11 August 2009

"charmer" returns to salute its cenla roots

rive rouge emails with news about a popular band once known locally as "charmer" but now goes by the handle "smithfield fair," returning home for a special performance for alexandria's museum of art -- at 7:00 p.m. on saturday, 29 august 2009.

according to rive rouge, in 2008 smithfield fair performed for a standing-room-only audience at the hearn-kress theatre.

so you might want to hurry and get your tickets which are $10.00 each and available by contacting the alexandria museum of art at +1318.443.3458 or at the door, 933 main street, alexandria, louisiana.

In 1989, Charmer transitioned into Smithfield Fair and focused on the Celtic/Scottish roots of the band members. After 20 years, the trio has become recognized as one of the foremost presenters of Scottish tradition-based music in North America, while continuing to garner high praise for its original songs and strong harmonies. Currently, Smithfield Fair performs a mix of songs from the two periods, as well as newer material

August 2009 will see the release of "The Longing", the group's 16th album, and the Museum performance will feature special guest, J. David Praet, well-known Alexandria guitarist and the group's long-time engineer and co-producer