Celtic band Poisoned Dwarf kick off Colonial Williamsburg’s Winter Concert Weekend‏

  Hi Celtic music fans. I am writing this blog amidst the blistering heat . We are having some major power outages in the area and I had to go out of the house to catch some air.

  After a week of hard work, I have finally found time for myself and of course this blog which I constantly update because of you. Isn’t it nice to broadcast one’s thoughts to the world? Isn’t it cool to realize that despite one’s mundane and unknown existence, one has the power to move emotions across cyberspace. To break down barrier’s in what music is all about. So don’t be sad if you are a geek, a lonely nerd or a lost Druid. You are never alone.

From our readers:

Hello,

I hope you are having a great day. I was hoping to connect with you regarding Colonial Williamsburg’s Winter Concert Weekend. Local favorite Poisoned Dwarf, a traditional Celtic band led by Colonial Williamsburg’s Music Program Manager Lance Pedigo, kicks off the weekend Friday night, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. with “Pints, Pairings and Poisoned Dwarf”. Poisoned Dwarf will perform its Celtic sounds in the Williamsburg Lodge Restaurant during “Pints, Pairings and Poisoned Dwarf,” a special four-course dinner from executive chef Rhys Lewis served with a selection of ales from the British Isles Friday night, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m

Poisoned Dwarf’s traditional Celtic sounds focus primarily on Irish traditional music with acoustic instruments only. The Williamsburg-based band is made up of Colonial Williamsburg employees, including Stewart Pittman and Lance Pedigo from Fifes and Drums; Tom DeRose from military programs; balladeer Wayne Hill and Eric Hunter, from coach and livestock. The sounds of the Irish flute, whistle, guitar, Scottish small-pipes, banjo, accordion, fiddle and various percussion instruments, including bones and bodhrán, bring such lively sounds to all Poisoned Dwarf performances, it’s nearly impossible to keep from dancing. Their love for playing their music is contagious from the very first note.

“Pints, Pairings and Poisoned Dwarf” is $39.50, including tax and gratuity. For reservations, call               1-800-447-8679         1-800-447-8679. This is one of several special events during the Winter Concert Weekend featuring Grammy winner Kathy Mattea live in the Virginia Room of the Williamsburg Lodge Saturday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. For information about all the dining and music events during the Winter Concert Weekend, visit http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com. For information about Poisoned Dwarf, visit http://www.poisoneddwarf.com.   

I noticed you frequently update your blog with the latest in news, events and more. I thought perhaps this event could fit for your site. Let me know if you would like any further information on the Winter Concert Weekend.

Thank you again, I look forward to hearing back from you.

All the best,

Katie 

 

I sent Katie a reply about my interest in this news. She wrote back:

Wonderful news! Below I have provided additional information and a photo of group below, and a link to the bands website. Does this help? Let me know, I am happy to send additional info. Look forward to checking it out on your site this weekend.

All the best,

Katie

 

“Pints, Pairings and Poisoned Dwarf”

Combines Ales from the Isles with Dinner and Music

 

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From left to right, Stewart Pittman, Tom DeRose, Lance Pedigo, Wayne Hill and Eric Hunter. Photo Courtesy of Poisoned Dwarf.

  

Williamsburg, Va. ― Enjoy the Celtic sounds of regional favorite Poisoned Dwarf in the Williamsburg Lodge Restaurant during “Pints, Pairings and Poisoned Dwarf,” a special four-course dinner from executive chef Rhys Lewis served with a selection of ales from the British Isles Friday night, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. 

Poisoned Dwarf’s traditional Celtic sounds focus primarily on Irish traditional music with acoustic instruments only. The Williamsburg-based band is made up of Colonial Williamsburg employees, including Stewart Pittman and Lance Pedigo from Fifes and Drums; Tom DeRose from military programs; balladeer Wayne Hill and Eric Hunter, from coach and livestock.

The sounds of the Irish flute, whistle, guitar, Scottish small-pipes, banjo, accordion, fiddle and various percussion instruments, including bones and bodhrán, bring such lively sounds to all Poisoned Dwarf performances, it’s nearly impossible to keep from dancing. Their love for playing their music is contagious from the very first note.

“Pints, Pairings and Poisoned Dwarf” is $39.50, including tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 1-800-447-8679. This is one of several special events during the Winter Concert Weekend featuring Kathy Mattea live in the Virginia Room of the Williamsburg Lodge Saturday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. For information about all the dining and music events during the Winter Concert Weekend, visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.com. For information about Poisoned Dwarf, visit www.poisoneddwarf.com.   

 

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination dedicated to the preservation, restoration, interpretation and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as the nation’s largest living history museum.  Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 66,000 square feet of conference space centered at the restored Williamsburg Lodge.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk and three hours south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at www.colonialwilliamsburg.com. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs. 

 Katie

If you want to know how the band sounds like, you can hear samples on this link.

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