CMA Newsletter for Fall 1997.
Two fall concerts!
Dervish and Natalie McMaster.
Then two announcements.


Thursday, September 25, 1997. 8:00 pm at Music Hall

The exciting Sligo based sextet Dervish is finally coming to Madison. The band has been performing together for the last five years and has recently released their third critically acclaimed disc, at the end of the day. The Dervish sound is formed around a core of fiddle, flute, and accordion of Shane McAleer, Liam Kelly, and Shane Mitchell respectively, and is accentuated with mandola and bouzouki harmonies and backing of Brian McDonagh and Micheal Holmes. Cathy Jordan's rich vocals provide an evocative complement to the driving dance tunes. Their long-awaited Madison debut is provided an official WORT Welcome and is not to be missed.

Tickets are available at Borders Book Store, B-Side Discs, Spruce Tree Music, Star Liquor, and the Vilas Hall box office. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door.

Natalie McMaster

Saturday, November 1, 1997. 8:00 pm at the Union Theater

Natalie McMaster, Cape Breton fiddler extraordinaire, brings her full sextet to the Union Theater as a part of the 1997-98 Wisconsin Union Performance series. Contact the Union Theater box office at 262-2201 for more information about this program co-sponsored by the Celtic Music Association and the Wisconsin Union Directorate in conjunction with an official WORT Welcome.

For information on these events, contact the Celtic Music Association at 256- 8614 or 233-6298.

Madison Celtic music community announcements ...

Irish Music Classes

2nd & 4th Mondays, September 22-December 8, 1997
6:30 - 7:45 at the Wil-Mar Center

Chelcy Bowles, Bill Peden, and Karen Fox Fischer, members of Madison's Irish music community, will offer classes on the playing of Irish dance music through UW-Madison Continuing Education in Music. Class time immediately precedes Ceili dance classes - so plan to stay and dance or play.

Call 262-2451 to register for Program #3715 ($70); call 265-5629 for more information.

CMA volunteer request

The Celtic Music Association is a group of volunteers that organizes concerts by traditional Irish, Scottish, and Welsh musicians. For almost 15 years now, CMA has brought traditional concerts and events to Madison. If you are interested in joining our volunteers, contact Karen and Greg at 233-6298 or Bill and Chelcy at 256-8614.

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