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John Doyle, Marla Fibish, and Mick McAuley: “Loftus Jones/A Fair Wind/The Collier’s Reel/Dan Breen’s”

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Peghead Nation Irish Mandolin instructor joins former Solas members John Doyle and Mick McAuley for an impromptu set of tunes.

by Teja Gerken
December 19, 2019

Peghead Nation instructor Marla Fibish is one of the finest Irish mandolin players on the scene. Accordingly, it should come as no surprise that former Solas members John Doyle (guitar) and Mick McAuley (accordion) invited her to join them for a set of tunes that included “Loftus Jones,” “A Fair Wind,” “The Collier’s Reel,” and “Dan Breen’s,” at a recent house concert in San Anselmo, California. 

Marla is looking forward to releasing her solo album The Bright Hollow Fog in January 2020. An intimate recording of mostly mandolin/mandola duets (with Marla playing both instruments), the album will also feature special guest performances by Martin Hayes (fiddle), Keith Murphy (mandola), Rebecca Richman (fiddle), Bruce Victor (guitar), and fellow Peghead Nation instructor Steve Baughman (gourd banjo).

To study with Marla, enroll in her Irish Mandolin course on Peghead Nation!   

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Comments and Discussion

Posted by Marla Fibish on
Charlie, you have warmed my heart with your kind words! Wishing you the happiest of holidays, and may 2020 bring you good health and be filled with sweet music!
My best, Marla
Posted by Charlie Ullian on
Deepest thanks Marla, John, and Mick, for warming my heart with your music. Parkinson's keeps me from playing anymore, but not from filling my heart and soul by listening to others. I'm sure you understand how treasured such moments are to me. Merry Christmas, and thanks again, Charlie
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Nov 24, 2020
A great mandolin duet of Sarah Jarosz’s original tune, recorded live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.

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