Upcoming Dates

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Maple Lawn Farmers Market
Summertime Farmers Jam - 9 am - 1 pm
Rt 216 at Rt 29, behind the CVS
Fulton, MD
Price: Free

All four of The Mighty Kelltones will be set up among the fresh veggies, hoping that the summer sun will be smiling! Compliments or donations are gratefully accepted.

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Olney Farmers & Artists market
Labor Day Weekend Show - 9 am - 1 pm
2801 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd, at the corner of Prince William and Rt 208
Olney, MD
Price: Free

It's another Mighty Kelltones show with all four of us. Come help us celebrate the end of summer! Compliments or donations gratefully accepted.

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Maryland Renaissance Festival
Mighty Kelltones Visit 16th century England - 4 times throughout the day
1821 Crownsville Rd
Annapolis, MD
Price: see website

Lords and Ladies! We'll be dressed up in our Renaissance finery and performing 1/2 hour sets, four times throughout the day. We'll have on hand our new CD, Travelin', and pulling a little wooden wagon.

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Maryland Renaissance Festival
Mighty Kelltones Return to 16th century England - 4 times throughout the day
1821 Crownsville Rd
Annapolis, MD
Price: see website

Another chance to see us in our Renaissance finery, and maybe purchase our new CD, Travelin'. We'll perform 1/2 hour sets, four times throughout the day.

Past Dates

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

with The Mighty Kelltones

This is one of our shows at an Assisted Living facility in Potomac, MD. I'll be joining Ralph Lille and Kathie Lillie and singing songs like Summertime, Moon River, and This Land Is Your Land.

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Music Conference with Showcases, Workshops
Montreat Conference Center
Montreat, NC

SOLO - A gathering of musicians, venues, DJs and more from Thursday May 17 through Sun. May 20. You must be registered with the conference to attend any of the official or "guerrilla" showcases. I'll be performing in three of the guerrillas: Friday night with the Songwriters' Association of Washington, and both Thursday and Saturday nights in the Traditional Music showcase. I'll also be a panelist on a Saturday morning workshop, titled Presenting a Song Contest.                                                                                                                         

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Glenwood 50+ Center
Mighty Kelltones & St. Paddy's Day Lunch - 11 am - 1 pm
2400 Route 97
Cooksville, MD 21723
410-313-4846
Price: Free

It's the day before St. Patrick's Day, and Ralph Lillie, Kathy Lillie, and I will be wearing green, and performing Irish and Scottish songs and tunes.

There is a lunch available for $6, but you must pre-register.

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Intergrace Fairhaven
Mighty Kelltones Irish Celebration - 7:15 - 8:15 pm
7200 Third Ave
Sykesville, MD 21784
Price: Free

The second March concert where Ralph Lillie, Kathy Lillie, and I perform our hodgepodge of Irish and Scottish songs and tunes. Another chance to wear a bit of green!

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Mighty Kelltones Irish Celebration - 11 am - noon
9441 Whiskey Bottom Road
Laurel, MD 20723
Price: Free

Ralph Lillie, Kathy Lillie, and I will be performing a hodgepodge of Irish and Scottish songs and tunes. Come join us and wear a bit of green!

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Open Mic - music starts at 6 pm
1001 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116
Price: Free

I'll be doing a short three song 15 minute set sometime after 7 pm. 

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Jean Bayou & Loralyn Coles - 8 - 9 pm
5110 Daneel St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
Price: Free

Jean and I will be trading songs, and backing up each other, during this hour set at the iconic Neutral Ground Coffeehouse. 

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

2017-2018 "Gardens of Lights" Show - 6 - 8:30 pm
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902
301-962-1400
Price: $25 per car or minivan, no pedestrians

Lovely Brookside Gardens decorates with lights for the season. Open from 5:30 - 9 pm. The Mighty Keltones (full band) will perform seasonal songs, as well as some just-because-we-like-them songs. Stroll through the gardens, then come warm up with us inside the Visitor's Center. Tips gratefully accepted! 

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Songwriters' Assoc. of Washington (SAW) Showcase - 7:30 pm
11104 Lee Highway/Route 29
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-352-9193
Price: Tips accepted for featured act

Come and get a head start on Thanksgiving! Hosted by Ron Goad, I'm delighted to be a part of this showcase. Jim Clark will be joining me, playing bouzouki on a few songs, then I'll back him up on the bodhran for a few of his songs. Here's the full lineup: Anna Keller & Daniel Greenberg, Susan Villella & Michael McDermott, Loralyn Coles & Jim Clark, David Hale, and featured performer, Carol Gaylor!

"The Best Place to Hear Singer-Songwriters"~The Washingtonian

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA) - thru Nov. 12
Stanford, CT
Price: Varies - must be registered with NERFA for the conference

NERFA is four days of performing, networking, jamming, attending workshops - everything a music conference should be - in a friendly supporting environment. I have one late night showcase of my original songs with the group that I work for, Songwriters' Association of Washington, then might sit in on some traditional songs showcases. One never knows what opportunities might come knocking!

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Mighty Kelltones at St. Luke's Fall Festival - 10 am - 2 pm
1001 Brighton Dam Rd
Brookeville, Maryland
Price: Free

Another fun show with all 4 of the Mighty Kelltones. Compliments or donations gratefully accepted!

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Mighty Kelltones Irish Celebration - 11 am - noon
Laurel, MD
Price: Free

This is our show that was rescheduled from March due to the snowstorm. 

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

A Mighty Kelltones Summer Show - 9 am - 1 pm
Rt 216 at Rt 29, behind the CVS
Fulton, Maryland
Price: Free

Another Mighty Kelltones gig with all 4 of us among the fresh veggies. Compliments or donations gratefully accepted!

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Mighty Kelltones at OFAM - 9 am - 1 pm
2801 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd, at the corner of Prince William & Rt 208
Olney, Maryland
Price: Free

All four of the Mighty Kelltones will be on hand to play 2 sets. Compliments or donations gratefully accepted!

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

4 Days of Showcases, Networking & Fun!
Montreat, NC

SOLO - A wonderful gathering from May 18 through May 21, with showcases lasting far into the night. I have 3 "guerrilla" showcases.

Friday night 11 - 11:45 pm, in the Walter & Ethel Phelps Trad Room, in the round with Debra Cowan and Shelia Kay Adams

Friday night (really Sat. morning) 1:30 - 1:45 am, in the Cup of Joe showcase

Saturday night (really Sun. morning) 1 - 1:15 am, in the Songwriters Association of Washington/Mid-Atlantic Song Contest showcase

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Appalachian Service Project (APS) Benefit - 6:30 pm
12 High Street (Georgia Ave/Rt 97)
Brookeville, MD
Price: Donations requested

The Mighty Kelltones (all 4 of us, along with special guest Bill Bates sitting in on a few songs), will join The Encore Singers to perform songs and tunes featuring "Music of the Dance." APS is a home repair/home building ministry for low-income families in rural Central Appalachia. Find out more about APS at www.asphome.org.

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Mighty Kelltones co-bill with The Encore Singers madrigal group - 7:30 pm
17340 Quaker Lane
Sandy Spring, MD
Price: Free

The Mighty Kelltones (all 4 of us, along with special guest Bill Bates sitting in on a few songs), will join The Encore Singers to perform songs and tunes featuring "Music of the Dance." Reception to follow. 

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Songwriter's Assoc. of Washington (SAW) Showcase - 7:30 pm - on
11104 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030
Price: Donations accepted for featured performer

SOLO - I'll have a 20 minute set, starting at 8:10 pm. My fellow singer-songwriter performers are: Anna Keller, The Harried Americans, Josh Niezgoda, and Mike Glick (featured artist). An open mic will follow. 

Friday, March 17th, 2017

A Mighty Kelltones St. Patrick's Day Celebration - 11 am - 12:30 pm
Cooksville, MD
Price: Free

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Postponed - A Mighty Kelltones St. Patrick's Day Celebration - 11 am - noon
Laurel, MD
Price: Free

Postponed - Because of yesterday's snow, the center will be opening 2 hours late, so our concert will be rescheduled for another day.

Monday, March 6th, 2017

American Legion Founder's Lunch - 1 pm
12 High Street (Georgia Ave/Rt 97)
Brookeville, MD
Price: Private event

A Mighty Kelltones trio show - I'm joining Kathie & Ralph Lillie for an hour of Irish tunes and Gypsy Jazz. 

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

with The Mighty Kelltones

Our Holiday show at an Assisted Living facility in Sykesville, MD. Sing-a-longs galore with all four of us - Ralph Lillie, Kathie Lillie, Chapin Vasilake and me.

Friday, November 25th, 2016

with The Mighty Kelltones

This is one of our shows at an Assisted Living facility in Potomac, MD. It'll be me with Ralph Lillie & Kathie Lillie.  

Blue Moonlight Calls

 

 

“Folk tales say that when there is a blue moon, the moon has a face and talks to the items in its moonlight.” Wikipedia

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