Can you believe it’s October already? We lit the fire this morning for the first time this season, and while we know there are still a few warm days left in our autumn, it’s time to turn our minds to preparing the house for winter and putting the gardens to bed for a few months.
It’s also time to turn our minds toward the very full autumn of touring that has us in some of our favorite places. A jaunt out with Josephine County has us in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and right here in Maine. The Colleen Raney Band heads south to Virginia, Maryland, and my beloved New York City. Austin Celtic Festival is calling again so we’ll see you in Texas just before we head off to Japan for the month of November. If you’re in any of those places, you can click here for the full schedule.
Standing in Doorways is shipping worldwide these days and is receiving radio airplay all over the United States and further afield. Look for an article about it in Irish Music Magazine’s December issue, which publishes Nov 1.
Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be putting in about 800 bulbs and 300 corms for early spring flowers at our little flower farm. If you find yourself in Portland, let us know. We’ll put the kettle on.
Josephine County Tour
Oct 13 • Asheville, NC
Oct 14 • Stokesdale, NC
Oct 16 • Blacksburg, VA
Oct 17 • Frostburg, MD
Oct 18 • Ft. Ashby, WV
Oct 20 • Kittery, ME
Austin Celtic Festival
Delighted to be returning to Austin with Josephine County this year to play music, see good friends, and eat queso!
Colleen Raney Trio
Oct 26 • Baltimore, MD
Oct 27 • Bedford, VA
Oct 28 • New York, NY
These are the last Colleen Raney shows on the books for a bit so I hope to see you there!
Japan Tour 2018
I’ll join Hanz Araki and Genta Fukue again this year for travel and music in one of my favorite places in the world. Full schedule can be found here.