We got our 2020 Moonstock concert schedule off to an early start with a special appearance by Tommy and Saundra O'Sullivan, Tommy (from Dingle, Ireland) and his wife Saundra (from Houston, Texas) met when Tommy was performing in an Irish music retreat in Texas in 2007. They now live in Dingle Ireland, where they are the proud owners of O'Sullivan's Courthouse Pub with a well-deserved reputation for world-class traditional Irish music. In 2015 “National Geographic” cited O’Sullivan’s Courthouse Pub as the ‘go to’ pub on Ireland’s “Wild Atlantic Way”.
Catherine and I met Tommy in the Courthouse Pub while visiting Ireland, loved his music and the pub, and got on the mailing list vowing that we would return. To our surprise we learned that every few years Tommy and Saundra do a series of house concerts and pub appearances in the US, traveling from Texas to the east coast. We convinced them to perform at our home in 2014, and they returned in 2016, and this year on February 15.
For more information and links to samples of their music, CLICK HERE.
Thanks for supporting local music and special events like this.
Our home at 211 Moondance Lane is only about 15 minutes from downtown State College. Don't be misled by the Port Matilda address.
For guests with mobility issues, we can reserve parking. We have modified the road down to the stage, so on nights with outdoor concerts we can allow a few cars to drive down, drop passengers, and park on the edge of the woods. Call Kyle at 814-404-1313 to make arrangements for people with mobility issues.
For this one last concert, we'll move the concert to Sunday, if weather for Saturday looks bad. If it turns out to be also bad on Sunday, we'll probably hold the concert indoors. COME ANYWAY! We often move the concerts indoors. Same great music and beverages, great acoustics, same fun people, and seating for about 50 people (and, there's no need to bring your chair or blanket for indoor concerts.)
There are three homes on Moondance Lane, and Google hasn't figured us out quite yet. Our home is the one AT THE TOP OF THE HILL, so as you drive up Moondance Lane, take the uphill path at each of the two forks. (That's right at the first fork, then left at the second fork.)
If you get lost, call Kyle's cell phone number, 814-404-1313, and hope he can hear you over the music. (-:
In case you are not a GPS or Google Maps or MapQuest user, here's a set of directions you can use to make your way.
Directions to Kyle Peck and Catherine Augustine's Home at:
211 Moondance Lane
Port Matilda, PA 16870
(from Penn State University)