tunebook 545 tunes.
I live in Kilshanny, Co Clare now: on-and-off since 1981 and full-time since 2002. When not in Clare I live in Hopkinton, NH. I was born and raised in Brooklyn,N.Y., and I have lived in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Tucson, Berkeley, and New Hampshire.
I mostly play flute and concertina but every so often I’ll play the fiddle, which was my first melody instrument.
We have a friendly local session every Monday night in Ennistymon, at Marrinan’s Pub. Sometimes in other places, such as The Roadside in Lisdoonvarna or Kilshanny House, in Kilshanny. In Concord, NH, we have a session going since around 1999, Tuesday nights at The Barley House, opposite the State House on Main Street. The session starts at 7:00 (if not a few minutes earlier) and it can be hard to get a seat on some nights. Since nobody gets paid it is a session in the best sense of the word: a communal gathering of friends who just want to play tunes. Drinks are on the house and we always remember to tip the waitress.