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Festival season has begun!
We were invited by the Irish Cultural Center of New England to perform at the Boston Irish Music Festival where Kathleen Parks' biggest inspiration, Eileen Ivers, was playing the headlining slot. After some hardball negotiation we accepted and played the honorable 11am set. Also the illustrious and incandescent Sean Smith wrote an article about the festival and gave us the headlining photo. Read that here. Here are some photo highlights: (Photos by Sean Smith)
After a short trip to California, we had to make another festival appearance but with a challenge. Charles and Kathleen were out of town! Boston, being the amazing musical city it is, gave us two very strong options for substitute players. Rob Flax and Adam Moore showed up prepared, we had one rehearsal and played on a huge festival stage that faithful afternoon. Here are some photos:
More that 100 friends and fans of Celtic music gathered in WGBH’s Fraser Performance Studio for the first-ever A Celtic Sojourn live broadcast on 89.7 WGBH Radio with host Brian O’Donovan.
Check out the podcast and photos here:
Photos by Sam Brewer
The rumors are true! The Burren in Somerville MA has asked Cat and The Moon to play every Thursday from 9:00pm-midnight!
It was a pretty cool chain of events leading up to the residency. First Cat and The Moon had an explosive headlining set at Club Passim's Boston Celtic Music Festival. From there we were approached by Heptunes Concerts to play dates at some of Boston's high class clubs such as The Beehive and The Beat Hotel. At one of The Beat Hotel shows it just so happened that the voice WGBH's A Celtic Sojourn's and the owner of The Burren were in the house. They enjoyed the performance so much that we were asked to play on A Celtic Sojourn on May 10th and to play The Backroom at The Burren the following week! As you could imagine,we were throughly flattered. At the Backroom, we invited step dancers and guest musicians to join us on stage and the crowd exploded with enthusiasm! That was by far the most fun show we've ever played! The Burren and it's staff then extended a kind offer for us to play The Frontroom weekly.
Cat and The Moon is very honored play this residency and we hope to see you there!
Hello Cosmic Kittens!
We were lucky enough to have been selected to appear on a public broadcasting station's show Live From Center Stage.
Check out the videos!
Hello all and happy Tuesday,
We were fortunate enough to get the headlining slot at The Boston Celtic Music Festival. This was on 1/10/14 Friday night at Club Passim. The place was packed to the back and the audience was very attentive. The music was together. The night couldn’t have gone better. Playing these kinds of festivals with such great audiences has been our dream since the dawn of the group. It is a dream come true to have done this and it’s causing us to be much more cohesive, work harder, and take the band to the next level.
Much love to everybody who came out!
Kathleen and Ricky got invited to perform on The Berklee Internet Radio Network (The BIRN) to play some music from Cat and The Moon.
They performed Brown County Breakdown, Logan’s Farewell, and Home Again. The host, Nikolas Gartner, is a charming German who has a great radio personailty and also is a shredder country guitarist. Chicken pickin’ anyone?
Anyway, we’ll be getting the mp3 from session soon and will post it ASAP!
We’re opening for The Bombadils at the Elliot Street Coffee House in Jamaica Plain this Friday at 7:30. Metrowest Daily News was kind enough to write a little article about where we’ve been and where we’re headed!
Charles, Kathleen and I got together and recorded some of our original music a put them on video. We only used an iPhone to record video and it turned out pretty well. I'm really lucky to be living with Dan Bui, an upcoming master of audio recording, and he was so generous to give us his time and knowledge to help us record. I also spent some time browsing the interwebz learning how to do some video editing in hopes that it would look as good Dan would make it sound.
Anyway here are two of Kathleen's originals and two of Ricky's.
Thanks for listening and as always,
Cat and The Moon
Here is a video of Kathleen Parks and Ricky Mier playing John Reischman’s fiddle tune classic Salt Spring.