipsy, Joan Caddell & The Midnight Choir,Jim Indell , Mia Theodaratus,Morty Jacobi with Stan Jay, Norm Pederson ,Bob Conroy & Friends ,Two of Us and The Staten Island Pipes & Drums.
Children’s activities such as face painting and horseshoe toss will be provided. Refreshments will be available. Park seating is limited so bring a chair or blanket.
Westerleigh Park is located at the corners of Neal Dow, Maine, Willard and Springfield Aves. near Jewett Ave. Street parking is available. The park is handicap accessible.
The Festival is made possible in part by sponsorship from Victory State Bank & COAHSI
Theatre 80 St. Marks
80 St. Marks Place (at 1st Avenue)
New York, NY
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2009
A unique blend of improvised and composed music will be showcased by harpists Brandee Younger, Mia Theodoratus and Riza Hequibal on August 27 at Theater 80 St. Marks. The chic trio announced today that they will demonstrate their talents fusing jazz, classical and world music.
These compelling harpists consist of Younger, a soulfully buoyant personality who has been featured in many avant garde settings through her work with jazz masters including Ravi Coltrane, Charlie Haden and Jack Dejohnette; Theodoratus, a veteran of the NYC underground jazz and rock scene is part of Dueling Harps with Ann Magnuson, her duo Adam & Mia and is part of the Hanuman Sextet; and Ms. Hequibal, an interpretive soloist known for her brilliant work with trumpeter Marcus Printup of the Jazz @ Lincoln Center Orchestra, is redefining the jazz standard and ballad on harp.
Celtic Harp Master Class and Performance
with Patrick Ball and Mia Theodoratus
Sunday, November 22
Master Class: 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Concert: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Delve into the captivating music of Turlough O’Carolan, the 17th-18th century harpist and composer, while exploring the various ways to arrange his pieces to bring out the beauty and lyricism of his compositions. The IAC Master Class and Performance series brings the best Irish musicians into the classroom. Performance tickets also sold separately.
Master class: General Sale $45 / $40 members, students, seniors (includes concert admission)
Concert only: General Sale $18 / $15 members, students, seniors
IAC members at all levels may book directly through Irish Arts Center and avoid ticket processing fees. Call 212-757-3318 ext. 204 10 am – 6 pm Monday through Friday.