Different Drums of Ireland back home again

Discussion in 'rec.music.percussion' started by Paul Marshall, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. To RMMP, RMMPH-D, RMC

    Hey guys,

    I just returned home yesterday from my little sojourn to the US , my first
    tour playing with Different Drums of Ireland.

    WOW!!

    I had an absolute blast from day 1 until I returned, we were treated like
    royalty wherever we went and sold out all our shows with the exception of
    Oshkosh which was a disappointment because the promoter didn't do any
    promotion at all, a case of somebody...everybody...nobody... It did have
    it's own silver lining but that's a little personal for here. The people
    were incredible, everyone was so friendly and helpful, I thank them one and
    all for taking us to their hearts and homes, I have many wonderful memories.

    BigTop was the largest crowd (900) despite our Lambeg hoops swelling with
    the humidity and making the drum unusable for the first time in the history
    of the band, we sold out both the Al Ringling in Baraboo and the Calumet
    theatre (both 750) and had standing ovations everywhere we went, heck we
    even got ovations walking into bars after the shows - so cool. All the
    people lining up for flesh pressing, Cd signing and wanting photographs is a
    novelty to me and more than a little embarrassing but flattering at the same
    time, I suppose I could get used to it LOL. We had a fabulous session in
    the bar at Chautauqua after the show, there were a couple of other Irish
    musicians there with their instruments and we played until the bar threw us
    out, I recorded it on DV audio but my camera jammed after visiting Copper
    Harbour in the UP so it'll be a few days before I can start assembling video

    One of the highlights was that Jay Epstein and Heide made the 5 hr trip from
    Minneapolis to the Big Top in Chautauqua (Bayfield WI) and it was such a joy
    to see my friend and mentor again, my only regret was that we had such a
    short time together, they had to drive back directly after the show - Thank
    you Jay for your efforts and your extreme generosity, you are a light in the
    darkness and a friend indeed. We got a couple of fez shots for the record
    which I hope he will send to me.

    I have a load of stuff to share but I'll need a few days to gather my
    thoughts and material. I have a shedload of video and some stills, I bought
    a new mem card in Chicago on Friday and have stuck up a few images (50-100k
    each, may be slow on dialup) of the couple of hours spent in downtown
    Chicago at http://www.powerhaus.net/images/us03/us03.htm the page is all
    over the place but it was a quick throw together which needs refined

    The last 4 days were spent at Boulder Junction in a huge lakefront log cabin
    as guests of an artistic director who wishes us to work with him for a big
    tour in 2005. We were schmoozed greatly, only the best restaurants and
    treatment, they even managed to arrange the Northern lights for us LOL.
    We're working thru IMG artist management in NY and the project has already
    gained serious momentum to the point where they are about to start pitching
    to theatres coast to coast across the US. We're a little excited :). I
    can't give more details yet until we are further down the road but suffice
    to say that I've already exceeded my career pinnacle.

    Anyway guys, I loved the Northlands of Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan, I'm
    seriously jealous of any of you who live there, it's stunning.

    Oh yeah, the food is great, everything is supersized, where else in the
    world is a pint of coke considered small? coffee is generally disgusting
    unless you get it made in someone's home :) but that's probably just the
    European in me :)

    Cheers all it's great to be back

    Paul
    (Jetlagged ZZZZZzzzzzzzz.......)
    ----------------------
    Paul Marshall
    Portfolio Sound Artist
    http://www.powerhaus.net
    http://www.drumdojo.com
    http://www.differentdrums.co.uk
    NI Facilitator for the Da Capo Foundation
    www.dacapo.co.uk
    Drumdojo Recommended link For June 2003
    Percussion of Persia http://tinyurl.com/ddbg
  2. In rec.music.makers.percussion.hand-drum Paul Marshall <paul@pantspowerhaus.net> wrote:
    > To RMMP, RMMPH-D, RMC


    > Hey guys,


    > I just returned home yesterday from my little sojourn to the US , my first
    > tour playing with Different Drums of Ireland.


    > WOW!!


    Hey Paul!
    Welcome back home and it's so great your tour was such a great
    success! I'm hoping that means there'll be more (a bit further
    South next time...hint hint! :)

    We all look forward to hearing more war stories from the
    tour of the North.

    Benj
  3. michael b

    michael b Guest

    A big welcome home Paul.
    Sounds like you had a ball,
    michael



    "Paul Marshall" <paul@PANTSpowerhaus.net> wrote in message
    news:biarnl$aol$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk...
    > To RMMP, RMMPH-D, RMC
    >
    > Hey guys,
    >
    > I just returned home yesterday from my little sojourn to the US , my first
    > tour playing with Different Drums of Ireland.
    >
    > WOW!!
    >
    > I had an absolute blast from day 1 until I returned, we were treated like
    > royalty wherever we went and sold out all our shows with the exception of
    > Oshkosh which was a disappointment because the promoter didn't do any
    > promotion at all, a case of somebody...everybody...nobody... It did have
    > it's own silver lining but that's a little personal for here. The people
    > were incredible, everyone was so friendly and helpful, I thank them one

    and
    > all for taking us to their hearts and homes, I have many wonderful

    memories.
    >
    > BigTop was the largest crowd (900) despite our Lambeg hoops swelling with
    > the humidity and making the drum unusable for the first time in the

    history
    > of the band, we sold out both the Al Ringling in Baraboo and the Calumet
    > theatre (both 750) and had standing ovations everywhere we went, heck we
    > even got ovations walking into bars after the shows - so cool. All the
    > people lining up for flesh pressing, Cd signing and wanting photographs is

    a
    > novelty to me and more than a little embarrassing but flattering at the

    same
    > time, I suppose I could get used to it LOL. We had a fabulous session in
    > the bar at Chautauqua after the show, there were a couple of other Irish
    > musicians there with their instruments and we played until the bar threw

    us
    > out, I recorded it on DV audio but my camera jammed after visiting Copper
    > Harbour in the UP so it'll be a few days before I can start assembling

    video
    >
    > One of the highlights was that Jay Epstein and Heide made the 5 hr trip

    from
    > Minneapolis to the Big Top in Chautauqua (Bayfield WI) and it was such a

    joy
    > to see my friend and mentor again, my only regret was that we had such a
    > short time together, they had to drive back directly after the show -

    Thank
    > you Jay for your efforts and your extreme generosity, you are a light in

    the
    > darkness and a friend indeed. We got a couple of fez shots for the record
    > which I hope he will send to me.
    >
    > I have a load of stuff to share but I'll need a few days to gather my
    > thoughts and material. I have a shedload of video and some stills, I

    bought
    > a new mem card in Chicago on Friday and have stuck up a few images

    (50-100k
    > each, may be slow on dialup) of the couple of hours spent in downtown
    > Chicago at http://www.powerhaus.net/images/us03/us03.htm the page is all
    > over the place but it was a quick throw together which needs refined
    >
    > The last 4 days were spent at Boulder Junction in a huge lakefront log

    cabin
    > as guests of an artistic director who wishes us to work with him for a big
    > tour in 2005. We were schmoozed greatly, only the best restaurants and
    > treatment, they even managed to arrange the Northern lights for us LOL.
    > We're working thru IMG artist management in NY and the project has already
    > gained serious momentum to the point where they are about to start

    pitching
    > to theatres coast to coast across the US. We're a little excited :). I
    > can't give more details yet until we are further down the road but suffice
    > to say that I've already exceeded my career pinnacle.
    >
    > Anyway guys, I loved the Northlands of Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan,

    I'm
    > seriously jealous of any of you who live there, it's stunning.
    >
    > Oh yeah, the food is great, everything is supersized, where else in the
    > world is a pint of coke considered small? coffee is generally disgusting
    > unless you get it made in someone's home :) but that's probably just the
    > European in me :)
    >
    > Cheers all it's great to be back
    >
    > Paul
    > (Jetlagged ZZZZZzzzzzzzz.......)
    > ----------------------
    > Paul Marshall
    > Portfolio Sound Artist
    > http://www.powerhaus.net
    > http://www.drumdojo.com
    > http://www.differentdrums.co.uk
    > NI Facilitator for the Da Capo Foundation
    > www.dacapo.co.uk
    > Drumdojo Recommended link For June 2003
    > Percussion of Persia http://tinyurl.com/ddbg
    >
    >



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  4. nick amoroso

    nick amoroso Guest

    welcome back, paul. glad it went well. perhaps you can schedule an l.a. date
    or two the next time. dinner's on me. :)

    peace,
    :nick amoroso:
    professional drums and instruction
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  5. Glenn Dowdy

    Glenn Dowdy Guest

    "nick amoroso" <soulbelly@aol.comICAL> wrote in message
    news:20030824222456.06319.00000445@mb-m28.aol.com...
    > welcome back, paul. glad it went well. perhaps you can schedule an l.a.

    date
    > or two the next time. dinner's on me. :)
    >

    Fish tacos _again_?

    Glenn D.
  6. J. R. Baker

    J. R. Baker Guest

    Glad your trip was a success, Paul. Nick, and you now have something
    in common, can you guess what it is? Hint: it down and think about it.

    My best,

    J. R.
  7. J. R. Baker

    J. R. Baker Guest

    WHOOPS! I Meant,''Sit'' down and think about it.

    My tired best,

    J. R.
  8. "nick amoroso" <soulbelly@aol.comICAL> wrote in message
    news:20030824222456.06319.00000445@mb-m28.aol.com...
    > welcome back, paul. glad it went well. perhaps you can schedule an l.a.

    date
    > or two the next time. dinner's on me. :)
    >
    > peace,
    > :nick amoroso:



    Yea. Fish tacos.

    ;-PP
  9. "Glenn Dowdy" <glenn.dowdy@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:Adg2b.3182$ln2.519@news.cpqcorp.net...
    >
    > "nick amoroso" <soulbelly@aol.comICAL> wrote in message
    > news:20030824222456.06319.00000445@mb-m28.aol.com...
    > > welcome back, paul. glad it went well. perhaps you can schedule an

    l.a.
    > date
    > > or two the next time. dinner's on me. :)
    > >

    > Fish tacos _again_?
    >
    > Glenn D.
    >
    >


    DOH
  10. > I just returned home yesterday from my little sojourn to the US , my first
    > tour playing with Different Drums of Ireland.
    >
    > WOW!!
    >

    Congratulations.
    By sharing your success you give everyone a little hope, and
    motivation to keep on playing.
    MN

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