July with RavensFire

Wow! The RavensFire band played a lot of places in July. The month started at one of our favorite haunts, Riverside on the Root in Lanesboro. Lots of friends joined us on a warm summer evening to enjoy some delicious food, a cool brew and beautiful sunset. After a quick appearance at the Winona County Fair in St. Charles, the band traveled to the Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games in Eagan, Minnesota. We enjoyed a beautiful rainbow on Friday evening and hundreds of people reveled in the music and wonderful sunshine on Saturday morning.

In mid-July Calvary Episcopal Church invited RavensFire back to their Lunch on the Lawn series. We had a great crowd that day, with lots of children running around the yard, people visiting and eating their lunch, and hundreds of Mayo Clinic employees and patients rushing by for their appointments. Dozens of friends were there to enjoy the perfect summer day.

The La Crosse & District Pipes & Drums hosted a ceilidh in July. They invited RavensFire to play several Scottish tunes and a traditional dance called a ceilidh. Several friends joined in to learn how to dance, and then some of the more experienced dancers carried the show. We had a lot of fun, and the Pipe band raised a good amount of money for the La Crosse Symphony’s Play It Forward Instrument Donation Program, which refurbishes donated instruments and gives local students the opportunity to play, learn, and grow with music.

We ended the month with another visit to Riverside on the Root and to a favorite venue in Rochester, the Forager Brewing Company.

Watch the slide show of the summer, then watch the ceilidh video. Then think about stopping by our next event (see the band calendar) or maybe ask the band to join your event. We love seeing our friends. Sláinte!

Some pictures from July.

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A ceilidh in La Crosse

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The RavensFire Band is well known all around the area for their energetic performances, beautiful vocal harmonies, and skilled instrumentals while playing and singing their unique collection of lively traditional Irish, Folk, World, Americana and original music.
If you’d like RavensFire to join the fun at your event, please send Melissa an email or call her at 507-272-6710!