Calendar — Mick’s Performances

Spud & Mick at Portland’s Oakshire patio.

OK, I’ll admit to being a bit lax about updating the calendar as the pandemic dragged on (and on, and on…) 

However, I’ve been good at sending out an email once a month with details on whatever gigs we’ve got. If you’d like to be on the email list, zap me an email!

October 2, Sunday, 5-7pm, Spud Siegel and I  play our regular First Sunday Gig — with Steve Einhorn — at Oakshire Brewing”s Portland Beer Hall!

October 6, Thursday, 4pm — I’ll play a ten minute on-line set as part of the 4-days-in-a-row of mini-concerts at the Virtual Dulcimer Festival.  This is an incredibly well organized music festival with concerts and workshops for hammer dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, concertina, fiddle, guitar, ukulele and another dozen or so instruments, with participants from 7 countries.  These classes are a great deal (at $10.30 each hour session)!  

October 7, Friday, at 12pm I’ll be teaching the first of three online classes for the Virtual Dulcimer Festival, this one for novice hammerbox players, where we’ll have fun with the ancient tune, “The Girl I Left Behind Me.” 

October 7, Saturday, 9:45-11:45, A two-hour on-line session working on “La Llorona” for the Virtual Dulcimer Festival.   A great Mexican tune you can hear on this page.

October 7, Saturday, 12-1pm, An on-line session on playing accompaniment on the hammerbox.  We’ll use “Shenandoah” as the test piece :)

October 8 — We’re playing a private party.  You could hire us to play one for you :)

October 20, Thursday, 7-9pm — At the Double Mountain Brewery’s Portland Taproom, Spud Siegel and I play with fiddler extraordinaire George Penk.  They serve their own beers and soda (the ginger ale is great!) and have a good kitchen!

October 29, Thursday, 7-9pm, Spud and I with our pal Bill Uhligh on bass, appearing as Spud and the New Reef Rangers at McMenamin’s Edgefield Winery.  Why the different name, you might ask?  This set will have an “Island Music” theme, and well, they wanted a band name :)

November 6, Sunday, 4-6pm, Spud Siegel and I  play our regular First Sunday Gig — with Steve Einhorn — at Oakshire Brewing”s Portland Beer Hall!  Note that we’re back to “winter hours” with a 4pm start!  We play outdoors under their serious canopy with heaters. Check out their menu, and feel free to bring in food from other neighborhood restaurants.