Molly’s Revenge CD Release Show: Concert & Live Webcast
- Events begin promptly at the posted time - doors open half an hour beforehand, so come early to have your choice of seats.
Tickets: $14 advance, $18 at the door
Dynamic Celtic band Molly’s Revenge announces the release of an all-instrumental collection titled Trio, their first album as a three-piece. The California-based group has performed since 2000 as a four and five-piece acoustic band, touring internationally, releasing ten CDs and working with producers John Doyle and Aaron Jones to release their last two albums.
Early in 2013, after a year of playing together as a trio, Molly’s Revenge recorded a full length studio album at a remote location in the redwoods of the Mendocino coast. The band converted fiddler John Weed’s family home into a recording studio and sequestered themselves without cell service, internet, family, or friends. The goal was to fully capture the essence and energy of a live Molly’s Revenge performance.
The tunes were carefully selected and had to meet with unanimous enthusiasm. With German microphones, high end audio equipment, and the Pacific Ocean in full view, the lads played their hearts out to create an exciting new record. There were no overdubs, minimal edits, and each track had to retain the dynamic feel and raw energy of what the band has always embodied. The result encompasses Scottish pipe sets, driving Irish reels, jigs, polkas, slides, and hornpipes, French Canadian fiddle tunes, and even a set of American oldtime tunes featuring Highland pipes. With a compelling collection of fierce and beautiful tunes recorded in a windswept coastal retreat, Molly’s Revenge begins a new era as a trio.
David Brewer has been playing whistle and four types of bagpipes for about 20 years. He studied in Scotland at the Ceolas Music School in South Uist under the tutelage of some of the best pipers in the world. His authentic and unique style of playing has earned him the reputation of being one of the most accomplished pipers on the West Coast. David has composed close to 200 traditional style tunes, many of which have appeared on recordings, independent films, and television.
John Weed is a classically-trained violinist who switched to playing Irish fiddle about 15 years ago. An accomplished fiddler across genres, John Weed has lived in Ireland and immersed himself in the traditional styles of Clare and Donegal. The result is an old-time Irish fiddling style that compliments his forays into Scottish, Canadian, and American music.
Stuart Mason has been collecting and performing traditional music for over 30 years. He has appeared on stage from Ireland to China performing Celtic, old time bluegrass, and his original compositions, which have won awards from the West Coast Songwriters Association. He leads workshops and classes in traditional music techniques at music festivals and camps.