Constant Billy at EQ Heights Saturday, August 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Saturday August 6th, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm Constant Billy brings COOL music to the White Linen comfort of EQ Heights!  The mighty Patrick Devlin of Blaggards fame says, “Constant Billy is without a doubt, the GREATEST CELTIC VOCAL GROUP IN TEXAS…and my favorite too!” One simply does not argue with Patrick!

EQ Heights, located at 1030 Heights Boulevard in Houston, has great food and coffee, and now serves beer and wine also.  It’s a friendly place and a relaxing living room. No cover charge and free parking. Come sing a song or ten with us! THINK COOL-BE COOL!

         WHAT: The Coolest Show in Town with  Constant Billy!

         WHEN: THIS Saturday, August 6th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

         WHERE: EQ Heights, 1030 Heights Boulevard, on the east side, just south of 11th Street in the Houston Heights.

         COST: No cover charge, (we’ll pass the hat), and parking is free. Food, coffee, tea and Adult Beverages available at Pretty Reasonable Prices.  You will Come Out Ahead for sure.

http://www.constantbilly.com

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Constant Billy back in Houston at EQ Heights Saturday, July 2nd from 6:30 – 8:30 pm!

Saturday July 2, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm Constant Billy brings HOT music to the air-conditioned comfort of EQ Heights!   Come listen to “music you just don’t hear every day” and maybe even sing along a bit! EQ Heights, located at 1030 Heights Boulevard in Houston, has great food and coffee, and now serves beer and wine also.  It’s a friendly place and a relaxing living room. No cover charge and free parking! More info at www.constantbilly.com Remember: with Constant Billy every show is different! Be there!

  • WHAT: The fireworks start early with Constant Billy!
  • WHEN: THIS Saturday, July 2nd from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
  • WHERE: EQ Heights, 1030 Heights Boulevard, on the east side, just south of 11th Street in the Houston Heights.
  • COST: No cover charge, (we’ll pass the hat), and parking is free. Food, coffee, tea and Adult Beverages available at Pretty Reasonable Prices.  You will Come Out Ahead for sure.

www.constantbilly.com

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Constant Billy & Friends at Newman’s Castle Saturday June 18!

THIS Saturday June 18th from 4-8pm we will be part of a wonderful Celebration of Summer  at the amazing Newman’s Castle  located at 1041 Old Texas 36, Bellville, Texas 77418. Hard to believe, but just over a one-hour drive from Downtown Houston, lurks a HUGE authentic medieval castle! Experience the old world charm of Newman’s Castle, a unique fortress hidden in the Bellville countryside. The castle features its own moat, working drawbridge, Great Hall, turrets, courtyard and central keep with a dramatic view of the surrounding lands. A huge wall encompasses the castle, ensuring you are safe from marauders during your visit! Did we mention the huge trebuchet catapult?

Our friends Dianna Norton and King Michael have decided to throw a Celebration of Summer with an afternoon of entertainment at the castle featuring 

  • Constant Billy (of course!) with a passel of other fine musicians (see below)
  • A touch of Shakespeare, courtesy of the Camp Shakespeare at Winedale 
  • Demonstrations of the working trebuchet – a kind of catapult – and the drawbridge

 See full schedule below. Take a pleasant drive through lovely Texas countryside and enjoy a day of music and magic at a real castle! Tickets: $20 payable at the door (children 6 and under free); light refreshments included in ticket price (sandwiches, cookies, donuts, tea).

SCHEDULE

4:00 – 4:15 Master Bagpiper Richard Kean begins the event, playing in the COURTYARD

 DINING HALL:

4:15-5:00 Constant Billy

5:00-6:15 Break- tour the castle and watch the demonstration of trebuchet and drawbridge at 5:45

6:15-7:15 Master Bagpiper Richard Kean

7:15-8:00 Constant Billy

 

GREAT HALL:

4:15 – 5:00 The Wenches of Wylde Meade 

5:00 – 5:45 scenes from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” by Camp Shakespeare at Winedale 

5:45 – 6:15 Break- tour the castle and watch the demonstration of trebuchet and drawbridge

6:15 – 7:15 Revelry

7:15 – 8:00 The Wenches of Wylde Meade 

 

8:00 – 8:15 Master Bagpiper Richard Kean bids farewell, playing in the COURTYARD

For directions and mo info contact: (979) 865-9804 or go to http://newmanscastle.com/

It’s going to be the stuff of legends.  Hope to see you there!

Emily & Bill

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Constant Billy at EQ Heights this Saturday, June 4th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

June is bustin’ out all over!  And Constant Billy  will be bustin’ out of jail some great new songs Saturday June 4 from 6:30-8:30pm at EQ Heights!   Come hear the “greatest Celtic vocal group in Texas” in air conditioned comfort! Come early, stay late!  EQ Heights, located just south of 11th Street on Heights Blvd, has great food and coffee, and now serves beer and wine also.  Join in the fun, and remember:

Each splendid tune
Will make you swoon.
You’ll be over the moon
When you hear us croon!

  • WHAT: June officially arrives with Constant Billy!
  • WHEN: THIS Saturday, June 4th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
  • WHERE: EQ Heights, 1030 Heights Boulevard, on the east side, just south of 11th Street in the Houston Heights.
  • COST: No cover charge, (we’ll pass the hat), and parking is free. Food, coffee, tea and Adult Beverages available at Pretty Reasonable Prices.  You will Come Out Ahead for sure.

 If you haven’t been to EQ, you’re going to LOVE this place.  We do!  See yuz there! www.constantbilly.com

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Weekend events preview

By Richard Tew

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Irish dance summer camps

Local Irish dance summer camps:

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Tew Academy of Irish Dance to host camps throughout the great Houston/Galveston area the first two weeks of June and the last week of July.  Camps for beginner through advanced, ages three through adult, solo dancing and ceili dancing.  No experience required.  Email rttew@yahoo.com.

If you are hosting a camp, email rttew@yahoo.com to have it included.
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Gaels/Irish Network to host family day Sunday

By Richard Tew

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The Houston Gaels, Houston’s Gaelic football team is hosting a family day Sunday, May 22 from 1-4 P.M. at:

Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area at Buffalo Park

105 Sabine St, Houston, Texas 77007.
From their Facebook page:

“The Houston Gaels & Irish Network Houston are hosting a family day Sunday May 22nd from 1-4pm at Barbara Fish Daniel Picnic Pavilion right on the Buffalo Bayou.

This is an opportunity for Irish community to get together in family-friendly surroundings and enjoy an afternoon of fun and games.

We’ll have kids games (ring toss, sack races, water balloon spoon races, etc) with prizes.

We also have a face painter/balloon artist on site for the kids (and adults!)

We will also be providing food (meats) but require people to bring a side dish of their choosing to share with the group. Leave a message below with your dish so we can plan accordingly.”

Please check out the Gaels’ Facebook page to rsvp and to let them know if you will be bringing a dish or not.  Also, check the page for weather updates.

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First ever “Space City Feis” a success

The first ever feis at NASA’s Johnson Space Center was this past Saturday, May 7 and saw dancers from Oklahoma, Houston, Florida and even Germany take part.

The event was the fourth for the Tew Academy of Irish Dance, Texas’ only “open platform” school and feis.  This means the events are open to all dancers regardless of organizational affiliation.  That is contrasted to other local feises that require it’s patrons to hold specific membership in a particular organization.

This supportive and family-friendly event was enjoyed by all.

A couple of pictures of the event:

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Trophy sponsors included Patrick Devlin in honor of his late wife Kelly, Pete Little/Irish Aires in honor of Pat Patton, Joe O’Rourke in honor of his father Burke O’Rourke and the Irish Society in honor of the Honorable John Kane.  Additional sponsors included the Black Labrador Pub and Katie O’Neill Photography who also sponsored trophies and awards.

 

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MS Fundraiser at Mr C’s Westchase Tavern 05/15/16

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Constant Billy at EQ Heights Saturday, May 7th!

Unite and unite and let us all unite
For summer is a-come in today
And whither we are going, we all will unite
In the merry morning of May!

Come join  Constant Billy as we welcome in The May-O at EQ Heights THIS Saturday at 6:30pm!  Everything is blooming and we’ve had ENOUGH of rain, so come inside and join us as we celebrate this Season Of Rebirth!  Word to the wise: our last few shows at EQ have been pretty full, so come on out early.   EQ Heights, is just south of 11th Street (in the space that used to be Waldo’s Coffeehouse). EQ has great food and coffee, and now serves beer and wine also. Let  Constant Billy put a little Spring In Your Step!  Hal An Tow, dude!

  •  WHAT: Welcome in the May-O with  Constant Billy!
  • WHEN: THIS Saturday, May 7th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
  • WHERE: EQ Heights, 1030 Heights Boulevard, on the east side, just south of 11th Street in the Houston Heights.
  • YOU GET: Songs of the Season, and “stuff you just don’t hear every day”!
  • COST: No cover charge, (we’ll pass the hat), and parking is free. Food, coffee, tea and Adult Beverages available at Pretty Reasonable Prices.  You will Come Out Ahead for sure.

 If you haven’t been to EQ, you’re going to LOVE this place.  We do!  See yuz there! www.constantbilly.com

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