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Hi all. Hope you are all well.
Our old computer where all our fan based e-mail addresses were stored has had a meltdown.
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You can pick up our latest cd "Dancing Mad in the Midnight Air"
for $10 at gigs, or order one for $12.50... send check payable to Jim Perkins to PO Box 896 Farmington MI 48332

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Steeped in the Living Tradition

Finvarra's Wren is one of North America's most exciting Irish quartets. "Making the kind of music you'd only hear on the west coast of Ireland",  this Detroit, Michigan based band has an intense dedication to their instruments and to Irish music. As a family based group, Finvarra's Wren is capable of playing with a tightness and effortlessness that often evades other ensembles. Their performances have been described as "a swirl of musical tradition and performance energy". Finvarra's Wren has performed at many of North America's top music festivals and venues including the Austin Texas Celtic Festival, Dayton Ohio Celtic Festival, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Goderich Ontario Celtic Festival, Saline MI Celtic Fest, Baltimore Maryland Irish Fest, Celtic Fest Mississippi and Ann Arbor's prestigious Ark where they recently recorded their live album, "Dancing Mad in the Midnight Air".
The band is led by Detroit Irish music scene stalwarts Jim Perkins and Cheryl Burns, well known for their sensitive vocals and the inventive musical weaving of Jim's guitar and Cheryl's mountain dulcimer and bodhran. Powerhouse brother-sister duo Asher (button accordion and concertina) and Alison Perkins (vocals, fiddle and tin whistle) are world renowned for their award winning playing. Each member of the family has enjoyed successful careers as musical performers, teachers and recording artists. 


Mississippi Celtic Festival Director Don Penzien says: "Finvarra’s Wren unequivocally ranks in topmost echelon of American bands performing Irish traditional music today. With expert musicianship from every quarter, the band’s imaginative interpretations of tunes and songs are wholly true to the Irish tradition."

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Alison Live in Ireland
"The Job of Journeywork" set dance
in this Comhaltas Tutorial Video

All Ireland Alison Letterkenny



Annual Solstice show 2014

Those who fancy a Celtic flair to their Holiday revels are sure to 
enjoy this event. Spiced with fiddles, whistles, accordion, dulcimers 
and much more, Finvarra's Wren promises a highly spirited evening of Jigs, songs, carols, stories, wassails and light hearted banter,

This year's Solstice show will happen twice.

Trinity House in Livonia MI. Fri. Dec 19
at 8:PM.


The White Crow in Saginaw Sat Dec 20 

More details to follow soon. Mark your calendars.


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