has been performing a variety of songs and music since the early
1970's, both as a solo act and in ensemble. If you want a special
concert of Irish, English, or Scottish music, sea shanties, concertina
music, or some other special genre, here's your man. But if given free
rein he'll blend the lot and may include baroque music, original
compositions, or Russian and Bulgarian traditional songs, as well.
Since moving to Denmark he has also been adding Scandinavian songs and
tunes to his repertoire.
Love song, lament, or lively polka, Jim uses the music to express
emotion. When his song tells a story, he becomes as much a storyteller
as a singer. His dance music is for both dancing and listening at the
same time. And whether on a seaport pier, in an intimate cafe, in a
school classroom, or before a crowd of 10 thousand, his attention to
the audience insures an enjoyable experience.
Jim is known for his special interest in the concertina, in its various
forms. He not only plays concertina, but has studied its history,
construction and repair. He is especially interested in the stories of
persons who have played concertinas over the years, whether
professionals, amateurs, or back-porch squeezers.
Jim is also available for teaching the instruments (including voice)
and musical styles he employs, and also composition and arrangement in
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