Jimmy Crowley tunes up for the first night of the tour. The Baile Corcaigh is situated in Corktown, Detroit. Just one month after our concert there, the Baile Corcaigh has sadly closed their doors, a victim of Michigan's hard times.
Don plays the bódhrán at the Baile Corcaigh in Corktown, Detroit. Photo by Fel Bautista.
Valerie at the Baile Corcaigh in Corktown, Detroit. Photo by Fel Bautista.
Jimmy Crowley singing in the lower room of the Baile Corcaigh, Detroit. Photo by Fel Bautista.
Don Penzien. Photo by Fel Bautista.
Siusan O'Rourke and Zig Zeitler (otherwise known as Stonecross) from Saginaw, Michigan. Photo by Fel Bautista.
If only the cross street were Guinness.... (photo taken in Saginaw, MI)
Jimmy Crowley is a notorious Feli-phile. Rico, the resident cat at the White Crow Conservatory of Music, enjoys his pets.
Happy Rico at the White Crow in Saginaw.
Jimmy sings his set at the White Crow Conservatory, Saginaw, MI.
Don, Valerie, and Jimmy made their way up to East Jordan next, and Jimmy played some impromptu bossa nova with Mark Penzien.
Valerie normally ducks faster than this when a camera is pointed at her.
Jimmy Crowley and Mark Penzien continue their bossa nova.
At the WLNZ Studio in Lansing, Jimmy, Valerie, and Don were interviewed by Lynn Peraino for Strings and Things. This lovely melodeon was there, too. :)
Valerie, Lyn Peraino, Jimmy Crowley, and Don pause from their music for a quick snap at WLNZ Lansing.
Jamie Sue Seale and Lyn Peraino at their WLNZ Lansing workstation.
One of the few times Valerie sucessfully handed off her camera to someone else for photos! This concert was held at Elderly Music in Lansing, after which Don, Valerie, and Jimmy Crowley conducted some music workshops.
Jimmy Crowley joins Don and Val for a set of polkas at Elderly Instruments, Lansing.
Jimmy playing at Elderly Instruments, Lansing.
The view from our host house in rural Lansing-area
Jimmy Crowley sings some songs at the Magdelena Tea House.
Jimmy Crowley met a fan since the vinyl days at the Magdalena Tea House concert!
The last gig of the Traveling Irish Tour in Traverse City. Eleven engagements over ten days... whew!
Valerie says goodbye to Michigan. Well, really, to Randolph the Moose at Sledder's in Traverse City, They ring the bell if you kiss him.
Cyndi and Mark Penzien earn a bell-ring with Rudolph.
We're not sure what Justin earned for this... it wasn't a free drink, to his dissatisfaction.
Maybe this is what they wanted...
Jimmy kisses the moose, too.