Steel Pan Music at Roy’s Bayside Grill

I’m excited to announce that every Wednesday evening Roy’s Bayside Grill is now featuring the talented Joe Carty on steel pan.

 
From 6-9pm, Joe plays classical Caribbean music just steps from the sand. You don’t come by steel pan often in Anguilla, and the location can’t be beat at Roy’s Bayside Grill on Sandy Ground!

 
To make a reservation, call: 264-497-2470

 

 

 

Morlens School of Music Community Recital Series

If you are on-island during the weekend of April 5-6, and if you’d like to see a truly outstanding local event, don’t miss the Morlens School of Music Community Recital Series. It continues on Sunday April 6, 2014 when trombonist Leon Christie takes the stage at the St. Augustine’s Anglican Church.

Leon is a 5th Form student at the ALHCS. He has blossomed into a fluent, confident musician and is looking forward to his first solo performance. He is also an excellent steel pannist and a proficient bassist, talents which will also be on display at the much anticipated event.

The Morlens Community Series commenced in February of 2013 and has placed several young talents on stage during the year to rave reviews from appreciative audiences. Violinist/saxophonist Remieko Richards will follow Christie in the month of May.

Now a word from those who organize these tremendous events…

“The management of the Morlens School wishes to express gratitude to all who have been unwavering in the support of our local musical youth and generous in their donations toward the Series’ beneficiaries – the Blossom Centre and the ALHCS concert band.”

Put this on your calendar and let them know how you loved it, or ask if you have questions, at their Facebook page.

Morlens School of Music Recital with Leon Christie

Moonsplash 2014, See You There!

March 14-16, the countdown to Moonsplash begins!

For those new to this island-splash of music and merriment by the moon and the sea, here’s the info you need to know. If you’re back for your umpteenth party check out…

Here’s what’s happening, in one exciting musical nutshell (click on image for full-size graph in new browser tab or window)…

Moonsplash 2014 events

See you there!

New Year’s Eve at Sandy Ground, The Way To Start the New Year

More New Year’s Even Celebration News from Anguilla…

Never let it be said that Anguilla is a quiet place, at least not on New Year’s Eve. There is a fabulous party going on at just about every restaurant on the island, many complete with midnight fireworks.

From low-budget rock ‘n reggae for the young to high-end “black tie” (well, not really that formal), Anguilla has a party for all tastes, ages and budgets.

Pumphouse, of course, just wouldn’t be Pumphouse without hosting a tasty dinner and then what most assuredly will be a wild and crazy evening. The menu sounds outstanding, and reasonably priced, as you can see…

Pumphouse New Years Eve

And even if you choose to dine elsewhere, the young and young-at-heart can do what many do after their “starter event” has struck midnight. Head down to Sandy Ground and scream “hi” to Laurie and Deb, owners of Pumphouse.

Dance to the sounds of reggae masters, Versatile Vibes. One of Anguilla’s top DJ’s, DJ Sugar, will carry you the rest of the way, but you’ll have to carry yourself home!

$10 cover charge after 10PM includes free glass of champagne, party hats/favors/noisemakers (whee, yippee!). We’re not sure that Pumphouse ever needs noisemakers, let alone on the eve of the New Year, but what the hay! 😉

The other addition in our New Year’s coverage is also in Sandy Ground. Ripples, hosted by “grande dame” Jackie Ruan, offers an amazingly priced menu for what promises to be a delicious-value meal…

Ripples New Years Eve

And as the menu says, “then it’s time to party.” Sandy Ground does turn into one huge party, with Elvis chipping in a few thousand decibels and hundreds of fans overflowing into the street.

All in all, not a bad place to party until you drop. What better way is there to see the New Years in (if you can take the pace)?

What’s that, you say?

“A good movie at home after a delicious meal with friends and a round of Auld Lang Syne,” no matter where seeing it in happens? I have a feeling Janice and will be agreeing with you on that.

It’s usually home for us, soon after da’Vida’s fireworks for “Janice and Ken.” You’ll probably run into Yuki and Nori, though down on Sandy Ground. Do give us a ring if they cause any trouble. 😉