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Ireland here we come: 

We're off to Ireland soon with 35 of our good friends!

All of our performances in Ireland are open to the public so if you are lucky enough to live there or happen to be there between March 6 and 12, be sure to come see us! All of our dates are listed on our tour page here on the site.

Here's a snapshot of where we're headed: Waterford, Clonakilty, Killarney, Doolin, and Dublin. It's going to be stellar!


















More US dates have been announced, and we'll be listing our full summer schedule very soon! Click over to the tour page to see what's up.

Thanks a million, folks! All the best from the Hounds!

- L / M / P

Happy 2016: See you in Ireland! 

Greetings friends, family, and fans!

We sincerely hope that you are embarking on your very best year yet. May 2016 bring you many good things - slainté!

2016 for the Hounds of Finn will kick off with a 9-day tour of Ireland from March 3 through 12. There may still be a couple of spots available so if you've got a wild hair and wish to join us, check out the full information page HERE. And if you happen to be in Ireland between March 4 and 13, stop in and see us! All shows and events are open to the public. We have an info page here as well. Maybe we'll see you!

As always, we have lots of big plans and good intentions for this coming year; we'll have to see how many of them materialize. However - we will be making appearances around the Twin Cities and elsewhere throughout the year, so stay tuned to our Facebook Page or come back to our GIGS page whenever you have a chance. If you want direct notifications on HoF events, sign up for our e-mail list HERE. We send out monthly e-newsletters. 

We'll share more soon - but for now, let's just say Happy New Year and see you soon! We wish you all the very best. 

Sincerely,

-Pete, Michelle, Lojo, et al. 
(Hounds of Finn)

Time for the "lasts" of 2015. Thanks for coming along for the ride! 

It's our final weekend at Charlie's for the year!

 
Come out to Charlie's Irish Pub in Stillwater tonight and tomorrow (12/4 & 12/5) and ring in the Holidays and ring out the year with Pete, Lojo, and some special guests. We'll be there from 7:30 until 11:30 pm both nights and you might even persuade us to don silly hats again. It's time for some shenanigans!
 
Looking for THE ultimate gift?
Give your special someone a gift-of-a-lifetime with a trip-of-a-lifetime: A tour of Ireland with us in March 2016! Breathtaking scenery, historic sights, top-of-the-line accommodations, yummy food, plenty of music, an abundance of craic, and of course, Guinness, Bulmers, Whiskey, and more! We've filled one bus and we just need 12 more "roadies" to fill a second. Just a $250 deposit gets you on the waiting list and that much closer to seeing the Emerald Isle. Your deposit is fully refundable if we don't fill the second bus but you must register by Friday, December 11Contact Maria or Jean at Celtic Journeys today to sign up for the wait list. 

Stocking stuffers available too.
Our music and gear make great stocking stuffers and you can find it all at our online store. (Do you know we don't charge for shipping?)

Reflecting back and looking ahead.
It's been a great year of music and fun on the road and around town. It's been wonderful getting to know and collaborating with our newest Hound, Lojo Russo (the picture above is from her very first show with us last December). And your support and friendship have made it something extra special. Thank you. We'll be on hiatus --- and hopefully recording --- until our Ireland tour this coming March. We're looking forward to many more good times with all of you during 2016!

Wishing you and yours all our very best. Slainté!

Pete, Lojo, Michelle
The Hounds of Finn

 
 

It's our final full-band show until March 2016! And there will be dancers! 


We can't wait for this Saturday's concert with The Elders and we hope you'll be there with us to welcome one of our favorite bands back to the Twin Cities for a rare appearance. VIP tickets are sold out but there are general admission tickets available here. ($20 Advance / $22 Door).

The Elders is one of the best contemporary Celtic/Americana folk rock bands today! Based out of Kansas City, Missouri, they tour nationally and internationally and headline many festivals across North America. We've had the great pleasure of performing with them a number of times over the past 5 years at the Colorado Irish Festival and the Indy Irish Fest and we know you'll love them too!

And to make the night even more special, we've invited a talented troupe from the Rince na Chroi School of Irish Dance and some very special guests --- including our pal with the beats, Wolf Loescher --- to join us!

This is our final full-band show until our Ireland Tour in March 2016, and it's all happening this Saturday, November 14, at the Parkway Theater in south Minneapolis (next to Pepito's Restaurant). Doors at 7 pm / Concert 8 pm. Help us welcome The Elders with a FULL HOUSE!


Come say goodbye to 2015 with Pete and Lojo at Charlie's Irish Pub

Our last weekend of shows this year at Charlie's Irish Pub in Stillwater will feature the duo of Pete and Lojo. You can join us on Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5, from 7:30 until 11:30 pm both nights.


Interested in coming to Ireland with us?

We've filled one bus and we just need 12 more "roadies" to fill a second for Ireland Tour in March 2016. If you've ever dreamed of seeing Ireland or going on the road with a band, this is your chance to do both! Contact Maria or Jean at Celtic Journeys today to sign up for the wait list.

Thanks for all your support! We are grateful!

Slainte,

Pete, Lojo, and Michelle
The Hounds of Finn

 

The Elders are coming! Do you have your tickets? 

A special concert not to be missed.

Greetings, Friends!

 



We're thrilled to be bringing The Elders back to the Twin Cities for a rare appearance in concert with us at the Parkway Theater, in Minneapolis (next to Pepito's Restaurant) on Saturday, November 14.

The Elders is one of the best contemporary Irish/Americana folk rock bands today! Based out of Kansas City, Missouri, they tour nationally and internationally and headline many festivals across North America. We've had the pleasure of performing with them a number of times over the past 5 years at the Colorado Irish Festival and the Indy Irish Fest. We heard many groups at these festivals and The Elders is definitely one of our favorites. They incorporate all the best aspects of Irish music into a contemporary sound and style all their own. They borrow from Americana, Folk, and rock in similar ways to the Hounds of Finn, and yet they don't sound like us, or we like them. This is a group we know our friends will love, not only for their music but also because they are excellent entertainers!

We encourage you to join us on Saturday, November 14 (7 pm Doors / 8 pm Concert). General admission tickets are available for just $20 in advance (via this linkor $22 at the door. The theater only seats 350, so you may want to reserve yours while they're still available. We have very few remaining VIP tickets available for $40, which grant you access to a pre-show reception at 6 pm with both bands (complimentary appetizers and cash bar), premium seating, and a gift bag with swag from both bands.

It's important to mention that due to busy work and personal schedules, this concert will be the only time you'll be able to catch the full Hounds' lineup of Lojo, Michelle, and Pete performing together until our Ireland Tour in March 2016. And, we'll also have some special guests performing with us!

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at: houndsoffinn@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you on November 14!


Slainte,

Pete, Lojo, Michelle
The Hounds of Finn

(Poster art by the incredible Tony Horning; Hounds' photo by the gifted Crystal Liepa Photography)

Happy Fall! All the latest from the Pound! 

It's Harvest Fest weekend!


We're celebrating Harvest Fest all weekend in Stillwater and you can join us for the festivities. The fun includes giant pumpkins (they had a world record in 2010), chili cook-off, micro-brew and wine tasting, marketplace, pie-eating contest, live music (this is where we come in), plenty of activities for the little ones --- including a pedal tractor pull --- and so much more, all capped off with a giant pumpkin dropped from a crane! SPLAT! Here's where you can find us:
Charlie's Irish Pub, Friday, October 9, 7:30 to 11:30 pm
Harvest Fest Stage, Lowell Park, Saturday, October 10, 11:30 am to 2 pm
Charlie's Irish Pub, Saturday, October 10, 7:30 to 11:30 pm


Tickets are going fast for next month's concert . . . 

We can't wait to host and perform with one of Celtic music's most renowned bands, The Elders on Saturday, November 14 at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis. There are only a few VIP tickets left! General admission tickets are on sale too. The VIP package includes a 6 pm private pre-concert reception with The Elders and us (complimentary appetizers and a cash bar), premier concert seating, and a swag bag. Get your tickets here.

Special thanks to our sponsors: 2 Gingers Whiskey, Celtic Journeys, KFAI Radio; and our supporters: the Irish Fair of Minnesota and New Folk Records.


Only two seats left on the first bus for our Ireland Tour!

The first bus for our 10-day March 2016 tour through Eire has only two seats open and we're taking names for a possible second bus (we need 30 more "roadies" to make a go of that). Don't miss the bus and this rare opportunity to enjoy breathtaking scenery, historic sights, lots of music, craic, and more with us! All the details and the full itinerary are available here. Contact Maria or Jean at Celtic Journeys to register today.

Thank you, one and all!

You make what we do fun and we're grateful.

Slainte,

Pete, Michelle, and Lojo

 

Harvest Season! 

Greetings, all.

This coming weekend (October 9 & 10) we'll be very active in Stillwater, MN. On Friday & Sat evenings we'll be back at our regular residency at Charlie's Irish Pub in the Water Street Inn (7:30-11:30pm).

On Saturday daytime we'll be performing at Harvest Fest in Stillwater from 11:30-3pm. This annual event should prove to be fun for the entire family! Come and join us if you can.

Looking ahead to November, we've got a killer concert scheduled in Minneapolis with an excellent band from Kansas City - The Elders. We'll be performing at The Parkway Theater in South Minneapolis on Saturday November 14th, with doors at 7 and music starting at 8pm. Get your tickets now by clicking HERE!

Check out the Facebook event listing here as well:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1635550630021182/

Cheers all! Hope to see you soon.

-Pete

Join us this weekend in Aberdeen, South Dakota! 

Hey folks!

This coming weekend September 19 & 20th we'll be performing THREE shows at the Northeast South Dakota Celtic Faire & Games in Aberdeen, South Dakota; two shows on Saturday and one show on Sunday. 

It's going to be a total blast so if you're able to get there - do so! It's partially sponsored by Finnegan's Beer, one of our favorite local microbrews for whom we created a jingle way back in 2012.

Find the details and all the other latest from the Pound in our September eNews --- just out today!  

Have a great weekend and we'll see you soon!

Best, 

-Pete


































(Photo by Crystal Liepa Photography 2015)

 

Join Lojo & Michelle in Iowa & Illinois this weekend! 

We'll be performing together this weekend and you're invited!

Catch us at Grumpy's Saloon in Davenport, IA on Friday, August 14, from 8 until 11 pm, and find us at Gardenstock Art & Music Festival in Dixon, IL on Saturday, August 15. The fun at Gardenstock runs from 11 am until 11 pm at Distinctive Gardens and we're on from 6:30 until 7:45 pm. Find out more here.

Look out Iowa and Illinois! Here we come!

Slainte!

Lojo and Michelle

Start your week off with us! 

Thanks to all of you who joined us at the Irish Fair of Minnesota! We had a great time and hope you did too! Special thanks to the staff, volunteers, and our friends Chad McAnally (flute) and Wolf Loescher (percussion) for joining us during our sets.

There's still time to catch more fun at the Fair today, including the talented Cherish the Ladies at 5:30 pm on the Main Stage.

And you can start your week off with more of us Hounds tomorrow (Monday 8/10) during our lunchtime Harmony for Mayo concert on the Peace Plaza in Rochester, MN (Noon to 1 pm), and at Summer Tuesdays (8/11) from 6 to 8:20 pm in Lowell Park in Stillwater, MN. Summer Tuesdays family-friendly fun begins when the Marketplace opens at 5 pm and a movie, "Princess & The Frog," at dusk after our set.

Thanks again and see you soon!

Pete, Michelle, and Lojo
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