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Slim & Minnie at Nevada Arts Association Awards Reception

Thanks to Northern Nevada Busker News

Slim and Minnie at the Urban Farm Fest

Slim & Minnie enjoying the fine repas before playing with Local Honey and contra dance caller George Grover at the River School Farm Urban Farm Fest. Thanks to

Burns Supper

We present the Toast to the Lassies and Reply to the Laddies at the annual Robert Burns Celebration of the Nevada Society of Scottish Clans.

Reno Celtic Celebration

At the Reno Celtic Celebration, our Celtic Music and Magic Show begins as the Mystical Lockbox sits in the center of the stage awaiting participants from the audience who will assist in unlocking its secrets. Photo by Willie Puchert, Reno, NV Thank You!

Slim and Minnie and Tex Weir

At the Virginia City Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry, Slim and Minnie are joined on stage by folk musicologist and Carnegie Hall veteran performer Tex Weir
Photo by The Carsonist (used with permission)

Record Courier Features Gairin

Harkening back to our own days of Knights and Nobles, here we are in this newspaper feature of the Genoa Renaisssance Faire - that is Genoa, Nevada. We performed the hits of the 80's - that is the FIFTEEN 80's!

Urban Farm Fest contra dance

Here we are having a fabulous fun time as the Local Honey Band with Vicki, Norris and George and all the contra dancers at River School Farm Urban Farm Fest. Thanks to ©2013

Reno Celtic Magic

Three lassies participate in our musical magic trick at Reno Celtic Celebration in Reno. Thanks to Pat Puchert, Carson City, NV Thank You!

Minnie on accordion and Clay Leveskis on fiddle

Minnie invited Clay From Far Away, that's Clay Leveskis of Auburn, Calif. on fiddle, to join us on stage, much to the delight of all at the Virginia City Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry Photo by The Carsonist (used with permission)

Brewery Arts Center

The Brewery Arts Center Classical Lunches were a summer treat! We received nice coverage in the Reno Gazette Journal's Carson Times. Thanks to Shannon Litz, Record-Courier, Gardnerville, NV

4th of July 2008, Genoa, NV

Performing at the Serra Philharmonic League's Pops in the Park on 4th of July in Genoa, Nevada Photo by Bill Bandes, Genoa, NV.

Valhalla Americana Picnic

Playing a tune set with Sue Jesch at Valhalla Americana Festival. We loved having Sue join in! Photo by Tahoe Tallac Association, South Lake Tahoe.

Strings in the Schools at Borders Bookstore Cafe

Cooley's Reel with more than a dozen young musicians from the Carson City Symphony Strings in the Schools Program at Borders Bookstore Cafe.

Great News! We have been invited back for next year to teach Celtic tunes to the students. Photo by Carl Harmon

Strings in the Schools at Borders Bookstore Cafe

More playing Cooley's with students at Borders. Thanks to Carl Harmon for this photo.

St Patrick's Day at Reds 395 in Carson City

St. Patrick's Day at Red's Old 395 in Carson City with Wendy Ray and Sue Kitts. It's a yearly tradition, so come out and wear the green at Red's on 3/17. Photo by Don Lindsay

Winter Welcome Concert

Performing with Wendy Ray, Ellie Bugli, David Bugli, Sue Kitts and Lou Groffman at our Winter Welcome concert at the Brewery Arts Center.

Reno Celtic Celebration 2005

That's Tom with Carlaena Kondor, who added her penny whistle playing to our act for a few years, before she fell in love and started a family.

Genoa Renaissance Faire

Dressing up and making merrie music for the Genoa Renaissance Faire, Genoa, NV.

We had an enthusiastic audience at the Brewery Arts Celtic Festival in Carson City, NV. That's Rex Reed on mandolin and Gerald Heston on coconuts! Photo by Terry Howley, Carson City, NV

The Motley Madrigals 2005

We performed at Tahoe Arts Project arts and music fair and at their evening reception at Lake Tahoe. Photo by Joan Rowe, Reno, NV

Brewery Arts Center Celtic Festival 2004

Mary Kay must be singing something serious here on stage at the Brewery Arts Celtic Festival Photo by Terry Howley, Carson City, NV Thanks Terry!

Lake Tahoe Renaissance Faire 2004

Amanda Taylor and Mary Kay have some fun between performances at the Heart of the Forest Renaissance Faire at Valhalla on Lake Tahoe.

At the Pembrooke Renaissance Faire 2007
Celtic Cowboy for State of Nevada

With reenactors Rex and Debbie Reed and Honest Abe Wally Earhart and event director Doris Salling at International Parole Board State of Nevada party at the Nuggett in Reno.

Genoa 2004

Tom started his music career as a roadie for Medicine Bow. Or, was it the Northstar Rockers? Here he sets up our system for the Nevada State Parks Pioneer Day.

Valhalla Celtic Sunda

An early gig with fellow musicians: Valhalla Celtic Fair at the Tahoe Tallac Historic Site. L to R: Jack Shipley, Cliff Blackmore, Lucy DuPertuis, Mary Kay and Tom Aufrance, Pamela Taylor and John.

Tuneville Session under the stars and twinkling lights at Brewery Arts Center

Thanks to Dana Freund for these photos.

Tuneville Session at Brewery Arts Center Carson City NV

Tuneville Session at Brewery Arts Center Carson City NV

Tuneville Session at Brewery Arts Center Carson City NV

Celtic Summers Eve

Celtic Summers Eve

Celtic cowboy

Reno Celtic dancers

Reno Celtic Dancers

Sons and Daughters of Erin

Sons and Daughters of Erin Annual Dinner

Carson Rendezvous

Carson Rendezvous

At Douglas Historical Society


Reno Artown Performance with Silver State Scottish Dancers

More Artown

Here we are as Slim and Minnie with John leading a sing-along.

Carson Rendezvous

Celtic Summers Eve Performance

Slim and Minnie sing with Tex at Virginia City

Happy 4th of July!

Reno Celtic Dancers

4th of July in Genoa, Nevada before the Reno Philharmonic

More of the annual 4th of July in Genoa


Performing with Reno Celtic Dancers

Mary Kay Aufrance

Thanks Tom Becker for capturing Mary Kay singing.

Scot Clans

Nevada Society of Scottish Clans Performance

Pops in the Park for the State of Nevada. Thanks to Gail Allen for this photo!

Slim and Minnie at the Fair

Thanks to Plumas-Sierra County Fair for catching us in the act! Click on it to go to the fair.

Slim and Minnie Parading at Plumas Sierra County Fair

St. Patrick's Day is always a musical riot!

Gairin performing for Sons and Daughters of Erin

Brewery Arts Center Winter Welcome Concert

Reno Celtic

Celebrating 4th of July in Genoa.

Warming up the crowd before the Reno Philharmonic plays and the cannons roar for the 4th!

Gairin Ramblin Irishman music book has 23 scores from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England and Amerikay!

A Celtic Festival in Carson City, Nevada

We made the front page of the Reno Gazette Journal 7/16/2007

Wow! That's us on the front page of the Reno Gazette Journal!

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