Dwayne ate haggis for the first … and he liked it!
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!)
17March2012 Tour … yeah, so what if its a 1-day tour?
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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Pipes & Drum at the King County Arts Council Offices in Seattle
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. We started our performance half-way up the stairs to the second level of their offices with a rousing round of our Brown-haired Maiden set ending at the top of the stairs in the center of the surprised party. We then rounded out our set debuting a jig-combo, a tune relative to the Harry Potter series, and finished with a bit of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” & the tried-and-true Scotland The Brave.
After our performance we found that there are a great group of people operating the King County Arts Council. They received us well and we hope to play for them again!
Hiding out in their break-room
Dwayne & Don
Just your typical kilted office workers
There’s loud music in your office…
I think this is the first time Nae Regrets has performed in an office.
…and I reckon it was the first time bagpipes & a drum were used to rock-out in this office, too.
Big finish — BIG FINISH!
EGADS BagpiperDon, what’s that fuzz on your face?!?
GOOD NIGHT SEATTLE!!!
…er, KING COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL!!!
Memorial Day Weekend 27-30 May 2011
Nae Regrets is excitedly ramping up for another Northwest Folklife — four days of outdoor playing to lively audiences with Nae Regrets’ style no-energy-held-back bagpipes & rock’n’roll drums. This year we will be featuring some guest drummers, be sure to come out! Also join Nae Regrets at Mick Finster’s in Edmonds on Monday evening for our after party — meet the band and get your CDs signed! (map of where Nae Regrets should be playing)
Special on Sunday around 3PM at NWFolklife we’re planning an all-out performance set including a Highland and Irish dancer. Also joining us, I’m very pleased to announce, will be the alternate bellydance troupe Hands Of Kali. Since 2003, troupe Hands Of Kali has been entertaining West Coast audiences with their unique brand of eclectic modern bellydance. My prediction is that each of our contemporary art-form approaches will complement one another making for a one-of-a-kind performance not to be missed!
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Before Northwest Folklife we should be launching a new website, slated to include a streaming-audio page. On this page we intend to post recordings throughout the weekend of our performances. We will be featuring these recordings for a limited time, so be sure to tune in!
Nae Regrets pulls a St. Patrick’s Day Hat-Trick
13April2010 ~ by BagpiperDon
St. Patrick’s Day 2009 & 2010 were lively years at Mick Finster’s Pub & Grill performed by a contingent of Nae Regrets. After playing 2010, Mick Finsters asked that Nae Regrets keep them on our calendar for St. Pat’s 2011. With guests Ronnie-B on drum kit and Beatstock playing hand-drums, Nae Regrets performed three tight sets again receiving rave response from Mick Finsters’ guests — our last set being extra long, responded to by dancers. Forecast calls for Nae Regrets to take musical command of Mick Finsters again in 2012 — so while you may have to wait another year, come out to hear us live, buy a CD, buy ten CDs, get some food and do some St.Pat’s celebrating! Visit Mick Finster’s pub & grill at MickFinsters.com.