Moving Online

In February 2017 in Southern California, 8 musicians took my first Mystery of Modes Workshop (pictured here!) Just a few months later in April, I taught it again to 18 participants in Maryland. Since then I have offered it a…

End of an Era

From 1998-2017 I ran the Sligo Creek Hedge School Irish music and culture summer camps for youth ages 6-20.  From the  little "Sprouts" (ages 6-8) to the Teen Celtic Band weeks, and of course Musician and Intro weeks for the…

Black Lives Matter

We live in painful and interesting and hopeful times. It's been a time of discovery and  for those of us who are white, a time to support our community members of color. How phenomenal this is happening during Covid-19 quarantine-…

From Ireland with Love 

May 20

I should have landed in Shannon airport this morning and been happily playing in a pub in Ennis, County Clare.  In 2013, along with Jeanean Songco-Martin, painters and her family,  we had a 6:00 am arrival and by…

2 months- Covid Staycation

May 12th, 2020

We have now been home for 2 months.  So many adjustments and the "staycation" is turning into "adaptation" for the next several months.  Each week I relax a bit but also struggle to maintain or establish…

Week 5 Covid Staycation

April 22, 1:00 am

Sometimes I wonder if I really am a legitimate musician since I am not a night person. 

Yet while putting the new website together this is my 4th late night. Sharon Moore has exceeded the bonds…

Week 3 Covid- Staycation

April, 2020

Three weeks into my Staycation,  I've finally registered my most recent recording, Celtic Shores, with the Copyright Office and written and posted extended liner notes for it (which were promised last September).  And now the big project…