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.
August – November 2016
- Saturday, August 13, 2016
Saint Paul,MN 55101USA
MN Irish Fair at Harriet IslandTime: 10:30 am
It's a long-standing summer tradition: the FREE admission Minnesota Irish Fair on Harriet Island! There's tons of great entertainment, lots of good stuff to eat and drink, workshops, literary events, music for all Irish tastes. Join Dunquin (Don, Sherry and Rosa) in the Trisceal tearoom at 10:30 am and 3 p.m. The tearoom's a great place to get out of the bustle of the fair and enjoy a relaxing cuppa and scone. Then join The New Pearl Buttons in the workshop tent at 1 pm for "Musical Migrations: Appalachian music from Irish Roots". John Wenstrom, a great singer and banjo/mando guy, joins the aforementioned trio in an exploration of tunes and songs from America's southern region.See the website below for a full listing of what's on at the Fair. see you there!MN Irish Fair at Harriet Island»
- Sunday, August 14, 2016
Historic LeDuc Estate1629 Vermillion StreetHastings,MN 55033USA
LeDuc Apple Orchard ConcertTime: 6:30 pm
Dunquin plays for one of the last of the LeDuc Estate's summer events: music in the Apple Orchard out in back of the house. Hear lively jigs and reels and sweet airs. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic and make a dinner date with your friends and family! There is pie and other goodies for sale for dessert, too! This is one of our favorite events all year. Concert admission is free.
- Monday, August 29, 2016
Lake Harriet Band Shell
MMO at Lake Harriet Band ShellTime: 7:30 pm
Join the Minnesota mandolin orchestra for an annual tradition: the premiere of a new piece by Sherry Ladig! This is Year 13---time has flown as we've been having fun. This year they'll play The Kickstarter Rag, my new composition dedicated to MMO for their generous contribution to my Kickstarter campaign last summer. Hear this and many other great mando pieces FREE. Always a fun night!
- Sunday, September 11, 2016
Historic LeDuc Estate1629 Vermillion StreetHastings,MNUSA
LeDuc Estate Civil War Weekend: HomecomingTime: 11:30 am
Enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and atmosphere of 1866, when the boys were home from the Civil War and civilian life slowly recommenced for reunited families. The New Pearl Buttons play music on Sunday ONLY (event is Sat/Sun), first show at 11:30 a.m., second show at (probably) about 2:30 p.m. ; all shows near the icehouse outside (weather permitting)We'll have songs and tunes to celebrate! This is a great family event; there's lots to experience for everyone. Modest admission charged at the gate; free for DCHS members.LeDuc Estate Civil War Weekend: Homecoming»
- Saturday, September 17, 2016
Northwest Company Fur Post12551 Voyageur LanePine City,MN 55063USA
Fall Gathering:Northwest Co Post Festival of the VoyageurTime: 11:00 am
Join Elite Rabble at the Northwest Co. Fur Post for their annual Fall Gathering, when in the early years of the post, traders, natives, military men, and settlers came together for an autumn celebration of feasting, trading, and merriment. Lots of demonstrations, history, and fun combine for a great day out for visitors of any age. Elite Rabble (that's Dunquin in disguise, playing music of 1760-1815 or so) plays two shows in the interpretive center in the afternoon (exact times to yet be determined; I'll post updates), then we're joined by excellent dance caller Robin Nelson for a torchlight outdoor dance! This is one of our favorite events of the year, and is always great fun.Fall Gathering:Northwest Co Post Festival of the Voyageur»