Keith Dubinsky

tunebook 218 tunes.

I live in Berkeley, California and attend sessions at the Plough & Stars in San Francisco; a great place to hear Irish music.

I play mandolin (a Gibson 1919 A-2 and a 1921 A-jr). I tried banjo too for a while, but found my mandolin chops suffered from the competition, so I gave it up for the time being.

The first Irish music I heard was back in 1978 (every Thursday at Cafe Pergolesi behind Bookshop Santa Cruz), but I didn’t start to play seriously until about 2002. I’ve got a lot of lost time to make up for…