Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"Cold Frosty Morning" new CD from Maggie Sansone, Andre Hoag, Sharon Knowels and Patrick Egan

We have just finished our recording and are ready to share it with the word.
Have been playing together for three years our sounds has developed into a sound we want to share with the lovers of Celtic music.

On February 1 we are playing  The Old Brogue. This is a wonderful venue for our music. You can come enjoy the music with friends and loved ones while enjoying a wonderful meal and a drink. There are 3 sittings so you can chose a time that works for you. We will will play a couple of selections from the CD and some new songs and tunes to put a smile on your face and warm your heart.
So mark your calendars and make a reservation.
Call, 703-759-3309
The Old Brogue
760C Walker Road

Great Falls, Virginia 22066

Friday, November 28, 2014

Christmas Shows in December

The Christmas shows with Maggie Sansone are posted on the calendar.  Check them out and hope to see you there.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Short Update

Hello all. Seems like I fell off the face of the earth. I certainly disappeared for a little bit.
   My sister Siobhan passed away in April. It was sad, she meant the world to me and was always there when I needed that shoulder we were good friends and always had a good laugh no matter what might be going on in our personal lives. I will forever miss her. She left this world very bravely. We had our chance to say goodbye's.

I got back from Ireland end of April and straight to work which was great, keep the wheels turning.
The music went a bit by the wayside, a feeling like I lost part of it. I felt it was a weight and I could not get myself out from under it. Confidence gone, a strange and scary place. Funny but I had just won a whammy for singing. Their were gigs to do so I had to figure something out and slowly the weight lifted. Good friends and some interesting musical gatherings helped quite a bit.

Its now the end of July and I just finished a week at the Catskills Irish Arts week. It was a great week in so many ways and I came back tired but feeling better about myself and the music.

AUGUST Gigs

August 9: I get to play with Matt Keane and Alex Caton at Cville Coffee House in Charolettsville, VA
August 15, 16, 17: Mingo, WV  Alex Catons fiddle camp. Patrick Ourceau will also be there and its celebrating it 10th year.
August 23: Swift Run concert series with Sound Of Sleat
August 30: Franklin Park, Loudoun County, VA with Sound Of Sleat

Thursday, March 6, 2014

May 2 to 4:   I will be teaching at the Baltimore Irish Arts festival
Go to  www.baltimoreirisharts. com and check out the list of musicians that will be performing and teaching. Sign up its a very fun weekend.
I will be teaching guitar. We will  explore approaches to the accompaniment of Irish music in standard tuning.
See you there.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Wammy ( Washington Area Music Awards )

Hi folks. Its seems I won a Wammy ( Washington Area Music awards) for best Traditional-Folk singer.
 I did not even know I was in the running. Its very exciting especially when I looked at the list of people who were in the running. I am very excited about it. I would like to thank the folks that nominated me and voted for me. I have to say I am not really sure of the process involved but the outcome is great.
 Thanks again, Pat
here is a link if you would like to see the winners http://www.wamadc.com/wama/wammies/wambal28.html

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Sound of Sleat

Concert Alert


My next concert is coming up this Thursday January 9, 2014 in Sykesville, Maryland at Baldwin station.

I'll be performing with the Celtic ensemble The Sound of Sleat. Tickets are still available and our just released CD will be available. Click  HERE to make reservations, buy tickets or learn more.

It should be a great evening of music and we hope to see you there!


Baldwin’s Station 
7618 Main Street 
Sykesville, MD 21784

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Sound of Sleat CD is now available


The Sound of Sleat, a Celtic ensemble, have just released their first album also called The Sound of Sleat.

This debut album is a 10 track mix of jigs, airs and reels performed by Bob Mitchell (Scottish small pipes), Pat Egan (guitar, vocals), Karin Loya (cello) and Tabby Finch (piano, harp, accordion).

The album is available on CD by email.