CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2007
Join Aaron Plunkett for a “HANDS-ON” one-day workshop, series of exciting classes, or private lessons where he presents an exciting look into drumming styles from Ireland, Iran, the Balkans, Egypt, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Ghana Africa, Cuba and Brazil. You are encouraged to bring your notebooks-no digital recording is permitted. These workshops, classes and private tutorials are inspirational, instructional and fun:
IRISH PERCUSSION CLASSES - Bodhran (Irish Drum), Spoons & Bones
Cost: $20.00 per/class pre-paid or $25 at the door
WORLD BEATS - One Day Workshop
Come along on a rhythmic journey of "PERCUSSION FROM AROUND THE WORLD" and experience drumming styles from Ireland, Iran, the Balkans, Egypt, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Ghana Africa, Cuba and Brazil. For more information contact Aaron at (818) 569-5465 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $45.00 pre-paid or $50 at the door.
Call for reservations, Contact: (818) 569-5465
CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2006
An Evening of JAZZ with original members from the ARTIE SHAW BAND
Renowned trumpet virtuoso Dizzy Gillespie once stated about Lou Colombo in an interview (WGBG, July 1988): "Lou’s a beautiful player. His sound is gorgeous. He is what I would call a trumpet painter, he resolves. I’ve been preaching his name ever since I heard of him down in Cape Cod."
JULY 31, AUGUST 1, & AUGUST 7 & 8 2006 (Mondays/Tuesdays) 7-11pm
Roadhouse Cafe, Hyannis, Massachusetts
Come on out and hear these living legends who played with the original Artie Shaw Band; Lou Colombo on trumpet/flugelhorn and euphonium; Dick Johnson, on saxaphone/woodwinds and arranger extraordinaire along with band members; Matt Richards on piano; Dave Zinno on acoustic bass; Aaron Plunkett on drumkit, percussion and bones; with special guest pianist George Wein and vocalist Lori Asher Colombo - like father, like daughter, be sure to catch Lori’s vocal performances and hear a rich lineage and beautiful “song-bird” sing.
To mention is THE ROADHOUSE CAFE, a five star establishment providing gourmet seafood and top notch music to listeners for over 25 years!
Don't miss out on these performances, show time starts at 7 pm, Mondays & Tuesdays.
Where: The Roadhouse Cafe - 488 South Street, Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601
Contact: (508) 775-2386
Cost: Reservations a Must!
JULY 28, 29 & 30, 2006 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
X Gallery, New Bedford, Massachusetts
Come along for a 'Bones' adventure and experience the playing of a hundred Bone players... that's right, over one hundred Bone players all clicking, clacking and tapping out tunes. The bones are the oldest instrument in the world besides the human voice, 3.5 million years old. Come hear this ancient art form come to life as Bone players of all levels and styles gather from around the world to play for each other.
Set in the historical village/town of New Bedford Mass., (est. 1652/1787), well known for it's fishing fleet/whaling, farming and textile mills, New Bedford has experienced a recent renaissance of music and the arts... a most beautiful backdrop for BONESFEST X. Numerous museums, festivals, galleries and musical parades grace the cobble-stoned streets of this Historic Downtown area. Be sure to catch the parading entourage of bone players as we tap, click and cadence our way Downtown to the whale bones at the New Bedford Whale Museum, (Sat. 7/29).
Where: Gallery X - 169 William St., New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: CALL FOR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, 818-569-5465.
June 17, 2006, (Saturday) 3pm
Libby Park - Ojai, CA
Enjoy the music amidst the beautiful essence of lavendar with soothing sounds from Nathan Mcuen, Chuck Hails and Aaron Plunkett, (guitar/vocals, acoustic bass and cultural ethnic percussion, respectively). This band soulfully fuses the ancient with the modern and combines various elements of sound and texture which stimulate the ear and caress the heart/mind. Join us at Libby Park in a giant garden of lavender for this exilerating performance.
For more information please call 818-569-546
April 23, 2006, (Sunday) 11:00am-12:00pm
Earth Day Living Wheel Ceremony
Sunken Gardens - Santa Barbara CA
Come out and honor the four corners of the earth, E, S, W, N, with a blessing led by Ojai's Native Chumash Chief , the Honorable Julie Tumamait, and Lori Colombo and Aaron Plunkett. This sacred invocation at Sunken Gardens in Santa Barbara will kick off the day's events and offer the listener sounds of rare and authentic Chumash lore and song. Be sure to come and see the featured guest of the Living Wheel Ceremony Circle-direct descendant of the Mashchal people from the Island of Santa Cruz.
For more information please call 818-569-5465
January 16, 2006, (Monday) 11:30pm-5 pm
A Day Commemorating Martin Luther King
Libbey Park, Dowtown Ojai at the Water Fountain, (on Hwy. 33), Ojai, CA.
Join us for an incredible, exciting and interesting day of performances! Come hear special sacred Chumash songs seldom heard and Native prayers performed by Elder Ojai Chumash Native, Julie Tumamait, Lori Colombo and Aaron Plunkett - Be sure to catch this performance of Native Chumash songs at 1:30 pm.
For More Info: Contact (818)-569-5465
CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2005
An Interactive Musical Performance
SEPTEMBER 30, 2005 (Friday) 10-12am
California State University L.A.
FREE FALL PREVIEW FEATURING: "An Interactive Musical Performance by Aaron
Plunkett", composer and performer of Traditional Irish percussion for the
movie, TITANIC. Mr. Plunkett will be giving a "Hands-On" Spoons and
Bones clinic for the, OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE, "Empowerment Through
Where: Roybal Institute/Salazar Hall -
5151 State University Drive, LA, CA 90032.
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An Evening of Persian Song and Dance
AUGUST 27, 2005 (Saturday) 8pm
Irvine Barclay Theatre
The Remembrance Band, an evening of Persian song and dance that should make
Orange County’s Persian population—among the nation’s largest—considerably
misty-eyed. Featured are violinist Shahram Fasazadeh, ney player Mohammed Nejad,
oud master John Bilezikjian, multi-ethnic percussionist and Bones master, Aaron
Plunkett, classical Persian dance group Naynava, and Siamak Pouian, a former
music professor from Santa Barbara—and a tombak player of excellent repute.
Also headlining with the Remembrance Band is the man known as the Persian Frank
Sinatra, Sattar. Sattar’s TV series, Morad Barghi, aired in Iran in the
early ’70s and concert facilitator, Carmellia Pirmoradi, remembers, "When
he was on TV, life in Tehran stopped-the streets were empty. The whole city
used to sit and watch it; it was like the Dynasty of Iran”.
The other instruments that make up the meandering twang of the Remembrance
Band also claim vivid histories. The ney, or rim flute, is associated with shepherds
and the player hums or sings while playing—hence the rich, eerie undertone
in many songs. And the oud, according to myth, was developed by Lamak, a direct
descendant of Cain. Legend has it that when his son died, Lamak hung his dead
body up in a tree, forming his desiccated remains into the shape of a lute.
The Bones-actual rib bones-besides the human voice, are the oldest instrument
in the world. Legend has it that from a man's rib bone came the creation of
Don't miss this historical performance at 8pm on SATURDAY, AUGUST
Where: Irvine Barclay Theatre - 4242 Campus Dr., Irvine
Contact: (949) 854-4646 or
CELTIC BONE WORKSHOP
JUNE 22, 2005 (Wednesday)
7:00 - 8:30pm
Come play one of the world's oldest instruments, the ancient Irish Bones.
You can be a part of the magic that is the heartbeat of the world-Music. Multi-ethnic
drummer/percussionist, performer, and educator, Aaron Plunkett, will be conducting
a "hands-on" Celtic BONE workshop. Adults and children, beginners
to advanced, EVERYONE will learn to play the bones and be able to experiment
playing along with Celtic Traditional music, (reels and jigs), as well as other
forms of world music. Instruments will be provided for you (or bring yours).
These clinics are instructional and fun!!!
REMO Recreational Music Center
7308 Coldwater Canyon Ave. No Hollywood, CA (Exit street-Sherman Way)
For reservations or
additional information call Remo Music Center at (818)-982-0461 or Plunkett
Mr. Plunkett can be heard playing multi-ethnic percussion on John Fogerty's
recent release, 'Deja Vu All Over Again' as well as Irish percussion - Bodhran,
Spoons and Bones - for 20TH Century Fox's and Paramount Pictures' epic feature
film, TITANIC, where his unique sound and ability afforded him a recording session
as the featured Irish percussionist working with internationally acclaimed composer,
James Horner and director, James Cameron. Mr. Plunkett studied traditional Irish
percussion in Northern Ireland with Eamon McGuire and Michael O'Suilleabhain
from the South at the University College Cork. He did an intensive study of
traditional Irish music with a focus on percussion to authenticate and perfect
his playing. Aaron is one of a select few players who demonstrates a two-handed
bones playing style and has further developed that method so that the pitches
change while playing. To add to his accolades, Aaron was the featured Irish
percussionist, clinician, and exhibitor at the International Percussive Arts