Celtic Bluegrass with Ricky Mier and Kathleen Parks at the Blue Moon Coffeehouse Sat. Jan. 25th

December 6, 2013

Music & Entertainment, Top News

We have an extra show this month at the Blue Moon Coffeehouse in Rockland, to make up for a December show that was cancelled due to snow.  On Saturday, Dec. 25th, Rick Mier and Kathleen Parks bring Celtic bluegrass to the Blue Moon.  Rick is a San Franciscan banjoist who takes inspiration not only from the tradition of bluegrass, but also from the free improvisation and technical prowess of jazz and classical music. While attending Berklee College of Music on scholarship, he won the prestigious Lowell Banjo and Fiddle Contest in 2012. With Kathleen Parks, Rick is delving into the traditional Irish side of music as well as honing his original sound. Kathleen Parks is a wild Irish fiddler from Newburgh, New York. She started playing the violin at the age of five and got heavily involved in Irish music by the age of ten. Since then she has gone on to play numerous shows including festivals and cruise lines with bands such as The John Whelan Band, The Jimmy Sturr Orchestra, The Lindsey Webster Band, and the Bobby Vinton Orchestra.  Kathleen is currently attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA on full Scholarship studying songwriting and performance.  Between sets by Rick and Kathleen, there will also be an open mic.  Tickets are $7 at the door and children 12 and under are free. The show starts at 7:30.   The address is Channing Unitarian Universalist Church, 45 Webster St. Rockland, located just beside the post office.  In advance of the show, you can watch Rick and Kathleen play Logan’s Farewell, an original tune written by Rick, at http://youtu.be/lDFawS7LDAE or visit the coffeehouse website at www.thebluemooncoffeehouse.com for more info.  Hope to see you there!

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