St. Patrick’s Day is probably the most important single day of celebration for the Celtic music community. Not only in terms of unbridled revelry, but also in terms of revenue for the musicians and the venues that host them.

The Flying Fish Sailors were extremely happy to have been invited to play at The Mucky Duck for St. Patrick’s Day as this is one of, if not THE biggest St Patrick’s event in Houston.

In the weeks that have passed since we initially agreed to perform at the event the news of the Coronavirus pandemic has grown more and more dire. After much consideration we have made the difficult decision that The Flying Fish Sailors will NOT be performing at this event or any other large scale concert in the foreseeable future.

I know it’s an easier decision for us than it is for others. The Flying Fish Sailors don’t perform all that often and our lack of participation does not have the same financial consequences that such a decision might have for musicians who count on the revenue and the venue that has already put their money down in preparation for the event.

And while we are disappointed that we won’t be on a stage on this day, there is consolation in knowing that we are minimizing the potential effects on our own health as well as the health of our loved ones.

Everyone must make their own decisions as to how to respond to the Coronavirus and we encourage all of our fans to look at the data available and make the best choices they can based on what is currently known and what is revealed in the coming days, weeks and months.

1
Dec

Limited Edition Christmas CD from Greg Henkel

   Posted by: Jay Lee   in General

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Take a magical Christmas Journey with Greg Henkel on this all-new album of original songs! Lovingly hand-crafted for future generations of Christmas delight! Comes with lovingly hand-crafted dinosornament! Limited to 500 signed and numbered copies!

From Greg:

Friends, I began this Christmas Journey 44 years ago when I first laid fingers on a piano and dove headlong into the world of music. Little did that 6 year old boy know that those first few tentative notes would lead to a Life-sized Kaleidoscope of Experience that would carry him to the fruition of this project.
It was all crafted by myself and a few friends over the course of two magical studio days spent telling our story in word and song. It’s the story of a journey to find the perfect gift for Santa Claus, that most selfless of givers. What we found in the end may not surprise you, but the steps along the way are as unique as you are.

Here’s what you’ll hear about:

It’s a Merry Merry Merry Merry Christmas
Christmas Cat
Jingle Jangle Christmas Tree
Christmas Sunshine
Bonnie Santa, Hieland Santa
Santa’s Kitten
The Magic Christmas Dreidel
Christmas March
Christmasaurus
True Love Comes On Christmas Eve
Peace and Love

Since each CD comes in a hand-lettered sleeve with a hand-crafted dinosaur ornament, our production is limited to 500 signed and numbered copies. If you’d like a petite dinosaur, the price is just $20 dollars. If you’d prefer a massive dinosaur, well that’s $30.

You can purchase the CD on at our Etsy shop by clicking this link: Take me on a Christmas Journey!

Just message me at gph12563@gmail.com if I can answer any other questions, and let’s make every day a time for Sharing and Caring.

From Our Family To Yours… Honored To Be At Your Service,
Greg Henkel

15
May

Live Show Tonight!

   Posted by: Jay Lee   in Calendar

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The Flying Fish Sailors are returning to the mighty Mucky Duck in Houston to perform live and early on a Thursday evening. Come out for some rollicking fun tunes and clever songs. Traditional and traditional-ish music for your listening, singing and foot-stomping pleasure!

When: Thursday, May 15 at 7:00 pm
Where: McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Price: $20
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/233134313557080/

Advance tickets are available by clicking here and will also be available at the door if there are any left on the night of the show.


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11
Mar

St. Patrick’s Day!

   Posted by: Jay Lee   in Calendar, General

The Flying Fish Sailors will be joining the celebration at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck on Monday, March 17th. Admission to the day’s festivities is $20 and we’ll be playing with our old friends Clandestine!

Showtimes for The Fish are:

12:45-1:20
6:10-6:40
8:10-8:40

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10
Dec

Flying Fish Sailors Live @ The Mucky Duck!

   Posted by: Jay Lee   in Calendar, General

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The fabulous Flying Fish Sailors are returning to the mighty Mucky Duck in Houston to perform live for those who dare to witness this amazing spectacle of delight. Join Joseph Linbeck, Greg Henkel, Jay Lee, Jim Bedinghaus, James Henkel and Mitchell Hale Lawyer for an intimate evening of music that will run the gamut from ridiculous original songs to touching and sensitive traditionals.

Advance tickets are available by clicking here and will also be available at the door if there are any left on the night of the show.

When: Friday, January 10th at 9:30pm
Where: McGonigels Mucky Duck
Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/557103507711167


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5
Dec

Limited Edition Christmas Album By Greg Henkel

   Posted by: Jay Lee   in General

christmasjourney

Take a magical Christmas Journey with Greg Henkel on this all-new album of original songs! Lovingly hand-crafted for future generations of Christmas delight! Comes with lovingly hand-crafted dinosornament! Limited to 500 signed and numbered copies!

From Greg:

Friends, I began this Christmas Journey 43 years ago when I first laid fingers on a piano and dove headlong into the world of music. Little did that 6 year old boy know that those first few tentative notes would lead to a Life-sized Kaleidoscope of Experience that would carry him to the fruition of this project.
It was all crafted by myself and a few friends over the course of two magical studio days spent telling our story in word and song. It’s the story of a journey to find the perfect gift for Santa Claus, that most selfless of givers. What we found in the end may not surprise you, but the steps along the way are as unique as you are.

Here’s what you’ll hear about:

It’s a Merry Merry Merry Merry Christmas
Christmas Cat
Jingle Jangle Christmas Tree
Christmas Sunshine
Bonnie Santa, Hieland Santa
Santa’s Kitten
The Magic Christmas Dreidel
Christmas March
Christmasaurus
True Love Comes On Christmas Eve
Peace and Love

Since each CD comes in a hand-lettered sleeve with a hand-crafted dinosaur ornament, our production is limited to 500 signed and numbered copies. If you’d like a petite dinosaur, the price is just $20 dollars. If you’d prefer a massive dinosaur, well that’s $30.

You can purchase the CD on at our Etsy shop by clicking this link: Take me on a Christmas Journey!

Just message me at gph12563@gmail.com if I can answer any other questions, and let’s make every day a time for Sharing and Caring.

From Our Family To Yours… Honored To Be At Your Service,
Greg Henkel

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For the last 25 years the FFS have been delighting audiences with traditional tunes, saucy shanties and ridiculously entertaining original music. Join us McGonigel’s Mucky Duck on Thursday, Oct 24th for a special evening as we sail down memory lane. We will be performing for 2 hours. The Mucky Duck has a great selection of beers and wines as well as a hearty selection of pub grub. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. This show may very well sell out, so get your tickets while you can!

What? Flying Fish Sailors 25th anniversary Concert
When? October 24th
What time? 7:30 PM
How Much? $20 in advance, $22 at the door

Click here for tickets!

We also have a Facebook event posted if you would like to use that to mark your calendar.
FFS Facebook Event

We hope to see you there!

27
Jun

Blarney Fest 1995

   Posted by: Jay Lee   in General

Rare video of the Flying Fish Sailors perfroming at Blaney Fest held at Rockefeller’s in 1995

5
Mar

Show time change for Saturday

   Posted by: Jay Lee   in General

We have just been informed that the show time has changed from noon to 2PM at The Petrol Station this Saturday. We apologize for any inconvenience.

26
Feb

Fish Show! – Saturday, March 9th

   Posted by: Jay Lee   in Calendar, General

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The FFS are playing The Petrol Station as part of an event being put on with Karbach Brewing Co. called “Warrior Feast”

Karbach is taking over the taps at Petrol Station in Oak Forest. Petrol will have 10 different Karbach brews for you to choose from. There’s also talks of wild game being present.

The FFS will be playing the afternoon of Saturday, March 9th between 2pm and 5pm. There is no cover charge and the venue is family friendly.

The Petrol Station is located in Oak Forest @ 985 Wakefield Dr