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Your logo help is needed…
16February2012 @ 7:46 PM ~ by BagpiperDon
I’m pleased to announce that Nae Regrets is finally GROWING! The sound is expanding, new music is developing, and my hunger from skipping lunch is growing. We’re also growing our aesthetic adding to my band members’ appearance, to the website, and to our upcoming albums (psst — we’re working toward 2 right now!). With this, Nae Regrets needs a logo!
After much contemplation & deliberation the Nae Regrets’ Research & Development department has identified the basis of a logo concept — a triple spiral better known as a Triskelion or Triskele, as featured to the right. My intention is to use this on the website, the next album, on band shirts for our fans, and on our own performance clothing … on a banner, a bass drum head like every other band, playbills, et cetera.
This is all well and fine of course, however while Nae Regrets has a R&D department and Web Team, we are desperately lacking a Graphics Design house (budget cut-backs from last year, you understand — Bill Gates apparently didn’t see us as a charitable cause). While the sample featured here is only a demo, we need our own work done, and as with most current Nae Regrets’ endeavours we need this work prepared for free or cheap — please contact me if you think you can help. We (as in me) can promise to repay you in the form of lauding on gratitude, web links, copies of finished product, and a hand-shake or a hug if ever in the same town … and lunch, I can probably buy you lunch. Speaking of which, I’m off to scrounge up dinner…
New Album – Widdendream
Coming Spring 2011
… er, make that 2012
13April2011 @ 4:05 PM ~ by BagpiperDon
Oh yes, it’s time! Nae Regrets is busily preparing our next album. Working title “Widdendream”, being an obsolete Scottish word (noun) meaning “A state of mental disturbance or confusion”. Get your copy As Soon As Possible through this website or at BagpipeDiscs.com.
Nae Regrets’ Playing St. Patrick’s Day 2012
17March2012 Tour … yeah, so what if its a 1-day tour?
2February2012 @ 1:43 AM ~ by Sleepy BagpiperDon
Since St. Patrick’s Day 2009 Nae Regrets has played to lively Mick Finster’s Pub & Grill guests. Mick Finster’s is great — they have asked that Nae Regrets keep them on our annual calendar & of course we aim to please! We’re also planning other shows throughout the day around the greater-Greater Seattle Area — watch out for our schedule updates. The 2012 line-up will be the power-trio of your favourite BassMan BriAn, newly presenting Mike AKA “Thumper” on drum kit, and yours-truly playing Highland bagpipes like a banshee … but a male one of course, if they were to exist. Presently Nae Regrets also looks to feature not one but two most-awesome bellydancers Seraphina Fiero and Deidra … oh yes, this is a no-miss one-day “Tour”.
St. Patrick’s Day 2012 Schedule
Mick Finster’s – 1hr set between 530 & 7PM 17Mar2012 WITH BELLYDANCERS
Private Party – 30min set around 8PM 17Mar2012
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Nae Regrets play Gung Haggis Fat Choy in Seattle
Dwayne ate haggis for the first … and he liked it!
29February2012 @ 11:58 PM ~ by BagpiperDon
Yes, that’s right, my guys played the Seattle Gung Haggis Fat Choy on 19February2012. While persenting the salute to the haggis, Robert Burns style but as a rap, in an impromptue moment Dwayne got called up to eat haggis. To my understanding 1) Dwayne has never had haggis before, and 2) Dwayne still doesn’t know what’s in haggis (BTW folks, its really much better than folks complain, and usually those folks have never had it). Dwayne reported that he liked it, and as this was in front of the WHOLE Seattle GHFC audience, I’m thinking about allowing Dwayne to bypass the customary Nae Regrets’ new musician initiation. We had two crazy sets during both we debuted new music — music the GHFC crowd has not heard and also new tunes we’ve not performed yet. BassMan BriAn sported a shiny new mohawk (it even had that ‘new mohawk smell’), a must-see Seattle land-mark if you’re a tourist; I’m still looking for a picture of the new ‘hawk for reasons of prosperity and scientific review. (NOTE – Picture provided for use with kind permission by Jeff Haws – Thanks Jeff!)
Tina H.’s Surprise Birthday Celebration
Dwayne & Don Play at The King County Arts Council Offices 15December2011
16December 2011 ~ by BagpiperDon
Dwayne & I produced a Nae Regrets-lite performance for Tina today at the King County Arts Council offices in downtown Seattle. Amid their holiday celebration Tina requested a pipe & drum performance for her birthday — surprising her office-mates!
With few of her coworkers aware of our coming, we snuck in — through the front door, of course. … (click here for full article & pictures)
BagpipeDiscs.com Now Carrying Nae Regrets’ CDs – Order Now!
21July2010 ~ by BagpiperDon
At the 2010 Skagit Valley Highland Games in Mount Vernon Washington I met up with an associate of mine, Ian Lawther — proprietor of BagpipeDiscs.com, and a highly skilled Highland and Uilliean bagpipe player. Ian accepted the first supply of Nae Regrets’ latest album “Alive at Northwest Folklife 2010″, immediately selling 2 copies, and following the weekend made our disc available through his website. Since going into business, Ian has developed his company and website to carry a wide range of discs covering all aspects of piping — pipe bands, solo Scottish pipers, ancient piping styles all the way to the latest techno/fusion bagpipe albums, Northumbrian and Uilleann pipes and the various bagpipes of Europe.
BagpipeDiscs.com featuring Nae Regrets’ “Alive at Northwest Folklife 2009″
Nae Regrets Wants YOU!
Send Us Your Videos/Photos …and Musicians
2February2012 @ 1:20 AM ~ by BagpiperDon
Northwest Folklife 2011 as always was a great event for Nae Regrets — if you were there thank you for coming out and partying with us. If you got any photos or videos of us, please contact us and let us know where they’re posted — we like seeing your pictures too!Many people have asked us when & where is our next big show. You asked for it –You Got It! With the invaluable help of my Nae Regrets’ musicians I have begun exploring the ‘future vision’ I’ve held for my band — that Nae Regrets grows dynamically and do more stage performances. To do this, we need a few things, and I am turning to the fans of Nae Regrets for support…
If you have photos/videos of Nae Regrets that you would be willing to allow my team to use as part of our promotional materials, please contact us. Also — Seeking Musicians – talk to your friends, Nae Regrets is looking to add…
- Drum Kit – While Nae Regrets has worked with great drummers, we need a skilled player willing to commit 99.98 to 160%. Hurry now before Neil Peart auditions.
- Bass - Nae Regrets would like to find someone who can play electric preferably with the addition of stand-up.
- Singer(s) – An alto with strong skills and probably also a male vocalist; must have a willingness to learn weird Celtic songs, have creative abilities and a good commercial appearance.
- Fiddle – Not Castro, we’d probably like to go electric.
- Keyboard – Which would be… well, a keyboardist.
- Guitar – Someone able to play both acoustic & electric.