Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Yanks

Sly Dog ~ Madtown & The Celtic Music Association of Madison 

 Full House - No more reservations     
The Yanks
Friday, November 6th, 2015, 7:30 PM
at the home of Robin & Will's
Voluntary contribution $20 and optional dessert potluck
Contact us for an invitation.

“The Yanks are the next Irish American dream team when it comes to Irish Traditional Music. Four of the most talented, accomplished, and virtuosic musicians of their generation playing a brand of Irish Music that’s both new and yet familiar at the same time. As individuals these four lads are special; as a group, The Yanks are special, too.” - Kevin Crawford, Lúnasa

     From New York City they are Dylan Foley (fiddle, whistle), Dan Gurney (button accordion), Isaac Alderson (flute, uilleann pipes, tenor saxophone & whistle) and Sean Earnest (guitar, bouzouki). Each an accomplished musician, two of whom have won All Ireland Championships. When they play they always attract enthusiastic fans. I know... I've seen them in performance at least three times. And they are nice guys too....

We are lucky to have them join us for an intimate acoustic evening.

At Robin & Will's near westside home in Madison - Hilldale area.
Address given following registration
Bring either a dessert or an evening snack which is optional. Most importantly, come, with or without.  Shoes off at the door - consider slippers or socks. Young children are discouraged.

Reservations: Contact for invitation,, (608) 609-6308, Voluntary contribution when you arrive. Let us know if you are coming so that we can plan seating.

           Please note: "Sly Dog - Madtown" is simply the name we chose to describe our private parties in our private home. These parties are NOT a business nor are they a business related activity. They are strictly a hobby for us, and are simply gatherings of our friends and guests to enjoy live acoustic music, fellowship, food (a potluck dessert buffet) and fun. Our concert parties are officially free (or else it might be considered a business,) although voluntary contributions are accepted at the party on behalf of the artists. 100% of all contributions go directly to the performers. By invitation only. We are member # 109764 of Folk Alliance International and utilize the guidelines set forth by FAI, ASCAP, and BMI.

Future Concert:  Jim Malcolm, Wednesday, April 6th. 2016

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Previous Sly Dog Concert Parties

Celtic -
in association with the CMA or Darl Ridgely

The Yanks, Friday, November 6th, 2015 (CMA)
Bua, Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 (CMA)
Gerry O'Beirne, Oct 11, 2014
Jim Malcolm, Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Kevin Burke, Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Pat Egan & Tim Britton, Saturday, July 6th, 2013
Paddy Keenan, Friday, Nov. 9th, 2012 (CMA)
Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill & Daithi Sproule, Friday, Nov. 2nd, 2012 (CMA)
John Doyle, Friday, Oct. 12th, 2012 (CMA)
Len Graham, Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 (CMA)
Traditional Celtic singer & storyteller with Brían Ó hAirt
Máirtín de Cógáin, Friday, Feb 17th, 2012, (Sly Dog - Madtown)
Singer / Songwriter / Story Teller & Performer
with Brian Miller & Nathan Gourley
Jim Malcolm, Saturday, April 26th, 2011 (Darl & Mary Ridgley)
Scottish Singer/songwriter
Laura MacKenzie & Daithi Sproule, Saturday, April 24th, 2010 (CMA)
Traditional flute/various pipes//Guitar & song
Jim Malcolm, Saturday, March 23rd, 2010 (Darl & Mary Ridgley only)
Scottish singer/songwriter
Patrick Ball, Saturday, Dec 5th, 2009 (CMA)
Celtic harp
Paddy KeenanPatsy O'Brien, Friday, Nov. 6th, 2009 (CMA)
Uilleann pipes & Guitar
The Heatons, Matt & Shannon, Friday, May 8th, 2009 (CMA)
Celtic Flute and singer/songwriter duo
Jim Malcolm, March 23rd, 2009 (Darl & Mary Ridgely)
Scottish singer/songwriter
Robin Bullock, March 20th, 2009 (Darl Ridgely)
Guitar, cittern, & mandolin (almost Celtic)
Chulrua with Patrick Ourceau, February 7th, 2009 (CMA)
Irish traditional music
Len Graham, April 11th, 2008 (CMA)
Traditional Singer and Storyteller with Brian Hart
Jim Malcolm, March 6th, 2008 (Darl & Mary Ridgely)
Scottish Singer/Songwriter, former member of "Old Blind Dogs."
Chulrua, Nov 1st, 2007 (CMA)
Irish Traditional Music House Concert with Paddy O'Brien, button accordion; Dale Russ, fiddle (sitting in for Patrick Ourceau;) Pat Egan, guitar & vocals. Paddy O'Brien has recorded with Daithi Sproule and Tim Britton, both of whom have performed at our home.
Daithi Sproule, Nov 4th, 2006 (CMA)
Vocal and Guitar and a Celtic Guitar Workshop
Member of Altan, Trian, & Fingal
Tim Britton, May 19, 2006 (CMA)
Uilleann Pipes

David Greely and Joel Savoy, June 14th, 2012 (co-prod. Karen Holden)

Gerry O'Beirne, Oct 11, 2014
Ben Bullington, Oct 22, 2010 (co-produced with Terry O'Laughlin)
Jack Williams & Ronnie Cox, March 18, 2007
Cindy KalletGrey Larsen, Sept 15th, 2006
Erika Luckett, April 5, 2006
Don Conoscenti, Feb 3, 2006
Denice Franke, Sept 6th, 2005
Erika Luckett, August 19th, 2005
Dreamsicles, June 10th, 2005
Jack Williams, April 22, 2005

Maja & David, November 8, 2014, Scandinavian & Québec Fiddles
(co-produced with Karen Holden)
Ken & Brad Kolodner, Thursday, April 4th, 2013, Old Timey Musicians
Hammered Dulcimer, Fiddle, and Banjos  Appalachian music and other
Sticky Fingers, Nov 11th, 2005

Steinberg Duo, Violin & Piano, Sunday, April 13, 2014 (Co-Host, Hariett & Ray Statz)
Trevor Stevenson, Harpsichord
Trevor StevensonStacy Pelinka, Harpsichord & Flute, Dec 13, 2002

Lake Effect Poets with John Chapman & Becca Grant, Sept 25th, 2009

Useful (CMA)

All concert parties are by invitation only in a private home. We are member # 109764 of Folk Alliance International and utilize the guidelines set fourth by FAI, ASCAP, and BMI.