Greetings. I have been remiss of late in regard to posting updates. I’ve been playing a few gigs a month here and there at festivals,  libraries, farmers’ markets, Dubliner on the Delaware, etc. , and also hosting the third Sunday session at Tir na nOg in Dermot’s place. We had a nice session this past Sunday. I took the photo so I am not shown.

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This fall all four members of Ballycastle will perform at the Hamilton Irish Fest. See my upcoming gigs page for details.


All the Best,


Merry Christmas

It’s been a busy year around our (now former) home. While browsing through images of our former home & reflecting on the many happy moments we spent there, I chanced upon quite a few photographs of my wife. I have many things for which to be thankful: Our God, my children, my family, and friends, but I am most thankful for the love and companionship of this remarkable woman, she who is the sole reason I prefer staying close to home whenever possible.

I wish everyone cheer and prosperity in the coming year. May all of us be blessed with the love of God, children, family, and friends. These simple gifts matter far more than material wealth.

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