Traditional Irish Music

I play several instruments, including the Uilleann Pipes, Tenor Banjo, Octave Mandolin, Pennywhistle, Irish Flute, Drop-D Guitar backup, Hammer Dulcimer, and most recently, Anglo Concertina. I am active in the local Irish session scene, playing in pubs at least two nights a week. Please click here for my latest rate sheet if you are looking for traditional Irish music for your wedding or special event. I also teach, both in person and over the internet using Skype, please click here for student comments and endorsements. Please click here to email me with any questions, comments, or suggestions for the site.

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WWW.TRADLESSONS.COM

Client and Student Endorsements
Learning Traditional Irish 
Music in San Diego

Sessions in Southern California
House of Ireland Class
Software for Traditional Music
Digital Audio Recorders for Sessions
Blarney Stone Pub Tunebook
The Field Pub Tunebook
O'Neill's Music of Ireland Online
Playing for Irish Step Dancers
Session Dynamics by Chris Smith
"Traditional Sessions Keep Irish Music Alive"
Pubs Sessions in San Diego
The Field
Blarney Stone Pub
The Ould Sod

Michael giving a Uilleann pipes demo.
Photo by Gar Travis

Uilleann Pipes
Kirk Lynch
Uilleann Obsession

SoCal Pipers Club

Tenor Banjo

Irish Bouzouki
DADGAD Guitar

Drop-D Guitar

Whistle
Chiff and Fipple

Irish Flute
Terry McGee Flutes
Hamilton Flutes

Anglo Concertina
Concertina.net
Bob Tedrow Concertinas
Frank Edgley Concertinas
Carroll Concertinas
Noel Hill

Hammer Dulcimer

Workshops and Events

Past events where I've taught classes or workshops. Please contact me via email if you would like to have me teach at your event:

Great American Irish Fair, June 2008 - Uilleann piping demos

San Diego Folk Heritage Sam Hinton Festival, June 2008 - "Guitar Backup for Irish Sessions" workshop

Southern California Uilleann Pipers Club Tionol, October 2007, "Beginning Uilleann Piping" afternoon workshop

California Traditional Music Solstice Festival, June 2007 - "Irish Session Guitar Backup Bootcamp" workshop

California Traditional Music Solstice Festival, June 2007 - "Beginning/Intermediate Anglo Concertina" workshop

California Traditional Music Solstice Festival, June 2006 - "Irish Session Guitar Backup Bootcamp" workshop

California Traditional Music Solstice Festival, June 2006 - "Beginning/Intermediate Anglo Concertina" workshop


Instrument Recommendations

I play and highly recommend following builder's instruments:

Pennywhistle: Michael Copeland, Michael Burke, Colin Goldie

Irish Flute: Gilles Lehart, Terry McGee, Colin Hamilton

Uilleann Pipes: Kirk Lynch, Benedict Koehler, Seth Gallagher

Mandolin: Flatiron

Octave Mandolin: Stefan Sobell

Guitar: Martinbr>
Tenor Banjo: Halshaw Music - Sully's Banjos

Hammer Dulcimer: Dusty Strings

Anglo Concertina: Bob Tedrow, Frank Edgley, Wally Carroll