What Is a House Concert?

Would you like Live Celtic music in your home? Think you can get 15 people to pay a few bucks to see us perform live? Then, Host a House Concert   What is a House Concert? A house concert is quite simply a live music performance in someone’s home. You invite your friends over to […]


Breastfed was an Avant, Quark Rock band characterized by well-arranged songs using odd timings, grooving rhythms, hard-edged attacks and fiersome melodic vocals. Ichabod sang Tavis sang backup and played guitar Neal paraded on drums, and Peg pedaled the bass support. Breastfed started out to be promising band. I conceived an idea of hard-rocking music that […]


If you are looking for anything Celtic in Austin, then there is one place to go first. That place is Things Celtic. Things Celtic is an awesome Celtic store that has served Central Texas since 1999. They feature some of the finest Celtic gifts from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, and Celtic artists in America. The […]

St Patrick’s Day Poem

A ST PATRICK’S DAY POEM by Marc Gunn St Patrick’s Day music, St Patrick’s Day drink, St Patrick’s Day merriment, Grand birthday for me. All are Irish on St Patrick’s Day Shamrock stickers stuck to cheeks Bluegrass mixed with Irish drinking songs Makes your heritage feel complete. People dressed as leprechauns Drinking green beer Living […]


I own, oh, about seven autoharps. What can I say, it’s an addiction. Actually, it’s not. Rather, I put my autoharps to the test. I don’t know of any other autoharper out there who works their instruments as hard. Don’t get me wrong, thinking I’m bragging. It’s not that. It’s just that I work at […]

Valentine Traditions

Hundreds of years ago in England, many children dressed up as adults on Valentine’s Day.They went singing from home to home. One verse they sang was: Good morning to you, valentine; Curl your locks as I do mine— Two before and three behind. Good morning to you, valentine. In Wales wooden love spoons were carved […]

The History of Saint Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day started in the time of the Roman Empire. In ancient Rome, February 14th was a holiday to honor Juno. Juno was the Queen of the Roman Gods and Goddesses. The Romans also knew her as the Goddess of women and marriage. The following day, February 15th, began the Feast of Lupercalia.Under the rule […]

Rise CD Review of “Posing As Human”

by Joe Wallace Artist: RiseAlbum: Posing As HumanYear produced: 2004 Many bands pass themselves off as eclectic; few truly pull it off well. Rise is one of those rare groups that show talent in a diverse array of musical idioms. The Scottish foursome’s second album, “Posing As Human,” begins with a strong cocktail of Dylan […]

The Story of the Paddle Spanking

by John M. Gunn, March 4, 2005 The following is a story that was told to me March 4, 2005 by Mr. Bob Steger of Atlanta. The story is about a Paddle, when Mr. Steger was in school, and his teacher, Mr. Lloyd Gunn. I am going to try to remember what he said as […]