Maiden Rock: Original Music by Sherry Ladig is shipping now!
The CD from my fall Kickstarter campaign will be out in time for St. Patrick’s Day! You can purchase it by mailing $15 + $3 shipping and handling to Sherry Ladig, 1793 Ashland Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Sherry Ladig is a musician and composer in Minnesota’s Twin Cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. A frequent performer of many styles of folk music including Traditional Irish (Dunquin), Scottish dance and concert performance (Dalwhinnie), mid-to-late 19th century American (The New Pearl Buttons), and Elite Rabble (music from the Georgian and Regency periods, including English Country Dance music and British naval music). Sherry performs Celtic and 19th-century historic music regularly in the Twin Cities. Dunquin, Dalwhinnie, and all Sherry’s bands are available for private or public events all around the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Contact Sherry to arrange a gig!
Also an active composer, Sherry is the composer-in-residence for the Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra and composes a wide range of works for all types of instrumental and choral ensembles.
February – May 2017
- Friday, February 3, 2017
Olivet Congregational Church1850 Iglehart AvenueSaint Paul,MN 55104USA
Annual Scottish Island ConcertTime: 7:30 pm
Join Dunquin and special guests Anna Lee Roberts (cello and vocals) and John Wenstrom (mando and vocals) as we present "Roots and Flowerings: from Scotland to Appalachia". We'll be playing the old Scottish music and its transformation to an American accent. There's fabulous songs and tunes in the roots tradition. Plus, the fabulous complimentary Scottish Tea served at the interval; all for $15 admission (at the door) ! Tell your friends, bring yourselves and warm up a cold winter's night. Doors open at 7; concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 17, 2017
St Olaf Catholic Church215 South Eighth StreetMinneapolis,MN 55402USA
St Patricks Day at St Olaf ChurchTime: 12:30 pm
Thistledown has done this gig for at least twenty years (we were, of course, babies then). You know the drill: green lemonade, corned beef sandwiches, even cornier Irish songs, in St Olaf Church's social hall. We start somewhere around 12:45 (or whenever mass gets out) and go until 1:30 p.m. or so. Dancing and singing along are optional but highly encouraged. When Irish eyes are smiling, they're generally up to something....Landmark Center75 West Fifth StreetSaint Paul,MN 55102USA
Dunquin Plays IMDA Celebration at LandmarkTime: 3:15 pm
St Patrick's Day in Saint Paul means Dunquin plays the Landmark Center big IMDA celebration! We're the quiet respite in the Tearoom (Courtroom 317). Come in for a cup of tea, a scone, and some gentler sounds before you jump back into the blarney of the day. Family-friendly and fun for everyone; tons of music and cultural stuff all over the building, starting after the parade is over.Dunquin Plays IMDA Celebration at Landmark»Trotters Cafe285 North Cleveland AvenueSaint Paul,MN 55104USA
Dunquin at Trotters CafeTime: 6:00 pm
Dunquin rounds out the day at our "local', Trotter's Cafe, during the dinner hour 6-8 p.m. Enjoy Trotter's Irish specials as you listen to rollicking jigs and reels and heart-melting airs. The food, company, and the music will be champion on St Patrick's Day!Dunquin at Trotters Cafe»
- Saturday, April 1, 2017
Landmark Center75 West Fifth StreetSaint Paul,MN 55102USA
A Scottish RambleTime: 12:30 pm
Join pipers, dancers, food and merchandise vendors, musicians and more as we present a dizzying array of All Things Scottish! Thistledown joins the Scottish dancers and Fligmagearie as we present our 75 minute variety show of songs, tunes, and dances on the Main Stage at Landmark Center. It'll be a bonny afternoon! Family friendly and fun for all. This is an official Twin Cities Tartan Week event.