Monday, March 23, 2009

New "Best of Irish & Celtic Music" CD Includes Anne Roos' Music

I am honored that one of my tracks is included in Marc Gunn’s new Best of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast CD. This album is a compilation of some of the best independent Celtic music groups featured on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, a free, downloadable radio show hosted by Marc Gunn.

You’ll hear the track “Considine’s Grove”, from my A Light in the Forest CD, along with a wonderful mix of 16 other tracks: rousing drinking songs, traditional Irish ballads and jigs, and even a few songs that make a statement about Celtic culture.

If you’re new to the sounds of Celtic music, this is the CD for you. It introduces you to great music from world-class Celtic musicians. Marc Gunn, who compiled this CD, says:

“I wanted to showcase some of these amazing artists in ways that they might not be able to do on their own. This compilation is a lot like listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. It features an exciting mix of some of the coolest independent Celtic groups out there...All in all, this is an album that you don’t want to miss out on. You NEED this for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations year ‘round. And you will enjoy it for many years to come.”

The Best of The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast compilation disc can be sampled on Marc Gunn’s website during Podcast #65. It is available for purchase on, where you can also go to purchase a download of the album. The Best of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast CD is available from Mage Records, New Orleans, © 2008.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Anne’s Second Visit with the Folks from the Good Day Sacramento Show

I played Led Zepellin in December of 2008 (scroll down below), and now I was back on air again on CW Channel 31’s Good Day Sacramento show. Can I top my last performance in the elevator? You get to decide—watch the videos below. Just click on the images to be taken to the video pages.

Here I am, rocking out on the Celtic harp to Metallica’s “The Unforgiven” in the TV station lobby, with a quick interview by host Cody Stark.

Metallica....On a Celtic Harp

Then, I was brought into the studio to play behind Cody’s weather report. You’ll hear Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight”, appropriate for Cody’s forecast.

Cody’s Most Peaceful Weather Report, with Accompaniment

Many thanks again to Cody, Kelly, Tracy, and the entire staff of the weekend Good Day Sacramento show. I had a blast!

Video Travel Souvenir of Liam and Corey's Irish American Roadtrip

I was thrilled when Liam and Corey, the hosts of the Irish Fireside Podcast, decided to stop by for a visit on their Irish-American Roadtrip. They zig-zagged West from Milwaukee in search of all things Irish on their winter travels.

They headed up to my home at Lake Tahoe for a special Celtic harp concert, chronicling their journey and visit with me in video. You can find these videos on their website, or on iTunes. But to make it easy for you, just click on the images below, and you’ll be taken to the YouTube Pages to view them.

Here is their visit with me, their 22nd Video from the Road. I give them a tour of the Celtic harp and you’ll see a casual little private concert of “Brian Boru’s March” as I play in the comfort of my own home. I even entertain them with a bit of Gershwin (yes, jazz can be played on a Celtic harp).

If that video wasn’t enough for you, here is an extended video that includes “Carrickfergus”, "Give Me Your Hand", and I accompanying Liam as he sings “She Moved Through the Fair”. Good stuff.

Here’s the bonus video: Liam and Corey’s trials and tribulations to get to my abode at Lake Tahoe in February. This part of the roadtrip, the 21st Video from the Road, includes fields, fruit trees, a snowy mountain road, and a run-in with the law.

Many thanks to Liam and Corey for making the trek to Tahoe to visit with me!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

March Wedding and Party Ideas

The theme is the thing--Choose a theme and have fun with the planning. For St. Patrick's Day, use the colors of the Irish flag (green, orange, and white), include shamrock images in your decorations, favors, and invitations, and throw in some toe-tapping Irish music to create some great craic (meaning "a good time" or "great fun" in Irish Gaelic).

You can also extend this fun St. Patrick's Day theme to a wedding, or use a spring equinox theme, incorporating daffodils and other early spring flowers into a delicate floral theme.

If you are planning a wedding, or any other shindig, contact me to perform for your special event at (800)255-6318 and (available in the Tahoe/Northern California/Northern Nevada regions). I'm always happy to recommend other services for your event, too!

Host a house concert in your very own living room! Learn how at Concerts in Your Home, and while you are there, check out my profile.