Monday, March 13, 2017

Cillian Vallely & Kevin Crawford

Sly Dog~Madtown and the Celtic Music Association present...

Uillean pipes, flute, & whistles
Members of the band Lúnasa
  Thursday,  May 11th, 2017, 7:30 pm
at the home of Robin & Will's.
Contact us for an invitation

Music examples for Cillian and Kevin
 Cillian Vallely
Starting at age 7, Cillian Vallely learned the whistle and pipes from his parents Brian and Eithne at the Armagh Pipers Club, a group that for over 3 decades has fostered the revival of traditional music in the north of Ireland.  Since leaving college, he has played professionally and has toured all over North America and Europe in addition to Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.

Since 1999, he has been a member of the band “Lúnasa”, with whom he has recorded 5 albums and played at many major festivals including Womad, Edmonton Folk Festival and The Hollywood Bowl.  He has also performed and toured with “Riverdance”, Tim O Brien’s “The Crossing”, New York-based “Whirligig”, and the “Celtic Jazz Collective”.   He has recorded on over 40 albums including “Callanbridge” with his brother Niall, and various guest spots with Natalie Merchant, Alan Simon’s “Excalibur” project with Fairport Convention and Moody Blues, “GAIA” with the Prague Philharmonic and Karan Casey.  He has recently recorded on two movie soundtracks, “Irish Jam” and “Chatham” and played pipes on the BBC’s “Flight of the Earls” soundtrack.

Kevin Crawford
Born in Birmingham, England, Kevin Crawford’s early life was one long journey into Irish music and Co. Clare, to which he eventually moved while in his 20’s.

He was a member of Moving Cloud, the Clare-based band who recorded such critically-acclaimed albums as Moving Cloud and Foxglove, and he also recorded with Grianán, Raise The Rafters, Joe Derrane and Sean Tyrrell and appears on the 1994 recording The Sanctuary Sessions. 

Kevin now tours the world with Ireland's cutting edge band, Lúnasa, called by some  the "Bothy Band of the 21st Century," with six ground breaking albums to their credit; Lúnasa, Otherworld, the merry sisters of Fate, Redwood, The Knnitty Sessions and Sé.  A virtuoso flute player, Kevin has also recorded two solo albums, D'Flute Album and the more recent In Good Company.
Thursday, May 11th, 2017, 7:30 pm 
Voluntary Contribution $20 - with optional dessert/snack potluck.

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

Invitations or reservations at ..., (608) 609-6308  
Voluntary contribution when you arrive.


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.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Previous Sly Dog Concert Parties

Celtic -
in association with the CMA or Darl Ridgely

Cillian Vallely & Kevin Crawford, Thursday, May 11th, 2017 (CMA)
Gerry O'Beirne, Friday, Nov. 4th, 2016
Kevin Burke, Sunday, Sept, 25th, 2016
Shannon Heaton, Saturday, May 4th, 2016
Mairead Hurley & Nathan Gourley, John Blake, March 24th, 2016 (CMA)
The Yanks, Friday, Nov 6th, 2015
Bua,  April Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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 forth by FAI, ASCAP, and BMI.