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Nov 27: Harvest Dance Party with the TTU VMC & the Caprock Ceili Band!
The Caprock Ceili Band, the Tech Irish Set Dancers, and special guests Caprock Morris
TTU Vernacular Music Center
Tuesday November 27, Home of Mark & Janet Wallace 4508 8th St
Call or email for information: firstname.lastname@example.org; (806) 792-8636
On Tuesday, November 27, at 7:00 PM at the home of Mark & Janet Wallace, the Texas Tech University School of Music, the TTU Vernacular Music Center and the Roots Music Institute present a Summer Block Party, featuring the Caprock Ceili Band, joined by the Irish Set-Dancers, and special guests Caprock Morris! Tickets are $10 apiece, or $15/family. All proceeds go to support the TTU Vernacular Music Center. Seating is very limited, so reserve in advance!
Grab your coolers and instruments, and picnic baskets and come celebrate the season with the VMC! Featuring a very special surprise from Milhouse Brewing Company: the premiere of VMC Brewmaster Rob DeVet’s “Vernacular Music Center Black & Red Fortified Creole Porter”!
Ceili is a word from Irish which means “a music and dance party”. “To ceili” with someone is to participate in such a party, at which songs, tunes, dances, stories, jokes, food, and drink all swirl together in a celebration of inclusive, participatory community. Join us for this Autumn ceili, a fund-raiser for the educational missions of the TTU Vernacular Music Center (http://vernacularmusiccenter.com/) and its partner Roots Music Institute (http://rootsmusic.institute.com/).
Meantime, the Tech Irish Set Dancers (http://techsetdancers.com/) will host informal and participatory dancing, while Caprock Morris (http://caprockmorris.com/) will present the spectacular street dances of the Border Morris. Bring your dancin’ shoes! A sessiun—informal music-making—will follow; and all players and dancers are invited to participate. Players: bring your instruments!
This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome. However, admission is by advance reservation only; contact Mark Wallace (email@example.com; 806-792-8636) for reservations. Pot-luck contributions especially welcomed and encouraged!
Facebook “event” at: http://on.fb.me/VMXjBH
About the Band
The Caprock Ceili Band (http://caprockceiliband.weebly.com/) plays music for Irish set-dancing: jigs & reels, polkas & slides, marches & hornpipes, and the occasional song or listening tune. 3 fiddles, banjo, piano and drums: the classic tunes of the 1920s and '30s bands who played for set-dancers in parish halls and crossroads platforms all across Ireland. It's a swinging, jazzy, infectious sound sure to get your feet tapping, and the dancing that goes with it is accessible and welcoming to participants of all ages & skill levels.
The Band often partners with the Tech Irish Set Dancers to present concerts, educational programs, and participatory community learning & teaching events. The CCB also serves as the "house band" for the Lubbock branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, the international advocacy organization for Irish music and dance worldwide.