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May 17, 2013

Welcome to the Mid-May Update edition of

The Geoffrey Castle Newsletter

Hi there and welcome to the May update edition of my newsletter! if you're getting this newsletter for the first time, welcome! You are not alone…more people seem to be joining the list every day, and there are new folks from all over the country on the list, ordering CDs, and wondering when I'll be coming back to places like North Carolina, Arizona, Virginia, Michigan, and on and on across this beautiful nation and the world…

One of my main reasons for traveling across the country is to perform at schools, to help get kids excited about music, and to maybe convince school districts that cutting music budgets is not the brightest thing to do. It's a challenge, but I've always loved a challenge. Want me to come to YOUR school? Get in touch with my friends at Academic Entertainment. They're super friendly and way more organized than I am!

Speaking of education: I get asked quite often if I teach lessons. My life is way too crazy for the kind of regular schedule required for teaching, but lately some great opportunities have opened up that are giving students a chance to discover some of what I've learned from 30 years of playing electric and acoustic violin. I have the distinct honor of being invited to be a part of the illustrious faculty of Strings Without Boundaries this June at Central Washington University. This is a week long Master Class-style workshop residency where aspiring fiddlers can learn from the best players around. And me! <LOL> The workshops run from June 23 – June 28. Sign up now!

If you want a preview of what I'll be doing at the workshops at CWU, I will be doing a solo performance, and lecture at Hammond Ashley Violin Shop in Issaquah this coming Sunday May 19th! Bring your fiddle and be there by 4pm.

But wait, there's MORE on the teaching front: I will be performing at Lake Washington High School's amazing new auditorium at 7:30pm on Wednesday May 22nd in a special concert sponsored by the string program in Kirkland Middle School.

Do you know anyone in Kirkland, Redmond, Bothell, Kenmore, Bellevue who plays a stringed instrument? Or has a son or daughter who is playing music? I hope I'll see you there! If you know me by now, you'll already know that this will be fun for EVERYONE regardless of whether or not they're a fiddler…

Theater Shows
Here are four concerts you don't want to miss, and they're coming up fast, so get your tickets now! These are just the highlights for the month, however. If you want to see everything that's going on, including my Celtic Monday Night shows at the Wilde Rover, and lots more, please visit the calendar page at

Bake's Place Bellevue
Friday, May 24
161 107th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 454-2776
The Geoffrey Castle Band, featuring Steve Boyce, and Jonathan Sindelman on the grand piano returns to Bake's, with special vocal guest Josephine Howell!
San Juan Island—San Juan Community Theater
School Assembly Performance and Theater Concert
Fri-Sat May 31 – June 1
100 Second Street
Friday Harbor, WA
Box office: (360) 378-3210
What a great excuse to spend a weekend in the San Juan's! I will be doing a day of workshops and assembly performances in the local Friday Harbor schools, and then I head to the theatre for two days of concerts to raise money for Friday Harbor Elementary School Arts and Music programs. This just in: Steve Boyce and Jonathan Sindelman will be joining me on Saturday June 1st, and we're working on inviting some local island musicians to join us on stage. This could be an island jam of epic proportions!

PS: A big thank you to the Tucker House Inn in Friday Harbor for graciously helping me with a place to stay. They are awesome, and you should all make reservations today!
The Concrete Theater
Thursday, June 13
Concrete WA
Main St.
I love this little theater! I will be playing solo with my friend Jason Edwards on drums.
The Triple Door Theater
Saturday, June 15
Seattle Washington
Get tickets NOW!
Lights, Camera, Action! This is going to be an amazing night, in the best room in Seattle! This concert will be recorded in its entirety for a possible Live CD release. It's the Deep Well Sessions LIVE! Watch out for new songs, new stories, and did I mention that there will be special guest Belly Dancers?! I only play the Triple Door once a year, and it's always a special night.

Thank you for reading all the way to the bottom of the newsletter! I love you for that! For a full listing of EVERYWHERE I'm playing, please visit the calendar page at I have a LOT of music out, and only a small portion of it is ever on display on my CD table: you can listen to and download all of my music any time anywhere! Just visit my incredible DIY Media powered Download Store!

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Ciao for now!
Geoffrey Castle