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May 21, 2014

Welcome to the BE A HERO edition of

The Geoffrey Castle Newsletter

If you're getting this for the first time, you're really not alone. We set a record for newsletter sign-ups through the Web site last week! Welcome, welcome all my new friends!

This is going to be the super speedy version of my usual newsletter. There are so many things going on and so many new things happening that it's making my head spin!

Since the last newsletter went out, two videos of mine have gone viral on Facebook thanks to my friends at 95.7 KJR-FM Seattle: the live version of "Istanbul" from my Triple Door concert in June of 2013, and the studio version of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" were shared over 4,000 times and were seen by over 1.5 million people… and counting… whoa.

Geoffrey Castle - Istanbul - Live at the Triple Door 2013
Istanbul
Live at the Triple Door 2013
w/Fleurs d'Egypte belly dance troupe
Geoffrey Castle - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
from The Deep Well Sessions

HEROES OF THE BLUE STILLY BENEFIT CONCERT
Tickets are selling fast for the "Heroes of the Blue Stilly" event this weekend, May 24th, at the Stanwood Performing Arts Center, and this event just keeps getting bigger and better! The helicopter rescue team is going to land their chopper outside the theater, there will be fire trucks, firefighters, and guest speakers include representatives from FEMA, the Red Cross, local fire chiefs, and more. Our Master of Ceremonies is none other than Jason Stewart — a nationally renowned comic and a resident of Concrete, Washington!

Get tickets here!!

I want to get right to the schedule and all the details, so instead of a long explanations I'm just going to give you some links that I think you should really check out!

All of my shows are now updated on my Web site, and there is some pretty incredible stuff happening in June and July, so I hope you visit and check it out!

Here's the Schedule!

Friday, May 23
Kell's Irish Pub
Post Alley between Virginia & Stewart
Seattle, Washington 9–12
with J.P. Hennessy
J.P. is a new friend, a guitar player from Ireland who kind of looks like Elvis, and plays the guitar like it's on fire. Like if Stevie Ray Vaughn looked like Elvis, and came from Ireland … or something. This will be our first public gig together…

CALLING ALL HEROES
Saturday, May 24
For the Heroes of the Blue Stilly
Stanwood High School Performing Arts Center
7400 272nd Street NW
Stanwood WA (map it!)
5-7pm: meet and greet, potluck, tailgate party, and speakers
7-10pm:Concert
Tickets available now!
Featuring new addition Leann Crawford (amazing local Stanwood talent!), Chronilus (Reverb Nation #1 Northwest Celtic Band!) and little old me! Got tickets?

Sunday, May 25–Monday, May 26
Juan de Fuca Festival
Port Angeles, Washington
This will be my TWENTIETH YEAR playing this festival! Wow. Check schedule on their Web site for performance times and locations. Make a weekend of it. This festival is one of the best, and most surprisingly eclectic, in the whole nation!

…and then later on, that very same Monday evening…

Monday, May 26
The Wilde Rover
111 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033-6107
(425) 822-8940
8–11pm
Celtic Night
Rally, rally, rally! You can do it!
When the going gets tough, the tough keep rocking! Darin Watkins is back on drums too… Fun!

Woodinville Wine Lovers!
Wednesday, May 28
Novelty Hill - Januik Winery
14710 Redmond-Woodinville Rd NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 481-5502
5–8pm (Happy hour!)
Solo concert

Friday, May 30
Kell's Irish Pub
Post Alley between Virginia & Stewart
Seattle, Washington
with J.P. Hennessy
Sláinte!

Hello Snohomish!
Saturday, May 31
The Hawthorne Pub
115 Avenue A
Snohomish, Washington 98290
(360) 563-5243
I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! Maybe the Mayor will dance on the tables again!

Sunday, June 1
Muckleshoot Casino
2402 Auburn Way S.
Auburn, Washington 98002
with Darren Motamedy
That's probably all I need to say, for those of you who have seen us together before. If you've seen us before, you'll figure out the rest, like where, what time, and all that, and you'll get there early to get a good seat. You always do. See you there!

Monday, June 2
The Wilde Rover
111 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033-6107
(425) 822-8940
8–11pm
Celtic Night
 

Friday, June 6
Kell's Irish Pub
Post Alley between Virginia & Stewart
Seattle, Washington
with J.P. Hennessy
Sláinte!

Saturday, June 7
10am-3pm
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
4272 Fremont Ave N
Seattle
Creativity Symposium
Tickets available now!
I've been invited to participate in this cool (and early) event, sort of a TED Talk type thing with local visionaries, business leaders, and more. Intrigued? Check it out!

Monday, June 9
The Wilde Rover
111 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033-6107
(425) 822-8940
8–11pm
Celtic Night
What could possibly be going on, on a Monday?
Funny you should ask…

Wednesday, June 11–Monday, June 16
New York area School Performances
I've been invited to perform at a whole bunch of schools out on Long Island! This'll be fun! Want me to come to your school? It's easy! Just get in touch with my friends at www.AcademicEntertainment.com.

ATTENTION ALL GROOVALAYA FANS IN NYC!!!
Friday, June 13
The Triad Theater
158 W 72nd St
New York, NY
(212) 362-2590
GROOVALAYA REUNION!
My old swing band from my New York days reunites for one night only at the beautiful Triad Theater! The last time we had a reunion, the place was packed out the door… Got friends in NY?

(Don't worry if the venue's Web site hasn't updated yet: the gig is on!)
Tuesday, June 17
Private Event
Auburn, WA
I love doing private events. Get in touch!

Saturday, June 21
Private Event
Auburn, WA
Bring a little Castle magic to your next event! Get in touch!

Favor for a friend
Sunday, June 22–Wednesday, June 25
Strings Without Boundaries
Central WA University Campus
My schedule unfortunately does not permit me to attend and teach at this year's Strings Without Boundaries, but if you're a string player and you want to absorb the brilliance of master string players like Darol Anger, Randy Sabien, and Julie Lyon Lieberman, then you should really check this out! It's an amazing opportunity. Even though I can't be there, I want YOU to be there. :-)

There's lots more going on that week, including a concert for a Seahawks Rally in Tacoma for 5,000 people, a performance in the Rose Garden at the Taste of Tacoma, and a private party in Issaquah… and that's all in just one day… Yep. I'm nuts. But you knew that already because you're a subscriber to The Geoffrey Castle Newsletter!

Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom. I love you for that!

Peace
Geoffrey Castle