AAMF “Acoustic Vibes!” 6 pm this evening at La Dolce Vita

paul-nancarrowPaul Nancarrow will be performing alongside of Joan McEldowney and serving up some more great ‘Acoustic Vibes!’ at La Dolce Vita venue this evening.

Midian Almeida, Atlanta Frith and Chad Nolan will also be taking to the stage in a talent-packed programme.

Remember this AAMF concert starts at the earlier time of 6 pm.. The venue will be open from 5:30 pm.

Admission is free of charge. Don’t miss it!

Joan McEldowney returns to AAMF stage this Thurs. 16th Nov.

 Last year’s AAMF Director, Joan McEldowney, will be making a welcome return to the stage this Thursday evening to perform at the AAMF “Acoustic Vibes!” concert. This video shows Joan performing for us at the AAMF’s “Guitar Evening” at the Sands Club, Al Ain, two years ago.

Please note that the start time for Thursday’s “Acoustic Vibes!” concert has been brought forward to accommodate all of the talented performers lined up on this evening’s programme!
La Dolce Vita venue will open up at 5:30 pm. on 16th November.
Admission is free of charge. Why not come along and support your local musicians?

AAMF ‘Acoustic Vibes!’ on Thurs. 16th Nov. at la dolce vita

The AAMF 2017 “Acoustic Vibes! showcases the talents of three singer/guitarists.

Midian Almeida 1With her remarkable and unmistakable voice, Midian Almeida has performed on several TV shows in Brazil. And she has been bringing Brazilian music to the UAE since 2015. Samba, bossa nova, pop and rock are all in her repertoire.
Following concerts held at venues such as the Atlantis and Kempinski hotels in Dubai, and The Westin in Abu Dhabi, Midian is gradually building up a following in the UAE.

Joan McEldowney, from Northern Ireland, has been a resident in Al Ain since 2013. She is a teacher at the Al Aalya School in the Garden City. Joan was Director of the AAMF 2016.Joan McEldowney AAMF Guitar Evening
Joan has played live on the BBC and on Sky TV. She has supported artists including Josh Ritter, the Hothouse Flowers, Radiohead and James Blunt.
Her own first solo album, “Storm”, was released in 2000. Recently she has been working on an EP called “Music and Moonlight”.

Atlanta FirthSinger songwriter Atlanta Frith has performed her original music, a blend of Blues, Jazz, Soul and Folk, in live music venues in Melbourne, Australia, and London, UK. She is now living in Al Ain.
Collaborative projects have seen her work with renowned Jazz and Classical Australian musicians Nick Tsiavos and Peter Neville on two cross-cultural recordings centred round the poetry of activist poet Abidya from Indonesia.
Atlanta Cecilia’s debut album ‘North’, draws upon her love of spoken word poetry.

Midian Almeida 3The AAMF 2017 ‘Acoustic Vibes! concert is on Thursday, 16th November at the la dolce vita venue, Al Ain. The start time is 7 pm. There is no admission charge, so no tickets are required.                           

Don’t miss it!

The AAMF 2016 Director steps down – nominees sought!

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Last year’s AAMF Director, Joan McEldowney, has informed us that she is stepping down from the role this year due to family commitments.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Joan for all of her great AAMF organisational efforts, and also for her own AAMF performances as a singer/guitarist!

Joan pic 1 smallerWe are now seeking a volunteer to take over the role of Director for an AAMF 2017.

Please note this position continues to be unpaid!

The contact email address for any interested potential music festival organisers based in Al Ain is:-

      alainmusicfestival@gmail.com

‘Playing by Heart’ concert on Thurs. 26th Jan. at the Sands Club

joan-mceldowney-at-aamf-2014Mark your calendars for what promises to be a very entertaining evening of music…

On Thursday, 26th January Joan McEldowney, Atlanta Cecilia, and Desert Groove will be joining forces at the Sands Golf Club, Al Ain, to share some of their favorite songs with us, and we can’t wait!atlanta-firth-in-studio

The concert is called “Playing by Heart”. The music starts at 8:30 pm., and there will be no cover charge.desert-groove-band
Don’t miss this chance to hear and to support your local musicians!

Update on AAMF ‘Reggae Night’- Fri., 18th Nov.- One to One Hotel

reggae-under-the-stars-flyer2Here is an update message from AAMF Director, Joan McEldowney, concerning the ‘Reggae Night‘ event this Friday…

We regret that Natty Wailer and the Reggae Vibes can’t make it to the gig on time! We will go ahead with our Reggae dj under the stars and bring our community together. This is a new venue in a beautiful garden. The manager wants to offer his garden space to the expat community. He worked really hard for the performance license to be granted. All pre-paid ticket money for Natty will be refunded in full. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by this cancellation.

The revised price for entrance to the event will be 75% off at 50 dirhams. Food and drinks are available. This is still going to be great, the weather is so beautiful now. We have worked so hard for this festival to happen. We achieved 7 out of the 8 events. This disappointment came at the 11th hour. So sad and disappointed but the dj show will go on in the spirit of Bob Marley. Peace and love.