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Electric Violinist, Entertainment Director
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Music/Entertainment Director

Entertainment Director: "As You Like It Productions"

  • Dickens Christmas Fair and Heart of the Forest Renaissance Faire
  • Gold Country Fair "Prosperity"
  • International Gold Panning Competition

Music Director:  “Living History Centre”

  • Dickens Christmas Fair
  • Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Southern & Northern California
  • Old San Francisco Fair
  • Old California Celebrations

Produced, Wrote, Directed, Composed
(and performed violin) for Irish step-dance show entitled Shanachie: The Challenge of the Sidhe at Northern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Heart of the Forest Renaissance Faire in Santa Barbara and Marin, Mammoth Celtic Festival

Music Director:
Pirates of Penzance, Dickens Christmas Fair (both As You Like It Productions and Living History Centre)

Folk and Popular Music

Avalon Rising, Celtic-Medieval-Rock: electric violin, bodhran, vocals
Fiddler's Fancy: various Celtic ensembles for parties, weddings, dances, etc.
The Veil: Celtic-Middle Eastern-Eastern European music: electric violin, bodhran (Irish side drum), vocals
Amazon Queen, Blues-funk-folk-rock: electric violin, bodhran, vocals
Kate Price: electric violin
Haunted By Waters, Celtic, Middle-Eastern tribal trance-dance music: electric violin, bodhran
Conundrum, Electric and Acoustic Celtic-based quintet: violin, bodhran, vocals
Go Van Gogh middle-eastern influenced jazz fusion: electric violin
Stone Fiddle, Celtic folk-rock: electric violin, bodhran, vocals
Phoenyx, Celtic fusion band (folk-rock): electric violin, bodhran, vocals
Matrix (a.k.a. Whiskey) semi-electric Celtic music: violin, bodhran, vocals
Musician, teacher, actor , singer for Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Dickens’ Christmas Fair, Old California Celebrations, Old San Francisco Fair, Heart of the Forest Renaissance Faire

Orchestral
College of Marin Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia: Concertmaster
University
of California at Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra: Assistant Concertmaster
Santa Barbara City College Orchestra: Assistant Concertmaster
Santa Barbara Fiesta Symphony Orchestra: Principal Second Violin
Marin Chamber Orchestra
Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra
Diablo Valley Masterworks Chorale Orchestra
Concertmaster for show orchestras at College of Marin, Santa Barbara Youth Theater, California Youth Theater,
Santa Barbara Repertory Theater, University of California Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Marin Shakespeare Festival

Festivals & Special Events
A Royal Afayre
Ardenwood Farms Celtic Festival
Baycon
Border's Books & Music, Thousand Oaks, CA
Burning Man Main Stage, Black Rock Desert, NV
Coloma International Gold Panning Competition, Coloma, CA
Contra Costa Earth Day Festival, Concord, CA
Crab Festival at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
Copia Center, Napa, CA
Digital Be-In, San Francisco, CA
Electric Off the Eel, Laytonville, CA
Fairfax May Day Festival, Fairfax, CA
Festival at the Lake, Oakland, CA
Flower and Garden Show at The Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA
Fight the Right, National Organization for Women Annual Rally, San Francisco, CA
Gold Country Fair, Placerville, CA
Grand National Irish Fair, Burbank, CA
Great Dickens Christmas Fair, San Francisco, CA
 Gujarat Earthquake Relief Benefit Concert with Ustad Habib Khan and Ancient Future
Habitat for Humanity Benefit, San Francisco, CA
Heart of the Forest Renaissance Faire
Health and Harmony Festival, Santa Rosa, CA
High Sierra Music Festival, Sonora, CA
Hooker’s Ball, San Francisco, CA
"Into The West" Official Lord of the Rings Fan Club Oscar night party, at the Hollywood Athletic Club
Kentucky Mine Concert Series, Sierra City, CA
Kindership May Day Festival, Fairfax, CA
Laguna Seca Daze, Monterey, CA
MacBeth Coronation Ball
Making Waves Festival, San Francisco, CA
Mammoth Celtic Festival, Mammoth, CA
Mill Valley Utopian Fair
Movie Railroad Days, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown, CA
NAMM Show (with Zeta Violins)
Old San Francisco Fair
Pantheacon
Race For the Cure, San Francisco, CA
Rail Fair, Sacramento, CA
Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Rock Art Galley Opening - The Cannery, San Francisco, CA
Rumpelstiltzkin's Rumpus
San Francisco Chronicle Fourth of July Waterfront Festival
San Francisco Concerts in the Park, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Fair, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Free Folk Festival, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
San Jose Repertory Theater Opening Night "By the Bog of Cats"
San Rafael Farmer's Market, San Rafael, CA
Saratoga Rotary Art Show
Sausalito Yacht Club, Sausalito, CA
Sebastopol Celtic Festival, Sebastopol, CA
Shadelands Museum Harvest Festival, Walnut Creek, CA
Squaw Valley Celtic Festival and Solstice Celebration

Summer of Love ‘92, San Francisco, CA
Tapestry in Talent Festival, San Jose, CA
Utopian Community Faire, Marin County Fairgrounds, CA
Whole Earth Festival, Davis, CA

Clubs & Theaters
200 Oak Club, Ft. Bragg, CA
19 Broadway, Fairfax, CA
Abbey Tavern, San Francisco, CA
Agenda Lounge, San Jose, CA
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA
At My Place, Venice, CA
Baltic Restaurant and Bar, Richmond, CA
Beckett's of Berkeley, CA
Bison Brewery, Berkeley, CA
Bistro, Hayward, CA
Black Diamond Brewing Company, Walnut Creek, CA
Blue Lamp, San Francisco, CA
Bogart’s, Long Beach, CA
Cafe Amsterdam, Fairfax, CA
Cinch Saloon, San Francisco, CA
Club DNA, San Francisco, CA
Constable Jack's, Newcastle, CA
Dicey Riley's,Burlingame, CA
Elbo Room, San Francisco, CA
Flatiron Sports Bar & Grill, San Rafael, CA
Fox & Goose, Sacramento, CA
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley, CA
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Granada Theater, Santa Barbara
Harrington's, San Francisco, CA
Hotel Utah, San Francisco, CA
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino
Ireland's 32, San Francisco, CA
I-Beam, San Francisco, CA
Jasper O'Farrell's, Sebastopol, CA
John's Club, Willits, CA
John Foley's Irish House, San Francisco, CA
Kate O'Briens, San Francisco, CA
Kennel Club, San Francisco, CA
Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, CA
Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, CA
Lobero Theater, Santa Barbara
Lost & Found Saloon, San Francisco, CA
Lost City 23 Club, Brisbane, CA
Luna,s, Novato, CA
Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, CA
Maritime Hall, San Francisco, CA
Marsugi's, San Jose, CA
New George’s, San Rafael, CA
Old San Francisco Pizza Company, San Pablo, CA
Palms Public Playhouse, Davis, CA
Palookaville, Santa Cruz, CA
Paradise Lounge, San Francisco, CA
Pete's 881 Club, San Rafael, CA
Plough & Stars, San Francisco, CA
Poet & Patriot, Santa Cruz, CA
Rose Pub, Santa Rosa, CA
San Gregorio Store, San Gregorio, CA.
Santa Rosa Brewing Co., Santa Rosa, CA
Scruffy Murphy's, Sunnyvale, CA
Shanachie Pub, Willits, CA
Schramsberg Vineyards, Calistoga, CA
Smiley's Schooner Saloon, Bolinas, CA
Starry Plough, Berkeley, CA
Strings, Emeryville, CA
Sweetwater, Mill Valley, CA
Transmission Theatre, San Francisco, CA
UK Cafe, Livermore, CA
Wild Fox Restaurant, Novato, CA
World Trade Club, San Francisco, CA

Radio & Television Appearances
KVMR Radio Music Magazine
KDVS, The Fringe
KKUP, Cupertino, CA
Mark & Bryan Show Syndicated Radio Show
West Coast Live Syndicated Radio Show
West Coast Weekend Syndicated Radio Show
Mornings on 2, KTVU-TV San Francisco
Women Vision, United Cable-TV Hayward Bay Area
Bruce Latimer Show, Pacifica Community Cable TV
Bay Area Live at LaVal's, Bay Cable-TV Ch. 28
Bay Area Counter Culture, Community Cable-TV
Whittier Community Programming Southern California - TV

 
 
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