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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.
When in New Hampshire. I join a friendly local session every Tuesday night at The Barley House, in Concord, NH, 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 who just want to play tunes, tell stories, and have some laughs. (Please Note: we already have a good bodhran player, a good guitar player, and a great hammer dulcimer player.)
When I am in Ireland I live in Kilshanny, Co Clare. Other old cronies and I meet on Monday night in Marrinan’s, in Ennistymon. At odd times we have a friendly session in Kilshanny House, located on the N67 midway between Ennistymon and Lisdoonvarna.
For the time being we will be living in Tucson, AZ. I often attend a session at The Tap and Bottle, in the University District of Tucson, Sunday as 4 o’clock. Aside from that I get together with some local pals for a few tunes and lies.