The Piper’s Farewell

It’s the end of an era for Molly’s Revenge. But not the end of the band.

At the end of March, bagpiper David Brewer will be leaving the band he founded 20 years ago on St. Patrick’s Day. We are super sad to see him go — but before he does, we’re planning a big final blowout tour. Our 2020 Piper‘s Farewell Tour will be our biggest and best ever, with dancers at some of the shows. Please come out and help us celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary. We hope to see you at one of the dates listed below!
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“Twenty years ago, I made one of the biggest decisions of my life: to pursue music as a full-time career. Founding Molly’s Revenge was one of the avenues that made this possible, and it has been a privilege to be a part of such a successful band for two decades. As a founding member of Molly’s Revenge, I have had the immense honor to tour across four continents, collaborate with incredible artists, and make lifelong friends. 

“Going forward, the time has come that I must say goodbye. I am bidding farewell to Molly’s Revenge, and this coming March tour will be my last series of performances with the band.

“While I play and perform on many instruments, I am first and foremost a bagpiper and Scottish music has long been where I find the most musical joy. I will therefore continue to perform with my Scottish band, The Fire, and work as a solo piper. I will also continue to teach workshops and give lessons to private students. The future is bright and I look forward to seeing what other musical possibilities may be in store. I thank you for your patronage, and hope you will continue to support me as an artist, in the quest to bring ever more joy to this world.”

Sincerely, David Brewer
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The End of an Era

In these last 20 years, we took the music of our ancestors across the globe, from Shanghai to Glasgow. For us, it was a golden age of laughter and tears, and we will never forget these past years. Members have come and gone, babies have been born, new bands have formed… and one of the kids is already getting up on stage with us from time to time! The idea of Molly’s Revenge that was created by David Brewer, Pete Haworth, George Grasso and Mark Boronkay back in 2000 will not be going away any time soon.

We don’t know exactly what will happen in the future, but Molly’s Revenge will live on. Our Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration will continue. Right now we’re listening to our fans and our venues, but one thing is for sure. No one can replace David Brewer!

Fan Appreciation Sale

We think this is a perfect time to show our appreciation to our fans with a big blowout sale on all CDs still in stock. If you’re missing a title or two in your collection, this is your chance to complete your Mollys library. For all CDs at our live shows, the regular price for one CD will remain at $15. But if you buy two or more, all CDs will cost only $10! And if you purchase four CDs, you get one free… that’s five for $40, or only $8 per CD. Don’t miss this sale, only at our live shows for now.

We made an effort to book most of our favorite venues for this tour. We sincerely hope to see you at one of David’s farewell shows!

–David, John, and Stu
The Lads of Molly’s Revenge

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2020 Piper‘s Farewell Tour

Details at mollysrevenge.com

Fri Feb 21, 2020 – Auburn State Theater, Auburn CA

Fri Feb. 28, 2020 – SLO House Concerts (2 shows) San Luis Obispo CA

Sat Feb 29, 2020 – Mission Coffee, Fremont CA

Sun March 1, 2020 – Angelica’s, Redwood City CA

March 6-7-8, 2020 – Sonora Celtic Faire, Sonora CA

March 13-14, 2020 – Seven Feathers Casino, Canyonville OR

Sun March 15, 2020 – St Marys Celtic Music Series, Pacific Grove CA

Tues March 17, 2020 – Michaels on Main, Soquel CA

Fri March 20, 2020 – Oak & Thorn Concerts, Fort Bragg CA

Sat March 21, 2020 – Pistol River Concert Series, Pistol River OR

Sun March 22, 2020 – Arcata CA, Details TBA

Sat March 28, 2020 – Pacifica Performances, Pacifica CA

New World String Project in 2020

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2020 is shaping up to be a busy year for one of my three bands: The New World String Project. January found us in the studio on a farm near Corvallis to record our first album of Nordic, Celtic, and American folk tunes. We spent a creative week of 12-hour days cozied up to the wood stove as cold rain washed away the remnants of 2019. Right now, Aryeh is cleaning up our first round of rough mixes and we’re all enjoying our first listen to the tracks we recorded. Here’s a first look at our tour dates for the upcoming year. Details: newworldstringproject.com

Friday February 7
Fort Bragg, CA
Oak & Thorn Presents
Gloriana Musical Theater at Eagles Hall
Fort Bragg, CA

Saturday February 8
Gilroy, CA
Barn Concert
SOLD OUT

Sunday February 9 (2 shows)
1. Woodside – Filoli Gardens Ballroom Cultural Series
2. Menlo Park, CA – House Concert

SPRING TOUR

April 16: OR – Bend – House Concert
April 17: ID – Boise – Barn Concert
April 18: ID – Twin Falls – First Presbyterian Church
April 20: MT – Bozeman Folklore Society
April 21: MT – Helena – St. Pauls United Methodist Church
April 22: MT – Missoula Folklore Society
April 23: WA – Spokane – Artists in the Dahmen
April 24: WA – Pendleton Art Center
April 25: WA – Ridgefield – Liberty Theater
April 26: WA – Olympia – Traditions Cafe

SUMMER TOUR
Saturday August 15: Dusty Strings – Seattle
Sunday August 16: Quimper Grange in Port Townsend WA
Monday August 17: Unity Church in Port Angeles WA
Tuesday August 18: House Concert in Bellingham WA
Wednesday August 19: House Concert in Anacortes WA
Thursday August 20: Whidbey Island Center for the Arts WA
Friday August 21: Artichoke Music – Portland OR
Saturday: August 22: Hayloft Barn – Salem OR
Sunday: August 23: House Concert – Springfield OR