Monday, July 11, 2011

Irish Music at CCE MAD Week

Mitch Fanning writes:

Hi Peter & Elke,

Peter, we met many years ago in passing when I heard your playing at the Royal Mile. Elke, we
haven't met, though I hope to correct that soon. I hope our paths intersect soon.

I'm also hoping you'll both help promote CCE MAD Week among your musical contacts. MAD Week is an
exceptionally fun week of trad Irish music and dance, not exactly the same cup of tea, but there are
many Scots and Irish over the border.

We have an exceptional faculty this year:

Fiddle: Martin Hayes, Patrick Ourceau, Jesse Smith, Cleek Schrey, Bob Spates, Donna Long, Joe DeZarn, Dylan Foley
Flute/Whistle/Uilleann Pipes: Kevin Crawford, Laura Byrne, Jerry O'Sullivan
Guitar Accompaniment (DADGAD): Josh Dukes
Bodhran: Jesse Winch, Myron Bretholz
Button Accordion: Sean McComiskey (Friday only)
Tenor Banjo: Keith Carr
Singing/Song Circle: Len Graham
Set Dance/Sean-nos: Marilyn Moore, Shannon Dunne

Would be happy to extend early registration discount ($45) to any and all of those you would care to invite!

For more information about schedule, faculty bios, and registration information:

I've also attached a flyer (.pdf) for your information and convenience. Please feel free to post or forward at will.

If either of you would like to attend the public faculty concert on Wednesday, July 20th (7:30 p.m.) at Takoma Park
Community Center, please let me know and I'll be happy to set aside comp tickets in your name. For more information
about the concert, please see the calendar section of the IMT website:

Thanks much for your consideration and assistance.


Mitch Fanning, Director
CCE MAD Week 2011
m. 703.989.7369

SummerTunes 2011

Liz Donaldson writes:

Hello all - A gentle reminder that SummerTunes 2011 - Saturday, July 23 - 10 am until.... is in two weeks. Alex and I are hoping you can come join us for another splendid day of making music together. The registration form is posted on the MMFAC website- Do let us know if you are planning on attending so we know how many SummerTunes tunebooks to order.

Information:, or contact Liz Donaldson - or (301) 986-1291 or Alexander Mitchell or (240) 344-7806.

Thanks. Liz