I'm happy to announce that a project I've been hard at work on for these past months has come to fruition: Daymark. It's a trio performing traditional Irish music on fiddle, flute, border pipes, and guitar. It features my longtime musical partner, Eric McDonald, and the Irish fiddler Dan Foster, originally from York, England. We'll be playing around New England a bit this spring, and will be announcing more upcoming dates soon. You can check out a few videos from our first concert for now, and we'll be coming out with studio tracks later on in the spring. It's something I'm very excited about, and there should be quite a bit more developing with it as the year progresses.

The latter half of 2016 was a publicly quiet one for me. Aside from working on Daymark, I was also quite busy in the pipemaking workshop, where I'm now partners with Nate Banton. You can see what we're up to over at our website. I've also been playing locally around Portland and Boston quite a bit, with forays down to New York City and Philadelphia as well; most of these have been session gigs on the flute. 

I've got two other projects that I'm also working on in the background that I expect to announce later on this year, so keep watching this space. In the meantime, I hope to see you out at one of the Daymark concerts!

 

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AuthorWill Woodson

Well, I've been quiet for a while, eh? I can assure you all it's for a good reason: I've been working away this winter getting the new set of (flat) pipes I made for myself late in 2015 reeded, fettled, and well played in. I'm loving the results, and you can see a quick video of the new set here.

I'll be taking the pipes on their maiden tour around New England in late March and April, with dates in Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Boston. I'll be in the company of Eric McDonald, and we'll be playing material off of our recent album, "The Sunny Hills", as well as some newer material. A full list of dates can be found here.

Hope to see all of you out there!

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AuthorWill Woodson

After a busy few months that have produced a brand new set of pipes for myself (as well as a few other things you'll be hearing about soon), I'm happy to be hopping on a plane bound for Northern California. I'm off to Santa Cruz for to teach at a weekend of workshops and perform at a house concert.

I'll be teaching a day-long piping workshop on Saturday the 7th, a whistle and flute workshop on Sunday the 8th, and playing a solo house concert on the same Sunday evening. If you'd like to attend any of this, just drop Jay Salter a line at jaysalter@cruzio.com or 831.429.5836, or get in touch with me here. 

Hope to see you out there, California! I'm looking forward to sharing the tunes I picked up during my summer tours and autumnal archive trawling. I can guarantee strathspeys.

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AuthorWill Woodson

My summer adventures continue with a host of dates around Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia this July, with appearances at PEI Fiddle Camp in Charlottetown and the Boxwood Festival in Lunenburg. I'll be performing and giving workshops at both of these events, so check out my upcoming dates for details if you're at all interested. In other news, reviews of The Sunny Hills are starting to roll in; recently, Dan Neely of The Irish Echo was kind enough to say a few words about us. 

If you still haven't heard the album or managed to get your hands on a copy, head over to willandericmusic.com to hear some tracks and order yourself one.

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