Masters of Tradition Rides Again

We're thrilled about the return of Masters of Tradition to the USA. Ticket information can be found on the Tour Schedule link on the Masters of Tradition page on this site.

The tour begins at Bucknell University in Lewisburg PA on Friday,  March 21 in the beautiful Weis Center for the Performing Arts. From there the gang heads to the University of Hartford (Saturday, March 22) to perform in the Lincoln Theatre. On Sunday, March 23, we're doing a very special event at the 99-seat Irish Arts Center in New York's venerable Hell's Kitchen. Tickets are $100 a piece -- pricey I know, but in my humble opinion, well worth it to hear the ensemble play in such an intimate setting. 

Then, northward to the Egg in downtown Albany on Tuesday, March 25 and then south to Montgomery College in Silver Spring, Maryland on Thursday, March 27 so that fans in the greater D.C. area can see the show.

MOT heads to Boston on Friday, March 28 to play at the Somerville Theatre near Boston.

On Saturday, they fly to Los Angeles and on Sunday, March 30,  they will perform a family show at 2pm at  Royce Hall on campus at UCLA. The evening show at 7pm will be gorgeous so if you're in the L.A. area, or anywhere on the West Coast, actually, please try to attend!

One more stop in the Wild Wild West: Durango, Colorado at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday, April 2. We hope our Colorado fans can make the trek to Durango.

See you at the Masters of Tradition and happy St. Patrick's Day. 


Ghost Trio: Viva Italia


Thursday, December 12: Turin

By invitation only: La Stanza della Musica on Radio 3. 

Friday, December 13: Turin

Turin Folk Club

Via Perrone, Turin.


Saturday, December 14: Catania, Sicily

Mercati Generali

Strada Statale 417 km 69, Catania

h 21,00 

Sunday, December 15: Garbagnate, Milanese (MI) 

La Musica dei Cieli Festival

Basilica SS. Eusebio e Maccabei

Piazza della Chiesa

 h 21,00

Free entrance 



September at the Irish Arts Center

Looking forward to the 8 performance residency September 20-22 and 25-29 by Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill at the Irish Arts Center at 553 W. 51st St. For tickets:

We have special guests each night of the residency: 

Sept. 20: Thomas Bartlett aka Doveman, piano. Thomas plays with The Gloaming (along with Martin and Dennis, Iarla O Lionaird and Caomhin O Raghallaigh and is represented by Roth Arts) and tours with assorted luminaries including Antony and the Johnsons, the National, Glen Hansard and many more. This is a special evening with a reception with the artists after the show. (Higher ticket price but worth it.)

Sept. 21: Poet Paul Muldoon, poetry editor of the New Yorker, Pulitzer Prize winner, and Princeton professor (and rock musician.)

Sept. 22: Our own Cleek Schrey,  fiddler, of Ghost Trio will collaborate with Martin and Dennis. 

Sept. 25: The fabulous guitarist Kyle Sanna 

Sept. 26: Dan Trueman, also from Princeton and wonderful hardanger fiddler and composer. Dan just arranged three songs for Iarla O Lionaird's recent performance in Dublin with the RTE Concert Orchestra. Stunning.

Sept. 27: The multi-talented violinist Dana Lyn is the guest.

Sept. 28: Ivan Goff, also a Roth Arts artist, (Ghost Trio) and an uilleann pipe virtuoso.

Sept. 29:  Doug Wieselman, multi-instrumentalist, downtown, uptown, makes a special appearance with Martin and Dennis.

In addition to the guests above, special guests will pop in during the week. You'll have to just come by and see who shows up! 

See you there... 


Arts Midwest in Austin

Lynn Fisher and I will be attending the Arts Midwest Conference next week in Austin, a town I love (and where I spent the winter of 12-13.)  I'll be promoting all the artists on this roster to presenters from the entire Midwest and MidAmerica regions. We will be at Cafe Table Top #414 in the Resource Room.  In addition, we are thrilled that the superb Delfos Danza Contemporánea, represented by Lynn's company Frontera Arts, will be showcasing at the Paramount Theatre. Here are the details: 

Delfos Danza Contemporanea will be performing an excerpt from their show-stopping Bolero as part of the Midwest Arts Conference juried showcases. Please come see this wonderful company perform.

  • When: Sept. 10, 2013, 8:55 - 9:10 p.m.
  • Where:  Paramount Theater, 715 Congress Avenue

If you wish to meet the company in person and discuss artists on our rosters, there will be a presenter reception at a restaurant near the theatre, hosted by Delfos, Frontera Arts and Roth Arts. Please contact me by email, or Elizabeth Roth at Roth if you are interested in attending.  You can also stop by our Cafe Table Top #414 in the Resource Room.


I'm really excited about my new site and would love to hear your reactions to it. The artists on this roster are among the best in the world in their genre and I'm very proud of all of them. I hope you enjoy reading about them, taking a look at their videos and listening to the audio samples.

And the site - a labor of love under the guidance of the brilliant Michelle Twohig from Design Central (  Michelle and I met when we shared an office in a great old building below the Pike Place Market in Seattle. I was booking artists and she was doing graphic design.   We learned about each other's work and inevitably each other's lives. We went through a lot there, including some scary earthquakes, but we were lucky to be directly across the street from The Wild Ginger, one of Seattle's best restaurants (since moved to Union St. and current operator of a great music venue, The Triple Door) where we could drown our sorrows in a glass of wine and fantastic asian fusion fare.

Michelle has designed everything for me since: materials for all my artists, posters, business cards and my first website. I've since moved East, but we still work together. I get things done before she wakes up and she gets things done after I go to sleep.  We used a Squarespace template for this new one, but without Michelle, believe me, nothing would have happened.  I mentioned to her that I wanted EPK's (electronic press kits) for all the artists and she had never heard of EPK's, only because she hasn't spent her time in the music business.  So she starting researching and then built one for me. Each artist on this site has an EPK with what we believe are most of the tools a performing arts marketing person would need to publicize a show with any of these brilliant artists.

And so - onward into the 2014-2015 booking season. I'll be blogging about the activities of the artists on the roster and probably other things on my mind. I hope to be able to match some of these great musicians with great venues. Thanks! Liz