is What is Coming Up or Happened Recently:
Sunday, May 26 - Annual Potluck and Free Concert
Details TBA - Always fun except when we get busted.
June 8 in the morning - Scenic Lowertown
St. Paul Farmer's Market (always fun)
July 19 - Friday in the p.m.
Chisago City Farmer's Market (first time but probably fun)
July 20 - in the late a.m.
Mill City Farmer's Market (this one is always fun)
July 21 - in the p.m.
Love Tree Farm - Pizza by the Pond - always fun
Irish Fair - always fun
Friday, August 9 - Drinking beer at the Fair
Saturday, August 10 - Workshop at 4:00
How Irish Songs Became American (fun + educational)
Sunday August 11
Workshop at Noon Sea Shanties: Work or Fun
2:30-3:30pm - Angry Orchard River Stage
5:00 - 5:30pm - Pub Stage
September 7 - in the morning, dontcha know.
Mill City Farmer's Market - details TBA (fun)
Saint Paul Bike Classic (always fun)
Also This Summer - Yes, there will be summer.
More Farmer's Markets
Dodge Nature Center possibly
Sheep Farm or two
We gave up on the audience with Pope Benny, because he is retired. We
are not sure about Pope Frankie, but he seems to be doing better than
The Eddies' latest (and first) CD is now available!
"Hold Fast" - Songs of Work, Love, & Death: Volume
Check out the Online
Liner Notes and How To Purchase.
See The Eddies Recorded Live
and In Person on Digital Tape Now.
Eddies are whirlpools or currents that run contrary to
the mainstream ... that's us!
Quotable Quotes Department
"...I soon got used to this singing, for the sailors never touched
a rope without it. Sometimes, when no one happened to strike up, and the
pulling, whatever it might be, did not seem to be getting forward very
well, the mate would always say, 'Come men, can't any of you sing? Sing
now and raise the dead.' And then some one of them would begin, and if
every man's arms were as much relieved as mine by the song, and he could
pull as much better as I did, with such a cheering accompaniment, I am
sure the song was well worth the breath expended on it. It is a great
thing in a sailor to know how to sing well, for he gets a great name by
it from the officers, and a good deal of popularity among his shipmates.
Some sea captains, before shipping a man, always ask him whether he can
sing out at a rope."
-Herman Melville, Redburn, chapter