Rochester MN, Kutzky Park, Porchfest 2016 Kutzky Park Porchfest - The Kutzky Park Neighborhood Association in Rochester sponsored its first Porchfest last weekend. A dozen homes opened their front porches, driveways and yards to musical groups and hundreds of wandering guests. […]
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Music, Fun and Friendship is what RavensFire is all about!

Larry and Melissa Schmidt have been professional musicians ever since they met. Their love of music has kept them happily singing and playing together through many years. They have toured several times in Ireland, sharing their music with delighted audiences all along the way.

Larry’s guitar playing is strong and spirited, building the foundation for Melissa’s quick, light mandolin and sweet lilting whistle tunes.

Judy Havelick shines with a sturdy beat on the bodhran. With three voices blending in beautiful harmony, the RavensFire band sings new life into the familiar old Irish tunes.

Melissa’s many original songs have won awards and blend skillfully into the wonderful RavensFire collection of traditional Irish favorites.

Some songs will raise a shout of laughter, others will bring a tear to your eye.

The lively instrumental reels, jigs, polkas and waltzes will go straight to your feet, and no matter what your age, you can be sure there will be no dull moments listening, singing, tapping and dancing along with the magic music of RavensFire.