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From time to time, now and then, every so often (get the picture?) big plain records organizes a showcase for its recording artists and other celtic musicians. Here is what's coming up and what went before.

Chulrua - Oct 13 & 16th
Our friends, the great musicians in Chulrua left it too late to book a regular gig in Houston during this tour so a few people banded together and drummed something up for them.

On Oct 13th there is a ceili at Garden in the Heights.For more information read the press release here. On October 16th they will play a concert in Clear Lake. Details here.

Album release party - June 15, 1999
The Tidy Cottage by Turlach Boylan (BP3202) was released at McGonigel's Mucky Duck. In addition to Turlach on flute, the featured musicians were Therese Honey (of Wyndnwyre and Honey on the Harp) on harp, and Mike Dugger of Sunrush and Scartaglen on fiddle. There were guest appearances by Bill Thurman, Terrence Karn, Rex Shaver, Eden Macadam-Somer, Larry Mallette and many of the local session musicians.

For more information read the press release here.

The first big plain concert took place on January 5th 1999 at Fitzgerald's club in Houston. (Concert Scrapbook)

Featured musicians were Colleen Donahue(cittern), Sheila Boylan(fiddle), Ruairi Boylan(flute) and Turlach Boylan(flute). All these musicians are featured on the susequent release by big plain records of a solo flute album by Turlach Boylan. Sheila and Ruairi are members of the Gleann an Iolair Ceili Band whose album of music for Irish Set Dancing, The Derry Boat, is available in the USA from big plain records and online at

Colleen Donahue is a menber of Tir na nOg with fiddler Liz Knowles of Riverdance. Click here to purchase their album The Black Rose online.

Special guests included Larry Mallette(flute), Bill Thurman(fiddle), Ruth Heidelberger(fiddle) and Eden Macadam-Somer(fiddle).

Jan 99 Scrapbook | Concert Review

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