Date(s) - Jun. 01, 2019
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Red Barn Community Music Series presents Molly’s Revenge in a CD Release Party. Molly’s Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious enthusiasm. Fiddler John Weed, piper David Brewer, and guitarist Stuart Mason will be celebrating the release of the band’s 14th album by playing music from the new record at this CD release party. The album is titled The Lucky Set and includes authentic Celtic tunes, both new and traditional, from Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Britain, Cape Breton, America, and even Japan. The concert is on Saturday, June 1, in the Red Barn at the Los Osos Community Park. Doors open at 4:30pm, the potluck starts at 5:00pm, and the performance is at 6:00pm.
Molly’s Revenge has performed at many of the top folk festivals and performing arts events in the USA, and prestigious events in Scotland, Australia and China. The band features the “hyper piper” David Brewer, whose wild antics lead the fiddle and guitar on a race through the highlands of Scotland and the bogs of Ireland. Their arrangements of traditional Celtic dance tunes always leave audiences shouting for more. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, and fiddle, with a backdrop of guitar, mandolin, and bodhran guarantees an enjoyable experience for all fans of Scottish and Irish music.
David Brewer has been playing whistle and four types of bagpipes for about 20 years. He studied in Scotland at the Ceolas Music School in South Uist under the tutelage of some of the best pipers in the world. His authentic and unique style of playing has earned him the reputation of being one of the most accomplished pipers on the West Coast.
John Weed is a classically trained violinist who switched to playing Irish fiddle about 20 years ago. An accomplished fiddler across genres, John Weed has lived in Ireland and immersed himself in the traditional styles of Clare and Donegal. The result is an old-time Irish fiddling style that compliments his forays into Scottish, Canadian, and American music.
Stuart Mason has been collecting and performing traditional music for over 40 years. He has appeared on stage from Ireland to China performing Celtic, old time bluegrass, and his original compositions, which have won awards from the West Coast Songwriters Association. He leads workshops and classes in traditional music techniques at music festivals and camps.
About the Red Barn Community Music Series
The Red Barn Community Music Series is a monthly concert series showcasing local, regional and national musicians performing old time, bluegrass, swing, Celtic, blues and other forms of acoustic music. All proceeds go directly to the performers. Admission is $15.00 at the door; no advance seating or reservations. The Red Barn is located on the Los Osos Community Park at 2180 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. Doors open at 4:30pm, the potluck supper and potluck jam band start at 5:00pm, and the show begins at 6:00pm. BYOB, a dish to share and your own utensils for the potluck supper. These shows are made possible though the generous support and assistance of the entire Red Barn Community and with support from the Los Osos / Baywood Park Chamber of Commerce.
Red Barn, 2180 Palisades Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402