Fall 2024 Course Offerings — Cornish+

Check out these two Fall 2024 course offerings as part of the Cornish+ Continuing Education series. Both sessions are scheduled on Mondays starting in late September. Find them and register on the Cornish+ website under the fall « Continue »

Summer Workshops in the PNW

Here's a list of scheduled workshops (so far), starting with 9am at the WOTFA Dist #15 Campout on June 17, Jam and Auction in Quilcene. I'll offer 'Mandolin Toolkit' workshop in Weiser, Idaho on Wednesday, June 20, and the 'Shades « Continue »

“I Remember Your Name” w/ Britt Arnesen (guitar)

This song celebrates the dedication of frontline healthcare workers who have faced down what one friend calls ‘the grind’, meeting the pandemic every day with courage and compassion for years. “I Remember Your Name” can also be a « Continue »

Sircely at SUBDUED 8/13/21

After more than a year of missing everyone and especially that sense of festival togetherness, I’m thrilled to kick off my own 2021 festival season with an event that feels just like its name sounds: The Subdued Stringband « Continue »

Sircely on Transist: Amplify Peace 7/4/21

Watch all five songs from the 7/4/21 pilot episode of Transist: Amplify Peace, a video podcast based in Vermont. The podcast highlights peace work and activism through art and music. In the full podcast at the link, the hosts « Continue »

Back of the Line

Shortly after the 2004 election, I awoke with the last verse and chorus of Back of the Line repeating in my mind: ‘Get in line, stand in line / There's plenty of room at the back of the line’. That day, I began to compose a « Continue »

New Song

Thanks so much to the neighbor who stopped by yesterday to witness the debut performance of a new song (in the yard). Here's the "Q for Quarantine Blues". « Continue »

Virtual Finnriver Performance to Benefit JCARF, Broadcasting from Rainshadow Recording

On Sunday, June 14th at 6:30pm, I'll play a solo show for the Finnriver online audience. Broadcasting from Rainshadow Recording, I will dedicate the performance proceeds to the Jefferson County Anti-Racist Fund's current campaign. « Continue »

Scroggins & Sircely duo description

Read about the Scroggins & Sircely duo: "Internationally acclaimed two-time National Banjo Champion Jeff Scroggins and songwriter and mandolinist Matt Sircely join together to form a banjo and mandolin ensemble invoking « Continue »

Scroggins & Sircely at Subdued Stringband Jamboree

Excited to be heading to the Subdued Stringband Jamboree this weekend. I'll be performing all four days, Thurs-Sun, including a workshop entitled 'Shades of Mandolin" on Friday at 10am in the Serenade Tent. On Saturday, I'll « Continue »