Traditional Irish and Appalachian music were woven into the fabric of home in Joe’s youth, and he has been playing various instruments since. If it’s Celtic, he can play it from bagpipes and bombast to the Tin Whistle with ease and finese. He is well sought after in the region.
Joe has participated in numerous traditional musical projects over the years, his Celtic Music History lecture series is top-notch and even has a side career in acting! He teaches and ingrains the songs and tunes from many different masters of the Irish musical craft to his students and is always striving to do justice to the Irish musical tradition. He’s got this!
Joe has traveled to the British Isles many times, performed in pubs and even on street corners! Besides teaching, Joe is a member of the local Irish Traditional band, Ciana. There is no stopping this man!