Saturday, 8 March 2008
Paul Stowe reports on behalf of Matching Ties:
In the next few weeks we will have our St Patrick’s Day concerts, culminating in my solo concert on Mon. 17 Mar. in Bad Aibling, Germany. Our summer season is beginning to shape up with some nice festival dates as a trio (with fiddler Georg Bähr) or as a quartet (with Georg and Thomas Kärner on upright bass). For US fans, we will tour the northwestern US as a duo with dates in Utah, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana from 17 October to 3 November. We hope to see you at a Matching Ties or Paul Stowe concert soon.
Many of you received an e-mail from me at the beginning of February with the sad news that our friend and music colleague, Scotsman Dave Bell, passed away. Dave can be heard on our most recent CD Across the sea on bodhran and percussions. We continue to mourn his passing, and miss him. He shall not be forgotten. You can read a post about him on our Blog or News page on the Matching Ties website. Please check the news page for updates, news, and pictures, and of course our tour schedule, which will be constantly updated.
Samples of Across the sea and details of how to buy any of the four Matching Ties CDs are here. The complete March/April Matching Ties newsletter, in German, Italian, and English, with schedule of dates, is here.