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News From Emerald Rose

Hello from Emerald Rose!  We have lots of exciting news for our friends and fans!
It has been a very busy year for our band, and we spent the best part of the summer locked away in our dungeon studios to bring forth our latest cd, Verdant.  This cd features a wide diversity of songs, exploring musical territory from Steampunk inspired epics (Her Majesty’s Airship Corps, Clockwork Love) to folk rock (Castaway, Mixdown) to Celtic ballads (Shepherdess of Dreams, Empty Island), each song telling a unique story. There are also lively dance instrumentals (Salamanca/Sailor’s Bonnet, The Peat That Smokes the Barley), and unusual song  inspired by Tielhard the Monk’s philosophy (Omega), and a LIVE version of the band’s well know goddess anthem “Freya, Shakti”.
“But guys, where can I get this cd?”  Well, folks, we are going to send you in the right direction to have a listen and download this new music!  You can always get our music at our live gigs, but to hear cuts from Verdant and buy it online, just click over to one of these links:
iTunes Store:    If you click on the View In iTunes link under the cd cover, you will be taken to the iTunes store, where you can hear partial cuts from the tracks and download the music to your computer.  This is the big site for independent musicians.  Verdant is currently # 1 on the Celtic Fusion charts and # 8 on the World:Celtic charts!  You can also listen to partial cuts from the cd and download the music. Just click over to: to hear some of the new cuts!
As always, we are deeply appreciative if you can leave a review for other people to read.
New VIDEO from Emerald Rose! We worked with Godmother Productions to bring you this wonderful music video of the LIVE version of ‘Freya, Shakti’, recorded right here at Starbridge, and the soundtrack is Track #13 on Verdant!  Check us out on youTube: !  They did a GREAT job of using the video we shot at the sessions for That Night in the Garden, really capturing the essence of our live performances and if you look closely, you may see yourself in the audience!
Scottish Songwriter Jim Malcolm in Concert with special guest Brian Sullivan!   
November 15th    Holly Theater (Downstairs)  
69 West Main Street
Dahlonega, Georgia 30533            8 pm   $15
  “Jazz Pub” Environment, drinks and snacks available!
Brian “Logan” Sullivan will open for Celtic master musician Jim Malcolm at the Holly Theater in Dahlonega! Jim was the lead singer for Scottish supergroup Old Blind Dogs for many years, and has been a master level instructor at the Swannanoa school for Celtic music. That’s where he ran into your friend Logan, who was mighty impressed by Jim’s rich baritone voice, phenomenal guitar playing and the ability to play bagpipe tunes on a harmonica (while playing guitar).  Learning of Malcolm’s soft spot for fishing the lochs and lakes of the world, it wasn’t long until Logan had convinced him to come to Starbridge and the two became fast friends, sharing a passion for big fish, fine whiskey and Celtic music.  Logan has opened the show for Jim several times before, but this year the two may actually play some songs together!  Jim Malcolm is touring  the US in support of his new cd ‘Sparkling Flash’.  Check out his music at !  For tickets, call the Holly Theater Box Office, and ask to be put on the list for Jim Malcolm. Only 70 seats available, so give them a call at 706 864-3759 to reserve a space. Tickets will be purchased at the Box Office on the night of the show.
Emerald Rose: Live at Cranberry Corners: Christmas Show!
Dec 2nd   7 – 9 pm   Free Admission!
Cranberry Corners
44 N. Park St
Dahlonega GA
Join the band for some Yule shopping at one of our favorite local shops, known for its’ hospitality and its friendly owner, Cranberry Cathy. We will be doing some old traditional seasonal favorites along with new music from Verdant! Mulled cider and Christmas cookies, along with a few chestnuts!
Emerald Rose: Live at MEGACON!
Feb 17th - 19th, 2012
Orange County Convention
Center, Hall D
9800 International Drive,
Orlando, FL 32819

WOW!  Our third trip to this monster Comic Convention, where we will play each day and evening of the event.  Home of the Emerald Rose Magic: The Gathering Challenge! Bring your best Magic deck, beat one of us at a duel,  and win a copy of the ER cd of your choice! So remember, Orlando. Florida. In February!
You can check out some of our silliness from last MegaCon by going over to for more live Emerald Rose than you could ever want to watch…
We also have a few of the new Emerald Rose T-shirts and plenty of bumper stickers, (featuring a cool glyph by Alena Sullivan), which you can pick up at our live shows! As always, you are welcome to ‘Like’ us on Facebook: , which is where we do our most up to the minute communication, or visit our website at
Here’s to a great autumn and a joyous holiday season!
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