EP “Plus” nearing completion! PLEASE SHARE and PLEASE sign up for our email list!!


We are entering Heltone studios for the last time for pre-production work this evening at seven o’clock…this will be a live version of one of our live show rock stalwarts which we kind of stumbled upon by accident when doing a totally unplugged show a few weeks back.  The vibe was so strong, the groove was so deep and the energy was so infectious that we decided we had to do it for the EP.

Note the “PLUS” designation in the above title:  this disc will be considerably longer than a typical EP but too short for a full-length CD, hence the modifier.

At around 8:00 PM, our chief tape jockey, Mr Colin Helton will wrap up the final mixdown and we’ll burn this to a couple of CD’s to hustle over to the ever-capable Ric Major, of Middle Option Music Studios for mastering.  Once he’s put his magic touch upon the project, we’ll ship it off to CD Baby for production, so we hope to have this thing ready to ship by the first or second week in December.  JUST IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING!!

Please spread the word among your Celtic music loving friends, this project has been a labor of love and as much as we’re happy to see it come to fruition, we’re somewhat saddened because we have one leaving the nest.  BUT rest assured, we’re already working on our next full length CD.  Slainte!

PS, these EP’s (in CD format, of course) will be ONLY $5.00 USD.  I’ve (hank) already been to the USPS and S&H to anywhere will be an additional $2.50 USD-we’re trying like hell to make this something for everyone, everywhere.   During the down time prior to us receiving our boxes and boxes of final product, I  will be attempting to set up the Skibbereen Store here within the www.skibbereenmusic.com/ website.  Wish me luck and again, please put out the word to sign up for our email list and also to like us on FaceBook!

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Skibbereen at the Farmer’s Market.

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Upcoming dates, summer 2014

Hello, friends! We have some dates to announce: first, our intrepid drummer, Matt (and Hank’s beautiful daughter) and Caitlin Helton (also Colin’s beautiful sister) are getting married on 06/14/2014. The most important date of the summer!!  Sorry but this is a private event…  : (

Skibbereen will be playing on 08/09/2014 at the Farmer’s Market (4th @ Adams, downtown Springfield) from 10 AM to 12 PM, always a pleasure, always a hoot!

Springfield’s own “Down Home Festival” returns this year on the first weekend of August and Skibbereen is proud to announce our involvement in this year’s event. We have been wanting to play this for some time and are thrilled to be part of it.  We’ll spread our wings as a Celtic jam band…Stay tuned for links and more precise date/day/time information on our show.

Skibbereen will also be part of this year’s SECOND annual Celtic Festival, to be held the weekend of Saturday, September 6th. This event is in its early stages of planning also and we’ll be sure to post details/links as they develop.

Cheers, peace, love and recycling!


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