The Band

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Sharon Goldwasser
Fiddle & Mandolin

Sharon Goldwasser has been playing Irish fiddle for more than 20 years. Her passion for the music has drawn her to workshops, classes and private study with master fiddlers at camps and festivals throughout the United States, as well as lessons from touring musicians from Ireland. She just returned from several weeks in Ireland where she found like-minded musicians to play with. In 2007 she received a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Tucson-Pima Arts Council for a week of intensive study with Randal Bays in Washington state.

Gordon Gower
Irish Flute & Whistles

Gordon Gower is gifted Irish flute player, with a strong foundation in classical piano as well as his mastery of traditional music.  He has traveled to Ireland on multiple occasions, and has performed with some of the most talented Irish musicians in the western US over the last two decades.  He is also highly respected as a flute teacher and has worked with numerous students through private lessons and at summer camps.

Frank Daley
Guitar, Bodhrán & Cittern

Frank Daley started playing the Dadgad-tuned guitar in the 1970s and has since added the mandolinlike cittern and bodhran drum to his repertoire. Starting in 1982, he performed with Katie Peterson in the Mixed Blessings duo. As artists on the roster of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, they played throughout Arizona and completed two tours in Mexico.

Linda Shenk

Linda Shenk has an extensive background in vocal performance, especially in jazz, and has recently begun exploring the style and repertoire of songs from the Celtic regions, including old ballads passed on from person to person and  more contemporary folk songs as well.

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