Tag Archives: Detroit

Detroit, Michigan – 11/14/13

Who
Sundays in Cass Park with our Friends Fundraiser
When
Thursday, November 14, 2013
6:30pm - All Ages
Where
2068 Michigan Ave.

Detroit, Michigan, USA 48216

Gaelic League Irish American Club of Detroit

Other Info
A group of folks go twice a month to help feed forgotten workers in Cass Park in Detroit. The bi-monthly events are coordinated and run by Jim Rehberg, who believes in walking the walk for his fellow workers. Jim has been bankrolling this enterprise almost entirely himself - it’s time to give him some help.

We are having a fundraiser on Thursday, November 14th, from 6:30pm to 10:30pm, at the Gaelic League Irish American Club of Detroit. Jim & the gang will provide a complete spaghetti dinner.

Performers are Steve Deasy, Black Hat, Bruce (jbruce38) Liles, Joe Kidd, and Cello Bella.

We have some wonderful raffle prizes; the raffle will be held at 9pm.

We're asking for a $15 donation, but give what you can; nobody will be turned away. More updates coming soon. Please share widely.
Hosts
Hosted by Maryanne Dunmire, Barbara Ingalls

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Farmington, MI – 12/17/11

Who
4th Annual Evening of Stupid Christmas Songs
When
Saturday, December 17, 2011
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
33336 Grand River Avenue
Farmington, MI, USA 48336
Other Info
7:00pm until 10:00pm

Join Dog Latin with special guests Jere Stormer, John Finan, Ben Hassenger, Steve Deasy, Bobby Pennock and Clint Lavens, as we skewer the tradition of the holiday/Christmas song. Yes, we will skewer, flay, gut, baste, roast and otherwise pound this genre into submission... take a break from your crazed Christmas shopping to relax with some crazed Christmas music, in the cozy confines of Mentobe Cafe!

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Detroit, MI – 09/29/11

Who
Roy Zimmerman - Live! At the Starving Ear
When
Thursday, September 29, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
First Unitarian Universalist Church (map)
4605 Cass Ave.

Detroit, MI, USA
Other Info
$15 suggested donation

Roy Zimmerman at First UU Church in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 29.
Hi Friends,
My friend Roy Zimmerman will be once again returning to Detroit for a show on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. Details are below. Special guest Steve Deasy will perform a song at the start of Roy’s second set. Hope to see you there!
Thursday, September 29 – 7:30 pm

Roy Zimmerman: Live From the Starving Ear
First Unitarian Universalist Church
4605 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI
$15 suggested donation

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Roy Zimmerman at First UU Church in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 29.

Hi Friends,
My friend Roy Zimmerman will be once again returning to Detroit for a show on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.  Details are below.  I will perform a song at the start of Roy’s second set.  Hope to see you there!
Thursday, September 29 – 7:30 pm

Roy Zimmerman: Live From the Starving Ear

First Unitarian Universalist Church
4605 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI
$15 suggested donation

 

Detroit, MI – 09/18/11

Who
Belden Park and Orchard Dedication Ceremony
When
Sunday, September 18, 2011
2:00pm - All Ages
Where
Belden Park (map)
Belden St.
Detroit, MI, USA
Other Info
Various dignitaries will speak. Park will be dedicated. Neighborhood is adopting park from City of Detroit, planting orchard. Judy Betts will speak and emcee. Singer-songwriters Sigrid Christiansen and Steve Deasy will perfom.

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What if they threw a tea party and nobody came?

The best thing to do this election year, is cancel your cable, disconnect, and try to stay as far away from media as you can.  Right now I am getting no newspapers – no Detroit Free Press, no Detroit News, no Wall Street Journal, no New York Times; no magazines – no Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report –  or other useless drivel.  I only watch the Daily Show on the internet, and I am finding life and politics to be a lot easier to take.  I got a car last year.  The car came with a free year of XM satellite radio, which proved to be useless, and even maddening at times.  I have not had cable tv for years.  Cable and XM seem to share a common malady – hundreds of channels and nothing worth seeing or hearing.  Now I have no TV.  I have not missed it.  And radio  has turned into Tea Party Disneyland.  You got Rush Limbaugh, giving voice to the desires of the bigoted and unintelligent, which is good I guess, because even the bigoted and unintelligent need a champion.  Lord knows the billionaire class needs them to keep working class people complaining and venting about other working class people.  In Detroit we have Mitch Albom, who is Rush Limbaugh, but eloquent and with a college degree, and who scabs when unions strike and writes crappy, sappy books.  There are other local blowhards on AM 1270 here, but I did not stick around long enough to find out the call letters nor the blowhards names (apologies to said blowhards for not having the courtesy to note their names).

So I am unplugging.  And you know what?  Birds still sing.  Grass still grows.  The sun still shines, although not often enough in Michigan.  Life is good.

 

Reminder House Concert tonight Fri. Sept 2, FOUR SHILLINGS SHORT

FOUR SHILLINGS SHORT

Celtic, Folk & World Music

www.fourshillingsshort.com

FRI: SEPT 2     8:00 – 10PM

FABULOUS FASHIONABLE FERNDALE HOUSE CONCERT

Ferndale, MI

RSVP Requested: stevedeasy@hotmail.com or 248/990-5268

$10 suggested donation

Refreshments served/bring something to share if you like

Four Shillings Short play a fantastic collection of world instruments:

North Indian Sitar, hammered dulcimer, mandolins, Renaissance woodwinds, bouzouki , recorders, tinwhistles, banjo, percussion &  psaltry.

“They are not the Clancy Brothers or Jean Richie or Ravi Shankar

but a combination of all three.” (San Gregorio General Store, CA)

 

 “Their musical virtuosity makes old songs sound new and new songs

sound like time-worn Celtic spells.”  (CITY PAGES, Wausau WI)  

 

 

Stone House Concerts – Mini Folk Festival

Friends,
Just passing this along from my good friend Sigrid Christiansen.  Sigrid hosts a house concert series at her home near Detroit Golf Club – there is always great food and drink and music.  Check it out! :
STONE HOUSE CONCERTS
PRESENTS
     A FOLK FESTIVAL!!!!
Sunday, August 28, 4pm -10 pm
The Line up!
 Derek Daniel, a Michigan favorite who’s tender, aching songs are delivered with power and grace. http://www.reverbnation.com/user/login#!/derekdaniel
Sigrid Christiansen with special guest David Mosher will present new songs from her upcoming CD.www.sigridchristiansen.com
Potter’s Field, Rochelle Clark and John Natiw are known for poetic, gritty lyrics, close and powerful harmonies and an easy stage presence. They also have a new CD in the works.http://www.reverbnation.com/user/login#!/thepottersfield
Billy Brandt and Sarana VerLin, two of Detroit’s talented and award winning musicians come together with a blend of Celtic and American that is utterly compelling.http://www.billyandsarana.com/media.html
This is bound to be a fabulous evening of fabulous homegrown music. Support your musical community and come on out!
$20 suggested donation
18135 Hamilton Rd
Detroit, MI 48203
RSVP to reserve a seat at stonehouseconcert@gmail.com
Doors open at 4pm
Food and beverages will be served too!

Directions: At 7 mile and Woodward, go west on 7 mile, ½ mile, turn left onto Pontchartrain, turn left again to stay on Ponchartrain, 1/4 mile, turn right into private entrance for Detroit Golf Club, turn right again on private street, we are 8th house on your left.     Call 313-345-1225 if you are lost, we’ll be waiting for you!
 

Fabulous Fashionable Ferndale House Concert – Four Shillings Short

No, I’m not asking you to pony up some cash to get us by.  However I am happy to announce that the Fabulous Fashionable Ferndale House Concert is kicking off this year’s events with Four Shillings Short, a great husband and wife acoustic duo.  Four Shillings Short play a fantastic collection of world instruments: North Indian Sitar, hammered dulcimer, mandolins, Renaissance woodwinds, bouzouki , recorders, tinwhistles, banjo, percussion & psaltry.

For more info <—click the link, or click here —> to view or download a handsome collectable flyer

 

Detroit, MI – 06/29/11

Who
Springfed Arts in the Park
When
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
12:00pm - All Ages
Where
Virgil H. Carr Arts Center (map)
311 E. Grand River
Detroit, MI 48226
Other Info
Poets and songwriters perform lunchtime at Beatrice Buck Park next to Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center 311 E. Grand River, Detroit, MI 48226. Easy parking in the Opera House parking structure. 12:00PM - 1:30PM

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