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“Edge of the World” from Aurora Celtic

posted: 39 month ago by Becky Henderson  |  No Comments ;

Aurora Celtic’s new CD, “Edge of the World”, has arrive at MountainMade. On the CD, Aurora Celtic plays evocative, energetic traditional music for guitar, fiddle, Irish flute, mandolin, tenor banjo, and pennywhistles that bridges the cultures of Scotland, Ireland and Appalachia.

Band members Alice Fleischman, Michael Broderick and Aaron Martin are multi-instrumentalists from the Thomas/Davis area of West Virginia. All three have played in numerous musical groups spanning styles as diverse as Classical, Appalachian, Celtic and Bluegrass.

Percussionist, Karl Waite, Alice’s son, joins the group for this CD playing a wide array of traditional Appalachian and African hand percussion.

This popular group is often found playing at the Purple Fiddle and Mountain State Brew Pub in Thomas.

“Edge of the World” is sure to be a pleasing holiday gift. Stop in or shop on line for yourself and your friends.

Aurora Celtic's members and new CD

Aurora Celtic's members and new CD

Hillbilly Gypsies At The Purple Fiddle

posted: 44 month ago by Mike Broderick  |  No Comments ;

Hillbilly Gypsies At MountainMade on July 16

If you’re in the area Friday, July 16, come by the Purple Fiddle in Thomas to hear some great old-time singing and playing by the Hillbilly Gypsies.

The “Gypsies” are one of our juried MountainMade artists and we carry both of their rousing CD’s, “Come On In” and “One Foot in the Gravy.” Show starts at 8:30 p.m. – a good time is guaranteed!

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Moving Day At MountainMade!

posted: 46 month ago by Becky Henderson  |  No Comments ;

The MountainMade Country Store has been consolidated with the Artisan Gallery in Thomas. Now you’ll have one-stop shopping in Thomas for everything including books, food products, toys, fine art glass and lots more. The Pottery Studio will also be moving to the Gallery location.

The MountainMade staff spent the week boxing, wrapping, loading and unloading hundreds of West Virginia made arts and crafts. We are pleased to report that nothing was broken.

MM Moving Day Collage

The Gallery is now ready for summer and overflowing with great gifts for all occasions – we’re sure you’ll be able to find the perfect gift for someone special or even for yourself.

The MountainMade Artisan Gallery is located on Douglas Road. After you pass the U.S. Post Office, take a right onto Douglas Road at the MountainMade sign. The Artisan Gallery is three-quarters of a mile farther along the road.

Augusta Music Workshops A World-Class Experience

posted: 46 month ago by Mike Broderick  |  No Comments ;

Augusta Heritage Center music

Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, W.Va., is best known for intensive week-long workshops that annually attract several hundred participants. Thousands more attend public concerts, dances and festivals.

Augusta’s full-time staff, plus volunteers, seasonal staff and work-study students produce a great variety of quality workshops. These world-renowned workshops and festivals have brought together master artists, musicians, dancers, craftspeople and enthusiasts of all ages.

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MountainMade’s Aurora Celtic to Perform at Purple Fiddle February 18th, 2010

posted: 49 month ago by Mike Broderick  |  No Comments ;
Aurora Celtic will be performing at the Purple Fiddle on February 18, 2010.

Aurora Celtic will be performing at the Purple Fiddle on February 18, 2010. Photos here courtesy of the Purple Fiddle.

The Irish/Old-time band Aurora Celtic will be playing at the Purple Fiddle in Thomas, WV on Thursday February 18th. They call their brand of music “Mountain Irish,” and it includes traditional and original music on fiddle, mandolin, Irish Flute, banjo and guitar. You can listen to Aurora Celtic’s music and see their upcoming performance schedule on the Aurora Celtic Myspace page.

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