The Black Market Haggis, a popular Celtic band, will be the featured performer for the August 27 HTMA Coffeehouse in the old country church at Burritt Museum. The Black Market Haggis are Chenoa Clark (vocals) – raised in the Northern Highlands of Alabama (Sand Mountain), Mike Clem (guitar, whistle, vocals) – a Cullman native who has played with several different Celtic bands in the North Alabama area, Andy Kruspe (bodhrán, melodica, vocals) – a music teacher from coastal North Carolina and Garrett Smith (fiddle, mandolin, vocal) – a Huntsville native who has been playing Celtic fiddle since being rescued from the classical music scene. The guys in the band have been playing together since 2010, with Chenoa Clark joining them in 2015. Together, the Black Market Haggis have released an album Better than it Sounds that can be sampled at http://akruspe.wixsite.com/black-market-haggis/audioandvideo. If you haven’t heard the Black Market Haggis recently, be sure to listen to some of the high quality SoundCloud samples – especially “Angu and the Kilt”, featuring Chenoa’s vocals. The band also has a Facebook page where I enjoyed “Johnny Be Good” – seehttps://www.facebook.com/BlackMarketHaggis/videos/1183659085019395/ Lynne and Steve Edmondson will open the coffeehouse at 7:00. Steve enjoys playing folk/country-blues guitar and Lynne likes to play blues fiddle – an enjoying combination.
Opening performance by Steve & Lynne Edmondson
Admission – $5 per person