Whoa! Finally waking up from a very busy month of March. The Flashers, as we've come to be somewhat affectionately known among a certain circle of our audience members - though without literal cause, we should add - had a very busy month of March, especially on St. Paddy's Day weekend this year. We love it when THE DAY, itself, falls on a Saturday. We got ourselves ready for the big event with appearances at Mahoney's in Poughkeepsie and the Millbrook Library in lovely Millbrook, NY. (Special thanks to Patrick at Mahoney's and the wonderful Diana at Millbrook for setting up great gigs for us!) Big thanks also to Christine at D'Vine Wine Bar in Wappingers Falls, where we spent a lovely afternoon playing 'chunes after the big Wappingers Falls St. Paddy's Day Parade (which happens the week before THE DAY).
On St. Paddy's Day, itself, we started early with an afternoon set at Paula's Publick House, playing to an increasingly enthusiastic crowd as the Guinness flowed. Special thanks to James and Paula for having us back again this year - and we'll be back next year, too! Then we sped off to set up our gear at the Methodist Church Hall in Hyde Park where we played our third annual St. Paddy's Day concert for the Artists Collective of Hyde Park to a capacity crowd. What a great time we had - and we tip our hats to Liz and Marilyn and Barbara for getting the word out and for treating us so wonderfully once again. Can't wait for next year!
We're looking around for more places to play this summer - you may see us around at some Farmer's Markets in Dutchess and Westchester Counties. And we may spent some time basking in the Autumn sunshine at a local orchard here and there. And we very much look forward to doing our first show for the Friends of Fiddlers Green in Hyde Park on November 2, 2018, just in time to celebrate (slightly belatedly) Samhain and the Irish National Bank Holiday! Come see us!