Newsy Bits
"A Touch of Class" is mastered and ready for a home! Thank you,Ray Ketchem. And thank you for everything, Clint Newman! This is as much yours as mine Show with Zamba 2 Samba at Branded Saloon. Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Wednesday, June 22 at 8pm
Tuesday
Aug122014

God Bless Michael Robbins

Thank you, Michael Robbins, for allowing me to make a song out of your pretty poem. Michael's new book of poetry, The Second Sex, comes out in September, and you'd be best advised to buy yourself a copy.

Engineered by Clint Newman. Masterfully performed by Clint Newman (guitar, drums, shaker) and Bob van Pelt (bass). Interpreted and performed by Shannon McArdle, Shandelion Music (BMI). Lyrics by Michael Robbins.

© Shannon McArdle & Shandelion Music
Lyrics © Michael Robbins
Monday
Jul142014

slow and steady "Country Music"

The new country record is coming along slowly at least, if not steadily. I am thrilled to have been asked by Michael Robbins to put his poem "Country Music" to music. I like to think  I've done it justice, though it has already been intimated by Michael (by "intimated", I mean explicitly and verbosely uttered) that "she doesn't seem to have put much effort into it". 

"Country Music" is a poem in Mr. Robbins' new collection coming out this fall, entitled The Second Sex. It promises to dazzle the shit out of you. In fact, just earlier this month during a visit to San Diego, I lent twin Philip my prized promo copy, and it damn near did not make it back to Brooklyn. "Country Music" the song will appear on the new record, but I promise you a sneak listen before then. Clint Newman is on engineering duty for the recording (as well as many other duties) while Bob van Pelt will man the bass later this month. Thanks once again, gentlemen. 

http://m.newyorker.com/fiction/poetry/2014/07/07/140707po_poem_robbins

Friday
Apr182014

Tonight's the Night 

Jetlagged, hungover, and unrehearsed would be the adjectives to describe the majority of us that will be on stage at Freddy's tonight. We are thrilled nonethless and hope to see you at 8 pm. xoShan

http://freddysbar.com/events/2014-04-18/

Saturday
Apr122014

Freddy's is oh so close

Dear Friends,

Less than a week now until the show at Freddy's with cousin Stephen and twin Philip. Though we are not rehearsing in the traditional sense, Bob, Clint and I are doing what we can to hold down the fort here. See you soon!

 

Saturday
Feb222014

show at Freddy's on Friday, April 18th

Dear Friends,
I am pleased to announce that I will be playing a show on Friday, April 18th at 8 pm at Freddy's in Park Slope. I know it's a while away, but I hope you'll mark your calendars!

What make this show so special is that cousin Stephen is visiting from Ireland (and playing a show at the Irish Arts Center on the 17th of April), and we're going to trade off songs, do some duets from the new record on which I am currently working, and hopefully make some sweet, sweet Irishfolkcountry music together. Won't you join us?

If you need further incentive, twin Philip coming from San Diego to play with us!

Love,
Shan