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Recent TV appearance on PLUM TV Telluride

I (and Alpen Schatz) have recently organized an International STAMMTISCH in Telluride to take place TUESDAYs at the MARZ Bistro (behind the Fly Me to the Moon) on Colorado Ave, Telluride, Colorado. Our local TV station heard about it and asked me if I would appear for an interview on their Morning show. Jeb, a local Telluride Celebrity & Thesbian was the interviewer and made the whole thing so much fun. ALSO, be sure to watch to the end, and you will see a surprise appearance of Schlappi, Smokie Bear and Michael : ) Auf Wiedersehen!!!! Mary Dawn DeBriae

Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2008

Schlappi, Mary Dawn, Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova, Marie Whelan and Smokie Bear

At this year's Bluegrass Festival, quite the most amazing and wonderful thing happened. To begin with, the featured guest performers of the festival happened to be my favourite new band/act from the wonderful film "Once". Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová and their wonderful violin/fiddle accompaniment, Colm Mac Con Iomaire.

Well, they were to have three performances between Saturday and Sunday...and on Saturday, Glen Hasnard came into Alplen Schatz and purchased one of our boiled wool Alpine Hats to perform in (see picture above). We got to talking after his first performance and then he and Marketa and Colm came back to Alpen Schatz and got some totally cool Meindl (German designer) outfits that they ended up performing in for their next two performances!!! (see below)
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova in front of Alpen Schatz in their new Meindl outfits

Glen Hansard wearing Meindl Jacket and Trachten Hat

It was such a pleasure meeting them and getting to know them. They are SUCH nice people! Colm Mac Con Iomaire gave me his latest CD, "The Hare's Corner", which is beautiful, traditional Irish music. Both the Soundtrack to the film "ONCE" and the "Hare's Corner" as well as Glen's band "The Frames" are now ranking top in my music collection. Highly recommended. Enjoy the slide show of the festival and of my magical encounter with these wonderful people! Here's to the IRISH!!!

Mary Dawn and Marketa Irglova after the show (notice Marketa's complete Meindl outfit)

Marie Whelan and Mary Dawn after the show with Colm Mac Con Iomaire, the amazing violinist

Click here or on any of the photos above for the full slideshow.