A very big thank you to all who came out for "From the Bar to Castlebar" to help support our friend Jessica Farra get to the Irish dancing world championship.  So many local businesses and artists came together to support someone in the community who is going to be representing Dayton on a world stage.   The amount of gift baskets that everyone put together was impressive and there were some really great prizes given away in the name of charity.  

Below are the local businesses and artists that helped out (sorry if I missed anyone in the list).   

Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart.

- Trolley Stop (
- The Barrel House (
- Winans Chocolate (
- Miami Valley Music Fest (
- South Park Tavern (
- The Black Box Improv Theatre (
- Father Son & Friends (
- Dayton Art Institute (
- Local Dayton Visual Artists (Greg Clem, Travis Lewis, Greg Thielen and more)
- Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (
- Local Dayton Musicians
- McGovern Ceili Dancers (
- Military Toy Shop (
- Salon Noir (
- Yellow Spring Brewery (
- Ghostlight Coffee
- Warped Wing
- Maggie's Farm Rum
- The Ohio Renaissance Festival 

In other news, we're pleased to announce that we're going to be playing a few festivals this summer. First up is the perennial favorite Miami Valley Music Fest on July 29th-30th.  After that, we're playing the SamJam festival on August 20th in Manchester, Ohio.  We'll be finishing up our summer festival run at Hog Jam 11 on August 27th!  It's going to be a great summer of music and we're lookig forward to seeing you all out there.

Hope to see you this Friday at Jimmie's Ladder 11 (May 20th)

c. 2016 Great Northern String Band