It's a good idea to check on this website periodically if you are planning on attending any of these events because changes do happen periodically and I, Ken, don't seem to live in the same time continuum as most people. I often dont know what time, date, day or year it is and Jeanie needs to periodically check this site to make sure it is accurate. Thank you.
GIGS - 2017
Fri - Mar 17 - Alamagordo, NM From Alamagordo to Ireland - Ken Waldman - Poet and Fiddler with Bayou Seco and Steve Smith celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Sun - Mar 19 - Corrales, NM - Concert at the Old San Isidro Church - Bayou Seco concert 2:00 to 4:00 PM Sponsored by the Corrales Historicl Society.
Sat - Apr 1 - Bayou Seco at the Silver City Library 10:00 AM to 12:30 AM - and they may be joined by some of the Fiddling Friends and the Big Ditch Crickets.
Wed - Apr 5 - Silver City, NM - Poetry and music with David Romtvedt - Poet Laureate of Wyoming and fine musician. A Fund Raiser for KURU/GMCR.
At the Church of Harmony, 609 N. Arizona, Silver City, NM 7:00 PM - suggested donation $10.00 or more or less - at the door. The station can really us the money. Bayou Seco will play a few pieces with him and Jeanie's Fiddling Friends will will play some Basque music with us and David. He is a great acordion player and will play some Basque Music and sing in Basque. He will read from his latest book: Dilemmas of the Angels (LSU 2017)
Thu - May 11 - Chicago, Il - play on WZRD Radio
Fri - May 12 - Skokie, Il - Fiddle Club of the World. Concert at Seman Violins, 4447 Oakton St, Skokie IL 60076
Sat - May 13 - We'll be playing on the Live From the Heartland show on WLUL 88.7 FM, Chicago, Il from 9:00 to 10:00 AM and on the Web at WLUW.org worldwide. More info on the website: www.livefromtheheartland.com.
Thu - Sun May 18 - 21 - Lanesboro, Mn - Bluff Country Gathering - This is a grand festival in a lovely town in SE Minnesota - Lots of old time music and dancing. Along with Bayou Seco, other guests include, besides Bob Bovee, the organizer, will be The Reed Island Rounders, Martha Burns, The Ozark Highballers, and the caller Matt Cartier. For more info: www.boveeheil.com/bluff-country-
Thu - May 25 - Olathe, Kansas - Bayou Seco concert at the Main Public Library at 201 E Park St, Olathe, Kansas 66061 - from 7:00 to 8:30 PM (913) 971-6850 YOu can access their calendar of events for May at: ks.evanced.info/olathe/lib/eventcalendar.asp
Fri - May 26 - Kansas City, MO - A house concert at the Bob and Diana Sukiel's household. More info: 816-941-9435
Sat - May 27 - Manhattan, Kansas - House concert - More info later.
Sat - Jun 3 - Albuquerque Folk Festival - a Bayou Seco Workshop and a Main Stage Show. - The Schedule and list of performers is not ready yet but it will be soon and the website is: www.abqfolkfest.org/ So Keep an Eye Out.
Thu - July 27 - Lewes, United Kingdom - Westgate Chapel - a Bayou Seco Concert
Sun - July 30 - Bath, UK - The American Museum - concert 2:00 to 3:00 PM More Info: americanmuseum.org/whats-on/full-events-listing/page/4/
Thu - Aug 3 - South Moulton, UK - The George Hotel - Broad St, South Molton EX36 3AB, UK - 8:00 PM Sponsored by the Plough Arts Centre. - More info: www.theploughartscentre.org.uk/whats-on/live
Sat - Aug 5 - Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, UK - The Wilderness Festival - Children's Set 1:30 to 2:30 and a concert and cajun - zydeco dance in the Folk Barn at 9:00 to 10:00 PM - more info: www.wildernessfestival.com/programme/bayou-seco/
Mon - Aug 7 - Bath, UK - The Bell - 03 Walcot Street, Bath, Avon BA1 5BW +44 1225 460426
PAST GIGS - 2017
Sat- Jan 7 - SIlver City, NM 12th Night Dance with the Big Ditch Crickets at The Old Elks Club starts at 7:00 PM
Sat- Feb 4 - Las Cruces, NM - High Desert Brewery - 7:00 to 11:00
Sat- Feb 11 - Chocolate Fantasia - At the Hub at 6th and Bullard - Noon - The Fiddling Friends - 12:45 Bayou Seco
Fri - Feb 17 - La Mesilla, NM - La Mesilla Community Center - contra Dance with Bayou Seco and friends - 6:30 pm
Tue - Feb 28 - Silver City, NM - Mardi Gras at Diane's Parlor 6:00 to 9:30 PM
PAST GIGS - 2016
FRI - Jan 15 - San Lorenzo, NM - Bayou Seco presents a Fine Arts Friday Program at San Lorenzo Elementary at 10:00 AM
FRI - Jan 15 - Bayard, NM - Bayou Seco presents a Fine Arts Friday Program at Bayard Elementary at 1:30 PM
FRI - Jan 29 - Hurley, NM - Bayou Seco presents a Fine Arts Friday Program at Hurley Elementary at 10:00 AM
FRI - Jan 29 - Santa Clara, NM - Bayou Seco presents a Fine Arts Friday Program at Central Elementary at 1:30 PM
Sat - Feb 6 - Silver City, NM - During Chocolate Fantasia the Fiddling Friends and Big Ditch Crickets will play dance music at the Hub by the mural. (6th and Bullard St) The Big Ditch Molly's will dance. It will be a fun "street magic/flash mob" type of event. Starting at 1:00 PM
Tues - Feb 9 - Silver City, NM -Silver City, NM - Bayou Seco and Friends will play the Annual Mardi Gras Party at Diane's Parlor, 510 N Bullard St. Silver City 6 PM till whenever. Great Cajun/New Orleans food. Come in costume!!!!! BON TEMPS ROULER!!!!!! NO COVER CHARGE
Fri - Feb 19 - Deming, NM - Bayou Seco presents a Fine Arts Friday Program at Bell Elementary at 10:00 AM
Fri - Feb 19 - Deming, NM - Bayou Seco presents a Fine Arts Friday Program at Torres Elementary at 1:30 PM
Fri - Feb 19 - Mesilla, NM - Bayou Seco and Friends - Mardi Gras Contradance at la Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago, Mesilla NM 7:30 - 10:30 PM $6.00 for more info - http://www.snmmds.org/ or call 575-522-1691
Fri - Feb 26 - Albuquerque, NM Oasis Program - concert by Bayou Seco at OASIS Albuquerque, American Square Shopping Center, 3301 Menaul Blvd. NE, 87107-1855 - 505-884-4529 www.oasisabq.org 2:00 to 3:30 PM Fee: $12.00 You need to register ahead of time. call or check web site for more info.
Sat - Feb 27 - Albuquerque, NM - Songs and Tunes of the American West - Concert by Bayou Seco and Steve Cormier at Eight Two 1 Peformance Space - 821 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM - 3:00 to 5:30 PM Doors open at 3:30 - $15.00 at the door depending upon your financial situation. More info at: email@example.com 575-534-0298 or firstname.lastname@example.org 505-281-8201
FRI - Mar 4 - Deming, NM - Bayou Seco presents a Fine Arts Friday Program at Chapparel Elementary at 10:00 AM
FRI - Mar 4 - Deming, NM - Bayou Seco presents a Fine Arts Friday Program at Bataan Elementary at 1:30 PM
FRI - Mar 11 - Columbus, NM - Bayou Seco presents a Fine Arts Friday Program a tColumbusElementary at 10:00 AM
FRI - Mar 11 - Deming, NM - Bayou Seco presents a Fine Arts Friday Program at Memorial Elementary at 1:30 PM
Sat - Mar 26 - Pinos Altos, NM - The Buckhorn Bar. Bayou Seco 6:30 PM
Sun - Apr 24 - Los Angeles, CA (SE of Culver City) - House Concert and Dance Celebrating the Music of the Southwest. 2:00 to 5:00 PM - $12 to $15 - for more info. on location, and reservations contact: Fron Heller and Bill Mason: email@example.com or 323-903-6556
Sat - June 4 - Albuquerque Folk Fest. We are on at 10:30 AM for a Double Fiddle Workshop (Cajun) at Workshop 5/indoors and at 1:30 PM at the Unplugged Outlet for a 45 Minute performance. There are lots of fine performers at this festival including Antontia Apodaca (New Mexican Music), Lone Piñon(fine Mexican Music)(fine Mexican Music) (fine Mexican and New Mexican Music(fine Mexican Music)(fine Mexican Music), Maria and Yhavi (fine Mexican Music), Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum (Buegrass and great duet music and fiddling), The Rebbe's Orkestra (Klezmer and Judaic Music), The Mike and Ruthy Band doing Folk and Americana, and Many more fine musicians and workshops, including one by Steve Cormier at 2:30 covering Cowboy songs. More Info at: abqfolkfest.org This takes place at the Albuquerque Baloon Museum north of town.
Sat - June 11 - Silver City Farmer's Market - 8:30 AM to about 11:30 - come on out and join us.
Fri - July 15 - Santa Clara, NM Just east of Silver City. Head south at the light instead of going north into Ft Bayard. It's at Viola Stone Park at the corner of North Bayard St. and Maple. The show goes from 7:30 to 9:00 and is free. There will be a tip jar for the musicians (us) and bring some food to eat, chairs, blankets (though it is quite warm right now) NO ALCOHOL allowed. It's a fine community event sponsored by the Santa Clara Action Committee and the Santa Clara Community Watch.
Sat - July 30 - Silver City Farmer's Market - 8:30 AM to about 11:30 - come on out and join us.
AUG 2016 - All UK gigs cancelled for this year - see above. Hope to do these festivals next year. Check them out this year - they are all fantastic festivals with mighty performers.
Mon - Wed - Aug 2 - 4 - Sidmouth Folk Week. More info later as the schedule is worked out. www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk/
Sat & Sun - Aug 6 & 7 - Dartmoor Festival. More info later as the schedule is worked out. www.dartmoorfolkfestival.org.uk/
Wed & Thu - Aug 10 & 11 - Broadstairs Folk Week. More info later as the schedule is worked out, but so far there is a Concert on the 10th at 3:00 PM and a Cajun Dance on the 11th at 7:00 PM.
Sat - Aug 13 - FOLK IN THE FOYER BROMYARD - 7:00 PM £8 Bromyard, Bromyard, Herefordshire HR7, UK
Sat - Sept 3 - Print Fiesta in Silver City. Print artists from around the southwest and a full day of music by local and other NM bands, includig Bayou Seco and the Big ditch Crickets.
Sat - Sept 17 - Silver City Farmer's Market - we're playing from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Sat - Sept 24 - Silver City Farmer's Market - 8:30 AM to about 11:30 - come on out and join us.
Fri - Sept 30 - Sells, Arizona at the Desert Rain Cafe 9AM
Fri - Sept 30 - Oct 2 - Horse Camp in Cababi, Tohono O'Odham homeland, Teaching fiddle to young people.
Sat - Oct 8 - Jeanie's Fiddling Friends at the Hub on 6th and Bullard, Silver City, NM 12:00 noon
PAST GIGS - 2015
Sat - Jan 10 - Silver City, NM - Annual 12th Night Community Dance at the Elks Club on Texas St. - More info later
Tue - Feb17 - Silver City, NM - Mardi Gras at Diane's Parlor 6:30 to 9:30 PM
Fri - Feb 20 - La Mesilla, NM - Mardi Gras Contra Dance with Jeanie McLerie's Fiddle Club - Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago, Mesilla Cost $6 or $4 youth, NEW $15 family, Lessons 7:30 pm, dance 8 to 10:30 pm. Info:www.snmmds.org or 575-522-1691, caller Lonnie Ludeman.
Sat - Mar 2 - Silver City, NM - Street Magic at The Hub - 12:00 Noon. The Big Ditch Crickets, The Fiddling Friends, the Fiddle Club and Bayoy Seco will join together to play for some fun dancing in Downtown Silver City. Put on your Dancing Shoes and join us. Anyone is welcome to join in. We will teach some quick and easy dances.
Wed - Apr 29 - near Dumfries, Scotland - Private wedding for friends.
Fri - May 1 - opening for Balkan Alien Sound at the Culturlann Chanain in Derry City
Sat & Sun - May 2 & 3 - Ardara, Co. Donegal, Ireland. The Cup of Tae Festival. More Info: cupoftaefestival.com/ There will be lots of Master Classes in Irish Music - we'll be guest performers around the event.
Wed - May 6 - Belfast, Northern Ireland - No Alibi's Bookstore - 83 Botanic Ave, Belfast BT7 1JL - david @noalibis.com 028 9031 9601
Thu - May 7 - Downings, Co. Donegal, Ireland (Way up north Donegal) - More info on location later.
Fri - May 8 - Park Village, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland. At Leo's Bar.
Sat - May 9 - Near Limavady, the Keady Clachan Cottage - A fantastic community venue. Lot of great musicians and fine folks - don't miss it if you are in the area.
Tue - May 12 - Near Llanberis, Wales - The Y Caban Cafe, Caban Cyf, Yr Hen Ysgol, Brynrefail, nr Llanberis, LL55 3NR - A lovely restaurant in a beautiful place. www.caban-cyf.org/EN/welcome.asp
Fri - May 15 - Stroud - The Prince Albert Pub (actually in Rodborough - next to Stroud)
Sun - May 17 -Bath - American Museum - (Museum closed until the 14th of May) Claverton Manor, Claverton, Bath, Avon BA2 7BD, United Kingdom +44 1225 460503
Mon - May 18 -Bath - The Bell - 03 Walcot Street, Bath, Avon BA1 5BW +44 1225 460426
Wed - May 20 - Rainham, Kent - Rainham Oast Old Time Sessions ROOTS - Bar of the Rainham Oast Community Centre, Granary Close, Rainham, Kent. ME8 7SG , Gillingham, Medway, Kent 8.00 - 8.45 Floor Spots; 8.45 - 9.30 Bayou Seco; 9.30 - 9.45; Break 9.45 - 10.15 Floor Spots; 10.15 - 11.00 Bayou Seco
Fri - May 22 - Belper, Darbyshire, The Kings Head Pub
Fri - May 29 - Goodrich, just south of Ross on Wye. Pub session at the pub.
Sat - May 30 - AsparaFest - Ashdown Farm, Badsey, Nr Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 7PA Festival open from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM www.asparafest.co.uk/
Sun - May 31 - Longlevens - Cajun Dance - Longlevens Village Hall on Church Road, Longlevens near Gloucester
Tues - Jun 2 - London, Camden Town - Sharpe's Folk Club at Cecil Sharp House - 2 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 7AY +44 20 7485 2206
Wed- Jun 3 - Deal, Kent - The Lighthouse - 50 The Strand, Walmer, Deal, Kent CT147DX 8:30 PM
Fri - Jun 5 - Waardamme, Belgium - Cowboy Up Steakhouse - Kortrijksestraat 350, 8020 Waardamme, Belgium +32 50 70 74 75 9:30 (21:30) cowboyup.be
Sun - Jun 7 - Montier-en-Der, France - Garden Party, More info later.
Sun - Jun 14 - Aux Petits Joueurs, rue Mousaia, 75009, Paris. starts at 15:00 - Dance Concert. Aux Petits Joueurs
59 rue Mouzaïa - 75019 Paris Tél. : 01 42 41 23 80 Fax : 01 42 41 50 34
Ouverture du mardi au samedi, de 18h à 2h
Métro : lignes 11 et 7bis : Place des Fêtes / Pré Saint Gervais
Bus : PC 2 et PC 3 : Mouzaïa / Ligne 48 : Pré Saint Gervais- Alles / Ligne 75 : Rhin et Danube
Noctilien : N12 : arrêt Porte des Lilas
Vélib' : station la plus proche : face au 109 Bd Serurier. 4 autres stations à proximité
Périphérique : sortie Porte du Pré Saint Gervais
Parking à proximité : parking Robert Debré, 48 Bd Serurier
Sat - Jun 27 - Hahnstätten, Germany - Concert sponsored by the Kulturbeutel Hahnstätten. It starts at 7:00 PM and will be in the open air in the village square at the water fountain (Brunnenplatz) if the weather is good or in the Evangelischen Gemeindehaus if the weather is bad. Hahnstätten is south of Limburg.
Sat - July 18 - Silver City, NM - 9:00 AM - Silver City Farmer's Market - Bayou Seco performs until noon.
Sat - Sept 5 - Silver City, NM - 9:00 AM - Silver City Farmer's Market - Bayou Seco performs until noon.
Sat - Sept 17 - Silver City, NM - 9:00 AM - Silver City Farmer's Market - Bayou Seco performs until noon.
Sat - Nov 14 - Albuquerque, NM - Bayou Seco Dance Concert at Eight Two 1 Peformance Space - 821 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM - 7:30 PM - Antonia Apodaca will play part of the first set with us.
Sun - Nov 15 - Albuquerque, NM - Antonia Apodaca Concert at Eight Two 1 Peformance Space - 821 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM - 3:00 PM - This will be Antonia's show. She is 92 years old an amazing and entertaining musician. Bayou Seco will be backing her up.
Fri & Sat - Nov 20 & 21 - Silver City, NM - Holiday Market at the Old Post Office - Southwestern music with a Christmas flair from Bayou Seco
Fri - Nov 27 - Pinos Altos, NM - The Buckhorn Bar. Bayou Seco with Tomas Wentz 7:00 PM - a fine reunion and some fine three fiddle t
Sat - Nov 29 - Gila, NM - Gila Winter Market - 1:00 PM at the Gila Commuity Center - Bayou Seco plays for your entertainment.
Sat - Dec 5 - Gila Hot Springs Ranch - Hot Springs Ranch Studio Sale 1:30 to 4:00 PM - Stunning array of handmade crafts for sale - get ready for Christmas with Bayous Seco's music.
Fri - Dec 25 - Santa Barbara, California - Annual Christmas Night Dance at the wonderful Carrillo Ballroom - 6:30 to 10:100 PM - Bayou Seco and Friends is the band and Erik Hoffmann is the amazing caller.
Sat - Dec 26 - Barstow, California - Concert at the Mojave River Valley Museum in Barstow,Calif. A very fun gig in a wonderfully interesting museum. 6:30 PM
PAST GIGS - 2014
Fri - Jan 10 - Columbus, NM - Fine Arts Friday - Columbus Elementary - 10:00 AM K-2nd grades
Deming - Fine Arts Friday - Chaparral Elementary 1:30 PM K-2nd grades
Tues. - Mar 4 - Silver City, NM - Bayou Seco ANNUAL Mardi Gras Party at Dianes Parlor 510 N Bullard. 6-9 PM - Wear costumes and have some FUN! We will be joined by Doug Smith on bass and the Fiddle Club.
Sat. - Mar 8 - Silver City, NM - Mardi Gras Extravangza with Bayou Seco and the Silver City String Beans at Little Toad Creek Brewery 200 N Bullard 7:30 - 11 or so.
APRIL 2014 - April/May tour of UK and Ireland - You can also check our agents site for our UK gigs (Apr 22 through May 14) at: www.accessallareas.info/page/8/whats-on.htm and you can also see some of the dates for some of the other fine acts and musicians that they represent.
Sun. - Apr 6 - Waardamme Belgium, Kortrijksestraat 350, 8020 Waardamme: cowboyup.be/
Wed. - Apr 9 - Dumfries, Scotland - More info later
Thur. - Apr 10 - gigs in north of Donegal
Fri. - Apr 11 - Buncrana, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Sat. - Apr 12 - More to come
April 13 to April 20 - visiting friends and doing family research in Co. Tyrone and Co. Mayo.
Tue - April 22 - Bangor, Wales -The Victoria Hotel - Telford Road - Menai Bridge, Isle Of Anglesey LL59 5DR
Doors 8pm - tickets - £10.00 More info;: firstname.lastname@example.org For more on the Hotel: www.vicmenai.com/functions.html
Wed. - Apr 23 - Meole Brace, near Shrewsbury - Meole Village Hall - Family Dance Shrewsbury SY3 - 2:00 PM Tickets £5 adults, £3 kids or £15 family ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) - exact location to come. For tickets contact 01743 235384 or on the door.
Thur. - Apr 24 - QUORN VILLAGE HALL, Leics - Near Loughborough - Leicester Road, Quorn Leics, LE12 8BB - For tickets contact 01509 414287
Fri. - Apr 25 - Ketton, Leics. - Northwick Arms Hall - Ketton, Leics PE9 3TA - 8:00 PM - Box Office: 01780 720521
Box Office Email: email@example.com - www.centrestagetouring.org.uk
Sat. - Apr 26 - Spilsby, Lincs - Spilsby Theatre, Church Street, Spilsby PE23 5PY - 8:00 PM Box Office: 01790 752936 -
Box Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - www.lincsruraltouring.co.uk
Sun. - Apr 27 - Coddington - Coddington Village Hall, Main Street, Coddington, Newark, Notts NG24 2PN - 7:30 PM - Box Office: 01636 701013 -
Box Office Email: email@example.com - www.villageventures.org.uk
Wed. - Apr 30 - Sowerby Bridge - Ryburn 3 Step Folk Club - The Works, Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge, W Yorks. HX6 2QG - evening show - Tickets: £9 - www.ryburn3step.org - Box Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri - Aug 22 - Santa Fe, New Mexico - Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival. Bailes de Nuevo Mexico y mas con (New Mexican dances and more) Bufé and Bayou Seco - 8:00 to 10:00 PM at the Rodeo Grounds in Santa Fe - in the Main Stage Area. This Festival starts at at 7:00 PM on Friday and ends Sunday afternoon. It's a fine festival and you can get more info here: southwestpickers-festival.org/
Fri - Oct 3 - Sells, AZ - Play at the Desert Rain Café noon to 3:00PM.
Sat - Oct - Kupk, Tohono O'Odham reservation - Play for St. Francis day.
Sat - Nov 29 - Gila, NM - Winterfest 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Bayou Seco plays from 12:00 to 2:00 PM
Sat - Dec 6 - Hot Springs Ranch Annual Studio Sale Sat and Sun - Bayou Seco plays on Sat. from 2:00 to 4:00 PM for more info:www.studiosalemimbres.com/
Sat - Dec 13 - Silver City, NM Holiday Market 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Bayou Seco plays 12:00 to 2:00 PM
Thur - Dec 25 - Santa Barbara, CA Annual Christmas Night Contrdance - 6:00 to 9:30 PM, at the Carrillo Ballroom, Carrillo recreation Center, 100 E, Carrillo St. For more info: www.sbcds.org/contradance/schedule
Fri - Dec 26 - Barstow, Calif. - at the Mojave River Valley Museum, on the corner of Barstow Road and Virginia Way. 5:00 PM - Opening act is the Buzzard Rock Ramblers. Admission is FREE but donations to the Museum building fund will be greatfully accepted, but not necessary for attendance. For more information, contact Ira Gwin at 760 987 1407.