Cróga Newsletter May 2017

By Fiona Howell


Hello fans, friends and family! 

How is it already Spring?? This year seemed to fly by! First off, big thanks to everyone who bought our debut album, The Tide Full In! You can still get a copy, if you haven’t gotten your hands on one yet. By the way, our album is now on the official radio station in Dublin, Ireland for the Irish language, Radio Na Gaeltachta! Yes, INTERNATIONAL RADIO! WOO! They approached me about my solo CD, Crossing the Sea, and asked for any future music I make. We are happily planning out our summer. We have some big stuff coming! 

We are playing a show at The Blue Pub in Portland, ME on June 21st starting at 7pm. Session to follow. Come and jam with us! 

Friday June 23rd, we will be performing at my neighbor Kimball Packard’s newly renovated barn in Chocorua, NH. Starting at 7pm! More info here:  

Instead of doing another album this time, before we go off to our favorite music camp, we are planning on recording a video! Keep an eye out! Will be released on our Facebook page and other social media. 

After that, we are going back to the Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts starting June 25th for a whole week in beautiful Bar Harbor, ME at the College of the Atlantic. We will be performing on opening night at the Gates Auditorium for the Kicking off the Box concert. 

We will also be teaching a workshop about band dynamics and how we work during the week. 

On the last night, Friday June 30th, we are playing for the Local Heroes concert. Part of the Acadia Halls concert series. Our friend, Gus La Casse will also be performing and we have a special finale planned together! Check out the Acadia Trad School website for more info! 


-Other news from band members-

Fiona Howell will be appearing on the Cold River Radio Show with her other band, the White Mountain Céilí Band, on May 14th starting at 7pm big after party to follow at the Wildcat Tavern in Jackson, NH. 

Brennish Thomson just got selected as a finalist for the Young Tradition Vermont contest for this coming weekend on the Saturday the 6th.   

Chris Gray has continued painting and working to open his own art shop called, Grayscale Press. He’s been playing in a trio with Chris Brinn and Nikos Apollonio in Maine. 

Harry Eyres has been chosen to teach music workshops and further the reach of traditional music at a number of libraries in her home country of New Zealand.