COAST TO COAST ROOTS MUSIC
Lindsay Street plays roots music from Ireland, England, Quebec, Scandinavia, and France, as well as original compositions. Inspired by the past as well as emerging musical traditions, Lindsay Street delivers rich and varied arrangements that connect the old and the new. Lindsay Street's repretoire features creative use of accordion, guitar, violin, mandolin, bodhran, bouzouki, banjo, whistles, and other assorted instruments.
LINDSAY STREET IN THE STUDIO!
We're excited to say we're heading into the recording studio to start recording our follow-up to Heavy Bug!
IN LOVING MEMORY: Lindsay Street’s bodhran and bones player, Bryan Early, passed away on January 4, 2014 after living with cancer for a number of years.
He was the heartbeat of our band, facing every challenge that came his way with grace and humor, never letting the music stop.
We’ll be thinking of Bryan whenever we play music, and we know all of you who knew him will as well. Our hearts are with his family and friends. Raise a glass in Bryan's honor and play some music in his memory.
Sincerely, Lindsay Street
My first reaction to this recording was – these people are having fun! That began with the colorful and whimsical cover artwork and continued with the upbeat, happy and sometimes humorous tunes and songs. Lindsay Street have been playing around the Pacific Northwest since 2004. They play tunes from all around the oceans; Scandinavia, Quebec, the British Isles, France, their home in Bellingham, and other lands.
Heavy Bug is their second CD after their debut My Bird (2006). It has a nice mix of traditional and original tunes and songs from the British Isles, France and Scandinavia, influenced by where they live on the Pacific Northwest coast in Bellingham, Washington.
The opening tune, Heavy Bug, composed by band member Jean Rogers, begins with a fine guitar intro by Jean, then joined by Bryan Early on the bones, followed by Elizabeth Elton on violin, and finally Robin Elwood on the button accordion. It has a lively Scandinavian dance feel to it, and is followed by a Stefan Brisland-Ferner tune from the Swedish group Garmarna, with Bryan switching to bodhran in a steady beat. This is music to make you want to dance. They play with a feeling that they’ve played together for many years, which they have.
Next is a song, Pour un Instant, sung by Jean and Liz, which Jean brought with her from her days in Montréal. It conveys the lively spirit of French Canada. This is followed by a lively Laura’s Wedding Waltz (by Dan Newton) featuring Robin’s fine accordion playing, which transports you to a sidewalk café in Paris.
Following that are a series of British Isles songs and tunes including a lively version of Boneparte’s March; the traditional English song, Nottamun Town; a lively jig, Jiggery Poker Work, by English melodeon player Jon Spiers; a lovely (but to me, less familiar) version of the female sailor song, Lovely Nancy; a set of Irish tunes - Kerfunken (jig), Liverpool Hornpipe, and Mountain Road (reel); a charming, yet meditative version of Adieu Lovely Nancy, inspired by one of Bryan’s sailing adventures around the San Juan Islands; and Miss Lindsay Barker, an English waltz by Andy Cutting, followed by an Irish jig, O’Farrel’s Welcome to Limerick, which Lindsay Street retitled Squirrelly (“because it is”).
The recording finishes with a Scandinavian holiday tune set of drinking and fighting; Au Bord de la Fontaine, a French drinking song of friendship turning into a lover’s fight, followed by a traditional French waltz; and Heir to an Air, an original Celtic style slow air composed by Jean Rogers.
These lively, charming and often humorous songs and tunes are guaranteed set your feet to dancing and raise your spirits – highly recommended to cheer you up on some of the dreary rainy days we experience in the Pacific Northwest. Well done, Lindsay Street!
CD Release of Heavy Bug :
"This is an amazing, amazing album. They should be doing a lot more
festivals and a lot more touring. Good stuff. They are right up there
with the best who do this kind of thing."
—Dan Maher, Inland Folk, Northwest Public Radio
“These lively, charming and often humorous songs and tunes are
guaranteed to set your feet to dancing and raise your spirits – highly
recommended to cheer you up on some of the dreary rainy days we
experience in the Pacific Northwest. Well done, Lindsay Street!”
—Stewart Hendrickson, Pacific Northwest Folklore Society
“Heavy Bug will become a permanent part of my morning music rotation, along with Bare Necessities, Wild Asparagus, Sharon Shannon, Evan Lurie, Kevin Burke, Thunderhead, and Blowzabella. You'll be keeping pretty good company in Minnesota.”
—Dan Newton, composer, arranger, accordionist and frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion
"Bust out the kilts and the tall, frosty mugs for this one. This
recording sounds excellent...Each member is rock solid and tight
—Adam Brown, What's Up magazine
6140 Guide Meridian
The Majestic Ballroom 1027 N Forest St. Bellingham, WA 98225
The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center's (WDRC) Peace Builder Awards Gala gets more amazing every year. Silent auction, food and drinks, hilarious improv theatre, music, and the peace builder awards themselves. We love playing at this event and are delighted to be asked back again!
Firehouse Performing Arts Center 1314 Harris Avenue, Bellingham WA 98225.
Please come join all your Firehouse friends and fellow artists for a fun fall gathering. Find out what the future holds for the Firehouse and how you can become a part of that future.
Live music provided by Lindsay Street! There will be some beverages on hand and feel free to bring along a potluck dish to share. This is a wonderful way to connect with your fellow friends and artists. Hope to see you there!
Lindsay Street at the Depot Market Square, Bellingham, Washington!
Bellingham's new Sunday market with a great mix of artists, food and music.
Lindsay Street informal acoustic session at City Dogs Grooming in Bellingham, WA. The band helps City Dogs celebrate one year at their new location on the corner of Holly Street and Lakeway and 15 years since they first opened in Bellingham.
Local art, fabulous people and awesoome dogs! A great chance to hear some new tunes and pick up a Lindsay Street CD as a holiday present.
It's a Celtic holiday special with the Rad-Trad-Bellinghamster band Lindsay Street.
Stella Art Bar is located at 311 East Holly Street, Bellingham, WA
Lindsay Street 8:30 to 9:30
26 Hours of Music For 26 Local Charities
26 Acts of Kindness ... For Sandy Hook Elementary
Blue Horse Gallery Friday Jan 11th Line-up: Prozac Mountain Boys, Lindsay Street, and special guests The Heligoats and Eef Barzelay from Clem Snide.
Thursday January 10th 7pm-11pm
Friday January 11th 7pm-Midnight (Lindsay Street 8:30 to 9:30)
Saturday January 12th 2pm-Midnight
Sunday January 13th 2pm-9pm
CHUCKANUT COMMUNITY FOREST CAMPAIGN BENEFIT
Saturday January 12, 7:30 P.M.
Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Avenue, Bellingham
Bellingham Repertory Dance Company
Poet Kevin Murphy
Lindsay Street Band
Also present will be representatives of the campaign steering
committee, who will answer questions about the proposed Chuckanut
Community Forest District.
Suggested donation of $15.00.
Informal acoustic rehearsal/performance
7PM, at 711 E Holly Street, Bellingham, Washington 98225
Part of Bellingham's downtown Gallery Walk.
Bake Sale fundraiser for Alternative Humane Society.
Returning to the fabulous and intimate Blue Horse Gallery for a roll-out of new tunes and old favorites. Good food, chocolate wine, and a relaxed place to hear the band.
The talented Taurian Brian Buller opens, with some beautiful Celtic-inspitred folktronic acoustic tunes.
301 W. Holly
Bellingham, Washington 98225
Lindsay Street's debut at 'The Carnegie Hall' of Bellingham folk.
Please come out and make us look great!
Sharing the bill with Catkins...good old-timey stuff!
1015 N. State Street
Bellingham, Washington 98225
Members of Lindsay street will feature in 'Shamrock Street'...playing ourselves, except more Irish and Loud.
Details on the way....
Lindsay Street at Boundary Bay with Irish Dancers.
Triple gig with Sam Chue and The Catkins.
Nice New-ish venue, good musical compatriots, and no cover!
We'll go on after the other two, around midnight!!!!!
Monday 5-27, fisher Green Stage
At the fabulous, busy Fisher Green Stage!
Lindsay Street at the Waterfront Artist Studio Collective as part of the monthly Downtown Bellingham Gallery Walk.
The amazing, all-ages, outdoor, BBQ-worthy Beer Garden at Boundary Bay.
There's a playground and good beer, for goodness' sake!
Don't Miss it!
Celebrate summer with Lindsay Street, the Catkins, a slew of other musicians, a BBQ cookout, a cob-building workshop, a tour of the new Neighborhood community garden, and much much more!
Firehouse Open House!
Launch party for Bellewood Acres' fabulous new Raspberry Infused local vodka!
We'll be playing out on the fabulous patio from 1-4 PM.
It's 10 minutes from Bellingham, and they have a neat thing going at Bellewoos..local spirits, apples, a store of cool products, food, fudge, and ice cream. AND a sweet cider slushy machine. Come check it out at:
6140 Guide Meridian
Tom Glenn Commons, near Hotel Bellweather One Bellwether Way Bellingham, 98225
Sundays afternoon outdoor arts market and concert series!
Monday night, it's a hoedown Lindsay Street style, live at the Lyden Fair. NW Washington Fair is an annual event where the community celebrates its agricultural heritage, creates memories, learns and is entertained.
Lindsay Street at the Black Dog wine bar and live music theater in Snoqualmie, WA.
Palouse Folklore Society welcomes Lindsay Street for an outdoor summer evening concert at The Attic (Lawn Concert), Moscow Idaho.
Historic Cordelia Church is the oldest Lutheran church in Idaho (established 1883) and is located about 8 miles southeast of Moscow, in a wheat field. Lindsay Street is the final performance of the free summer concert series.
Part of the “Fresh, Local, Music!” series, Lindsay Street performs in Fairhaven at the Wednesday Farmers’ Market on the Fairhaven Village Green.
Hovander park.. Skilshare is an amazing 2-day swap meet of fam skills, accompanied by music and so forth! It was pretty amazing last year, and we expect great things this year too! Want to practice blacksmithing while listening to Lindsay Street? Get out there quick!
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center's annual Peace Builder Awards Gala!
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center's Annual Peace Builder Awards... a fabulous event we have been part of for a number of years now (6?)...great food, presentations, a dessert dash, and a good cause!
Solstice concert with Giant's Causeway- early show
Solstice concert with Giant's Causeway-late show
OK, for real. Last gig of the year! We think... 2-5 PM at Bellewood distillery, farm, farm store, restaurant, bakery, fudge-maker, et cetera... 10 minutes from bellingham!
Twas the night before craziness swept through the house,
the music was stirring, the people were soused.....
Boundary Bay=St Paddy's day in Bellingham.
This is our part of it.
Thu, 05/15 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In the Downtown store deli
Free, all ages
Swan Cafe 'Third Thursday' concert series.
Informal, free show in the always-busy always-delicious Swan Cafe.
Lindsay Street is pleased to be the featured entertainment at the Farihaven Wednesday Farmer's Market. It's the opening weekend, and we guarantee the weather will be splendid. Bring your crafty shopping basket and your Bellinghamster lawn chair, and revel in the festival! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bellingham-Farmers-Market/30710694970
Our favorite gallery, some of our favorite Bellingham artists, an open, fun, and vital vibe among all the studios up the stairs down by Jalapenos.
Come check it out! Kids dancing! Snacks! Art! Us!
Special Bonus...Cover artist for our last album, Christian Smith has her studio there...prints and paintings galore!
Terri and Chris's Wedding!
Art-Show opening, meet-n-greet with members! Private event..but the art exhibit looks awesome!
We'll be playing at the Twisp Market...about 9:30 to noon. Downtown Twisp!
North Stage, 5:45 PM. At the best free festival you can imagine! Richland, Wa
Our Debut in the lovely Twisp River Pub (and brewery)
Returning for a little more chilly fall busking mayhem at the Farmers Market in Downtown Twisp!
More details TBD
More details TBD
Sunday afternoon farm tunes at Bellewood...details TBA
Monday Night...Irish Trad Night... with Peader MacMahon and Jan Peters.
Apple Blossoms...Honey Bees... orchard, restaurant, distillery....upbeat music....what is not to like???
Here's a hint....410 E North St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Beautiful park, homegrown and roots music.... eastern Washington in the summer.
Happy Anniversary! Lindsay Street helps celebrate "25 years together" for Dale and Bernsie!
Lindsay Street plays dinner concert for Chambers clan, family & friends. Heeeee Hawwww!
Due to the aftermath of the fires and the lack of people in the Methow Valley, the Cidery is re-scheduling shows. It looks like an awesome venue... we look forward to getting out there. In the meantime, everyone help out the methow/okanogan area when and how you can!
Richland, Wa. http://www.tumbleweedfest.com/
Fairhaven Village Green
Lindsay Street at 11. 305 Flora downtown.
Irish & Folk Monday Evenings at Boundary Bay Brewery will be moving into the cool new Mountain Room on Monday Night for The Open Irish Session !!!
Session 5 or 5:30 to 8, Show 8 - 9:30 and Delicious Baked Potatoes will be available !
More details to come but you access the room via its patio right off the Alley next to Maple St there behind Boundary Bay Brewery front and just down from the beer garden.
Tonasket Community Cultural Center..details TBA
Irish Folk Night! At The Honeymoon! Following the Irish session!
St PAddy's Day gig in the lovely Sedro-Wooley area winery. One of our favorite gigs!
St paddy's day itself, we'll be returning to the Conway Muse, south of Mt Vernon. Its been a few years, and we're looking forward to getting back to this way-cool venue!
First Friday Cincert/artwalk music in the new upstairs seating area at the Community Food Co-op.
Its our 'rock' of a gig to keep us sane (ish) while we do studio striving!
Irish night at (all ages) Honeymoon Meadery. Open acoustic session 6-8, Headliner 8 to 9:30. $5 donation.
First Annual Red Barn Lavender Festival
July 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
We are happy to announce Red Barn Lavender will be having our first annual Lavender Festival. https://redbarnlavender.com/
Sunday July 10th, 2016 From 10 am to 4 pm.
Location: 3106 Thornton Road, Ferndale, WA 98248
Admission is free.
Come and stroll through the lavender fields. Bring a folding chair and sit and enjoy.
Bring your camera and take pictures of your family in the lavender. If Mt Baker can be seen in the east, it makes a nice background.
Bring a picnic lunch to eat on the grounds. (Please no alcohol except for the registered Wine Tasting booth!)
There will be lavender products and U-cut fresh lavender bunches for sale.
We’ll have Celtic music and wine tasting from Mount Baker Vineyards.
There will be Art, and Lavender Chocolate Truffles for sale.