Archive for January, 2006


Samples from Poke You In The Eye

   Posted by: Jay Lee    in General

Poke You In The Eye Title track written by Jay Lee

Dollar General Dollar is a song written and sung by our fiddle player, Greg Henkel. Check out the Morricone bridges in this song.

Rain is our skewed interpretation of the semi-obscure Beatles song (the “b” side of the single “Paperback Writer”). This song is the direct result of our fiddle player’s brother Jim joining the band. You may have seen him play as the guitarist for Beetle, Light Rock Express and The El Orbits.

London Homesick Blues is just one of those songs we just had to record. It is an overplayed Texas anthem to be sure. Jay Lee sings this as a duet with Pete Gordon (aka The Dazzling Pete Gray of The El Orbits, aka Wet Dawg of Mojo Nixon and the Toadliquers fame, aka good friend and manager of the Continental Club). His piano playing is second to none and makes this song shine (IMHO).


Impromptu free show!

   Posted by: Jay Lee    in Calendar, General

Members of the Flying Fish Sailors are playing an impromptu show at Sig’s Lagoon on Wednesday night, Jan 25th. It’s going to be Jim, Greg and Jay from 9:15 to 10:00 pm.

It’s part of Greg’s birthday celebration going on that evening.

If you have a chance, stop on by as it’s open to the public and free.

Got the good info (turns out it’s not free…)


The 6th Annual St. Andrew’s in the Heights Celtic Festival

Sunday, February 26th from NOON to 5:30PM @ 19th and Heights Boulevard

The Festival will be in conjunction with The Gathering of the Celts,
traditionally hosted by The Celtic Chorus of Houston every February.

The afternoon will include a wide variety of Entertainers on two stages,
Vendors with Celtic themes, a renowned Silent Auction, a Stained-Glass Tour,
great food and drink plus Games for children of all ages.

The Festival will begin following the St. Andrew’s Episcopal 10:30AM Church
Service as bagpipers lead everyone to the “Kirking of the Celts” and then,
to the opening performance on the Outdoor Stage. Here’s a sample of the

The St. Thomas Episcopal School Pipe & Drum Corp
Cass Academy of Dance
Constant Billy (Bill Galbraith, guitar & Emily Standish, vocal)
The Flying Fish Sailors
Kennedy International Dancers
Irish Step Dancers
Sia Beaton (Scottish Singer)
Society for Creative Anachronism Dancers
Men of Houston Morris Dancers
Good Time Scottish Dancers
The Celtic Chorus of Houston
Houston Scottish Fiddle Club

Vendors, thus far:
The Celtic Store
Houston Highland Games Association
Irish American Heritage Association of Katy
Cowboy Szymonski (Blacksmith)
Robertley USA Ltd Company
The Backyard Gardner
Jericho Art
Baubles Jewelry
Face Painting, Etc…
Old Fashioned Things
Moore Expressions
The Magick Cauldron

@5:30PM A Piper will close the Festival, in gratitude, with the spiritually
moving song, “Amazing Grace”. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful
afternoon of COMMUNITY and FUN!!!

ADMISSION: Family Ticket – $5.00
Single Ticket – $2.00
Under 12 – FREE!


Please visit our website:
Or contact: Chair: Kathleen Galbraith
Co-Chair: Teri Jo Nicholson 713-688-6200,
Vendor Chair: Mary Rennie 281-341-8124,