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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Irish Flute player Laura Byrne on Atlantic Weekly pt 2 sat 11/27

Laura Byrne will be making a guest appearance on Atlantic Weekly pt 2, saturday November 27th at 11:00 am, before her appearance at C'ville Coffee that evening together with Pat Egan on guitar and vocals, Myron Bretholz on bodhran (Irish frame drum) and Rhys Jones on fiddle. The concert is being presented by the Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) and C-Ville Coffee Stage CafĂ©.

Laura's flute playing has been described as "effortless, powerful and engaging." Highly regarded on both sides of the Atlantic, Laura is based in Baltimore, Maryland and recently won a Maryland State Arts Council award for solo performance. She has performed throughout North America and in Ireland and just released her second solo recording, Lucky Day, in July 2010. 

In addition to being fabulous musicians, Laura, Pat, Rhys and Myron are experienced and sought after teachers who have taught at Irish and old time workshops, festivals and music programs all over the US and Canada.They will be offering workshops throughout the day of the concert.  These workshops will include Irish guitar accompaniment, singing (songs taught will be in English, not in Irish Gaelic), Irish flute, Irish tin whistle, old time fiddle and bodhran (Irish frame drum).  The workshops will take place in the C-Tunes studio at 1108 W. Main St. (above Studio Art Shop) in Charlottesville.

For more information, or to register for workshops,  call 434-409-9631 or email Lori Madden at brimstunes@yahoo.com

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Honoring Emmett Boaz On The Next Leftover Biscuits

Emmett Boaz, a long-time fixture on the WTJU airwaves, passed away Saturday, November 6th, doing one of the things he loved best - hosting Leftover Biscuits.

Tune in this Saturday morning, November 13th, from 6:30-8:00 as Peter Jones re-airs Emmett's own version of his final show, originally heard this past June.

If you would like to share a memory or thought, please leave us a note at the Leftover Biscuits Facebook page.  You can also send an e-mail.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Music to Vote By

Tuesday Nov. 2, noon to 2, check out a wild assortment of music to vote by on Walk Right In, brought to you by me, Rebecca.

here's the playlist...

  1. "Walk Right In Belmont" - Watts And Wilson - Times Ain't Like They Used To Be Vol. 4 [Yazoo]
  2. "Washington Blues" - Elizabeth Cotton - Live!
  3. "In The Jailhouse Now" - Memphis Sheiks - Good For What Ails You [Old Hat Records]
  4. "Had, Took, Misled" - Bernice Johnson Reagon - Give Your Hands To Struggle
  5. "Election Day" - Lyle Lovett - My Baby Don't Tolerate
  6. "Hard Times" - Nathan Moore - Folk Singer
  7. "Talkin John Birch Paranoid Blues" - Bob Dylan - The Whitmark Demos 1962-1964
  8. "How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live" - Blind Alfred Reed - Hard Times In The Country [County Records]
  9. "Brother Can You Spare A Dime?" - Tim O'Brien - Long Live Bluegrass!
  10. "The World Is Going Wrong" - Geoff Muldaur And The Texas Sheiks - Things About Comin' My Way: Music Of The Mississippi Sheiks
  11. "One Cat, One Vote, One Beer" - Ry Cooder - My Name Is Buddy
  12. "Corrido De Pennsylvania" - Pedro Rocha Y Lupe Martinez - Mexican-American Border Music Vol. 1 [Arhoolie]
  13. "Poor But Honest" - Wilmouth Houdini - 15 World Music Classics [Arhoolie]
  14. "Talking Kkk Blues" - Townes Van Zandt - A Gentle Evening With
  15. "Paradise" - John Prine - Great Days Anthology
  16. "Talkin'about That Panama Canal" - Butch Hancock - Own The Way Ove Here
  17. "Which Side Are You On?" - Natalie Merchant - The House Carpenter's Daughter
  18. "What's Goin' On" - Los Lobos - Just Another Band From East L.A.
  19. "Christmas In Washington" - Steve Earle - Concerts For A Landmine Free World
  20. "Draftboard Blues" - Cliff Bruner & His Boys - Doughboys, Playboys And Cowboys
  21. "I Ain't Marching Anymore" - Phil Ochs - Journey To Love, Rare And Early Elektra Classics [Mojo]
  22. "Masters Of War" - Judy Collins - Journey To Love, Rare And Early Elektra Classics
  23. "Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream" - Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave
  24. "What's So Funny About Peace, Love And Understanding" - Keb' Mo' - Peace...Back By Popular Demand
  25. "Seattle" - Bobby St. Ours - Holy Bear Crossing
  26. "Imagine" - Eva Cassiday - Imagine
  27. "Give Peace A Chance" - John Lennon - Lennon Legend
  28. "Up To The Mountain (Mlk Song0" - Patty Griffin - Children Running Through