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Tim Collins will be making a rare North American trip to teach and perform at Cascadia Irish Music Week in Olympia, Washington, July 21-27, 2019. Tim is one of Ireland's finest concertina players and a member of the Kilfenora Ceili Band, also an excellent teacher. Cascadia is a weeklong Irish music immersion experience with some of Ireland's best traditional musicians... classes, concerts, talks, and sessions, sessions, sessions. http://www.cascadiairish.org This year's teaching staff includes: Fiddle - Antoin MacGabhann, Randal Bays, Nathan Gourley Flute - Cather
Starting after about 1:31:00, the Wednesday, April 2 archived Clare FM edition of "The West WInd" contains remarks by concertina wizard Tim Collins that seem worth noting given our recent "Is the Concertina in a Rut?" discussions. Since CFM only retains past shows for a week, I thought it might be fun to transcribe some of Tim's comments which were oh-so-pertinent to recent debates here...transcription isn't perfect, but pretty close.... A good half the broadcast is talk with Tim and Aine Hensey RE next weekend's debut consertain weekend in Ennis, plus live music from young students who