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I grew up in Brooklyn, playing guitar. Now I play fiddle, flute or concertina. Since the early 80s we’ve gone back and forth from County Clare to New Hampshire, USA. I played in Boston in the 70s with The Molly McGuire’s, Shanachie, and Fiddlers’ Green, and with The Blackwater Stringband (Rounder Records, "Songs for Future Generations") for about 25 years. Around 1990, piper/fluter Bill Thomas and I recorded an album ("Creagan") of traditional tunes played on pipes, fiddle, flute, and concertina.
In New Hampshire. I join a friendly local session every Tuesday night at The Barley House, just across the street from the State House. We start about 7:00. Nobody gets paid and drinks are on the house. Our session is an open community gathering of friends. [We already have a good bodhran player, a good guitar player, and a good hammer dulcimer player.]
In Ireland we live in Kilshanny, Co Clare. The cronies meet on Monday night in Marrinan’s, in Ennistymon. At odd times we get together at Kilshanny House, which is just down the road from us. Or some place else.