This Friday: Nyckelharpa & Scottish harp concert at Chief O’Neill’s in Chicago

Friday, September 7th:
Olov Johansson & Catriona McKay
Chief O’Neill’s 3471 N. Elston, Chicago IL 60618, 773-583-3066
8pm show
$20 admission at the door.
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Ceolwind Productions presents: The traditional music of Scotland and Sweden, woven together by these two highly acclaimed and talented musicians: Olov Johansson and Catriona McKay – Swedish Nyckelharpa & Scottish Harp
Both traditional as well as newly composed music from Scotland and Sweden, performed beautifully in this new unique harp-duo by these awarded harpers. Catriona was appointed “Instrumentalist of the year” at “Scots Trad Music Awards 2007” Olov became “World champion in Nyckelharpa” in Österbybruk 1990. Olov is also a founding member in the Swedish folk band “Väsen”.
Come catch this one-of-a-kind performance: the very first stop on their tour of the states together!

This is a Ceolwind Productions concert. For more info on the artists and the event please email:

Come early and enjoy the wonderful food! For dinner reservations and to reserve your seat at the concert, please call Chief O’Neill’s at 773-583-3066.

Olov Johansson and Catriona McKay’s Myspace Page
Olov Johansson’s Site

August Tune: Morrison’s Jig

Morrison's Jig

New Tune of the Month, courtesy of Chubby Sparrow Music (right click on the picture and choose “save target as”, or just pop over to the CS free music section for more detailed printing instructions).

Morrison’s, a spritely jig in E dorian, is a well-known standard at Celtic sessions everywhere. Typical of trad tunes, it goes by other names as well, including Pipe on the Hob, Maurice Carmondy’s Favourite, Stick Across The Hob, and Tom Carmondy’s Favorite.

You can also get a midi version of this tune and other Celtic melodies over at Chubby Sparrow. Alternate versions of this melody, and more information on the tune, can be found at, a great source of trad tunes.