New York is ready to dance in the Shadow of the Moon with two great shows this weekend from Blackmore's Night. Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore are bringing their unique mix of centuries old renaissance inspired music and their latest songs to the Empire State this weekend.

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The incredible band of minstrels are ready to play for their royal fans (who are encouraged to wear medieval garb in the spirit of the evening) at both The Egg in Albany on Friday October 27 and at the Homer Center for the Arts in Homer the next night. Very few tickets remain for both shows.

Candice Night let me know what to expect at a Blackmore's Night Show:

We've got a little bit of something for everybody. We even delve back into Ritchie's history and play some old Deep Purple songs too. Honestly the shows change every night. The setlists change every night. Ritchie couldn't play the same way if he tried. He plays solos different every night. Intros different every night. So even in coming to see those two shows you are going to see something different no matter which show you come to. It's going to be a fun time. It always makes it fun when people dress up and they come in garb like if you are going to a renaissance fair.

Ritchie Blackmore had some fun with the idea of playing a venue known as "The Egg"

I remember when I first came to America, which was before the war. I said, "Can I have a couple of fried eggs, please?" She said, "How would you like your eggs?" And I said, "Well, fried." She said, "No, well how do you want them fried?" And I didn't know what the hell was going on. And then she said, "Do you want them the sunny side up? Do you want them coming out in full bloom?" I said, "Uhhh, what's sunny side up?" I had no idea. I was thrown by these fried eggs....That was a small problem I got through.

 

 

You can listen to my full interview with Candice and Ritchie below.

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