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I live in San Francisco and my "local" is the Plough & Stars Pub. I’ve been hosting and attending sessions there since 1985. I’m totally obsessed with ITM but I haven’t a clue why… except that it’s great music.

The tune data base is the best feature here for help in tracking down tunes and exploring settings and provenance. The session database might give you a start on finding sessions too, but there will be many great sessions that would avoid being listed here. Word of mouth is still your best bet.

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If you want to know any more… I have a website at: http://www.TipsyHouse.com

Here’s some mp3 files of me playing:

Concertina: Eel In The Sink / Limerick Lasses http://www.tipsyhouse.com/Eels.mp3
Fiddle: Dale Russ
Guitar: Junji Shirota
recorded in 1998

Flute: The Road to Garrison / John Kelly’s / John Brady’s http://www.tipsyhouse.com/tunes/godfather.mp3
Fiddle: Kevin Bernhagen
Guitar: Richard Mandel
recorded in 2004

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The band was featured on an NPR program called, The California Report, in a spot titled, "An Irish Music Postcard" that features the three of us playing for set dancers and talking about the music at the local pub, and you can hear me playing whistle at one of the sessions as well. Here’s the link.

http://www.theploughandstars.com/media/MP3s/_misc/2008-05-02_California_Report.mp3

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Here are some original tunes I submitted:

The Looking Glass: http://thesession.org/tunes/12525

The Hobby Horse: http://www.thesession.org/tunes/8199

Spurlock’s Half-Century Reel: http://www.thesession.org/tunes/6282

The Green Bridge: http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3173

The Seven Sisters: http://www.thesession.org/tunes/2787

The Golden Monocle: http://www.thesession.org/tunes/2945

Caught in the Middle: http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3574

The Misconception: http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3448

Why Were You Playing That?: http://www.thesession.org/tunes/6018