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“I Wish My Love Was a Red, Red Rose” from the newly remastered from the 1983 Wildgeese recording now available here.

The producer’s choice for an original track and the first recording of “Undressed Melody” in a younger Kate’s voice on the newly remastered from the 1983 Wildgeese recording now available here.

The opening track on Wildgeese Celtic Music of the Northwest starts with Planxty Charles, Kitty’s Wedding and builds into the third thunderous tune, Sonny Brogan’s finishes the set. A sample of the first two refresh memories of Portland in 1983 and this newly reissued recording now available here.wildgeese_cover_1_20150211

Oregon Music News journalist, Tom D’Antoni wrote us last month to find out when we’re coming home and to ask “Where’s the parade going to be?” Here’s the answer.
Piano Room

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Wildgeese_portrait_1983Wildgeese: Celtic Music of the Northwest! Re-issue of 1983 recording is almost ready! Check it out at GoFundMe here

See and read more about it on the new Wildgeese blog!

A great gift for someone you’d love to help get past first strum and onto a home run to stylish playing on ukulele…
Web_Ukemobile by Steve Einhorn©2013UKULELE DOJO with Kate Power & Steve Einhorn
All Day Uke for Intermediate Players!
Saturday, 2/28/2015
10AM to 4PM $60, Lunch Included
Contact & Reservations to Nancy Chesler at vnches@me.com
(Easy access west side home setting)

UKULELE DOJO, Portland OR – Are first-position doldrums setting in? Are you ready to get past first base on the ukulele? Do you want your uke to accompany your singing with style? Do you want to go somewhere new on your fingerboard?

Bust out from simple strumming and move into fingerpicking patterns and rhythms that move with feeling. Take a day with Kate & Steve to learn simple ways to grow your personal uke style. Learn how to find the right key and transpose easily.

The left hand will blaze a new trail up the fingerboard as the right hand works the strings in simple intervals to move with the melody.
Kate & Steve teach uke with tunes and lyrics so be ready to sing and play! Learn how to play well with others and the secret to bringing songs and tunes to life. Kate & Steve will draw from a broad range of music to demonstrate techniques that can be applied across styles. Handouts provided. Recording devices encouraged.

This workshop is appropriate for advanced beginners to intermediate players who are comfortable with first position chords and strumming. Basic picking ability is helpful but not required. Ukulele lovers will come away with skills that enhance solo, duet and ensemble playing.

Collectively, Kate and Steve have boiled more than a hundred years down to a musical roux that offers tasty learning no matter what the mix. Co-creators of the Ukalaliens Songbook and several Homespun DVD’s, find out more about Kate & Steve at http://www.qualityfolk.com.

Song samples we may teach from include:
Crush
Somebody Stole My Gal
Jug Band Music
Coney Island Washboard
San Francisco Bay Blue
Hesitation Blues
Blue Moon
City of New Orleans
Peace Call
The Water is Wide
Guabi-Guabi
Jamaica Farewell
Wimoweh
Redwood
Under the Moon

OLIVE&POPCopyWith deep thanks, we wish you a season filled with blessings and love; family, friends, community and music! May you have all you need and need all that you have. We’ll be home in Portland after the new year. We look forward to the times ahead and being with you in  music, heart and soul. ~ Kate & Steve

Upcoming Concerts & Workshops for your calendar…
Wish you could play the ukulele? Kate & Steve are available to provide their popular Ukalaliens Workshop: Beginning Uke for Absolute Beginners in libraries, homes, schools and community settings. We provide 30 ukes to share and teach how to play and sing with uke in less than 1 hour! Call 503-331-1994 or email to folks@qualityfolk.com for more information or book a date.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 – Dusty Strings Open House Concert – Kate & Steve at 7PM (following Arthur Migliazza with Peter Spencer and followed by The Canote Brothers!) FREE admission and homemade cookies.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 – Opening and backup for Tom Paxton at The Triple Door, 216 Union St, Seattle WA. Tickets available now. Doors at 6:00PM, 7:30PM Show. All ages welcome with adult.

Friday, January 16, 2015 – Opening and backup for Tom Paxton at The Alberta Rose, 3000 Alberta St, Portland OR. Tickets available now. Doors at 6:30PM, 7:30PM Show. All ages welcome with adult.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 – Winterfolk Concert at Aladdin Theatre, 3017 Milwaukie Ave, Portland OR to benefit The Sisters of the Road. Lineup includes Bryan Bowers, Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, Avery Hill and many more! Emceed by River City Folk host, Tom May. Tickets at Music Millenium.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 – Ukulele Dojo! All Day Ukulele Workshop with Steve Einhorn & Kate Power. 10AM-4PM. $60 (lunch included). Private home in Portland. For reservations contact Nancy at vnches@me.com. Limited seating. Intermediate players.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 – Double bill with The Quiet American in House Concert at Abbie Weissenbloom’s in southeast Portland OR. Reserve seats here or email to abbiew@froggie.com. $15 suggested donation. 6:30 Potluck, 7:30 Show

Saturday, April 25, 2015 – House Concert in Hood River at Paul & Kristen’s at 401 Montello. Reservations by calling 541-387-4011 or email to paul@speedfish.com. 7PM Show.

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