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Jimmy Crowley & Marla Fibish
California Tour October 27-November 13

Marla and Jimmy Jimmy Crowley and Marla Fibish are a unique and compelling duo in the world of Irish music. Jimmy, the bard of Cork, has been a central figure in the Irish folk scene since the enthusiastic reception of his debut album The Boys of Fairhill in 1977. He is well known for singlehandedly focusing well-deserved attention on the songs of Cork City at that critical time in the folk revival. Jimmy is also a brilliant song-writer, writing new music that has now entered the body of great music to come out of Cork. Marla is a San Francisco native and a long-time feature of the Bay Area Irish music scene. She is known for her uniquely vibrant and driving playing on mandolin — an instrument not always associated with dynamic playing! They joined forces in 2010, on one of Jimmy's rare trips to the bay area. They launched a CD together – The Morning Star — in April 2011, unlike any other, featuring Irish music played only on double strung instruments — mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, mandocello, and Dordan– a big bass bouzouki. Jimmy and Marla are a compelling combination in performance. Their sound evolves from their shared love for the mandolin-family instruments. They take delight in the playful dialogue between their instruments, filled with happy harmonies, frivolous fills and colorful counterpoint. Jimmy sings from his extensive song repertoire and Marla pulls out her favorite jigs, reels, and party pieces to deliver a sparkling variety of traditional music, songs, stories and good humor.

Lots more information, including sample tracks from Marla and Jimmy’s CD at www.marlafibish.com.

Praise for The Morning Star

“Absolutely stunning…a thorough winner.” – LiveIreland

“Great recording by two of the best; a must have CD for any mandolin or bouzouki player in Irish music.” — Dennis Cahill

“Unique and delightful…a joyful romp” –Fiddlefreak Folk Music Blog

“A must for all who are interested in the mandolin family of instruments, in Irish music in general, and in exquisite duet playing.” –Folkworks

Tour Dates

Marla & Jimmy – The Coffee Gallery Backstage
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Marla Fibish & Jimmy Crowley
8:00PM Tickets: $18
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake
Altadena, Ca. 91001
Reservations & Information: (626) 798-6236

Marla & Jimmy – San Diego Concert & Workshops
Saturday, October 29, 2011

Marla Fibish & Jimmy Crowley
Concert: 7:00 PM $18 advance / $20 door
Workshops: 2:30 – 4:30, $35 ea
Marla: Irish mandolin
Jimmy: Irish Bouzouki
New Expression Music
4434 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92116

Marla & Jimmy – Gilroy House Concert
Sunday, October 30, 2011

Marla Fibish and Jimmy Crowley
Gilroy, CA House Concert
6:00 Potluck; 7:00 Concert
Suggested Donation $15, Celtic Society Members: $13
Reservations and info: Eileen Cuevas etcteach@yahoo.com, (408) 847-4746

Marla & Jimmy – Julie’s Tea Alameda, CA
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Marla Fibish & Jimmy Crowley
7:00 – 8:45
Come early for a good seat in this intimate venue
Julie’s Tea
1223 Park Street in Alameda, CA
(510) 865-2385

Marla & Jimmy – Davis CA Concert
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Marla Fibish & Jimmy Crowley
Davis, CA Concert
N Street Common House
617 N Street
Davis, CA
7:30 PM $15

Marla & Jimmy – Duffy’s Tavern, Chico, CA
Friday, November 04, 2011 5:00 – 7:00

Marla Fibish & Jimmy Crowley
Duffy’s Tavern,
337 Main Street
Chico, CA 95928

Marla & Jimmy – Ashland, OR House Concert
Sunday, November 06, 2011

Marla Fibish & Jimmy Crowley
Ashland, OR House Concert
7:00 PM
Reservations and Information:
Kevin Carr: kcccarr@gmail.com, 541-301-5306

Marla & Jimmy – Larkspur, CA House Concert
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Marla Fibish & Jimmy Crowley
Larkspur, CA House Concert
7:30PM $15
Reservations and information: mfibish@gmail.com

Marla & Jimmy – Bernal Heights Cottage Concerts & workshops
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Marla Fibish & Jimmy Crowley
Bernal Heights Cottage Concerts, San Francisco, CA
Concert: 7:30 PM Suggested Donation $15
Mandolin & Bouzouki workshops offered in the afternoon
Bernal Heights, San Francisco
Reservations (required!) and info: lisa@lisalynne.com

Marla & Jimmy – Sebastopol House Concert
Friday, November 11, 2011

Marla Fibish & Jimmy Crowley
Sebastopol, CA House Concert
Doors 7:00, Concert 8:00
For reservations and information:

Marla & Jimmy – Monterey House Concert
Saturday, November 12, 2011

Marla Fibish & Jimmy Crowley
Monterey, CA House Concert
Come at 6:00 for a light meal, bring a side-dish or dessert to share
Concert at 7:00
Suggested Donation: $15
Reservations: ejannasch@mac.com
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Marla & Jimmy – Plough and Stars Session
Sunday, November 13, 2011

To close out Jimmy’s California sojourn, we’ll be hosting the session at the Plough and Stars. Come down and join us for some tunes and songs!

Music starts at 9:00…

The Plough and Stars
116 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA