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tunebook 28 tunes.

I started on mandolin in sessions in Madison in the 80’s. After spending some time in Doolin & Galway, I took up box & tenor banjo, and then, later, the concertina. I also play guitar & west African kora. My teachers have been Paddy OBrien & Billy McComiskey on box, Noel Hill on concertina, and Mamadou Diabate on kora. I’m self taught on mandolin & banjo. We have a trad Irish group called Traonach here in Ithaca, and we have made three CDs and play for weddings & festivals around upstate NY.