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Folk Music - Tom & Mary Kay Aufrance

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The Lodge Assisted Living
"The residents always love your show. You are so entertaining and always reliable! We just love having you perform at The Lodge"

-- John, Activities Director at the Lodge Assisted Living and Memory Care Community


"The place is always packed for St. Patrick's Day! You're great!"

-- Tony,General Manager, Old Red's 395 Bar and Grill

We have performed at Red's 395 Bar and Restaurant every St. Patrick's Day Since 2005. Our St. Patrick's Day show is a Carson City tradition!



"Thank you so much for the performance... You had the original idea, and the outcome was a big success. Working with you is always such a pleasure!" Videos of this event...

-- Ellie Bugli, Board Member, Brewery Arts Center and Violinist for Winter Welcome Show (2 years) at Brewery Arts Center, Carson City, Nevada

"We certainly enjoy your music and value your talent. It is always a pleasure!" Thank you for Winter Welcome Concert, Lunchtime Concerts, Carson Celtic Festival, Carson Music Club & all your other performances at BAC!

-- Executive Director, Brewery Arts Center, Carson City, Nev.


"Your music has so much variety, ranging from Anna Kendrick to David Bowie and then Stephen Foster and The Beach Boys... in your own unique style... I really like it! Your dinner show is like taking a tour through all of popular music. You have been building an audience here at Foodies Bystro, and we're always glad to have you perform."

-- Wayne, Co-Owner, Foodies Bystro, Carson City, Nevada

Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce

"It was a joy having you both at our parade. Yes, let's plan on next year since this was so much fun."

-- Rose, Parade Director Quincy Chamber of Commerce and a Plumas Bank director.


"Got [my CD and book order] today! LOVE the music! THANKS

-- Carol from Sonora, Calif.

ElDorado County Library
"This was such a fun, family event. Children of all ages were completely loving it... at the Friends of the Library "Concert on the Green" with Slim & Minnie. . . " -- Haerr Trippin'.

We thank Haerr Trippin' for her wonderful review with fun images from our concert at the library. View images from this event and the review on Haerr Trippin'


"Your CD [Musical Dreams] is so soothing that it helps me to sleep" Don't take this the wrong way. It is a real compliment."

-- R.B., Quincy, CA

Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce
"THANK YOU so much for a great performance and evening of entertainment. Please stay in touch and I will most certainly book you for next year as soon as we sort out the dates. Take care and Kind regards." -- Audrey Ellis, Executive Director Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce

Nevada State Fair Wild West Fair 

"You both really added some charm and talent to the events!"

-- Rich, Executive Director, Nevada State Fair, Carson Rendezvous and Virginia City Celtic Festival

2011 Celtic Music Workshop and Performance for Carson City Strings in the Schools, a program of the Carson City Symphony. Attendance: nearly 60 students and adults.

"Thank you so much for the amazing job you did at the workshop. After looking at the surveys, these comments were the most repeated: What they liked best: The music, Collaboration of various schools, The encouragement given to the students, The joy on the faces of children, The food, Playing my fiddle, Everything! (this was the most popular comment) The great teachers (this was the 2nd most popular comment) Have more of these!!!!" -- Sue Jesch, Education Director

"I could really hear the difference the workshop made in their playing - more confidence, energy, and style! Thanks for making that happen!" -- Ellie Bugli, Symphony Executive Director

"The audience loves Slim and Minnie, and it's always great to have you as part of our shows!"

-- Bob Gillot, Nevada Gunfighters Theatrical Acting Troupe

Nevada Society of Scottish Clans
"As Chief of the Nevada Society of Scottish Clans, I am proud to take this opportunity to extend to you a huge thank you for your participation in our 31st annual Robert Burns Celebration. We have been flooded with positive comments on this year's celebration. With that in mind, I extend my own personal thank-you for your contribution in making this event successful.

"Your participation providing the toast to the lassies and reply to the laddies and social hour entertainment played a major role in the success of our 2012 Robert Burns Celebration. . . On behalf of the membership of the Nevada Society of Scottish Clans, please accept my heart-felt thanks for all you have done to make this a successful event on its 31st anniversary year. Most Sincerely, Don Lindsay, Chief"


"Thank you! You are providing us a very good service. The residents love you!"

-- Daisy, Owner of, Eagle Valley Care Center, Carson City, NV

Atlantis Casino

Sons & Daughters of Erin St. Patrick's Day Dinner Show, Atlantis Casino Resort Grand Ballroom, Reno, NV

"Everyone in attendance made a special effort to speak to me as to how much they enjoyed your music and especially tapping their enthusiasm to participate in the Irish jig." -- R. Roc'O Kennedy, Director, The Sons & Daughters of Erin

Sierra Philharmonic League
American Folk Music duet show as part of the Sierra Philharmonic League Pops in the Park with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra 4th of July - Annual Performances since 2004

"Every year we get requests for your music as part of Pops in the Park."

"You were great! We want you back again next year!" -- Bill Bandes

"You helped make our Pops in the Park another very special event." -- Bob Verzello, Pres.

Reno Irish Dance Company

Celtic singing duet opening show and Irish dancing as part of Reno Irish Dance Co. Celtic Summer's Eve an Artown Event, Wingfield Park, Reno, NV & Victorian Christmas Show, Victorian Square, Sparks, NV

"You two are wonderful! Thank you for being part of our shows!" -- Amanda Coulson, Owner and Director, Reno Irish Dance Company


"We are always happy to have Tom and Mary Kay perform at Artown, from your preshow for Reno Jazz Orchestra and R&B show in Wingfield Park Amphitheater to your strolling act as part of the Reno strolling musician series in Wingfield Park. What versatile and popular musicians!"

-- Reno Nevada Artown

Mirabelle French Restaurant Lake Tahoe "Your music made the dinner party lively." -- Chef Camille Schwartz, Owner and Chef

About.Com Guide to Music Education "Such a beautiful song sung by an equally beautiful voice! I've added it to my list of 9/11 songs - Thank you and more power." -- Espie Estrella

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Irish music for Northstar at Tahoe

St. Patrick's Day Party for The Village at Northstar, a Northstar California Resort Homeowners Association Event

"Your music is just like being in Ireland! I'm not kidding! It's great and fun. Happy St. Patrick's Day" -- Rick, Association Member & Celtophile

Our patrons always love your shows! Let me get out my calendar and we'll book you again!

-- Ron, Co-Owner and Bartender, Ceol Irish Pub, Reno, NV

Wedding Music in Reno Tahoe

"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. What a wonderful day!"

Gairin Celtic Music for the Wedding Reception Dinner Party of...

-- Ted & Amy, May 31, 2008

RPM Mortgage Lake Tahoe "You Made our Christmas party! The sing-along was great!" -- Charmaine & Norm

Gairin Celtic Music stage show for Marriott's Timber Lodge Outdoor Farmer's Fair, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

-- "Great Job! Thanks!"

Celtic Cowboys Celtic cowboy music at
John Ascuagas Nugget

"Thank you for entertaining at the AOAI Conference! Compliments have come in from around the world!"

-- Dorla, State of Nevada

Fourteen Angels Foundation Lake Davis Sled Dog Race Dinner Party and Dance. Tunes, Songs and Good Times - an annual performance starting in 2006

"Everybody loved your music as always. I haven't danced so much in years!" -- Dottie Dennis, Sled Dog Racer and Owner of Sierra Ski Touring Husky Express


Thank you for bringing your energy to Valhalla Celtic Festival! -- Sean Cummings, Director of Tahoe Tallac Celtic Festival and YourBagpiper.com

Thank you for adding your voices to Valhalla Holiday Fair Victorian Christmas every year since 2001. Now you're a tradition! -- Steve, Director, Tahoe Tallac Association


"Your group is always popular at Lake Tahoe Valhalla Renaissance Fair! It is a treat to hear authentic Renaissance music from the sublime to the extreme, indeed! And, every year you bring us a new twist on the Renaissance genre! Thanks again."

-- Carole, Director


Your show "Got Ye Milk?" was great, especially for families and kids! The Motley Madrigals always provide a special attraction at our Lake Tahoe Renaissance Fair!

-- Kathy, Events Coordinator


Beautiful singing and a lively stage show! Thanks so much for helping to enliven Reno Celtic Celebration! We want to invite you to perform again next year!

-- Rosemary Rice, Director, Reno Celtic Celebration


You are perfect for our events! Thank you for performing for our Harry Potter Book Release Parties.

-- Michael, Proprietor of Neighbors Bookstore, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Celtic Music for Truckee Ren Faire

We love having your act at Truckee Renaissance Faire! (5 Year!)

-- Cathy, Faire Director

Thank you for your enthusiasm! We will definitely ask you to perform again next year!

-- Melissa, Sacramento European Heritage Festival, VFW Grounds, Fair Oaks, Calif.

- Artists reception music and outdoor stage act for Tahoe Arts Project Festival of Fine Arts.

"Great!" -- Theresa Souers, Festival Organizer, Tahoe Arts Project


"I love your music! Thank you for coming to Fair Oaks!"

-- Raelynn, Director of Fair Oaks Renaissance and Tudor Festival


"Your show got lots of audience participation and you really kept things moving!"

-- Chris, Pembroke Renaissance Fair, Fuji Park, Carson City, Nev. (3 years)


"Thank you for providing music for Pioneer Days. I have seen a lot of folk acts, and... Well, you just sound REALLY GOOD!"

-- Jean, State of Nevada Dept. of Parks Event Director for Pioneer Days at the Genoa Nevada State Park

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listen to our music

Cowboy Boots and Golden Slippers CD
Old Time Music
Ramblin Irishman CD
Musical Dreams CD
Childs Play CD
In the Moon of Wintertime CD
Musical Dreams Book and CD
Ramblin Irishman Book and CD 23 Songs and Tunes

We have performed at:

Tahoe-Tallac Valhalla Grand Hall - Boathouse Theatre - Plumas-Sierra County Fair - Urban Farm Fest - RSVP Carnival - Sacramento Contra Dance Society - Hawthorne Armed Forces Days - Sierra Philharmonic 4th of July with Reno Philharmonic - Wingfield Park - Nevada Governors Mansion - Virginia City Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry - El Dorado Library Music on the Lawn - Portola Railroad Days - Sierra Contra Dance Society - Carson City Rendezvous - Nevada State Railroad Museum - Nevada Society of Scottish Clans Burns Celebration - Circus Circus Reno - Nevada Wild West Fair - Nevada State Fair - Gold Canyon Steakhouse - Sons and Daughters of Erin St. Patrick's Day - Reno Irish Dance Co. - Reno Artown - Ceol Irish Pub - Foodies Bystro - Brewery Arts Center - Artisans Store - Reno Celtic Celebration - Marriott Hotels Reno & Tahoe - John Ascuaga's Nugget - Channel 10 TV

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