101 Water St South, Stillwater, MN 55082

Month: July 2009

Newletter July 29, 2009

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Bands for August & September at Charlie’s

Live Music for Charlie’s Irish Pub located in the Historic Water Street Inn, in downtown Stillwater

Charlie’s Pub features live music every Friday & Saturday night from

7:30 to 11:30


July 31, Aug 1 & Aug. 7 & 8

Tom Dahill and Ginny McShane Johnson

Tom Dahill (vocals, guitar, accordion, and fiddle, Uilleann Pipes) Ginny McShane Johnson (tin whistle, guitar). Tom is a superb entertainer with a great collection of old favorites you might not hear from anyone else. He has command many instruments and is always working on more. Ginny came to Irish music through her interest in Irish dancing. Tom’s collection of tunes is impressive, growing from a lifetime of playing at sessions as well as performing on stage. He puts on a great show for all ages and always gets his audience involved. Ginny plays the tin whistle and guitar to accompany Tom Dahill. Ginny is a fine step dancer and can hop up and add steps to a jig, reel or hornpipe to an evening’s entertainment. You can catch them on the web by clicking on the band name above but whatever you do don’t miss the chance to catch him live. http://www.tomdahill.com/


Aug. 14 & 15 Patsy O’Brien

Patsy O’Brien (Guitar, Vocals). Patsy is a critically acclaimed Singer songwriter has influences ranging from traditional Irish music, blues, jazz and country, with obvious nods to such masters as Hank Williams, Rory Gallagher, Son House and a host of others, he has played with Punk Rock bands, country bands, big-band swing and Jazz ensembles, Irish folk groups, traditional Irish music groups and most recently and most successfully, as a solo guitarist and singer. Patsy has recorded and played on the road with Irish/World Music diva Eileen Ivers’, Piping legend Paddy Keenan, who also sprinkles some of his own magic onto a few tracks on Patsy’s last album and more.  http://www.myspace.com/troubador


Aug. 21, 22 not confirmed yet I will know soon


Aug. 28 & 29 The Langers Ball

Hannah Rediske (Accordion, Recorders, & Penny Whistles), Michael Sturm (Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica & Vocals) The Langer’s Ball is a Twin Cities based Irish Pub band. With accordion and guitar as the primary instrumentation, The Langer’s Ball has a full hearty sound that will make you stomp your feet and raise your pint. http://www.myspace.com/thelangersball


September 4 & 5 Two Tap Trio

Brian Miller (guitar, vocals, Irish flute, whistles) Nathan Gourley (Fiddle), Norah Rendell (flute, vocals) The Two Tap Trio had its genesis in the Fall of 2005 when Vancouver singer and flute player Norah Rendell and Twin Cities guitarist Brian Miller found themselves both on musical pilgrimages in Ireland. 2007 finds Norah and Brian both living in Minneapolis with a debut duo album of gorgeous traditional and contemporary folk songs and driving Irish dance tunes, Wait There Pretty One, out in October of 2007. The addition of young fiddler Nathan Gourley makes for a live show that fans of Irish music with strong traditional roots and top notch musicality won’t want to miss. http://www.twotaptrio.com/


September 11 & 12 Paul and Lorraine

Lorraine Garland (violin and vocals) and Minnesota geneticist Paul Score (guitar and vocals.) They take on a fine variety of musical styles and territory, along with such subjects as love and death, (often in the same song) and happiness and despair (also often in the same song), with cool melodies and strange lyrics from such diverse songwriters as Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen, Stephen Merritt, Todd Menton and Emma Bull, with some severely damaged traditional tunes and original songs penned by the band. Fabulous Lorraine rose to fame with her duo the Flash Girls in the mid 90’s, (“the find of the year and perhaps beyond” – Utne Reader).  http://www.paulandlorraine.com/


September 18 & 19 and 25 & 26 The Irish Brigade

The Irish Brigade: Mike Wallace (guitar, bass, boudhran, vocals), Joe Smith (guitar, bass, boudhran, vocals, fiddle, Uilleann Pipes). Born in limerick city Mike moved to the United States in the 70s he played in Ireland’s Heritage, and The Old Triangle, before forming The Irish Brigade.  A consummate stage performer Mike has been happy to spend his time on stage with such great performers as Peter Yeates, Steve Mulligan, Joe Burk, Noel Hill, Paddy O’Brien, Larry Nugent, Gerry Goodwin, Sean Conway and Darren Crossey. Joes outstanding vocals combined with his mastery of a wide range of instruments makes him a great performer to watch and listen to. He is a native son of Minnesota but has Irish music in his blood and has been playing most of his life. You can hear the influence of the likes of The Beatles, The Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners, Rory Gallaher, Stan Rogers and many more as you listen to this great duet so don’t miss your chance to see them live. http://www.theirishbrigadeband.com


Water Street Inn

101 Water Street South

Stillwater, MN 55082




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more 4th of July balloons

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Early fireworks over the bridge

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