Come out for our “Up Hurricane Creek” CD Release Concert on Saturday night, Nov. 12 at 7:00 pm at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of the Palouse, 420 E. Second St, in Moscow, ID! We’ll also be staying over to play service music on Sunday morning, with at least one choir arrangement taken from our songs. For info, please visit www.palouseuu.com.
We’re happy to be back in Tri-Cities for a CD release concert for our new album, Up Hurricane Creek, on Saturday, November 19 at 7:30 pm at the Unitarian Church in Pasco. It’s sponsored by the 3 Rivers Folklife Society and tickets are available in advance at the Bookworm and Octopus’ Garden. We’ll be bringing a whole collection of new songs and a few old favorites with guitars, dulcimers, mandolin and electric cello. For tickets and info, please see www.3rfs.org.
Bob and I are excited to be coming back to Seattle for another Seattle Folklore Society concert on Sat., November 26 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving)! We’ll be doing a CD Release Concert at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, lower building, at 7:30 pm. For tickets and reservations, go to www.seafolklore.org.
Our last Up Hurricane Creek CD release concert before the holidays will be on our home turf, at (where else?) the Hurricane Creek Grange, just a couple of miles west of Joseph, on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00. We’ll have some special guests with us who played or sang on the album, including Caleb Samples, Mark Eubanks, Janis Carper and Roger McGee! $10 at the door, and children 12 and under are free.
Bob and Heidi are honored to be asked to participate once again in this wonderful annual holiday program hosted by one of Wallowa County’s most popular residents, retired music teacher Gail Swart. A dozen or so performers will play both familiar and lesser-known holiday songs after dinner in the Lodge’s art deco-style dining room, plus there will be caroling and a bell choir, and piano music from Gail herself. Program starts at 5:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4. It always sells out, so call the lodge soon to make reservations: 541-432-9821.
Bob and Heidi will be performing a few songs in the annual Christmas concert sponsored by the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance and the Josephy Center, held at the Josephy Center on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 4:00 pm. There will be many local musicians performing including some of our most popular musical families and young fiddle students. It always fills to capacity, so come early for a good seat! Admission by donation, which benefits both the Music Alliance and the Josephy Center.
Heidi will teach a workshop on West Virginia Fiddle Tunes at the Almost Heaven Dulcimer Club meeting on Monday evening, Sept. 26, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Cost is $20 per person. All players are welcome, there is no need to be a regular member of the club. For information, please email hbclee35-at-suddenlink-dot-net.
Heidi is excited to return as an instructor and solo performer! The Great American Dulcimer Convention is held at Pine Mountain State Park in Kentucky, starting Friday evening, Sept. 23. Heidi will teach an Advanced-Beginner to Intermediate class Saturday morning that includes some West Virginia fiddle tunes, and will give an Intermediate-Advanced class on Fingerpicked Dulcimer Duos on Saturday afternoon. There are also several performance slots scheduled throughout the weekend. For more information, please visit: www.americandulcimerconvention.com.