I’m getting closer to launching my new book The Path – Songs and Stories to Quiet the Mind, Calm the Heart & Inspire the Soul. (See new cover photo above!) You may have been wondering what the heck I’ve been doing this past two months since my first shipment of books arrived and I became the happy “mom” of my new delivery! I have been ever so silent on my blog! Well, here’s why:
For starters I’ve been booking, planning and rehearsing for St. Patrick’s Day related music gigs and have a full schedule of appearances across the next two weeks. My “March Music Madness” started this past weekend where I performed with my friend and musician/guitarist John Burleson at the North Texas Irish Festival in Dallas. We had a great time at the festival with song sessions, music sessions and time with friends old and new.
This week, my schedule begins with hosting the Irish Song Session at Dugan’s Irish Pub on Thursday, March 7 from 7-9 p.m. and performing at the Historic Arkansas Museum for their new exhibit as part of 2nd Friday Art Night on Friday, March 8 from 5-8 p.m.
You may see my compete schedule of upcoming performances on my website, www.CellaDawnMusic.com.
Speaking of the website, I’ve been busy writing fresh content for my NEWLY designed website, (designed by the wonderfully skilled and creative Marcella Wiggins, my webmaster) which is about to debut SOON! By “SOON” we (and I do mean “we” as this is a team effort of Marcella and me) are shooting for the end of this coming weekend, March 10th (God willing and the creek don’t rise!).
Next, I’ve also been working hard to promote the 14th Annual 2013 Rock to North Little Rock St. Patrick’s Day Parade that is happening on Saturday, March 16th at 1:00 p.m. The Parade starts at 3rd & Rock in Little Rock, travels through River Market, crosses the Main Street Bridge into the Argenta Historic District, ending at 5th and Main in North Little Rock. Our Parade permit allows us to go to 6th and Main so if you want to watch the parade in that last block, that’s cool with us! We love having spectators line the entire parade route from start to finish. I sure hope you come out and bring your kids, families and friends as the Parade Committee has worked extremely hard this year to make the Parade the best yet! For more information about the Parade, visit the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas website: www.IrishArkansas.org.
Note: 2012 Parade Photo of Peg singing from the Shamrock Lawncare Float Courtesy of Jason Crader Photography
Next is the planning of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Mass on Sunday, March 17th at 9 am at St. Edward Catholic Church located at 9th and Sherman in downtown Little Rock. The Mass celebrates the Patron Saint of Ireland and includes various aspects of Irish culture – Irish language, songs, music and dancing. There is a reception in the church cafeteria after Mass with includes a short program of Irish dance from the McCafferty School of Irish Dance and the O’Donovan School of Irish Dance.
If you don’t think I have been busy enough to be neglectful of my blog, there have been a few other things I’m working on in addition to the above which I’ll talk about when the time comes.
For now, suffice to say that I’m gearing up for a fun and successful celebration of all things Irish across the month of March and I hope you will join me for some or all of it!
I’ll tell you more about the book launch AFTER St. Patrick’s Day!
Oh, and remember to wear your green!