Trad Irish House Concert
with R
andal Bays & Dave Marshall 

Friday,  Sept 18th  8pm
North Hill Community Center
20827 3rd Ave S 

es Moines, WA  $15



House Concert:  Our thanks to Randal & Dave, this was a wonderful evening  
Fiddler Randal Bays is well-known for his powerful and expressive traditional style fiddle playing.  Dave Marshall, from Vancouver BC, adds his subtle DADGAD guitar accompaniment plus a fine tenor banjo.  Vocalist & fiddler, Susan Waters, will join the duo in this traditional Irish House Concert.  Randal describes it this way  "The real heart and soul of Irish music is the small session in a house or pub, just a few players gathered together for some tunes and fun. You start to play, and the next thing you know, the sun is coming up. That's the feeling I try to recreate in my concerts."  

Randal  has performed all over the U.S., Europe and Canada, including appearances at major festivals like the Willie Clancy Festival in Ireland.. He has recorded or performed with many great musicians, including James Kelly, John Williams, Daithi Sproule, James Keane, Martin Hayes, and Tony McManus. Randal is also an album producer and composer who's created original scores for several award-winning films and documentaries. Randal is a co-founder of the Friday Harbor Irish Music Camp in Friday Harbor, Washington where he lives with his wife Susan.  

Dave lives in Vancouver BC and is not only one of the finest DADGAD guitarists you'll ever hear, he's an incredible player of several other instruments, including the tenor banjo. His guitar accompaniment is what fiddlers always wish for but rarely get; someone who knows the tunes inside out and is able to play both hard-driving jigs and reels as well as the great slow airs with equal ease and musicality.
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For video samples from previous house concert click on these links             

Concert Tickets : Friday Sept 18th  8-10pm,  $15   for Randal, Dave & Susan: 
The venue is west of SeaTac airport, just off 1st ave in Des Moines.   Irish house concerts are an informal, unplugged/accoustic event.  Its a wonderful opportunity to meet & hear the artists in a relaxed setting.  A table will be setup for light snacks - feel free to bring some.   A limited selection of  beverages will be avail onsite, or bring your beverage of choice from home.  Barley pops are permitted.   Bring your dance shoes & instruments in case there is time at the conclusion for a rousing set dance.  The North Hill Community Center is located at 20827 3rd Ave S in Des Moines, WA.   

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Our previous house concert was with Leo MacNamara  on Jan 16th '09