Tracks from the Plough and the Stars, San Francisco

Here are recordings from Irish music seisiúns at the Plough and Stars in SF. Most of these recordings were done using an iPod with a Griffin iTalk microphone; more recently, I'm using a Zoom H2 field recorder. (Click here for some technical notes on the recordings.) Very little editing is done on these tracks. These are just a small sample of the music you will hear if you go in person to the Sunday or Tuesday night seisiúns. For questions or problems, contact me at douglowder@mac.com.

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February 12, 2017

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Erin Shrader, Richard Mandel, Jack Gilder, Julie Horner, David Chadwick, Doug Lowder, Tim Hill, Dave Lewicki, others.

June 29, 2016

Some nice recordings from a private session in the East Bay.

January 31, 2016

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Julie Horner, David Chadwick, Doug Lowder, Leslie Quintero, Robert Feiner, Ben the flute player from Alaska, Marc the singer from Paris, others.

January 2, 2016

Musicians: Patrick Egan, Darcy Noonan, Cormac Gannon, Nicola Stathers, Sean O'Donnell, Doug Lowder.

Tunes from the ceili at the United Irish Cultural Center, featuring some of the regulars from the Plough sessions!

November 8, 2015

Musicians: Athena Tergis, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, Julie Horner, David Chadwick, Patrick Mangan, Kevin Bernhagen, others.

Athena visited and led a really great session... the fiddle player from Riverdance joined us in the middle, and then most of the Riverdance cast showed up near the end!! A great night.

October 11, 2015

Musicians: Darcy Noonan, Richard Mandel, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, Erin Shrader, Owen Meehan, Melanie Nolley, Ian Varley, Lewis Santer, Daniel Engle, others.

August 16, 2015

Musicians: Julie Horner, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, Marla Fibish, Bruce Victor, Kevin Bernhagen, Lisa Winch, Suzuki Cady, others.

May 8, 2015

Musicians: Frankie Gavin, Sean Gavin, Theo Paige.

A great concert at the Plough by these musicians! Here are videos from the event.

April 12, 2015

Musicians: Chris McLoughlin, Patricia Kennelly, Jack Gilder, Darcy Noonan, Richard Mandel, Doug Lowder, Russ Bennett, Joel Mesnikoff, Andrew the flute player, others.

Fantastic music with lots of special guests. Chris dropped in from New York with lots of great tunes, Patricia played some Joe Cooley sets, Conor gave us some fantastic songs, and we had a visiting flute player from the Ukraine!!

December 30, 2014

Musicians: Julie Horner, David Chadwick, Darcy Noonan, Jack Gilder, Felim Egan, Suzuki Cady, Neil Calder, Doug Lowder, Leslie Quintero, Robert Feiner, Niall MacDonagh, others.

A great night featuring many regulars from the San Jose session!!

December 28, 2014

Musicians: Darcy Noonan, Richard Mandel, Jack Gilder, Felim Egan, Suzuki Cady, Will Wheeler, Neil Calder, Doug Lowder, Alice Ryan, Mark Ryan, others.

Great session... no audio recordings, but got some good videos.

September 6, 2014

Musicians: Mairead Hurley, Nathan Gourley, Brian Holleran, Darcy Noonan, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, Shay Black, Cathy Chilcott, Susan Spurlock, Suzuki Cady, Cormac Gannon, Daniel Engle.

A great house session featuring many Plough session regulars, and the wonderful Mairead Hurley and other out of town visitors!

July 6, 2014

Musicians: Damien Stenson, Claire Dolan, Sean O'Donnell, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, John Sherry, Joel Mesnikoff, others.

Great session with some wonderful musicians from Ireland sitting in!

May 29, 2014

Musicians: The Crooked Road (Jack Gilder, Julie Horner, David Chadwick, Doug Lowder).

A few tunes from the Thursday night set dance at the Plough.

May 8, 2014

Musicians: The Emperor Norton Ceili Band (Autumn Rhodes, Patrick O'Donnell, Sean O'Donnell, Peter Persoff, Doug Lowder).

A few tunes from the Thursday night set dance at the Plough.

December 29, 2013

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Julie Horner, David Chadwick, Doug Lowder, Kevin Bernhagen, Dave Cory, Leslie Quintero, Neal Calder, Robert Feiner, Russ Bennett, Joel Mesnikoff, Daniel Engle, others.

In addition to the recordings below, Russ Bennett also posted some great video of this very fun session.

December 8, 2013

Musicians: Theo Paige, Darcy Noonan, Dave Cory, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, Kevin Bernhagen, Suzuki Cady, Daniel Engle, Keith Dubinsky, others.

October 6, 2013

Musicians: Laurence Nugent, Jack Gilder, Darcy Noonan, Doug Lowder, Kevin Bernhagen, Daniel Engle, others.

September 22, 2013

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Julie Horner, David Chadwick, Doug Lowder, Kevin Bernhagen, Daniel Engle.

August 25, 2013

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Erin Shrader, Richard Mandel, Jack Gilder, Julie Horner, David Chadwick, Doug Lowder, Kevin Bernhagen, Keith Dubinsky, Suzuki Cady, others.

July 7, 2013

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Richard Mandel, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, Susan Spurlock, Steve Agacinski, Robert Feiner, Kevin Bernhagen, Keith Dubinsky, Joel Mesnikoff, Suzuki Cady, others.

June 16, 2013

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Richard Mandel, Dave Cory, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, Kevin Bernhagen, John Sherry, Keith Dubinsky, Joel Mesnikoff, Daniel Engle, others.

After a few months hiatus, we return with lots of great captures from the Sunday session!

January 27, 2013

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Richard Mandel, Dave Cory, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, Keith Dubinsky, Joel Mesnikoff, Daniel Engle, others.

Great session with a quiet bar, got some good captures. We also had a few canine visitors who really enjoyed the music!!

December 30, 2012

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Erin Shrader, Richard Mandel, Kevin Bernhagen, Lisa Winch, Doug Lowder, Joel Mesnikoff, Daniel Engle, others.

Very fun session led by the reunited members of Three Mile Stone. The place was packed and very noisy, but got a few decent tracks....

November 25, 2012

Musicians: John Sherry, Kyle Thayer, Seamus Begley, Sean McElwain, Mary Logan, Doug Lowder, Jack Gilder, Joel Mesnikoff, Daniel Engle, Robert Feiner, Kenny Somerville, others.

Great night, with a concert by Seamus Begley and Sean McElwain (with Sean Gavin on flute), followed by this session. Noisy crowd, but we had lots of musicians :)

October 21, 2012

Musicians: Doug Lowder, Jack Gilder, Kyle Thayer, Kevin Bernhagen, Bernadette Flynn, others.

Great small session on a quiet night at the Plough.

September 18, 2012

Musicians: Autumn Rhodes, John Ward, Darcy Noonan, Doug Lowder, others.

Wonderful small session with some great guest musicians!

August 26, 2012

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Richard Mandel, Dave Cory, John Sherry, Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen, Doug Lowder, Michael Stack, Tedd Colt, Larry Mallette.

A GREAT night of music!!!

July 8, 2012

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Richard Mandel, Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen, Doug Lowder, Garry Stenson, Donough O'Donovan, Keith Dubinsky, Robyn Mercurio, Joel Mesnikoff, Zina Lee, Steve Agacinski, others.

Great session with visitors from Ireland, Australia, and the Midwest!!

June 17, 2012

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Richard Mandel, Darcy Noonan, John Sherry, Susan Spurlock, Keith Dubinsky, Dave Cory, Doug Lowder, Zina Lee, Joel Mesnikoff, Autumn Rhodes, others.

Very noisy, but managed to get a few tracks out of this one, and a lovely song by Susan Spurlock!

June 10, 2012

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Richard Mandel, Dave Cory, Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen, Steve Agacinski, Patrick O'Donnell, Damien the accordion player, Anne the bodhran player, a whistle player from France, Doug Lowder, Keith Dubinsky, Joel Mesnikoff, others.

Awesome session to start the summer, with a large turnout.

April 29, 2012

Musicians: Dave Cory, Jack Gilder, Richard Mandel, Doug Lowder, Joel Mesnikoff, others.

Some captures from a small but very fun session... heard quite a few tunes that were new to me :)

March 11, 2012

Musicians: Andrew MacNamara, Orla Harrington, Patricia Kennelly, Doug Lowder, Vinnie Cronin, John Sherry, Jack Gilder, Keith Dubinsky, Robyn Mercurio, Patricia Ross, Joel Mesnikoff, others.

I have no words.... :)

March 4, 2012

Musicians: Athena Tergis, Mick Moloney, Kevin Bernhagen, Patrick O'Donnell, Steve Agacinski, Joel Mesnikoff, Doug Lowder.

My first experience playing tunes with Athena or Mick.... what a treat!!! The first track is a beautiful showcase of their artistry.

January 29, 2012

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Richard Mandel, Kevin Bernhagen, Dave Cory, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, Kathy Buys, Joel Mesknikoff, Keith Dubinsky, Patricia Ross, Tom Ross, others.

January 22, 2012

Musicians: Tony DeMarco, Richard Mandel, Patricia Kennelly, Dave Cory, Marla Fibish, Jack Gilder, Julie Horner, David Chadwick, Art Friedman, Doug Lowder, Joel Mesnikoff, Darcy Noonan, Autumn Rhodes, others.

A really awesome session led by Tony DeMarco, who was visiting from New York!!

January 17, 2012

Musicians: Steve Agacinski, Patrick O'Donnell, Tedd Colt, Glenn Farr, Doug Lowder, Joel Mesnikoff, Gavin Bruce, others.

January 8, 2012

Musicians: Darcy Noonan, Richard Mandel, Jack Gilder, Dave Cory, Doug Lowder, Steve Agacinski, Mary Logan, Sara Salzmann Mohan, Patrick O'Donnell, Joel Mesnikoff, Susan Mashiyama, Gavin Bruce.

Great start to 2012 with a wonderful session led by Darcy, Richard, and Jack!

November 20, 2011

Musicians: Darcy Noonan, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, Suzuki Cady.

Three fiddle players and one concertina/flute player -- small but very interesting session :)

November 15, 2011

Musicians: Pat Egan, Paddy Mulcahy, Joey Abarta, Lindsay Straw, Darcy Noonan, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, Steve Agacinski, Ceri Garfield, Patrick O'Donnell, Kenny Somerville, others.

GREAT session hosted by concertina player Pat Egan, visiting the Bay Area for the first time in a few years!

November 13, 2011

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Jimmy Crowley, Vinnie Cronin, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, Keith Dubinsky, Robyn Mercurio, Steve Agacinski, Patricia Ross, Bobbi Nikles, others.

Great session hosted by Marla and Jimmy -- lots of great mandolin playing in this one! First time recording with a new Zoom H2, with outstanding results :)

October 9, 2011

Musicians: Doug Lowder, Jack Gilder, Kyle Thayer, Autumn Rhodes, Patricia Ross, Suzuki Cady, Kenny Somerville, Kevin Bernhagen, Lisa Winch, Steve Agacinski, Patrick O'Donnell, Ceri Garfield, Cormac, Bernadette Flynn.

My first time hosting the session, along with Jack and Kyle.... a great night of tunes. And a special treat: really lovely songs by Kenny Somerville and Autumn Rhodes !! :)

September 25, 2011

Musicians: Erin Shrader, Marla Fibish, Richard Mandel, Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen, Steve Agacinski, David Chadwick, Julie Horner, Doug Lowder, Patricia Ross, Sabra Daly, Susan Mashiyama, others.

Erin came back from the East Coast for a visit, and so the reunited Three Mile Stone led the session!

September 18, 2011

Musicians: Dave Cory, Richard Mandel, Jack Gilder, Seamus, Jeremy Kittel, Doug Lowder, Steve Agacinski, Darcy Noonan.

Wonderful session with some great out of town musicians dropping in!

July 12, 2011

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Dave Cory, George Grasso.

This is actually a show, not a session, but features three musicians who frequently attend and lead sessions at the Plough. I was fortunate enough to hear their show at Julie's Tea in Alameda, CA, and am posting these captures with their permission. Here are the audio files, with YouTube video links below. Enjoy!

June 19, 2011

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Richard Mandel, Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen, Dave Cory, George Grasso, Doug Lowder, Robyn Mercurio, Susan Mashiyama, Steve Agacinski, Tedd Colt, Joel Mesnikoff, others.

Lovely session, very quiet bar, lots of great tracks.

June 12, 2011

Musicians: John Sherry, Jack Gilder, George Grasso, Dave Cory, Marla Fibish, Steve Agacinski, Kathy Buys, Doug Lowder, Susan Spurlock, Keith Dubinsky, Mary Logan, Joel Mesnikoff.

Back after a few month hiatus with some recordings from a really lovely session. Quiet night at the bar, and some great musicians :)

March 27, 2011

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Darcy Noonan, Richard Mandel, Jeremy Kittel, John Sherry, Theo Paige, Dave Cory, George Grasso, Doug Lowder, Julie Horner, David Chadwick, Mary Logan, others.

March 20, 2011

Musicians: Damien Stenson, Richard Mandel, Dave Cory, George Grasso, Doug Lowder, Jack Gilder, Darcy Noonan, Steve Agacinski, Mary Logan, Keith Dubinsky, Julie Horner, David Chadwick, Chris Knepper, Joel Mesnikoff, others.

Great session led by Damien Stenson, the flute player for Téada. Also, the loudest talking and yelling crowd that I think I've ever heard in the bar. Managed to pull out a couple of good tracks after some software noise subtraction :)

March 13, 2011

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Erin Shrader, Richard Mandel, Jack Gilder, Dave Cory, Kevin Bernhagen, Jeremy Kittel, Mary Logan, Doug Lowder, Patricia Ross, Joel Mesnikoff, others.

Really quiet night, some nice recordings from this session. We were led by the great musicians from Three Mile Stone

March 5, 2011

Musicians: Liz Carroll, Jack Gilder, Richard Mandel, Dave Cory, Doug Lowder, Kevin Bernhagen, Lisa Winch, Darcy Noonan, Autumn Rhodes, Bobbi Nikles, Suzuki Cady, Keith Dubinsky, Joel Mesnikoff, Patricia Ross, Tom Ross, Susan Nashiyama, Ivan from Australia who wouldn't give Liz's fiddle back, others.

Liz Carroll played two shows at the Plough this weekend, and was gracious enough to play in a session with local musicians after the Saturday night show! There were a LOT of people there, and it was incredibly noisy, but managed to get a couple of good captures....

January 30, 2011

Musicians: Autumn Rhodes, Glenn Farr, Jeff Pearson, Richard Mandel, Dave Cory, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, Steve Agacinski, Patricia Ross, Tom Ross, others.

December 26, 2010

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Richard Mandel, Kevin Bernhagen, Dave Cory, Sara Cory, Doug Lowder, Mary Logan, Patricia Ross, Scott Miller, others.

Great session for St. Stephen's Day -- and we were visited by some Wren Boys who did some set dancing!

November 29, 2010

Musicians: Oisin Mac Diarmada, Seamus Begley, Grainne Hambly, Jack Gilder, Autumn Rhodes, Chris Knepper, Patrick O'Donnell, Doug Lowder, others.

We were very fortunate to be able to have a session arranged on short notice at Spec's where we were joined by the great musicians from the Irish Christmas in America show!

November 28, 2010

Musicians: John Sherry, Kyle Thayer, Vinnie Cronin, Joel Mesnikoff, Mary Logan, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, others.

Very quiet in the bar when these were made -- excellent sound quality.

November 27, 2010

Musicians: Autumn Rhodes, Darcy Noonan, George Grasso, Dave Cory, Vinnie Cronin, Fionn O Lochlainn, Doug Lowder, Joel Mesnikoff, Kenny Somerville, Patrick O'Donnell, others.

Unusual, but fun, to have a session on Saturday night! Noisy, but managed to get a few captures...

November 14, 2010

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Darcy Noonan, Richard Mandel, George Grasso, Autumn Rhodes, Patricia Ross, Steven Agacinski, Doug Lowder, Conor O'Bryan, Mary Logan, Suzuki Cady, Kenny Somerville, Kyle Thayer, others.

Big turnout for this session!!! Noisy, but got a few good captures....

August 15, 2010

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Richard Mandel, Dave Cory, Fionn O Lochlainn, Chris Knepper, Susan Spurlock, Steve Agacinski, Patricia Ross, Tom Ross, Doug Lowder, Keith Dubinsky, others.

August 8, 2010

Musicians: Too many to count!!! Autumn Rhodes, George Grasso, John Sherry, Dave Cory, Joey Abarta, Sasha Hsuczyk, Doug Lowder, Patricia Ross, Keith Dubinsky, Susan Mashiyama, Darcy Noonan, Patrick O'Donnell, Johnny Pozzi, Chris Knepper, Bobbi Nikles, Steven Agacinski,.... OK I lost track now....

GREAT session with lots of folks newly returned from Lark Camp, and many out of town guests! The great piping of Joey Abarta is heard on several of these tracks.

This video will give you an idea of how great this was. This is the reel set Sailing Into Walpole's Marsh/The Blackthorn Stick/Tie The Bonnet - see above for my MP3 audio capture of the same set.

July 25, 2010

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Erin Shrader, Richard Mandel, Dave Cory, George Grasso, Bobbi Nikles, Jack Murphy, Michael Stack, Tedd Colt, Doug Lowder, Patricia Ross, Tom Ross, others.

WOW!!

July 20, 2010

Musicians: Darcy Noonan, George Grasso, Jack Gilder, Joel Mesnikoff, Carleton Eyster, Richard Mandel, Bernadette Flynn, Doug Lowder.

A really great night of music! Got a LOT of great captures from this session....

July 18, 2010

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Richard Mandel, Darcy Noonan, Steve Agacinski, Kristan Willits, Doug Lowder, Vinnie Cronin, Joel Mesnikoff, others.

A great night of tunes, despite a couple of overly enthusiastic punters... :)

July 13, 2010

Musicians: Barry O'Connell, Vinnie Cronin, Marie Torpey, George Grasso, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, Erin Shrader, Terry Magee, Glenn Farr, Joel Mesnikoff, others.

June 13, 2010

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Richard Mandel, Steven Agacinski, Joel Mesnikoff, Doug Lowder, Anne Bingham Goess, Zina Lee, Jack Gilder.

March 21, 2010

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Richard Mandel, George Grasso, Doug Lowder, Julie Horner, David Chadwick, Mary Logan, Keith Dubinsky, Joel Mesnikoff, Steven Agacinski, Greg the accordion player from Plymouth, Tom Ross, Patricia Ross, others.

Great session and also the CD release party for Three Mile Stone!!

February 21, 2010

Musicians: John Sherry, Jack Gilder, Darcy Noonan, George Grasso, Julie Horner, David Chadwick, Patrick O'Donnell, Autumn Rhodes, Doug Lowder, Steven Agacinski, others.

January 31, 2010

Musicians: John Sherry, Kyle Thayer, Autumn Rhodes, Keith Dubinsky, Doug Lowder, Jeff Pearson, Steven Agacinski, others.

Unusually quiet night in the bar... lots of good captures from this session.

January 10, 2010

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen, Richard Mandel, Marie Torpey, Keith Dubinsky, Doug Lowder, Susan Mashiyama, Patricia Ross, and some visitors from the Great White North.

Great session to start off 2010! One of our Canadian visitors was a truly gifted singer named Dana Wylie -- two of her songs are recorded here.

December 13, 2009

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Erin Schrader, Richard Mandel, Keith Dubinsky, George Grasso, Melanie Nolley, Andy Doerr, Marie Torpey, Tedd Colt, Darcy Noonan, Doug Lowder, others.

A bit noisy, we had a good crowd, but still managed to get a few really nice captures from this session.

November 29, 2009

Musicians: John Sherry, Kyle Thayer, Oisin Mac Diarmada, Grainne Hambly, Seamus Begley, Sean Earnest, Michael Black, Roisin O'Reilly, Jack Gilder, Marie Torpey, Darcy Noonan, George Grasso, Vinnie Cronin, Dave Cory, Charlene Adzima Michaels, Mary Bertke, Keith Dubinsky, Patrick O'Donnell, Doug Lowder, plus others.

Words can't really describe this session. It went until 2 AM and the music was GREAT, and so was the craic. We were very fortunate to have musicians from the Irish Christmas in America show drop by after their gig, and we had quite a few other great out of town visiting musicians as well!

November 8, 2009

Musicians: Darcy Noonan, Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen, Richard Mandel, George Grasso, Keith Dubinsky, Antonia Wernig, Doug Lowder, Susan Mashiyama, Suzuki Cady, and a really great fiddle player from Britain.

October 11, 2009

Florence Keighran, a beloved regular at the set dances at the Plough, passed away this week. To honor her memory, Jack, Kevin, and Richard played this really beautiful rendition of "Josephine's Waltz".

October 11, 2009

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen, Richard Mandel, Doug Lowder, Antonia Wernig, Patricia Ross, Keith Dubinsky, Darcy Noonan.

Another quiet night with spectacular recording conditions. Got a lot of great tracks from this session.

September 29, 2009

Special treat: Paul Mathews, a great singer who regularly comes to the sessions, gave me permission to post this recording of him singing live at the Plough back in May. Great singing and near perfect recording conditions!

September 27, 2009

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen, Richard Mandel, Keith Dubinsky, Kristan Willits, Autumn Rhodes, Doug Lowder, Antonia (the guest piper)

Fabulous sound conditions! Got a lot of great tracks from this session.

August 30, 2009

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen, Richard Mandel, John Sherry, Doug Lowder, Glenn Farr, Autumn Rhodes, Jeff Pearson, Marie Torpey, Ann Bingham Goess.

August 9, 2009

Musicians: Theo Paige, George Grasso, Joey Abarta, Darcy Noonan, Kevin Bernhagen, Chris Knepper, Doug Lowder, Carleton Eyster, others.

Great post-Lark Camp session with a lot of really great fiddle players (Theo, Darcy, Chris, Kevin) and a great piper from LA (Joey) -- great sendoff for Theo, George, and Joey who are going to compete in the Fleadh Ceoil!!!

July 12, 2009

Musicians: John Sherry, Kyle Thayer, George Grasso, Theo Paige, Darcy Noonan, Jack Gilder, Mary Logan, Keith Dubinsky, Doug Lowder, Glenn Farr, Kenny Somerville, others.

June 28, 2009

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen, George Grasso, Kristan Willits, Glenn Farr, Autumn Rhodes, Doug Lowder, Darcy Noonan, David Chadwick, others.

June 21, 2009

Musicians: John Sherry, Kyle Thayer, Jack Gilder, George Grasso, Glenn Farr, Autumn Rhodes, Doug Lowder, Bernadette Flynn, others.

Small but great group of musicians + quiet bar + lots of tunes I never heard before = great session!

June 9, 2009

Musicians: Darcy Noonan, Dave Cory, Kira Ott, Joey Abarta, Theo Paige, George Grasso, Jack Gilder, Jimmy Murphy, Patrick O'Donnell, Autumn Rhodes, Doug Lowder, others.

A great night of music with special guests visiting town from L.A. and Ireland (and of course Santa Cruz)! (Wasn't able to find names for several of these tunes...) Quite a few unusual (and a few unusually fast) tunes :)

May 24, 2009

Musicians: Theo Paige, George Grasso, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, Charlene Adzima Michaels, Patricia Kennelly, Kevin Bernhagen, Lisa Winch, Autumn Rhodes, Vinnie Cronin, Mary Logan, Bobbi Nikles, Keith Dubinsky, others.

Theo and George returned from their very successful road trip to the Midwest Fleadh (where they won big time!!! :) ) to lead the session. Great tunes! Sound quality surprisingly good considering the crowd noise...

April 26, 2009

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Erin Schrader, Richard Mandel, John Sherry, Autumn Rhodes, Mary Logan, Keith Dubinsky, Doug Lowder, Bobbi Nikles, others.

March 29, 2009

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Richard Mandel, Kevin Bernhagen, Theo Paige, George Grasso, Marla Fibish, Keith Dubinsky, Doug Lowder, Elizabeth Jennings, Patrick O'Donnell, Jeff Pearson, others.

March 15, 2009

Musicians: Andrew MacNamara, Patricia Kennelly, Kathleen Maeve Smith, George Grasso, Doug Lowder, Patrick O'Donnell, others.

Very noisy crowd at the beginning, but who cares! We had three fabulous accordion players, including the great Andrew MacNamara (veteran of the Tulla Ceili Band) who led the session, creating a huge sound that cut through the room noise beautifully. Lots of great tracks from this session!

February 22, 2009

Musicians: Erin Schrader, Richard Mandel, Marla Fibish, Kevin Bernhagen, Jeff Pearson, Tim Hart, Kristan Willits, Keith Dubinsky, Doug Lowder, John Mullen, Kenny Somerville, others.

Good news: great microphone placement close to Richard's guitar - nice balance on the tunes when all were playing. Bad news: occasional high pitched noise spikes (note to self - in future keep recording device away from GSM-based phones, including iPhones).

February 8, 2009

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen, Richard Mandel, Theo Paige, George Grasso, Doug Lowder, Keith Dubinsky.

Audio conditions were good, so I got a lot of great captures from this session!

January 25, 2009

Musicians: Erin Schrader, Marla Fibish, Richard Mandel, Doug Lowder, Jeff Pearson, Keith Dubinsky, Bernadette Flynn.

December 28, 2008

Musicians: John Sherry, Kyle Thayer, Jack Gilder, Joelle Parrett, Mary Logan, Theo Paige, George Grasso, David Chadwick, Julia Horner, Doug Lowder, others.

December 21, 2008

Musicians: Theo Paige, George Grasso, Vinnie Cronin, Jack Gilder, Richard Mandel, David Chadwick, Julia Horner, Patrick O'Donnell, Doug Lowder, others.

December 9, 2008

Musicians: Vinnie Cronin, Barry O'Connell, Angeline LeLeux, Doug Lowder, Jack Gilder, Autumn Rhodes, others.

November 9, 2008

Musicians: Eoin O'Riabhaigh, Hammie Hamilton, Jack Gilder, Vinny Cronin, Kenny Somerville, Doug Lowder, Pat Egan, George Grasso, Autumn Rhodes, John Mullen, Carleton Eyster, others.

October 12, 2008

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen, Richard Mandel, Theo Paige, George Grasso, Julia Horner, Lindsey Dixon, Pat Egan, Ian (singer from Donegal).

September 28, 2008

Musicians: Marla Fibish, Erin Schrader, Richard Mandel, Keith Dubinsky, Doug Lowder, Chad, Tom, Richard from Missouri, others.

September 14, 2008

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen, Richard Mandel, Kristan Willits, Doug Lowder, George Grasso, Wayne from San Diego, plus others.

August 26, 2008

(Special session at Spec's Tavern) Musicians: Damien Stenson, Jack Gilder, Darcy Noonan, Theo Paige, George Grasso, Chris Knepper, Doug Lowder, Keith Dubinsky, Will Wheeler.

July 13, 2008

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen, Richard Mandel, Doug Lowder, John Mullen, Keith Dubinsky, Mary Logan, Lisa Winch, and three wonderful visitors from Cork!

June 29, 2008

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen, Richard Mandel, Doug Lowder, John Mullen, Keith Dubinsky, Jeff Pearson, others.

March 30, 2008

Musicians: Andrew McNamara, Patricia Kennelly, and a large host of others!

March 9, 2008

Musicians: Theo Paige, Richard Mandel, George Grasso, Jack Gilder, Doug Lowder, John Mullen, others.

January 6, 2008

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Kevin Bernhagen, Richard Mandel, Doug Lowder, John Mullen.

June 26, 2007

(House session) Musicians: Mary Logan, Kevin Bernhagen, Lisa Winch, Jack Gilder, Angeline LeLeux, Doug Lowder, others.

April 17, 2007

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Richard Mandel, Mary Logan, Doug Lowder, others.

March 18, 2007

Musicians: Jack Gilder, Richard Mandel, Kevin Bernhagen, Sarah (on fiddle), Doug Lowder, others.


Doug Lowder
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