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2014


Tuesday Dec 30th - our very own Hamish had a Boxing Day/St.Stephen's or Wren Day/Hogmanay or New Year Special on the Maui Celtic Radio Show, broadcasting across Glasgow, Scotland, on Celtic Music Radio 95FM, from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net. This week with Songs, tunes and traditions of the Winter Season.

Sunday Dec 28th - Hamish Burgess had a Boxing Day/St.Stephen's or Wren Day/Hogmanay or New Year Special on the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio at www.bluesandrootsradio.com. More songs, tunes and traditions of the Winter Season.

Saturday December 27th - over on Oahu, The Caledonian Society of Hawaii held a Pre-Hogmanay Ceilidh , hosted by Elspeth Kerr from 4-7pm in the spacious and beautiful Penthouse at 1001 Wilder Ave., Honolulu. Festivities began at 4pm with games and puzzles and continued with entertainment by attendees. There was a light catered supper. Call Jeannie Ferrier at 808-593-0966 for more information.

Thursday December 25th - Hamish and Jennifer at Maui Celtic wish you all a happy and safe holiday season. Cheers !

Hawaiian - MELE KALIKIMAKA ME KA HAUOLI MAKAHIKI HOU
Scots Gaelic - Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ur
Irish - Nollaig Shona agus Bliain Nua Mhaith
Manx - Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa
Welsh - Nadolig LLawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
Cornish - Nadelik Looan na Blydhen Nowydh Da
Breton - Nedeleg Laouen na Bloav Ezh Mat
Galician - Bon Nadal e Bo Ani Novo
Asturian - Feliz Nadal y prósperu Añu Nuevu

Tuesday Dec 23rd - our very own Hamish had a Winter Solstice/Yuletide/Christmas Special on the Maui Celtic Radio Show, broadcasting across Glasgow, Scotland, on Celtic Music Radio 95FM, from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net. This week with Songs, tunes and traditions of the Winter Season.

Sunday Dec 21st - Hamish Burgess had a Winter Solstice/Yuletide/Christmas Special on the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio at www.bluesandrootsradio.com. More songs, tunes and traditions of the Winter Season.

Friday December 19th - over on Oahu, the The Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii Holiday Pub Crawl started at 6pm at Murphy's, downtown Honolulu, and ending at O'Tooles. Free event, pay-as-you-go, with Kilts encouraged. Great craic and holiday spirits!

Tuesday Dec 16th - our very own Hamish had a Yuletide/Christmas Special on the Maui Celtic Radio Show, broadcasting across Glasgow, Scotland, on Celtic Music Radio 95FM, from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net. This week with Songs, tunes and traditions of the Winter Season.

Sunday December 14th - on Oahu, The Friends of St.Patrick and The Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii had a Combined Christmas Party from 4-8pm at Fergusons Pub (729 Bishop Street, Honolulu). Membership not required and everyone was welcome! The first drink was on the FOSP!! Folks brought dishes to share, and unwrapped toys for a children which were donated to Kapiolani Women and Children's hospital. Kilts/Celtic attire were the order of the evening. And there was caroling! The evening was well attended with about 80 in attendance, and they gathered about 100 toys for the children at Kapiolani Children's Hospital. More info Bill Comerford at bill@ejlounge.com, or call 808-223-3997.

Sunday Dec 14th - Hamish Burgess had a Yuletide/Christmas Special on the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio at www.bluesandrootsradio.com. Songs, tunes and traditions of the Winter Season.

Saturday December 13th - over on Oahu, the The Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii marched in the Manoa Christmas Parade in Honolulu from 5-7 pm. The event was expected to have 1,100 marchers, 12 vehicles, & 5 bands. It started at Noelani School., to Woodlawn Dr, to Kolowalu St., to East Manoa Rd., to Lowrey Ave., to Manoa Rd., to Manoa Park finish.

Tuesday Dec 9th - our very own Hamish had a Kiwi Celtic Music Special on the Maui Celtic Radio Show, broadcasting across Glasgow, Scotland, on Celtic Music Radio 95FM, from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net. This week with Celtic music from New Zealand, collected on his recent trip there with show underwriters The Irish Rovers.

Sunday Dec 7th - Hamish Burgess had new Celtic music on the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio at www.bluesandrootsradio.com.

Saturday Dec 6th - over on Oahu, the The Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii played in the Honolulu City Lights Parade. There were food booths, keiki rides and souvenir booths open on the Honolulu Hale (City Hall) grounds, with the Tree Lighting Ceremony by Mayor Kirk Caldwell kicking off the illumination of lights on trees and buildings from the Civic Center to Downtown to Chinatown. The Electric Light Parade started at Aala Park and proceeded down King Street. Santa disembarked the last float in the parade and went to the red brick Mission Memorial Auditorium for free picture taking until 9 pm.

Wedesday Dec 3rd - on Oahu, the The Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii played at sunset at the Hale Koa in Waikiki.

Tuesday Dec 2nd - Hamish had a St.Andrew's Day Special special on the Maui Celtic Radio Show, broadcasting across Glasgow, Scotland, on Celtic Music Radio 95FM, from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net. This week with Scottish Celtic music, and traditions of Scotland's patron saint, celebrated all over the world on Scotland's national holiday.

Sunday Nov 30th - HAPPY ST.ANDREW'S DAY !
Scottish FlagHamish Burgess
had a St.Andrew's Day Special special on the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio at www.bluesandrootsradio.com. This week with Scottish Celtic music, and traditions of Scotland's patron saint, celebrated all over the world on Scotland's national holiday. There were interview clips from Scotland's top folk and Celtic singers.

Saturday November 29th - on Oahu, The Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii held its annual Kirkin of the Tartans & New Member Investiture at 5:30 pm in St. Andrew's Cathedral, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu. Folks could wear their kilt or bring a swatch of tartan to have it blessed. A complimentary dinner followed the service in the Von Holt Room, then investiture of new members, during which they received their Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii Orders and Sash.
There was also Scottish dancing, raffle, door prizes, & the whisky was flowing! More info at www.saintandrewsocietyofhawaii.com or call/text Nancy (808) 371-0819.

Saturday November 29th - on south-east Oahu, The Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii played in the Hawaii Kai Christmas Parade. There were around 1,000 marchers, 25 vehicles, & 3 bands. The parade started at 10a.m. at Kamiloiki Park proceeding to Lunalilo Home Road, and ending at the Koko Marina Shopping Center at around 11:30 a.m.

Wedesday Nov 26th - over on Oahu, the The Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii played for an hour at the Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki.

Tuesday Nov 25th - our very own Hamish had a special on Eithne Ní Uallacháin's new CD ‘Bilingua’ on the Maui Celtic Radio Show, broadcasting across Glasgow, Scotland, on Celtic Music Radio 95FM, from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net. This week with first hour exclusive interview from Gerry O'Connor, great fiddler and the late singer's husband and musical partner. Also second hour new Celtic music.

Sunday Nov 23rd - a holiday performance of Harps and Horns & Harmonies played at 3pm in the Castle Theater of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. The Maui Festival of Harps, Maui Community Band and Maui Madrigals are joining together again to present a spectacular pre-holiday season show this year. There will be music, dancing, and solo performances by Irene Ryding, Ginny Morgan, Alfred Wolf, Elaine Olson, Bobbie Jo Curley, and Lily Swan.

Sunday Nov 23rd - on Oahu, there was a Celtic music session at UH's Jefferson Hall lanai, from 2pm – 4pm or so - some tunes, a song or two, and dancers from Hawaii Irish Dance. This has been a fun and growing session. More info call Clark Ratliffe at 808-386-5645.

Sunday Nov 23rd - Hamish Burgess had a special on Eithne Ní Uallacháin's new CD ‘Bilingua’ on the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio at www.bluesandrootsradio.com. This week with first hour exclusive interview from Gerry O'Connor, great fiddler and the late singer's husband and musical partner. Also second hour new Celtic music.

Saturday Nov 22nd - over on Oahu, local traditional band Celtic Waves played a concert at Wards (3810 Maunaloa Ave between 15th and 16th) in Honolulu, from 7:30–9:30pm. This was a tribute to the late Jackie Ward.

Saturday Nov 22nd - The Friends of St.Patrick held a Celtic Uprising Pub Crawl at 5-6pm starting at Murphy's, continuing to Ferguson's 6-7:30pm, JJ Dolan’s 7:30-8:30pm, and 8:30pm onwards in O’Toole’s Celtic Room (Celtic Room will be non-smoking for this event). Proceeds will go to the FOSP Scholarship Fund.

Wednesday Nov 19th - The Friends of St.Patrick held a Whiskey Tasting at O'Toole's Celtic Room at 6:30pm. The Intended Line up: Irish - Powers and Redbreast. Scotch - Abelour 16 and Glenlivet. Canadian - Lot 40 and Pike Creek. Public $25.00. More onfo at whiskey@irishpubhawaii.com or call 521-4712.

Tuesday Nov 18th - our very own Hamish had a Vancouver Celtic Music special on the Maui Celtic Radio Show, broadcasting across Glasgow, Scotland, on Celtic Music Radio 95FM, from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net.

Sunday Nov 16th - Hamish Burgess had Kiwi Celtic Music special on the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio at www.bluesandrootsradio.com, this week with Celtic music from Aotearoa or New Zealand that he collected from his recent trip there with show underwiters The Irish Rovers.
The weekly show is online - local time for the winter 11am-1pm (Hawaii), and mainland 1-3pm US/Canada West coast, 2-4pm Mountain time, 3-5pm Central time, 4-6pm Eastern Standard Time, Canadian Maritimes 5-7pm, Newfoundland 5.30-7.30pm, and 9-11pm in Ireland and the UK, Europe 10pm-12am. Chat live with Hamish during the show on Facebook - be a friend at Hamish Douglas Burgess, or be a fan of The Maui Celtic Show. Many thanks to show underwriters The Irish Rovers. The show repeats on Monday's 10am-12pm EST, and Fridays 12-2pm EST on Blues & Roots Radio.

Saturday Nov 15th - The Friends of St.Patrick held their Monthly Meeting - this month on Genealogy & History, at O'Toole's Celtic Room at 3:30pm. More info Bill Comerford at bill@ejlounge.com, or call 808-223-3997.

Tuesday Nov 11th - Hamish Burgess broadcast a Remembrance Day/Veterans Day Special on the Maui Celtic Radio Show across Glasgow, Scotland, on Celtic Music Radio 95FM, from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming worldwide at www.celticmusicradio.net. This week featured Celtic music and songs about soldiers, sailors and airmen from all over the world, in honour of all military veterans, and current serving personnel, here and in the Old Countries. Back in the old countries Remembrance Day is also called Poppy Day, and folks wear paper poppies pinned to their lapels.

Poppy field in Europe

Poppy field near Nyon, Switzerland

Sunday Nov 9th - Hamish Burgess had a Remembrance Day/Veterans Day Special on the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio at www.bluesandrootsradio.com. This week featured Celtic music and songs about soldiers, sailors and airmen from all over the world, honouring their sacrifice so we can live in a safe place.

Tuesday Nov 4th - our very own Hamish's Maui Celtic Radio Show broadcast across Glasgow, Scotland, on Celtic Music Radio 95FM, from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net. this week with a Samhain/Halloween Special. 2 hours of songs and tunes about the ancient Celtic New Year, called Samhain. Now known as Halloween.

Sunday Nov 2nd - our Hamish Burgess was back with the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio at www.bluesandrootsradio.com, this week with new Celtic music from all over the world.

Saturday Nov 1st - over on Oahu, The Friends of St.Patrick held a Guinness Toast / Irish Joke Contest at O'Toole's Pub, on Nuuanu, downtown Honolulu at 7:30pm. More info Bill Comerford at bill@ejlounge.com, or call 808-223-3997.

Friday October 31st - SAMHAIN GREETINGS TO ALL !
The ancient Celtic New Year starts on the evening of October 31st, SAMHAIN (pronounced 'sha-ven' or 'sow-en' depending where you were), the Celtic Feast of the Dead, or the feast to the dying sun, marking the beginning of Winter. In today's world it is called HALLOWEEN. The Christian church called the festival 'The Feast of all Saints', on 'All Saints' Eve' or 'All Hallows' Eve', hence the term "Hallowe'en".
The goddess Bride or Brigit, ended her ruling season, and her straw crosses were put up to proect family and livestock. In Scotland, Cailleach Bheur, goddess of winter, began her reign.

'SAMHAIN' © Hamish Burgess 2010

'Samhain' by Hamish Douglas Burgess © 2010

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Tuesday Oct 28th - our very own Hamish with the Maui Celtic Radio Show broadcast across Glasgow, Scotland, on Celtic Music Radio 95FM, from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net, this week with a Celebration of pre-Columbian Celtic Explorers to the New World - a Columbus Day Special. 2 hours of songs and tunes about the real story of European visitors to the Americas - Scottish knights, Welsh princes, the VIkings, and of course St.Brendan.

Sunday Oct 26th - Hamish Burgess had a Samhain/Halloween Special on the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio at www.bluesandrootsradio.com, this week with 2 hours of songs and tunes about the ancient Celtic New Year, called Samhain. Now known as Halloween.

Saturday October 25th - iconic band The Irish Rovers played for the first time on Big Island, on their FAREWELL TO ROVIN’ TOUR, in the Palace Theater in Hilo.

Friday October 24th - iconic band The Irish Rovers played for the first time on Maui, on their FAREWELL TO ROVIN’ TOUR, in the Castle Theater of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. It was an epic night of Irish music and craic !
“These international ambassadors of Irish music have maintained their timeless ability to deliver a rollicking, rousing performance of good cheer. Their songs have become anthems of revelry and joy amount generation after generation of fans.” (Belfast Telegraph)
The band’s new CD, with artwork by our very own Hamish Burgess, “The Irish Rovers, 50 Years” is being released at concerts for this farewell tour.

'THE LIFE OF THE ROVER' © Hamish Burgess 2013

'THE LIFE OF THE ROVER' by Hamish Burgess © 2012

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With a career spanning 50 years and three generations of music lovers, THE IRISH ROVERS are giving their fans one final chance to say goodbye.
“The crowd was in the palm of their hands as The Irish Rovers delivered flawless music that...featured songs recognizable to the die-hard fan (yet also the perfect introduction to the new-comers)... the evening had it all.” (Taron Cochrane)
A Lazar Bear Production.
The Irish Rovers also support Celtic music bands around the world by underwriting the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming weekly worldwide on the internet on Blues & Roots Radio in Canada, and on Celtic Music Radio 95FM across Glasgow, Scotland.

Sunday Oct 19th and Tuesday Oct 21st - Hamish was back with the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming Sunday (and repeat Monday and Friday) on Blues & Roots Radio, and Tuesday across Glasgow, Scotland, on Celtic Music Radio 95FM at www.celticmusicradio.net. This week with a Princess Ka'iulani birthday special, with songs and tunes about Hawaii, Princess Victoria Ka'iulani Cleghorn, Scots abroad and island themes. Princess Ka'iulani was a child of dual heritage, her mother being the Hawaiian Princess Miriam Likelike, and her father, the Scottish entrepreneur, Archibald Cleghorn. This remarkable child of two races was educated in Hawai'i and the British Isles and was heir to the Hawaiian throne at the time of annexation.
At the young age of seventeen, the young princess fought courageously for her country in its hour of need. Ka'iulani was also instrumental in changing the world's prejudiced view of the Hawaiian people.

Princess Victoria Ka'iulani Cleghorn.

Saturday, Oct 18th - The Caledonian Society of Hawaii held GREAT SCOT! David Douglas: History & Mystery in Hawaii. "The Society will co-sponsor a rare event with the Mission Houses Museum in Downtown Honolulu, to portray and learn about David Douglas, a famous historical Scottish naturalist (1799-1834), who died mysteriously in Hawaii. Was he murdered? If so, by whom and why? The mystery remains. This event, a variation on he Mission Houses' popular Pupu Theatre, begins at 4.30pm with the free public showing in the Mission Memorial Auditorium, of a recently completed film, "Finding David Douglas". The film maker, Gordon Mason, whose home is in England, will also talk about the film in person. After the film, the rest of the event requires reservations and a ticket, expected to cost $40 per person, to defray the expenses of creating this experience. Paid attendees will be divided into three groups and move backto the Mission Houses and Kawaiahao Churchyard where we will visit three stations. At one an actor will portray David Douglas himself. At another station we will learn about 19th century autopsies and at the third about botanical discoveries, the study that made Douglas famous. Finally the evening will end with heavy pupus at the Mission Houses and a general discussion with the people who made the previous presentations. Only 75 tickets will be available for this amazing evening, and they will be offered soon. Reservations Must be made and paid for directly from the Mission Houses, online from their website, www.missionhouses.org or by phone 808-447-3910. Please be sure to identify yourself as a Caledonian Society member".

Sunday Oct 12th - Hamish was back with the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio, this week with a Celebration of pre-Columbian Celtic Explorers to the New World - a Columbus Day Special. 2 hours of songs and tunes about the real story of European visitors to the Americas - Scottish knights, Welsh princes, the VIkings, and of course St.Brendan.

Sunday Oct 5th - Hamish Burgess was back with the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio, this week with a Celtic Tour of North America. 2 hours of songs and tunes from Canada and America.

Saturday October 4th - over on the Big Island, The Whirlijigs (Nash Irish Dance) performed at the World Peace Festival on Coconut Island in Hilo. The step dancers and fiddlers performed from 10:20-11:00 AM with lively dances and music. Some folks stayed for the other entertainment at the park as the festival continued until 3 PM.

Thursday October 2nd - the Isle of Maui Pipe Band marched again in this year's Maui County Fair Parade to kick off the fair ! The parade began in Kahului at 4:30p and lasted approximately 2 hours, with over 5000 marchers and 60 entries. More info www.mauifair.com. Pipe Band schedule at www.isleofmauipipeband.com.

Tuesday Sept 30th - our very own Hamish with the Maui Celtic Radio Show broadcast across Glasgow, Scotland, on Celtic Music Radio 95FM, from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net. This week with new and old Celtic music from around the world.

Sunday Sept 28th - our Hamish Burgess was back with the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio, this week with a Celtic Tour of North America. 2 hours of songs and tunes from Canada and America.

Saturday, Sept 27th - The Caledonian Society of Hawaii held a Scottish Pub Food evening, at 5:00pm at Calvary Episcopal Church (45-435 Aumoku St.) in Kaneohe. "So say you are in Scotland and need a hearty, reasonably priced meal and something to drink. Where do you go? Well, a pub, of course! Three of our Caledonian cooks have a plan to emulate a pub meal for the rest of us on Saturday, September 27th, at 5pm at Calvary Episcopal Church, conveniently located near Windward City Shopping Center in Kaneohe. Bruce McEwan, Susan MacKinnon, and Ching Duncan will each demonstrate how to make a dish that might be served in a Scottish pub. At the end of the demonstrations their meal will be served up for all of us. We hope to have a supply of Scotch ale to help wash down the food. The meal price of $12, payable at the door, will include one beer. This pub is family friendly, so a youth price (age 5-17), including non-alcoholic drinks, is $8. Our cooks need to know in advance how many people to prepare for, so please phone Jeannie Ferrier at 593-0966 to reserve your spot."

Wednesday, Sept 24th - there was an Irish Whiskey Tasting at O'Toole's Celtic Room, Downtown Honolulu, at 6:30pm. The line up was from Beam Suntory featuring All Irish products from Kilbeggan and Cooley Distilleries. Customary Pupus will be provided. Benefit for The Friends of St.Patrick. The Intended Line up: Kilbeggan, Two Gingers, Greenore, Tyrconnell, Tyrconnell Casked (Either Port / Madeira / Sherry), and Connemara. Club members $20.00 / General Public $25.00. More info Bill Comerford at bill@ejlounge.com, or call 808-223-3997.

Tuesday Sept 23rd - our very own Hamish with the Maui Celtic Radio Show broadcast across Glasgow, Scotland, on Celtic Music Radio 95FM, from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net. This week with a Scottish Music Special. A full 2 hours of Scottish songs and tunes in honour of Sept 18th's historic event - The Referendum on Scottish Independence.

Sunday Sept 21st - Hamish Burgess was back with the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio, this week with a Scottish Music Special. A full 2 hours of Scottish songs and tunes in honour of Sept 18th's historic event - The Referendum on Scottish Independence.

Saturday, Sept 20th - The Friends of St.Patrick held a meeting and an Irish Documentary Movie at 3.30pm in the Celtic Room behind O'Toole's Pub, Downtown Honolulu. Terry Sue Satta provided the pupus and a movie featuring the Book of Kells.
"Welcome to the gospel according to Scottish documentary maker Murray Grigor. For The Book of Kells is an almost prayerful examination of the ornate relic that's considered the greatest Irish manuscript to survive the Middle Ages. Created in the 8th century and currently housed in the Trinity College library in Dublin, The Book of Kells is examined in a mix of the mystical and intellectual by this production that combines dramatic readings, close-ups of the exquisite pages hand-painted by monks, and plenty of interviews with reserved experts (historians, professors, a curator, an archeologist).
The great gospel of Colum Cille was described in 1006 as the chief treasure of the western world. Nearly a thousand years later, it still remains one of the greatest achievements of Western art. For centuries, the few who were privileged to see the intricate beauty of its designs called it "the work of angels." This fascinating program conveys for the first time on screen the greatest glory of Irish art through the use of high-definition film. The Book of Kells tells the story of this magnificent masterpiece. Created on the windy Hebridean island of Iona thirteen centuries ago, it now rests in the Trinity College library in Dublin.
Funded by Radio Telefis Eireann, The Irish Film Board, The Gaelic Broadcasting Committee, and The Delmas Foundation, and with the support of investment incentives for the Irish Film Industry provided by the Government of Ireland. Music by Michael McGlynn and performed by Anuna."

Tuesday Sept 16th - our very own Hamish with the Maui Celtic Radio Show broadcast across Glasgow, Scotland, on Celtic Music Radio 95FM, from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net. This week with new and old Celtic music from around the world.
The show will be online Tuesday's - local time for the summer 12-2am (Hawaii), and mainland 3-5am US/Canada West coast, 4-6pm Mountain time, 5-7am Central time, 6-8am Eastern Standard Time, Canadian Maritimes 7-9am, Newfoundland 7.30-9.30am, and 11am - 1pm in Ireland and the UK, Europe 12-2pm. Chat with Hamish (if he's up!) during the show on Facebook at The Maui Celtic Show page. Many thanks to show underwriters The Irish Rovers.

Sunday Sept 14th - Hamish Burgess had A Tour of the Celtic Lands on the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio, this week with Celtic music from Galicia & Asturias, Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, the Isle of Man, Ireland and Scotland.


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Saturday, Sept 13th - The Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii and The Friends of St.Patrick held their annual SASH/FOSP Makani Catamaran Sunset Celtic Cruise at 5:00PM leaving from Kewalo Basin Boat Harbor Slip #1 (Ala Moana & Ward). The 2 hour sunset sail was from 5:30-7:30, with full dinner & 2 drinks per guest. More info on the yearly waterbound craic available from Nancy Smiley (808) 371-0819. After the cruise, they continued the party at Ferguson's Irish Pub on Bishop Street, then headed to O'Toole's to hear the Doolin Rakes play at 9pm.

Tuesday Sept 9th - our very own Hamish with the Maui Celtic Radio Show broadcast a Labor Day Weekend Special, across Glasgow, Scotland, on Celtic Music Radio 95FM, from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net. Featuring songs about the trades and working, with a tribute to workers hero and Irish patriot James Connolly.
The show will be online Tuesday's - local time for the summer 12-2am (Hawaii), and mainland 3-5am US/Canada West coast, 4-6pm Mountain time, 5-7am Central time, 6-8am Eastern Standard Time, Canadian Maritimes 7-9am, Newfoundland 7.30-9.30am, and 11am - 1pm in Ireland and the UK, Europe 12-2pm. Chat with Hamish (if he's up!) during the show on Facebook at The Maui Celtic Show page. Many thanks to show underwriters The Irish Rovers.

Sunday Sept 7th - Hamish Burgess was back with the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio, this week with new and old Celtic music from around the world.

Tuesday Sept 2nd - our very own Hamish with the Maui Celtic Radio Show broadcast across Glasgow, Scotland, on Celtic Music Radio 95FM, from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net. This week with music from his recent travels in Europe. He featured music from Hawaii, Scotland, Cornwall and Ireland and Canada. The Cornish section had an interview with Jon Cleave from Port Isaac's Fishermen's Friends. And interview with George Millar of The Irish Rovers, with the announcement of the iconic band playing at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Maui on October 24th.

Sunday August 31st - Hamish Burgess had a Labor Day Weekend Special on the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio. Featuring songs about the trades and working, with a tribute to workers hero and Irish patriot James Connolly.

Saturday August 30th - over on Oahu, there was a MUSIC SESSION & CEILI DANCING at Jefferson Hall lanai at the University of Hawaii at Manoa 2:00-4:00pm. They had a great time and hope this develops into a nice tradition.
Musicians - open call for anyone who might be interested in participating in session-style playing. - please contact Clark Ratliffe at Celtic Waves 808-386-5645 or celticwaves@gmail.com.
All Hawaii Irish Dance dancers, friends, family members, and newcomers are invited to the casual ceili - please wear comfortable shoes that will stay on your feet as you dance - dances will be taught. Contact Nicole Wilder at Hawaii Irish Dance 540-850-0745.

Saturday August 30th - there was a Man Cave Swap Meet run by the Irish pub Anna O'Brien's. In the back lot 12-5pm. Their 1st ever "empty the back of the house" Swap meet. Neons, Mirrors, Glassware, Bar items........you name it they probably had it there. More info Bill Comerford at bill@ejlounge.com, or call 808-223-3997.

Sunday August 24th - Hamish Burgess hosted the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio, this week with Celtic music from Vancouver, BC, and a feature on the Cape Breton band Coig, who he interviewed at the Rogue Folk Club in Vancouver.

Tuesday August 19th - our very own Hamish with the Maui Celtic Radio Show broadcast across Glasgow, Scotland, on Celtic Music Radio 95FM, from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net. This week was a Lughnasadh Special, with stories, traditions, and songs about the ancient Celtic festival that started on the evening of July 31st.

Sunday August 17th - Hamish Burgess was hosting the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio, this week with Celtic music from Vancouver, BC, featuring interviews with local bands Mad Pudding and the Paperboys, who both played at the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver.

Tuesday August 12th - our very own Hamish Burgess debuted the Maui Celtic Radio Show on Celtic Music Radio 95FM across Glasgow, Scotland from 11am-1pm GMT, streaming at www.celticmusicradio.net. This week was a Bannockburn Live Special, featuring the artists who performed at the 700th anniversary of the famous Battle of Bannockburn, a turning point in Scottish history.

Sunday August 10th - Hamish Burgess was hosting the Maui Celtic Radio Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio, this week with new and old Celtic music from all over the world.

Sunday July 27th - Hamish Burgess had a Lughnasadh Special on the Maui Celtic Show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio, with stories, traditions, and songs about the ancient Celtic festival that started on the evening of July 31st.

Sunday July 20th - Hamish was back with the Maui Celtic Show on Blues & Roots Radio, with music from his recent travels in Europe. He featured music from Hawaii, Scotland, Cornwall and Ireland and Canada. The Cornish section had an interview with Jon Cleave from Port Isaac's Fishermen's Friends. And interview with George Millar of The Irish Rovers, with the announcement of the iconic band playing at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Maui on October 24th.

Sunday July 20th - over on Oahu, there was a MUSIC SESSION & CEILI DANCING at Jefferson Hall lanai at the University of Hawaii at Manoa 2:00-4:00pm. They had a great time and hope this develops into a nice tradition.
Musicians - open call for anyone who might be interested in participating in session-style playing. - please contact Clark Ratliffe at Celtic Waves 808-386-5645 or celticwaves@gmail.com.
All Hawaii Irish Dance dancers, friends, family members, and newcomers are invited to the casual ceili - please wear comfortable shoes that will stay on your feet as you dance - dances will be taught. Contact Nicole Wilder at Hawaii Irish Dance 540-850-0745.

Sunday July 13th - the Maui Celtic Show was back on air after Hamish's travels in Europe ! Hamish Burgess presented his first show streaming on Blues & Roots Radio. It was a Bannockburn Live Special, featuring the artists who performed at the 700th anniversary of the famous Battle of Bannockburn, a turning point in Scottish history. There was music about the battle, and two of the main Scottish warriors, King Robert the Bruce and Sir James Douglas, The Black Douglas. Hamish had interviews from Dougie MacLean, Julie Fowlis, Rura, Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson, The Treacherous Orchestra, and Ronnie Brown of The Corries.

Saturday July 5th - Isle of Maui Pipe Band marched again in this year's Makawao Paniolo 4th of July Parade at 9:00am on Makawao Ave. This year the band was joined by Mark Knox, an excellent piper representing the Big Island from Hilo who has recently joined the band. Also, all members greatly looked forward to the return of their former Drum Sergeant, Peter Della Croce, who will be back on-island just in time for the parade ! Fingers crossed they will also be joined by their Oahu contingency, Mark Reed, a talented piper from the north shore. They were working to unite pipers and drummers from 3 Hawaiian islands for this year's paniolo parade.
More info email PM Allison Jackson at JacksonMaui@gmail.com

Friday July 4th - The Friends of St.Patrick held their Kailua 4th July Parade and picnic in Kailua, Windward Oahu. More info Bill Comerford at bill@ejlounge.com, or call 808-223-3997.

Friday June 13th - The Friends of St.Patrick held their Finnegans Wake & Bloomsday Celebration. More info Bill Comerford at bill@ejlounge.com, or call 808-223-3997.

Friday June 6th - Isle of Maui Pipe Band was part of the Wailuku First Friday event around 6:00pm. Folks joined the band downtown for the monthly festivities of fun local music and food. For more info www.mauifridays.com/wailuku/

Saturday May 31st - The Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii held their annual Celtic Pub Crawl in Honolulu. Starting at 4:30pm in Murphy's Back Room on Nuuanu for drinks & pupus. Then, while accompanied by bagpipes, marched down to Ferguson's Irish Pub on Bishop Street, then JJ Dolan's on Bethel Street for drinks & pizza. The Partybus will then picked folks up at JJ's & drive folks around while partaking in a few wee drams & fellowship, before hitting the dance floor to boogie in Waikiki, then will drop folks off at O'Toole's on Nu'uanu Street.
Kilt wear was order of the day, but also boas, & party hats were appropriate. Over 21 yearly event - more info call Nancy Smiley (808) 371-0819.

April 3rd to May 20th - The Celtic Art of Hamish Burgess exhibition was on display at Hawaiian Village Coffee in the Kahana Gateway Center (4405 Honoapiilani Hwy, #207) in West Maui. Opening hours 6am-6pm (Sundays 5pm). Hamish's Celtic original art and giclees - all available for purchase. He was around for a chat with about his art, and popped round to the coffee shop to see folks. See the artwork on our Gallery page. Mahalo to David Maran, owner of Hawaiian Village Coffee, for supporting local artists.
There was an artist's reception Saturday April 19th from 6-8pm with a Celtic Music Session - with special guest Irish singer Michael Black - the craic was mighty !

Hamish Burgess with his Celtic art at Hawaiian Village Coffee, Kahana

Hamish Burgess with his Celtic art at Hawaiian Village Coffee, Kahana, Maui, April 2014

The centerpiece of the show was "The Life of the Rover", Hamish's recent album cover for The Irish Rovers 50th anniversary triple CD (see below). All Artwork © Hamish Burgess 2014

Sunday May 18th - our own Hamish was piping at a benefit for the American Heart Association of Hawaii's Stroke Awareness Month in Lahaina, at the United Methodist Church. The musical evening started with Hamish Burgess on the Great Highland Bagpipes, with stories about the Hawaii Tartan he was wearing, and Scottish connections in Hawaii. The came the Lahaina Ukulele group, with songs and nice hula dancing from....... Next onstage was Kristine Snyder, beautiful harp music ranging from classical, to contemporary and Hawaiian. Finally was Pastor Paul Tangonan, with his own inspring story of his 10 month recovery from a stroke, with original songs and his guitar. Mahalo to all the folks who came and supported the American Heart Association of Hawaii.

Saturday May 17th - on Oahu, The Friends of St.Patrick held their Irish History & Language Meeting in the Celtic Room of O'Toole's Pub, Downtown Honolulu. Terry Sue (O'Reilly) Satta was talking about the history of Ireland. More info Bill Comerford at bill@ejlounge.com, 808-223-3997.

Thursday May 15th - over on Oahu there was a Jameson Whiskey Tasting at O'Toole's Celtic Room (behind O'Tooles Pub, Nuuanu, downtown Honolulu) at 7:00pm. Brand ambassador Natalie Garcia Bourke from Jameson's was there to present a nice selection from their portfolio. Featured Whiskies: Paddy's, Paddy's Devil's Apple, Power's John Lane, Jameson's Gold Reserve, Redbreast 12, and introducing (new to the Islands) Jameson's Black Barrel Reserve. Pupus of the better kind and a nice evening was had by all, over some fine whiskies.

Saturday May 10th - over on Oahu, there was a MUSIC SESSION & CEILI DANCING at Jefferson Hall lanai at the University of Hawaii at Manoa 2:00-4:00pm. They are trying out new places to hopefully keep musicians and dancers out of the wind and weather.
Musicians - open call for anyone who might be interested in participating in session-style playing. - please contact Clark Ratliffe at Celtic Waves 808.386.5645 or celticwaves@gmail.com.
All Hawaii Irish Dance dancers, friends, family members, and newcomers are invited to the casual ceili - please wear comfortable shoes that will stay on your feet as you dance - dances will be taught. Contact Nicole Wilder at Hawaii Irish Dance 540.850.0745

Saturday May 10th - Isle of Maui Pipe Band opened the gates for the Seabury Hall Craft Fair at 9:00am. They also played a full set at 10:30am and were joined by side drummer Neil McFarlane of the Regimental Pipes and Drums of the RCMP from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The band welcomes pipers and drummers from around the globe to practice and perform with them while visiting Maui. The band has been a part of the Seabury Fair for the past 5 years, and looks forward to bringing their music to upcountry Maui again next year.
For more info www.seaburyhall.org/page.cfm?p=981

Sunday April 20th - over on Oahu, Hawaii Irish Dance school held a “Ceili in the Park”, 3pm at the Kapiolani Park bandstand. A regular (every couple of weeks) event that involves Irish dancers and musicians getting together for informal ceili dancing and Irish music session. Nicole Wilder has formed a new Irish dance school, and is looking to have these informal dances in the park with live music. Fast session and dancing. More info Clark Ratliffe for Celtic Waves 808-386-5645.

Saturday April 19th - The Celtic Art of Hamish Burgess had an Artists Reception with a Celtic Music Session from 6-8pm - with special guest Irish singer Michael Black - the craic was mighty !

Hamish Burgess with his Celtic art at Hawaiian Village Coffee, Kahana

The centerpiece of the show is "The Life of the Rover", his recent album cover for The Irish Rovers 50th anniversary triple CD. All Artwork © Hamish Burgess 2014

Saturday April 19th - over on Oahu, The Friends of St.Patrick held their Irish Music Meeting in the Celtic Room of O'Toole's Pub, Downtown Honolulu. More info Bill Comerford at bill@ejlounge.com, or call 808-223-3997.

Saturday April 12th - over on Oahu there was an Hawaii Irish Dance Ceili from 3-8pm at Anna O'Brien's in Honolulu, a benefit event to aid the troupe at Hawaii Irish Dance. A Ceili is a group dance similar to Square or Contradancing. They had folks calling the dances and teaching the steps, with no high kicks or formal training needed. Live Irish music was from Celtic Waves and Whiskey Starship. There was even a traditional Irish dinner inclyded in the ticket price ! More info on the troupe at www.hawaiiirishdance.com

Sunday April 6th - Hamish was back hosting the Maui Celtic Show on 'Sunday Solstice' on Mana'o Radio 91.7 FM, Wailuku, Maui. With guests Joel & Daniel, they played Celtic music from all over the world, which Hamish had collected traveling with show underwriters The Irish Rovers, on their US tour.
...starting July 13th - the Maui Celtic Show will be back after Hamish's travels in Europe. Thank to all listeners for your support & patience with time away from the airwaves. Hamish wil be back streaming the show weekly on Blues & Roots Radio starting Sunday July 13th.
The show will be online - local time for the summer 10-12 am (Hawaii), and mainland 1-3pm US/Canada West coast, 2-4pm Mountain time, 3-5pm Central time, 4-6pm Eastern Standard Time, Canadian Maritimes 5-7pm, Newfoundland 5.30-7.30pm, and 9-11pm in Ireland and the UK, Europe 10pm-12am. Chat live with Hamish during the show on Facebook - be a friend at Hamish Douglas Burgess, or be a fan of The Maui Celtic Show.

Many thanks to show underwriters The Irish Rovers.

Sunday April 6th - was National Tartan Day in North America, very fitting this year as it fell on the Sunday of the Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games in Honolulu (see below). Tartan is commonly known as 'plaid' in America. We hope you all join us in wearing an item of tartan material that day to remember our heritage. The contribution of the immigrant Scots upon North America is considerable and throughout Canada and America Scots and their descendants have taken the anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath (1320) as their national date to celebrate their Scottish roots.

Hamish Burgess of Maui Celtic with Doug Herring, Hawaii Tartan designer,
on Tartan Day at the Hawaiian Scottish Festival in Waikiki 2012

Hamish Burgess and Doug Herring, designer of the Hawaii Tartan, on Tartan Day 2013 at the Hawaiian Scottish Festival in Waikiki

Hawaii Tartan itemsThe full story of the Hawaii Tartan, created by Douglas Herring on Oahu in September 1997, can be read on our Hawaii Tartan page. As well as the previously available made-to-measure Scottish wool Kilts, it is now available in a lightweight blend in Sashes, Shawls, Fly Plaids, Head Wraps, and Sport Kilts - you can find these items in our "Online Store".

Sat-Sun April 5th-6th - the Scottish event of the year in the Hawaiian Islands took place on Oahu. The Hawaiian Scottish Association presented their 33rd Annual Hawaiian Scottish Festival & Highland Games at a new venue this year, the McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu. Noon both days saw the Parade of the Color Guard, Pipe Bands and the Scottish Clans, leading to the Opening Ceremonies.

There were Pipe Bands, traditional Celtic music from local bands and visitors, singer Melissa Cox on her fourth visit to the islands, and Highland Dance competitions, and of course Highland Games.

Maui Celtic unfortunately did NOT have a booth this year, as Hamish & Jennifer were away touring with The Irish Rovers on the mainland. Apologies to our regular customers. We looking forward to seeing our Oahu friends next year. Thanks for supporting your only local Celtic business. You can still stock up on our goods at the 'MAUI CELTIC ONLINE STORE' - fine Scottish imports, classic Maui Celtic logo wear (with the cool Celtic knot Island Map shirts), plaid items - Hawaii Tartan sashes, shawls, and head wraps (do-rags), and lots more......
There was the usual great selection of Celtic CDs from Rampant Lion Celtic Traders. Nearby was the Clan tent, where you could find out more about your family history, and visit the The Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii, The Caledonian Society of Hawaii, and The Friends of St.Patrick booths. There will be the usual food booths - tasty local fare, and fish & chips, and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society of Hawaii booth with tea and great scones, and even haggis ! A children’s tent has entertainment specifically geared for the younger set, normally a bouncy castle, and mini-golf games.
More info on the annual event from The Hawaiian Scottish Association - Chieftain Dan Peddie at 808-626-3559 and at www.scotshawaii.org.

Friday April 4th - The Hawaiian Scottish Association presented their Taste of Scotland Ceilidh - 5.30-8.30pm at the McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park. An early start gave members of the Scottish community and visitors to the Games plenty of good time to socialize. There was Scottish themed food, and wine, beer and whisky flowing ! Bagpiping from the Celtic Pipes & Drums of Hawaii, and traditional Scottish music. Highland Dancers from all over the world often put on an impromptu show, with piping from Mark Elliot - the Highland Fling, Sword Dances, strathspeys and reels. More info on this yearly event at www.scotshawaii.org.

Thursday April 3rd - The Caledonian Society of Hawaii presented their yearly sunset Tribute to Princess Victoria Kawekiu Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapa Ka'iulani Cleghorn at 6pm at Mauna ‘Ala, the Royal Mausoleum of Hawaii, in Nuuanu Valley (2261 Nu‘unau Avenue), Honolulu. Princess Ka'iulani (October 16, 1875 – March 6, 1899) was half Hawaiian (her mother being Princess, Miriam Likelike) and half Scottish (her father was entrepreneur, Archibald Cleghorn, last Royal Governor of O'ahu). She was heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii at the time of the illegal overthrow of the monarchy. The Highland Dancers from The Margaret Rose School of Dance, traveled from Helensborough, Scotland. Members of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society of Hawaii danced 'The Pikake Lei', written by Bruce McEwan, in honour of Princess Ka'iulani. More details on this annual memorial from The Caledonian Society of Hawaii - Susan MacKinnon at 591-9398, or email susanmack1@mac.com.

Sunday March 30th - Joel & Daniel were hosting the Maui Celtic Show on 'Sunday Solstice' on Mana'o Radio 91.7 FM, Wailuku, Maui. They played Celtic music from all over the world, standing in while Hamish was traveling with show underwriters The Irish Rovers, on their US tour, this week in Toronto, Ontario.

Friday March 28th - The Hawaiian Scottish Association presented their Grand Scotch Tour at The Willows Restaurant (901 Hausten St. Honolulu), 5.30-8.30pm. $75 presale, $85 at the door (groups of 6 or more, $5 discount per person). Reservations Willows 808-952-9200. More info on this yearly event at www.scotshawaii.org.

Sunday March 23rd - Joel Agnew was hosting the Maui Celtic Show on 'Sunday Solstice' on Mana'o Radio 91.7 FM, Wailuku, Maui. He played Celtic music from all over the world, standing in while Hamish was traveling with show underwriters The Irish Rovers, on their US tour, this week in the US Mainland North-east.

Sunday March 23rd - over on Oahu great Irish traditional music group Danú (see below) played at 4pm at the Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, HI. For info please call 808-956-8246 or see www.hawaii.edu/uhmmusic/events/2014/2014-03.htm#Danu

Saturday March 22nd - over on the Big Ilsand, great Irish traditional music group Danú (see below) played at the Kahilu Theatre, Kamuela, HI. 8-10pm. For info please call 808-885-6868 or see www.kahilutheatre.org

Friday March 21st - over on Big Island of Hawaii, great Irish traditional music group Danú (see below) played at the Hilo Performing Arts Center, University of Hawaii, Hilo. 7:30 - 9:30pm. More info on the band at www.danu.net.

Thursday March 20th - great Irish traditional music group Danú played for the first time on Maui, at 7.30-9.30pm in the Castle Theater of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.

Danú played at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in March


photo by Colm Henry, courtesy of Danu

Hailing from County Waterford, Danú (named after the Celtic moon goddess) is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today, featuring virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki, and vocals in both Gaelic and English. Danú has gathered dozens of awards and hundreds of 5-star reviews, for their nine critically-acclaimed recordings and performances on over a thousand stages around the globe. “A vibrant mix of virtuosity, energy and empathy, says The Washington Post with “fierce fiddle reels to pensive ballads.” (The New York Times).
More info on the band at www.danu.net

March 17th-April 5th - international touring Celtic fusion singer Melissa Cox was back for her fourth annual Oahu tour. The songwriter and lead singer of the band Mythica, played:
Mon March 17th - Kelly O’Neil’s Irish Pub in Waikiki, for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade After-Party, joined by Oahu’s critically acclaimed Celtic slack key guitarist Michael Tanenbaum.
Fri March 21st - 10pm at the Hard Rock Café in Waikiki, joined again by Oahu’s critically acclaimed Celtic slack key guitarist Michael Tanenbaum.
Sat March 22 and 29th - 11am at the 20th anniversary celebrations of the North Shore Country Market in Haleiwa, on the grounds of Sunset Beach Elementary School.
Sat March 29th - 7 p.m. at Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church Benefit Concert, Honolulu.
Sat/Sun April 5 & 6th - at the Hawaiian Scottish Festival this year at Ala Moana Park.
Cox tours extensively across the continental U.S. and New Zealand. Her latest studio album Harmonious Maladies features Cox’s original song “Maluaka Beach,” an ode to Hawaii that she wrote on her first trip to the islands in 2007. www.MelissaCoxMusic.net

Monday March 17th - ST.PATRICK'S DAY ON MAUI !!
SOUTH MAUI had the biggest bash - the annual St. Paddy's Day Party at Mulligan's on the Blue in Wailea, starting at 9am with an Irish Breakfast. Then music from The Polka Paddies, a 16 piece Irish Dance and Music Troupe from Dublin, 12-3pm. House band The Celtic Tigers followed 4-7pm, and The Willie K Band 8pm onwards ! There was a Best Hat Contest, and Best Leprechaun Contest. Call 874-1131 for more details, or visit www.mulligansontheblue.com.
WEST MAUI festivities happened at Fleetwood's on Front St. in Lahaina. There was bagpiping at Fleetwood's from the Mad Bagpiper Roger McKinley, and the Isle of Maui Pipe Band played at 6pm and 8pm. The Haiku Hillbillys headlined the evening. More details from Fleetwoods.
CENTRAL MAUI - local trad band Upcountry Celtic celebrated St. Patrick's Day at the Ale House in Kahului, from 6:15 - 9:15pm.

Monday March 17th - ST.PATRICK'S DAY ON OAHU !!
The Friends of St.Patrick held their 47th Annual St.Patrick's Day Parade at 12 noon on Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki. Starting at Fort De Russy and ending by Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Post parade party with Celtic Waves, then Melissa Cox was at Kelley O'Neil's Pub on Lewers, Waikiki. More info from Bill Comerford at bill@ejlounge.com, or call 808-223-3997.

Meanwhile downtown.....was the annual Honolulu St. Patrick's Day Block Party - the biggest Hawaii Irish bash and the last place on the planet (this side of the dateline) to celebrate St.Patrick's Day ! Every year Murphy's Bar and Grill sponsors a FREE all afternoon/evening block party in downtown Honolulu's Irish Corner at Nuuanu Avenue and Merchant Street - www.gomurphys.com. Always a blast the block party started around 5:30pm when the Streets were closed on Nuuanu, Merchant and Marin Lanes. Live music included the Doolin Rakes on the streets. Libations by Guinness, Harp, Killlian’s, Coors Light, Bud Light, Stella Artois, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Coors Light, Jamesons and Barefoot Wines. Live Music, great food, clothing and fun pervaded the streets. There was a full day of Irish Music at O’Toole’s “the Party within the Party”, starting at 1pm with fiddler Audrey Knuth, followed at 4pm by Kieran Murphy and topped off at 9pm with Honolulu’s own Doolin Rakes. The Street party ran until 10pm.

In Waikiki Kelley O’Neil’s had Celtic Waves 1-4pm, then Melissa Cox 5-8pm.
Anna O’Brien’s near the Universityl had Kaimana Ceili playing 2-6pm, Audrey Knuth 6-9pm, Melissa Cox from 9.30pm-1am.
Irish Rose Saloon in Waikiki had Hooligan's Harp from 8pm-1am.

O’Toole’s Irish Pub, Kelley O’Neil’s, Anna O’Brien’s and the Irish Rose Saloon had Irish music throughout the week of St Patrick’s featuring:
Visiting artists; Kieran Murphy from New York, and Melissa Cox from Colorado.
Local artists; Audrey Knuth, Kaimana Ceili, Celtic Waves, Doolin Rakes, and The B-Side, Hooligan's Harp. Full calendar at http://www.irishpubhawaii.com/

Sunday March 16th - Daniel and Joel were hosting the Maui Celtic Show on 'Sunday Solstice' on Mana'o Radio 91.7 FM, Wailuku, Maui. They played Celtic music from all over the world, standing in while Hamish is traveling with show underwriters The Irish Rovers, on their US tour, this week in the US Mainland North-east. They also had some interview with Hamish and great Irish traditional music group Danú playing for the first time on Maui on March 20th at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.

Wednesday March 12th - local band Upcountry Celtic were playing in the evening at Makawao Library, Upcountry Maui.

Wednesday March 12th -on Oahu, the Guinness Toast Finals were held at 7.30pm at O'Toole's Pub, Honolulu. Folks heard finalists compete to win a trip to Las Vegas ! More info from Bill Comerford at bill@ejlounge.com, or call 808-223-3997.

Saturday March 15th - saw the 1st Annual St. Patricks Day Parade in Hilo, Hawaii.
Sean Ryan O Phelan organized the first St.Patrick?s Parade on the Big Island, with Maui bagpiper PM Allison Jackson. For next year, he is looking for volunteers and participants as well as donations to help cover the cost of putting on the parade (paying for traffic control, PSA's and other media advertising as well as supplies, etc). Show your support also by adding ideas and suggestions and also by offering some time up to help with organization. His dream is to have everyone on the Big Island participate in this important and exciting event. He needs people and talents of all different types to be a part of this, after all, EVERYONE IS IRISH on St Patrick's Day!! Mahalo says Sean. Please contact Sean at 808-854-3443 or email ophelansean@gmail.com.

Kieran Murphy at O'Tooles Pub, Honolulu - March 2012March 10th-17th - over on Oahu, was the return of wandering Irish minstrel Kieran Murphy, back from New York to play traditional Irish music (and some of his originals) in Honolulu pubs. The hard-working young singer is a feature here in Hawaii at this time of year, taking a break from the chilly north-east to entertain our local Irish crowd.
Kieran Murphy is a singer and songwriter whose music ranges from traditional folk to contemporary originals and even electronica ! He is New York born, but with a heritage deeply rooted in the culture of New England and the mysticism of his Irish ancestors. Check out his award winning website at www.kieranmurphymusic.com.

Mon March 10th - 9pm at O'Toole's, Honolulu
Wed March 12th - 9pm at O'Toole's, Honolulu
Thurs March 13th - 5-8pm Kelley O’Neil’s, Waikiki
Fri March 14th - 5-8pm Kelley O’Neil’s, Waikiki
Sat March 15th - 5-8pm Kelley O’Neil’s, Waikiki
Mon March 17th - 4-8pm at O'Toole's, Honolulu

right - Kieran Murphy from NY, in Honolulu

Sunday March 9th - Daniel and Joel were back hosting the Maui Celtic Show on 'Sunday Solstice' on Mana'o Radio 91.7 FM, Wailuku, Maui. They played Celtic music from all over the world, standing in while Hamish is traveling with show underwriters The Irish Rovers, on their US tour, this week in Ohio, NY, NJ and PA. They played some interview with Hamish and great Irish traditional music group Danú playing for the first time on Maui on March 20th at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets: 808-242-SHOW or www.mauiarts.org.

Saturday March 8th - over on Oahu, The Friends of St.Patrick held their Annual Emerald Ball at 5pm at the Grand Manoa Ballroom at the Japanese Cultural Center (2454 S.Beretania St) in Honolulu. Silent auction, dinner, honoring of Irishman of the Year Chuck Wall, with Celtic harp by Helen Loftus, trad music from Celtic Waves, bagpiping from The Celtic Pipes & Drums of Hawaii and Irish songs from New York Irish troubador Kieran Murphy. More info Bill Comerford at bill@ejlounge.com, or call 808-223-3997.

Sunday March 2nd - local traditional band Upcountry Celtic were playing in West Maui for the Whale and Ocean Arts Festival at the Banyan Tree in Lahaina, 11 am to 12 noon.

Sunday March 2nd - Daniel Vicars was hosting the Maui Celtic Show on 'Sunday Solstice' on Mana'o Radio 91.7 FM, Wailuku, Maui. He played Celtic music from all over the world, standing in while Hamish is traveling with show underwriters The Irish Rovers, on their US tour, this week in Michigan.

Sunday February 23rd - Joel Agnew was hosting the Maui Celtic Show on 'Sunday Solstice' on Mana'o Radio 91.7 FM, Wailuku, Maui. He played Celtic music from all over the world, standing in while Hamish is traveling with show underwriters The Irish Rovers, on their US tour, this week in Illinois, and heading to some great Celtic music sessions around Chicago.

Saturday February 22nd - over on Oahu The Caledonian Society of Hawaii held a Book/Movie Discussion at the Manoa Public Library at 6pm. Beforehand, folks read the classic book The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark, and now saw the film starring Maggie Smith. Folks brought their sack dinner for 6pm, watched the movie at 6.30, and then joined in a wee discussion at 8.30pm.

Saturday February 22nd - over in Honolulu The Friends of St.Patrick had fun with some Hooliganism at Anna O'Brien's. Two great Irish Bands in one great show - Humble Hooligans and Hooligan's Harp. 9pm-1am. More info Bill Comerford at bill@ejlounge.com, or call 808-223-3997.

February 20/21/22/23rd 2014 - the Isle of Maui Pipe Band presented their 10th Jack Lee Piping Workshop. 9am to 4 pm daily, held at the Makawao Union Church between Paia and Makawao, Upcountry Maui. The workshop was held in the Church Meeting Hall and Sanctuary areas.

Jack Lee 10th Maui Piping Workshop

An action packed four day workshop with the opportunity to attend a very fun Maui piping gig ! The workshop attendees were invited to join Jack Lee and the Isle of Maui Pipe Band for the Makawao Town 3rd Friday Party on Friday, Feb 21st (for more information on that monthly event: www.mauifridays.com/makawao/). For more details contact Pipe Major Allison Jackson of the Isle of Maui Pipe Band at jacksonmaui@gmail.com.

Sunday February 16th - Joel Agnew was hosting the Maui Celtic Show on 'Sunday Solstice' on Mana'o Radio 91.7 FM, Wailuku, Maui. He played Celtic music from all over the world, standing in while Hamish is traveling with show underwriters The Irish Rovers, on their US tour, this week in Florida.

Saturday February 15th - The Friends of St.Patrick will held their Irish Humour Meeting at 3.30pm in the Celtic Room of O'Toole's Pub, Downtown Honolulu. More info Bill Comerford at bill@ejlounge.com, or call 808-223-3997.

Sundays Feb 2nd & 9th - Daniel and Joel were hosting the Maui Celtic Show on 'Sunday Solstice' on Mana'o Radio 91.7 FM, Wailuku, Maui. They played Celtic music from all over the world, standing in while Hamish is traveling with show underwriters The Irish Rovers, on their US tour, this week in California.

Saturday February 1st - saw visiting Celtic duo Magical Strings In Concert at Irene’s, 4525 Une Place, Haiku at 7:30 pm. For more information call 808-878-6958.
Folks traveled with Magical Strings, Pam & Philip Boulding, to experience the Magic of Ireland in music and verse. With Celtic harps, hammered dulcimers, concertina, accordion and whistles, the duo shared their new compositions and stories inspired by their journeys to Ireland and beyond. Before the concert from 5 to 6:30pm, Philip Boulding hosted a harp circle, an informal kind of workshop with some teaching - it was free and open to the public.
Philip and Pam Boulding founded Magical Strings in 1978, beginning their tradition of family Celtic Yuletide concerts with their five children. They have performed throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and Japan, toured and recorded with Dan Fogelberg, appeared on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” and recorded 18 albums on four labels.

Pam & Philip Boulding of Magical Strings in Napili

Pam & Philip Boulding of Magical Strings in Napili, February 2013

Over 30 years ago, Philip became inspired by the music of Keola Beamer, and proceeded to develop a style of slack-key music for the Celtic harp, which later developed into a collaboration with Keola on their recording “Islands Calling.” Philip and Pam also design and build Celtic harps, run the School of Magical Strings, and host the Magic Hill Summer Harp Camp and Summer Fairy School on their beautiful 5-acre home in the Northwest overlooking the Puget Sound.
Also ask about the Celtic Music Cruise to Alaska with Magical Strings and Golden Bough on June 21-28, 2014. For more details, please visit www.magicalstrings.com, call (253) 857-3716, or email info@magicalstrings.com.

Sunday Jan 26th & Feb 2nd - Daniel and Joel were hosting the Maui Celtic Show on 'Sunday Solstice' on Mana'o Radio 91.7 FM, Wailuku, Maui. They played Celtic music from all over the world, standing in while Hamish is traveling with show underwriters The Irish Rovers, on their US tour, this week in California.

Saturday Feb 1st - the West Kauai Rotary Club held their annual Robert Burns Supper, this year at Wranglers Steakhouse in Waimea, West Kauai. The Robert Burns Dinner is one of the most anticipated events of the West Kauai calendar. A celebration of the life and times of Robert Burns, with bagpipes and kilts galore, and even some highland dancing. Tickets were $80 per person. Please contact Wranglers (9852 Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, HI 96796) at 808-338-1218, or Mr Dave Walker at 808-652-0616.
5pm pupus with no-host cocktails, and Silent Auction - accepting cash and any other donations. All proceeds go to vocational scholarships given out to West Kauai HS graduates. 5.45pm The Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii, 6.10pm call to dinner, remarks from the Mayor of Kauai Bernard Carvalho, then the "Address to the Haggis" and Selkirk Grace. Bagpiping from world class piper Jori Chisholm.

Kauai Robert Burns Supper 2014

Robert Burns Supper, Kauai 2014

 

Friday Jan 31st - the West Kauai Rotary Club presented a free Bagpipe Concert at 5pm at the Captain Cook Statue in Waimea. The short concert featured Jori Chisholm and the Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii. Captain Cook’s father was a Scotsman who left his country to reside in Yorkshire, England. More details please call (808) 639-2061 or visit www.rotarywestkauai.org.

Kauai Robert Burns Supper last year 2013

Robert Burns Supper, at the Waimea Plantation Cottages, Kauai 2013
Photo courtesy of West Kauai Rotary Club

Monday January 27th - over on the Big Island of Hawaii, Great Scots! in Hawai`i was at the Lyman Museum and Mission House (276 Haili Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720) in Hilo. This evening, folks helped celebrate Robert Burns Day (January 25th) as Big Island historian Boyd D. Bond introduced some of the leading lights of the Scottish diaspora to Hawai`i.
The men and women of Scotland found their way to the Hawaiian Kingdom beginning in the early 19th century, as sailors and talented beachcombers became attached to the chiefly families of different islands. A second wave of Scots from the late 1870s through World War I brought many folk who would play important roles in the economic, political, and, of course, technological development of Hawai`i. So dominant were the Scottish managers in the sugar plantations of Kohala and the east coast of the Big Island that the latter would come to be known as the “Scotch Coast.” Hawaiian King David Kal?kaua visited Scotland during his round-the-world travels, and his niece and heir, the beautiful Princess Ka`iulani, was half Scottish. A third wave from the 1920s through Statehood brought many family members of the second wave from the “auld country” — and through all three periods, visiting artists, writers, and naturalists of Scottish origin also left their mark on the Islands, as indeed Hawai`i would transform them.

Saturday January 25th - was ROBERT BURNS NIGHT ON MAUI. Local folks joined Scots worldwide by celebrating the famous Scottish poet's 255th birthday !
Maui Celtic's 10th annual Robert Burns Night was held again at Fleetwood's on Front St., this year on the rooftop bar of Mick Fleetwood's (of Fleetwood Mac fame) restaurant in Lahaina, West Maui. Roger McKinley was bagpiping, and MC for the no-cover evening, which started at 6.30pm with folks sitting down for dinner, in time for the 7pm ceremonious piping in the Haggis, in procession with the honorable Whisky Bearer, and the Traditional Haggis Bearer.

Roger McKinley piping in the Haggis at Fleetwoods in 2013

Roger McKinley piping in the Haggis, with Eric Waddell and Bud Clark, at Fleetwoods on Front St, Lahaina, Maui. Jan 25th 2013

Whisky buffs had a treat with a special on a flight of 7 high quality scotch drams for the toasts. Lots of Burns poetry, bagpiping from members of the Isle of Maui Pipe Band, local Celtic music and good craic, served up with the regular dinner menu, or the Burns Night special of Haggis, neeps & tatties. Reservations call 808-669-MICK(6425) - Fleetwood's on Front St. is located at 744 Front Street, Lahaina, West Maui.

January 25th 2014 -The Caledonian Society of Hawaii held their annual Robert Burns dinner "The Lassies Remember Robbie", at the Oahu Country Club (150 Country Club Road, off Pali Hwy). 5.30pm No host cocktails. 6.15pm Call to Dinner. Highland or evening attire.
This year they featured the women in the young Bards life, and ladies will take major parts in the evenings program. The final toast "To the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns" featured specific 18th century women in a special dramatic presentation "The Lassies Remember Robbie".
Bagpipes, fiddle and vocal music, Scottish dancing and Haggis !

The Celtic Pipes & Drums of Hawaii at the Robert Burns dinner


Robert Burns dinner "The Lassies Remember Robbie"


Robert Burns dinner Scot of the Year


Above photos courtesy of The Caledonian Society of Hawaii

The Robert Burns Dinner is one of the most anticipated events of the Caledonian Society calendar. More members come out for this event than for any other during the year, and more guests than at any other time.
The Caledonian Society is a non-profit organization and as such do not charge more than the costs
for any event. More details please email Brian Richardson at Richards@hawaii.edu

January 25th 2014 - over on Oahu, legendary Irish singer Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones played at Anna O'Brien's from 8pm to 11pm. James McCarthy opening and the Doolin Rakes following. The night was a fundraiser for the Friends of St. Patrick to support their Saint Patrick's Day Parade, and folks enjoyed great Irish music direct from Ireland. More details from Bill Comerford at bill@ejlounge.com, or call 808-223-3997.

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones at Mulligans on the Blue Robert Burns Night. Wailea, Jan 27th 2013

Nominated in 2009 as Ireland's Best Traditional Irish Folk Group, touring over 400 concerts in 2010 and 2011, throughout 10 different countries, Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones are known throughout the world for their quality musical presentation of Irish Patriotic Songs & Traditional Irish Music with top class fiery introductions from their lead singer, song writer and storyteller, Derek Warfield. He enjoyed success for some 40 years with the Wolfe Tones, before heading on the road with his current band - he is now joined on stage by some of the finest Irish musicians and singers from a younger generation.
Damaris Woods plays the tenor Banjo, hails from Co. Meath, and is one of the finest musicians and teachers in Ireland. Talented Singer-guitarist Alan Murray hails from Glasgow in Scotland and his love for the Glasgow Celtic Football team means that he is no stranger to Irish Traditional Music and Irish Patriotic Songs. The lineup is completed by the appearance of the youngest member of the band Dan Lowery who hails from Co. Dallas in Texas ! Dan is a multi- talented Flute and Tin-Whistle Player, guitarist/ singer and vocalist who hails from a family rich in musical tradition, song and sport and Dan's family hail from Co. Cork.
www.derekwarfield.com
www.theyoungwolfetones.com

January 24th - on Oahu, legendary Irish singer Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones played at the Irish Rose in Waikiki. Local band Hooligan's Harp followed. Strictly 21 and over. Tickets are $20 General Admission and $15 for members of the Friends of St. Patrick. Support the Saint Patrick's Day Parade fundraiser, and enjoy great Irish music direct from Ireland. More details from Bill Comerford at bill@ejlounge.com, or call 808-223-3997.

Sunday January 19th - Hamish was hosting the Maui Celtic Show on 'Sunday Solstice' on Mana'o Radio 91.7 FM, Wailuku, Maui. He had interview with Dónal Clancy about his career, and new album "Songs of a Roving Blade". The son of the late legendary singer Liam Clancy, Dónal is a founding member of traditional Irish band Danú, and was one of the trio Clancy O?Connell & Clancy, with his father Liam, and cousin Robbie O?Connell. With a fantastic solo album of Celtic guitar tracks ?Close To Home?, then a couple of songs on the Tin Sandwich Band album, he has followed the family tradition with a whole new album of mainly popular Irish folk songs, and a few unusual ones. www.donalclancy.com

Dónal Clancy from Ring, Co.Waterford (courtesy Dónal)

Hamish also played some Robert Burns compositions set to great Celtic music, as the Scottish poet's birthday is on January 25th.

Not to mention another WORLD EXCLUSIVE from the Irish Rovers upcoming album "The Irish Rovers 50 Years". He also played new Celtic music from all over the world. Thanks to show underwriters The Irish Rovers. Special guest in the studio was Joel Agnew.

Friday January 17th & Sunday 19th - legendary Irish singer Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones played an all-ages Dinner & Show at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea. With an Irish dinner & then the show folks enjoyed a great mix of traditional Irish songs, tunes and storytelling !

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones at Mulligans in '13

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones at Mulligans on the Blue Robert Burns Night. Wailea, Jan 27th 2013

Nominated in 2009 as Ireland's Best Traditional Irish Folk Group, touring over 400 concerts in 2010 and 2011, throughout 10 different countries, Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones are known throughout the world for their quality musical presentation of Irish Patriotic Songs & Traditional Irish Music with top class fiery introductions from their lead singer, song writer and storyteller, Derek Warfield. He enjoyed success for some 40 years with the Wolfe Tones, before heading on the road with his current band - he is now joined on stage by some of the finest Irish musicians and singers from a younger generation. www.derekwarfield.com
Damaris Woods plays the tenor Banjo, hails from Co. Meath, and is one of the finest musicians and teachers in Ireland. Talented Singer-guitarist Peadar Hickey hails from Dublin and has been playing traditional Irish Music in New York City. The lineup is completed by the appearance of the Irish American member of the band Dan Lowery, who hails from Co. Dallas in Texas ! Dan is a multi- talented Flute and Tin-Whistle Player, guitarist/ singer and vocalist who hails from a family rich in musical tradition, song and sport and Dan's family hail from Co. Cork. www.theyoungwolfetones.com

Derek was singing patriotic Irish songs and playing the bodhran, and there were ripping instrumentals from The Young Wolfe Tones, led by Damaris Woods on the banjo.

www.derekwarfield.com . www.theyoungwolfetones.com

Saturday January 18th - The Friends of St.Patrick held their Ceade Mille Failte Meeting (100,000 Welcomes) 3:30pm at the Celtic Room of O'Toole's Pub, Downtown Honolulu. Folks met the new members from the past year and honored their lifetime members. They were informed about upcoming events including the Emerald Ball and of course the Saint Patrick's Day Parade. More info Bill Comerford at bill@ejlounge.com, or call 808-223-3997.

Wednesday January 15th - The Friends of St.Patrick held their Monthly Whiskey Tasting 6:30pm at the Celtic Room of O'Toole's Pub, Downtown Honolulu. More info call 808-521-4712 or email whiskey@irishpubhawaii.com.

Sunday January 12th - Hamish had another WORLD EXCLUSIVE from the Irish Rovers on the Maui Celtic Show on 'Sunday Solstice' on Mana'o Radio 91.7 FM, Wailuku, Maui. He played tracks from the upcoming album "The Irish Rovers 50 Years", with interview clips from founder George Millar.
He had a live phone interview with legendary Irish singer Derek Warfield, and chatted about the next weekend Maui concerts with the Young Wolfe Tones at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea. They played tracks from the band's new album "Let Ye All Be Irish Tonight", the latest fine offering in Derek's 50 year musical career.

Derek Warfield, and Damaris Woods of the Young Wolfe Tones at Mulligans

Derek Warfield & Damaris Woods of the Young Wolfe Tones at Mulligans on the Blue, Wailea, Maui. Jan 27th 2013
www.derekwarfield.com . www.theyoungwolfetones.com

Hamish also played new Celtic music from all over the world, with guest presenter Joel Agnew. Thanks to show underwriters The Irish Rovers.

Sunday January 5th - Hamish was back hosting the Maui Celtic Show on 'Sunday Solstice' on Mana'o Radio 91.7 FM, Wailuku, Maui. He had a WORLD EXCLUSIVE from the Irish Rovers upcoming album, with interview clips from founder George Millar recorded 2 days before in Kihei on Maui, about the upcoming 50th anniversary 3 disc album from the band "The Irish Rovers 50 Years". He played an original recording from the band's first LP, "Come In", re-released on this collection, a new recording of the traditional song "Patsy Fagan", and a classic old version of "Black Velvet Band" mixed with a new one, so the current band line-up is singing with the original line-up on their signiature song. He aired a brand new song "Raise A Glass To St.Patrick", and the previously released "The Overlanders", back out on the new collection.
He also be played new Celtic music from all over the world, featuring tracks from every Celtic nation to kick off the new year - Scotland, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Galicia, Asturias, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and also America.

 

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