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Friday, May 12th, 2017: Backyard Concert - Dylan MCKinstry

Doors @ 7pm, Fire @ 7:30, music around 8.

Dylan is a Minnesota raised multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser and song-writer with a vibrant and energetic musicality.   As a guitarist, his unique and highly athletic techniques have helped to redefine the parameters of the acoustic guitar.   He has performed in an eclectic range of musical settings and has spanned many genres as a soloist, ensemble player, composer, and arranger.  His stylized methods on the guitar have also influenced his mandolin playing, where he has developed a distinctive personal style.  He has worked on film scores, collaborations with theater and dance companies in Minneapolis, New York, and Boston, and performed his original music across the country.  When Dylan performs, his music, both curious and deeply thoughtful, has been hailed by The Boston Globe as “effecting a sublime transformation”.  He has worked and shared a stage with many incredible musicians, including Pierre Bensusan, Don Ross, Joe Morris, John Zorn, Ran Blake, and many others.  He recently released an album of original songs and compositions entitled The Righting Moment produced by Carla Kihlstedt of Tin Hat Trio.  Dylan currently lives Brooklyn, New York.

Suggested donation $7



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May 12th @7pm: Backyard Concert - Dylan McKinstry


Heathside Cottage is a nationally registered Historic Landmark in Pittsburgh’s Northside neighborhood of Fineview.  Built in the mid-nineteenth century by bridge architect James Andrews, it has since been restored to its Early Victorian style, with ornate gothic features throughout the home and garden.

Affairs of the recent past:


This tale of love and values unfolds in the class-conscious England of the late 18th century. The five Bennet sisters - including strong-willed Elizabeth and young Lydia - have been raised by their mother with one purpose in life: finding a husband. When a wealthy bachelor takes up residence in a nearby mansion, the Bennets are abuzz. Amongst the man's sophisticated circle of friends, surely there will be no shortage of suitors for the Bennet sisters. But when Elizabeth meets up with the handsome and snobbish Mr. Darcy, the battle of the sexes is joined.

Steel City Shakespeare Center performs the show throughout the cottage with special guest appearances by the National Aviary, the Jane Austen Society, and the Country Dance and Song Society of Pittsburgh

October 21st-30th: Friday through Sunday 

A Mid-Summer Night's Masquerade: July 30th, 2016

Our first Masquerade was a success and we quickly reached maximum capacity.  Although photography was prohibited, some professional documentation will be displayed eventually.

A Special Christmas: December 12th, 2015

Dearest Family, Friends, Neighbors, Save the date for a soiree so great that you'll rate and debate all the great dates of late to determine no fate could have forced you to wait a minute or year to jump, whoop, and cheer, "At long, long, long, long last! Chirstmas is here!"

Click this link for a Special Invitation

The old crew is back together for another evening of food, story and song. Hosted by Greg & Ike. With guests from near and far, A Special Christmas arrives this year in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Travel from near and far. Stay for the weekend. Eat. Drink. Be Merry. and RSVP

Autumn Harvest: October 10th, 2015

You are particularly invited to the private residence of Heathside Cottage on Saturday, the tenth of October for a celebration and remembrance of the Autumn.   Presented by City of Play and supported in part by the Sprout Fund, the afternoon & evening will consist of fanciful revelry & regale befitting the estate's location & history.  Our ambition assumes an affair for bohemians and land barons alike; that they may find solace along a garden path or inspiration in conversation with a well-intentioned stranger.  Please dress according to your esteem in classical fashion.  The price of admission is exactly the extent of your good will.