Third Annual Sherwood Celtic Music Festival Schedule Released

McDade, TX (PRWEB) September 17, 2013

Sherwood Forest announced today an impressive line-up of talent for their 3rd Annual Sherwood Celtic Music Festival. The festival will kick-off Friday night at 7pm at the Trip to Jerusalem Pub with live performances from Brizeus and Celtica. Get ready for bagpipes, drums, and fire Friday night! Then settle in for over 20 acts on Saturday & Sunday, September 21st & 22nd.

The Sherwood Celtic Music Festival lineup includes local Celtic favorites Blaggards, Cleghorn, and Clandestine, as well as the unstoppable Black Irish Texas and special guests Celtica all the way from Europe. Sherwood Celtic Music Festival is also presenting Austin legend Ed Miller for the first time at this years festival.

There will be familiar names from the Springtime Sherwood Forest Faire such as Diane Lin, Drones n Drums, Faire to Middlin, Jason Gunn, Klaus Weiland, Saxon Moon, and Therese Honey on the harp.

The line-up is rounded out with super talented musicians including: Constant Billy, OMalarky, Raising Jane, Saileog & Sionnach, and Houstons The Jig is Up. Group bagpipe fans will enjoy San Antonio Pipes & Drums as well as the St. Thomas Alumni Bagpipers, fresh from their 5th place finish in The Worlds bagpipe competition in Scotland.

Another new feature of this years festival with be the Sessions Stage at the 3 Stags Pub where musicians will get together as they wish to jam with fellow musicians.

Competitive Scottish Heavy Athletics, including the Caber Toss, Stone Put, and Hammer Throw, will take place throughout each day. If youve ever wanted to see a man, or woman, throw a telephone pole end over end, this is your chance. No one remembers why the Scots do this, but it sure is fun!

You’ll also find Irish dancing featuring the Irish Dance Center of Austin and several family clans presenting their clan histories.

Non musical acts focusing on entertaining the kiddos will include the Roman Legion Cohort V, the J-Walkin’ Irish Flea Circus, and the Circus Chicken Dog Show.

Over 75 booths with hand-made arts and crafts plus merchants of fine goods will of course be open for shopping. Great Food and Cold Beverages including Thorin’s Meads will keep you going as you experience the music, games, and artistry of the Celtic Nations.

Find details including video links for each band, and buy tickets, at

Rahr Scottish Ale is the proud sponsor of the Sherwood Celtic Music Festival.

For media inquiries, contact George Appling at George(at)SherwoodForestFaire(dot)com.

Announcement: Releases Arpeggio Guitar Lesson from Dream Theaters The Count of Tuscany

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 20, 2013

Arpeggio comes from an Italian word meaning like a harp, so the notes of the chords are played individually in rapid succession rather than all at once.

Alejandra uses her Ibanez seven-string guitar to demonstrate this dreamy rhythm guitar lesson that is played almost entirely in arpeggios, except for some harmonics in the second section. Well-known for her progressive, shred guitar style, the Argentinean string wizard here plays in a slow, stately style to reproduce Dream Theater guitarist John Petruccis original piece. The chords may seem unusual at first (e.g., G#m9, F#add11, Eadd9#11, etc.), but are actually familiar forms with an added note or two.

Alejandra first shows how to play The Count of Tuscany at its proper tempo, then plays it at a slower pace for easier learning. There is a link to printable rhythm guitar tabs written both in music notation and in tablature.

Begun in 1985, Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band known for its advanced technical, harmonic and rhythmic concepts. Its virtuoso lead guitarist John Petrucci has been invited on Joe Satrianis famed G3 tours six times, more than any other player. He was ranked second in John McIvers book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists and as one of the Top 10 Fastest Shredders of All Time by Guitar One magazine. The bands album Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory was listed as the number one all-time progressive album by Rolling Stone. The readers of Loudwire magazine voted the bands Images and Words the world’s best metal album, beating albums by Dio, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Megadeth and Metallica.

Enjoy and learn more John Petrucci riffs, as well as many others, from Alejandra and all the teachers at in the free guitar lessons at, a leader in video music education, is the brainchild of Philadelphia guitarist Claude Johnson. Since 2004, it has offered online and DVD guitar lessons taught by experts in styles ranging from rock and metal to jazz and country to classical and fingerstyle acoustic, as well as courses for singers, drums, bass and keyboard, and music software, song collections and jam tracks.

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Winter Park Chamber Releases Lineup 2014 for Winter Park Jazz Festival, July 19-20

Winter Park, CO (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber today released the lineup for the 2014 Winter Park Jazz Festival, sponsored by Colorado Access. The event will be held July 19-20 in Colorados Favorite Playground. The famous festival is part of this years Odell Brewing Company Concert Series.

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