The Trad Tune Challenge has been set up to raise awareness about mental health
The CD was recorded for Boston’s WGBH Radio at The Burren, the premiere venue for Irish music in the U.S & features some of the best performances from the series (including: Dervish, Sharon Shannon, Lunasa, Andy Irvine & many more).
All proceeds from this concert will go to the Walk In My Shoes Campaign. To find out more please visit
Opening for Andy, will be a duo from the Bay Area, amazing mandolin and guitar and vocals. Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor. (Marla released one of my fav string albums with Corkman, Jimmy Crowley a few years ago, which first brought her to my attention).
The Burren Backroom Series, launched in October of 2011, has already created many memorable, intimate, informal presentations. These shows are held in a truly atmospheric space, created by well-known traditional musicians Tommy & Louise McCarthy in Davis Square, Somerville, Masachusetts.
Hosted by Brian O’Donovan of A “A Celtic Sojurn” on WGBH radio, these gatherings feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, & conversations around the music.