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June 4, 2013

Welcome to the Triple Door June Edition of

The Geoffrey Castle Newsletter

Yes, that's right! I'm back at the Triple Door! And I've got plans to make another Live CD, with a video crew there to capture every moment as it unfolds. This time, I'm doing the music of the Deep Well Sessions with the addition of my friend, and amazing drummer Darin Watkins plus — just to spice things up — I'm bringing some very special guests, including the Fleurs d'Egypte belly dance troupe, aerialists from Emerald City Trapeze Arts, and maybe even an appearance by my friend Josephine Howell. This will be a magical night that you will not want to miss!

Get your tickets today before they're all gone!

But before we get to anything else (including a theater show in Concrete, a possible trip to Catalina Island, and more!) I just want to welcome everyone who is getting this newsletter for the very first time. Hundreds of you have signed up since the last newsletter went out in May so if you're getting this for the first time, welcome!

Download Store/ CDs With No Shipping or Handling Charges
If you haven't heard the music of Deep Well, you should really cruise over to my download store — powered by D.I.Y Music Platform — on my Web site. You can listen to songs before you buy, you can grab individual songs or just get the whole thing. And unlike iTunes, you have the option of selecting the superior, audiophile-friendly WAV format (totally uncompressed audio!) for the same price as an MP3. It sounds better. And this is not available on iTunes at all.

You can also pick up copies of all the CDs I have in print through my online store as well, shipped to anywhere in the US! The best part? NO SHIPPING OR HANDLING CHARGES! Send 10 copies to all your friends!

Calling all fiddlers!
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, in Ellensburg WA. 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 through June 28 and you can sign up by visiting www.stringswithoutboundaries.com.

Let's get to the schedule!

Monday, June 3
The Wilde Rover
111 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033-6107
(425) 822-8940
Reservations strongly recommended
Waaaaa-hoooooo!
With Connor Dunworley, Steve (Big Daddy) Boyce, Johnny Sin (aka Jonathan Sindelman) and Jason (Babyface) Edwards… and of course the Fearless Crew: Edgars Klepers and Ian Newton.
Get your Irish Up!!
Thursday, June 6
Private Event
(Yes, I play private events, all over the world. Want a little Castle magic at YOUR event? Get in touch!)
Friday, June 7
Private Event
Olympia
(Apparently, the Governor will be in attendance…)
Monday, June 10
The Wilde Rover
111 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033-6107
(425) 822-8940
8–11pm
Celtic Night
Waaa-Hooo!
Get your Irish up! There is no better time on a Monday night anywhere else in the known universe!
Thursday, June 13
Concrete Theater
42920 Main Street
Concrete, WA
(360) 941-0403
7:00 pm
Get Tickets Now!
I love this little theater! This will be the official warm-up show for my concert at the Triple Door Theater! Featuring Darin Watkins on drums, and Edgars Klepers, the singing sound-man! This one is for all my friends who live North of the Skagit River bridge.
Friday, June 14
The Hawthorne
115 Avenue A
Snohomish, Washington 98290
(360) 563-5243
Make reservations, this place is really popular, really tiny and gets really packed. Last time I played here, the mayor was dancing on the tables. No kidding.
Saturday, June 15
Triple Door Theater
216 Union Street
Seattle, Washington
Tickets available now!
Lights! Camera! Action! This is going to be an amazing night, in the best room in Seattle! It's the Deep Well Sessions LIVE! Featuring incredible aerialists from Emerald City Trapeze Arts, special guest dancers from the Fleurs d'Egypte troupe, plus new songs and new stories. This concert will be recorded in its entirety for a possible live CD release—I only play the Triple Door once a year, and it's always a special night!
Sunday, June 16
Park Place Books
348 Parkplace Ctr
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 828-6546
2:30pm
Bloomsday celebration!
I will be at the wonderful independent bookstore Park Place Books for their annual "Bloomsday" celebration: the day that Leopold Bloom spends walking around Dublin, Ireland, in James Joyce's ground breaking masterpiece Ulysses. Finnegans Wake, anyone? As an ex-English major, it seems like the least I could do—show up and play some Irish drinking songs in honor of Mr. Joyce.
Monday, June 17
The Wilde Rover
111 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033-6107
(425) 822-8940
8–11pm
Celtic Night
Waaa-Hooo!
Get your Irish up! There is no better time on a Monday night anywhere else in the known universe! James Joyce would heartily approve.

You're Invited!
Wednesday, June 19
Exclusive Event for my Newsletter List Members only!
Le Comedie de Parfums is sponsoring a special exhibition of Shannon Connor Castle's artwork, my music, and a unique opportunity to blend your own special scent in the amazing top floor room of the Renaissance Hotel with panoramic views of the Seattle skyline at sunset. This event is RSVP only. If you want to attend, please get in touch to get your name on the list!

Friday, June 21
Emerald Downs Racetrack
Auburn, Washington
Come and watch the ponies run, and catch the Celtic Night band in between races!
Sunday, June 23–Thursday, June 27
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, WA
Strings Without Boundaries
Here's your chance to get one on one instruction from an illustrious faculty of fiddlers, including me, with workshops and jam sessions. I'll be running my workshops on the Wednesday of a full week of activities. Sign up today!
Thursday, June 27
Kent Jazz & Art Showcase
600 E. Smith Street
Kent, WA
5–8pm
Geoffrey Castle & Darren Motamedy
Here's a rare chance to hear me in concert with my saxophone playing friend Darren Motamedy! I go on first, with a solo performance, and then I'll sit in with Darren's band for the second half of the show! It's been years since I've done one of these shows down in Kent, so I'm looking forward to seeing all my South end friends at the free outdoor concert.
Friday, June 28
Amante Ristorante
131 N. Front St. N.
Issaquah, Washington
Call for reservations: (425) 313-9600
Full band show, special guests, a great rocking good time! Bring your dancing shoes!
Saturday, June 29
Taste of Tacoma
4pm
Rose Garden Stage
See you in the Rose Garden, Tacoma!
Monday, July 1
The Wilde Rover
111 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033-6107
(425) 822-8940
8–11pm
Celtic Night
Waaa-Hooo!
Thursday, July 4–Saturday, July 6
Catalina Island
California
When I was playing the Living Legends showcase in Anaheim, I got invited to perform on Catalina Island by a good friend of Spencer Davis'… looks like it's happening! Stay tuned…
Sunday, July 7–Wednesday, July 10
Private Event
Houston, Texas
Apparently, this performance will be in a coliseum the size of the Key Arena. Solo. Yeah, baby!

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Ciao for now!
Geoffrey Castle