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Kevin Doyle honored by NEA! - September 14, 2014

so cool!... a podcast is now up on the National Endowment for the Arts website talking about and speaking with Pendragon's incredible step dancer Kevin Doyle who is getting a National Heritage Fellow award from them this week as well as performing in a showcase concert... give a listen! http://arts.gov/audio/irish-step-dancer-and-2014-national-heritage-fellow-kevin-doyle

Pendragon releases first live CD! - April 20, 2014

Pendragon has released our first live CD, entitled "Live at the Blackstone River Theatre" to commemorate our 30th anniversary! We are joined by former members Doug Brunelle, Ken Lyon and Phil Edmonds!

Pendragon turns 30! - September 16, 2013

Hope you'll join us as Pendragon celebrates our 30th anniversary on Sept. 21 at Blackstone River Theatre! We'll be joined by special guests Doug Brunelle, Phil Edmonds and Ken Lyon and we will be recording the show for use as a possible CD... Make reservations at 401-725-9272

3rd annual BRT Christmas show coming soon! - November 30, 2010

Do NOT miss Blackstone River Theatre's 3rd annual Christmas show on Dec. 11 AND Dec. 12 as Pendragon will be joined by the Atwater-Donnelly Trio, The Miller Family, Torrin Ryan and Victorian Carolers for an amazing night of song, dance, carols and tunes!

Join us at BRT Homecoming! - November 24, 2010

Hope we will see some of you this Saturday, Nov. 27 as Pendragon hosts the BRT Homecoming concert! Always a great chance to hear lots of amazing music...we'll play a short set to end the night. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

See you Sunday in Newport! - August 30, 2010

We are just off a beautiful evening show at Chase Farm in Lincoln on Saturday as well as the always fun Labor & Ethnic Heritage Festival Sunday and are now gearing up for a Sunday 6 pm appearance at the Newport Irish Festival... hope to see many of you there.... We are putting together a high-energy set and will be joined by Kevin's daughter Shannon for a few dances as well!

Chase Farm and Labor & Ethnic Heritage Fest this weekend! - August 23, 2010

Hope you have been enjoying this beautiful August! Pendragon is coming off of several private events and now looking forward to playing at one of our favorite summer venues... Chase Farm on historic Great Road in Lincoln. This concert is set for Saturday, Aug. 28. The next day, we return to the Labor & Ethnic Heritage Festival at Slater Mill in Pawtucket for a 2 PM set featuring music from "Ryan's Mammoth Collection." Plenty of other great performers and a wonderful festival of "Made in Rhode Island!"

Ryan's Mammoth Collection concert - August 11, 2010

Ryan's Mammoth Collection is a tune book we have been working with for the past two years containing 1050 tunes ...and we're going to play them all! Well, maybe not, and certainly not at Sunday's concert at BRT but we WILL be playing a selection of them in one concert set for the first time. Hope you'll come down and check it out...a 2 pm matinee show...and it's FREE!

Newport anyone? - August 4, 2010

Pendragon is hot off the Hogan Family reunion Saturday with almost 200 members attending and we have another private event Sunday but before that....with a little luck that the weather holds out...we will be playing a free concert Thursday, Aug. 5, 6 to 7:30 pm at King Park, Wellington Ave., in beautiful Newport, RI... hope to see you at this concert that is part of BridgeFest 2010!

Millbury concert site moved! - July 22, 2010

Due to a private event, the venue for Friday, July 23rd is no longer Asa Waters Mansion but will be back on the town common, corner of Main & Elm streets! Bring a blanket or chair and your lunch as Pendragon (Bob, Mary Lee, Russ and Josh) return as part of this great series presented by the Millbury Improvement Initiative. Rain location is the Elm Draught House Cinema, 35 Elm Street, Millbury.

Damn it's hot! - July 12, 2010

I'll start this with a promise to make at least 2 or 3 entries each month... it's often tough finding the time! We are just off a very hot performance in Uxbridge and continue to work hard on our RISCA-funded presentation of music from the Ryan's Collection which will be debuted at BRT on Aug. 15! We have several other great shows in August including Chase Farm in Lincoln and a new event called BridgeFest taking place in Newport. We also have several private events so I'll remind YOU that Pendragon or members of Pendragon are available for YOUR private party as well! More soon...

September 20 BRT show cancelled - August 26, 2009

We ended up with conflicts schedule-wise for this date so we are having to cancel our 26th anniversary show... it is still OK to send congratulatory presents to the band however!

John Brown concert rained out again! - August 13, 2009

Unfortunately, our concert has been cancelled due to yet more rain in the forecast... and they have no more dates to make it up... but we have been assured that we will be asked back in 2010 so we will announce that date as soon as it is finalized.

Great to see you at summer shows! - July 27, 2009

It's been very nice seeing so many old and new friends at our recent summer shows... it's been a busy month indeed! We slow down a bit in August though we will play our rescheduled John Brown House gig on August 13th and we are at Pawtucket's Labor & Ethnic Heritage Festival on August 30 along with many other wonderful performers...

Some have asked about purchasing CDs if they did not at a recent concert: please check out CD Baby to buy our newest project, 'Still Standing." If you are interested in either "Artistic License" or "Finding Our Way Home," I can mail them direct to you if you send me an email. Each are on sale for only $12.00 or both for $20.00. See you soon!

July 16 John Brown postponed! - July 16, 2009

With weather forecasts of heavy thundershowers moving in as well as possible lightning, the John Brown House concert has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. We have been assured that it will be a lovely night with sun and low humidity....

Calendar and photo section updated! - June 24, 2009

Will be adding some news entries here shortly but want to let everyone know we have updated our summer schedule and also added some photos, now viewable in slide-show format. This just in... it will never be sunny again in Rhode Island.... except for our summer shows of course!

Pendragon wins Motif Magazine Award! - May 12, 2009

Well, eventually I will have time to let you know we have been nominated for an award before the event actually takes place but... not this time. Nonetheless, Pendragon would like to truly thank everyone who voted us as 'Best Local Celtic Act" for the 5th straight year in the Motif Magazine Reader's Music Poll! It is truly an honor and it was a great night with so many people from every kind of music in Rhode Island's scene all in one room.... Thanks to Motif and thanks to all of you!

Pendragon live show at Narrows on mvyradio - March 14, 2009

While we did not know it was going to happen until we actually arrived at the Narrows Center For The Arts, we are honored to have had our two sets from March 13 streamed live on mvyradio (www.mvyradio.com).

If you are interested in hearing some live cuts, you can check out the performance at: http://mvyradio.com/music_info/narrows_center.php Just scroll down the list till you see Pendragon!

Yes, Pendragon plays private events! - March 4, 2009

Many folks have been asking lately and YES, Pendragon does perform at private functions, be it house concerts or weddings, anniversary or birthday celebrations, or corporate events and seminars. We can perform with or without sound system (which we provide) and as a full band or with two, three or four members depending on your budget and what kind of event it is.... just email us with your questions at russell@pendragoncelticmusic.com

It's St. Patrick's Month! - March 4, 2009

We are gearing up for a great month of gigs celebrating St. Patrick's Day as we showcase some new music and some old favorites as well... we look forward to returning to the Sounding Board in West Hartford, Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, and Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland. Make reservations early and you'll save a few bucks for these shows! We'll also be playing for the first time at the lovely Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant in Warwick RI on St. Paddy's Day itself, from 4 to 8 p.m. Hope to see you soon!

Finally... a web site! - January 27, 2009

After 25 years, Pendragon has finally decided that this whole internet thing is probably going to catch on... so at long last, our web site has arrived. Look often for updates....

Thanks for 2008 Pendragon gigs! - January 4, 2009

As we look back on our 25th anniversary year together, we'd like to thank all the great venues we performed at in 2008 including: Bright Night Providence, Blackstone River Theatre Holiday Show with The Atwater-Donnelly Trio, Stone Church Coffeehouse in Bristol, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Sustainable Tourism Conference, Newport Irish Festival at the Yachting Center, River Bend Farm in Uxbridge, Chase Farm Concert Series in Lincoln, ALCO Concert Series in Providence, Blackstone River Theatre Celtic Festival in Cumberland, Riverfront Concert Series in Pawtucket, West Side Arts Concert Series in Providence, Jamestown Rec. Concert Series, Providence Beer Festival, The University Club in Providence, Blackstone River Theatre, Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Northwest Park Nature Center in Windsor, CT.

New CD, "Still Standing" is released! - September 21, 2008

Pendragon celebrated our 25th anniversary with a new CD called "Still Standing." It features new music as well as some new versions of two songs off our very first album released in 1984... yes, an album.

Pendragon's 25th Anniversary! - September 21, 2008

Pendragon celebrated our 25th anniversary of performing Music in the Celtic Tradition with a sold out show at Blackstone River Theatre tonight. Congratulatory gifts of a monetary or alcohol-related nature are most welcome!

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