The Adventures Of John Paul Jones: Scottish Folk Music

Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante perform at Liam Flynn’s Ale House 11/06/14, located @
22 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Show time: 8:00 P.M.
Tickets $15.00
Alan Reid and Rob Van Sante in concert Thursday, November 06, 2014, at, 22 W. North Avenue in Baltimore, MD.
Tickets are $15.00. Show time is 8:00 P.M.  Seating will begin 7 P.M. Tickets & information, call 443-956-1702.
ALAN REID and ROB van SANTE, after an invigorating summer of solo projects and recording a new CD, are now eager to hit the road with a series of concerts in the U.K., Germany and France.
*Alan and Rob present a lively show featuring Alan’s compositions and traditional material, rooted largely in
the music of the Scottish landscape, its cities, countryside and its coastline. From achingly beautiful ballads (like The Riccarton Tollman’s Daughter and The Pleasure will be
Mine) to an entire musical cycle centered on the life and times of Scottish native John Paul Jones, Alan has long fostered a reputation for his songs (forged in his Battlefield Band years) which have been lauded for their strong melodies and historical content. Ably complemented by Rob’s voice and supported by his tasteful accompaniments the duo offer a heady blend of seamless harmonies underpinned by sensitive arrangements on piano, guitars and accordion and topped by an engaging delivery peppered with dry humour and pithy anecdotes.
Alan and Rob present a lively show rooted largely in the music of the Scotland, its rich and varied history and landscape providing much of the inspiration for their material. Combining their musical talents the duo offer a heady blend of seamless harmonies underpinned by sensitive arrangements on piano, guitars and accordion and topped by an engaging delivery peppered with dry humour and pithy anecdotes.
ALAN REID was born in Glasgow and became a vital member of
celebrated Scottish folk group Battlefield Band from 1969 till 2010.
He helped cement the band’s international reputation with his story-style songwriting and sensitive renditions of traditional song. From achingly beautiful ballads (like The Riccarton Tollman’s Daughter and The Pleasure will be Mine) to an entire musical cycle centered on the life and times of Scots native John Paul Jones, Alan has long fostered a reputation for songs in English and Scots that are strong in melody and historical content.
In 2009 he was nominated in the Scots Traditions Awards in the ‘Composer of the Year’ category. He also contributed in Linn
Records’ mammoth 12 CD recording of the entire Robert Burns song catalogue. More recently his writing featured in the National Theatre of Scotland’s 2014 production of the musical ‘The Glasgow Girls’ while his singing and speaking talents were utilised in ‘The Life and Times of Scrooge’, the solo album of Finnish rock star Tuomas
Holopainen of metal band ‘Nightwish’.
Rob was born in Holland but has lived almost all his adult life in the
north of England. His early life was steeped in music (his mother was a piano playing child prodigy) but guitar has always been his
first love. He was influenced by rock and blues as a teenager, but
it was when he arrived in England that he was introduced to and
found a love of folk music.
Since then he has become a well known figure in the English folk scene, playing with a host of folk luminaries and recording many of them in his studio in his home town of Leeds. Rob’s most recent project has been recording, producing and engineering the latest album of veteran songwriter John Connoly  (writer of the ever popular ‘Fiddler’s Green’). Rob plays and sings on the album and gigs with John whenever the opportunity arises.
Alan and Rob formed their duo in 2000 and performed occasionally
while still working with Battlefield Band until 2010 when they both departed the band. Since then they have regularly toured the
U.K. , North America. Europe. Australia and New Zealand. They
have released four critically acclaimed albums, the latest of which is entitled ‘Rough Diamonds’ (2014). As well as a concert act which features many of Alan’s songs and
a choice selection of modern and traditional folk songs sung by both the duo have a special show built around their third CD ‘The
Adventures of John Paul Jones (2012).
This was performed as a musical drama at the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival in 2012
and at the Edinburgh Festival in 2013. There is also a multi media
version of the John Paul Jones story consisting of song, storytelling and slides.
• For more information on Alan Reid and Rob van Sante please visit our website:
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Super Soccer Sabado! 10/25

El-Clasico-20111Super Sabado at Liam Flynn’s Ale House: El Classico, Saturday, Octo. 25, ’14
10:00am Liverpool vs Hull City
12:00pm El Classico
4:00pm Montreal Impact vs DC United
Kitchen is OPEN with new items like omelets! We serve proudly serve Thread Coffee and make our sun tea/iced tea. $4 bloody marys and margaritas. We also have goodies from Sweet Dukes Vegan Bakery

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The Charm City Fringe Festival 2014!

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It’s On!

Check out our Fall press release to learn more about the exciting happenings, tune into our blog, and follow the us on Facebook as we release exclusive information every week.

* Fringe Events at Liam Flynn’s Ale House (22 W. North Avenue)

Sunday 11/2 Charm City Fringe Opening Party, 4 p.m. (16:00)

Monday 11/3 Live Music, 8 p.m. (20:00)

Wednesday 11/5 Comedy Night, 8:30 p.m. (20:30)

Friday 11/7 Live Music, 10 p.m. (22:00)

Sunday 11/6 Charm City Fringe Closing Party, 6 p.m. (18:00)

Fringe’in 2014: Artists Announced

Find information on all of our artists, including when they’ll be playing and how to buy tickets, on our Artists Page!

Remember to check out our news section for our monthly updates and, of course, follow us on The Facebook for festival news and other cool happenings around Monument City (that’s Baltimore, folks!).

What is the Fringe Button?

You must display your button in order to enter all paid theatre performances.

The Fringe Button grants holders access to all festival events and benefits. This one-time $3 purchase serves as entrance to the festival and enables holders to purchase individual and group ticketing passes, as well as to receive great discounts throughout the festival at a number of participating businesses.

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Oct-November 2014 (Book Your Parties)



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Traditional Irish Music Sessions, Every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

Sessionbanner1Traditional Irish Music played by a traveling band of Internationally known, local talent. If you know the style, join in. Everyone else, relax and enjoy the free music that encourages lively conversions.

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Appalachian Old Time/Blue Grass Music Sessions

The Old-Time Jam at Liam Flynn’s will take place on Tuesday from 7:30-10:30 p.m. This jam session is on a bi-weekly basis on Tuesday nights. Alternating Tuesdays we feature Blue Grass Sessions.922989_10152855426410594_1463157619_n-1

The Old Time jam is open to anyone who wants to play although this is going to be an advanced, “fast” jam. We’ll be playing old-time tunes up to speed. That being said, anyone is welcome to join the jam or just listen. My father Ken Kolodner (fiddle and hammered dulcimer) and I will lead the jam but others are more than welcome to lead tunes. We’ll just make sure things stay organized. For those of you who are beginners, I suggest you come on out, have a bite to eat or something to drink and at least listen to the jam. You’ll be surprised at how much you can learn just by listening.

The Blue Grass jam is free and open to those that love the music.

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Django Mondays, 8pm

images-1Manouche Jazz sessions. Bounce to the sounds of the Django Reinhardt songbook performed live by Baltimore’s very own Hot Club UltraFox. Join in, play, dance!

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Jean “Django” Reinhardt; 23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953) was a pioneering virtuoso jazz guitarist and composer.Reinhardt is often regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time and is the first important European jazz musician who made major contributions to the development of the idiom. Using only the index and middle fingers of his left hand on his solos (his third and fourth fingers were paralyzed after an injury in a fire), Reinhardt invented an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called ‘hot’ jazz guitar) that has since become a living musical tradition within French gypsy culture. With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, he co-founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, described by critic Thom Jurek as “one of the most original bands in the history of recorded jazz.”[2] Reinhardt’s most popular compositions have become jazz standards, including “Minor Swing“, “Daphne”, “Belleville”, “Djangology”, “Swing ’42”, and “Nuages“.

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Sunday Ceilidh Dance



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This Thursday: Two note-worthy Events!

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Monday, December 10th: Cask Ale Special, $3 pints of cask-conditioned, real ale all night.

Tuesday, December 11th: Dr. Who Night, 7-10 p.m. Free Event.

Wednesday, December 12th: Traditional Irish Music Session, All skill levels welcome to join in. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 13th: Soccer Without Borders Fundraiser 

Soccer Without Borders is a 501c3 non-profit that runs community-led, year-round, youth development programs in under-served areas in the USA and abroad. We provide programming to youth who are traditionally excluded from sports-based and extracurricular activities. Our programs provide participants with an avenue for positive engagement, a platform for personal growth, and a toolkit for a brighter future.
$20 gets you 5 tickets for drinks and enters you into a beer pong tournament. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place. As always raffle prizes and door prizes! Come have fun with the organizers & instructors.

ALSO: Amnesty International Human Rights Day Write-a-thon, 7-9 p.m.

In celebration of International Human Rights Day, join Amnesty International Baltimore Group 109 and activists around the world to write letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience and victims of human rights abuses.  While you’re taking part you can enjoy homemade snacks and desserts from the group in addition to the delicious selection of beers on tap at Liam Flynn’s.

Sunday, December 16th: Pie Lab. The next show at Centerstage, Bus Stop, is set in a diner in the Midwest in the 50s. In it, they eat some pie. We thought it might be fun to hold a pie-making contest—invite the community to come put up their pies to be judged, maybe get some actors from the show to be judges, and just come together to eat and warm up and get some good cheer. Now, who could say “no” to that!? Free event. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, December 25th: Christmas Day-CLOSED

Monday, December 31st: Scottish Hogmanay/ New Year’s Eve, Open till 4 a.m.

Tuesday, January 1st: New Year’s Day-Start new 2013 Hours of opening at 5 p.m. M-F

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