Thursday, December 31, 2009

More Fun at Farrell's | Video

To the right, you'll see a link to our new "Calendar Blog." Bookmark it to return to see updates in the coming weeks. We hope to see you again soon! In the meantime, here is a video clip of some of my students playing along with us the other evening. We all had so much fun!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fun at Farrell's! | Video & Gigs Below

We had a great time at Farrell's last night. Many of our friends -- old and new -- braved the frigid weather to join us. Sheila & Jim and Liz & Don are very faithful and always show up wherever we play. Actually, they were our first fans since they were our "test audience" in our home before we went public with our music. (Luckily, they gave us the green light to go ahead!) Cait & Steve brought along Steve's parents who were up from Virginia for their Christmas visit to the area. Cait & Steve's friends, Coral & Steve, were in -- with their whole family, it seemed! Many of my students and former students came with their moms and dads. Liz gave the children kazoos so they could play along with us from their tables. That was a lot of fun. Andy & Dave were in with their two friends -- Irish music experts -- who we hope to see again. Charlie F. and his brother John surprised us. Last summer, Charlie had sent us an email from our GregRyanSingsIrish Web site to say he was a New Jerseyan living in California for the time being and had found us online and enjoyed our music very much. Well, he's back home now and came to hear us play. The Internet is a wonderful thing, isn't it? New York radio legend, Joe Coggins, requested some songs that he remembered from his more-than-25 visits to Ireland. Before we left at the end of the evening, Farrell's music manager, Christian, invited us to come back soon, so today we compared calendars and were able to book January 12, February 9 & 23, and March 9 (which will be a special pre-St. Paddy's Day celebration at Farrell's). We hope you'll be able to join us for one or two of these nights. In the meantime, here's a short clip of an old favorite from last night.

Friday, December 18, 2009

More Winter Gigs

In addition to FARRELL'S, we'll be at CONNOLLY STATION in Belmar on Thursdays, January 21 and February 18 (6:00-9:00). We'll be at THE IRISH RAIL in Manasquan on Thursdays, January 28 and April 22 (6:00-9:00). We'll be playing at a private party for an Irish-American Club in Manchester on January 10. On March 13, we'll be playing at a "post-parade party" in Morristown. Other gigs will be posted as they are confirmed.