It’s amazing how far Celtic Music travels! This week’s Album of the Week features Irish music all the way San Francisco.
Three Mile Stone is Marla Fibish, Erin Shrader, and Richard Mandel. This San Francisco-based trio of Irish Musicians has played together for years, and has finally released their debut CD.
The core of their sound is all strings—fiddle, mandolin and guitar playing Irish dance music—jigs, reels, and all the good stuff. Erin and Marla’s bold styles are well matched on fiddle and mandolin; they are prodded and propelled by Richard’s driving guitar back-up.
To toss it up, Richard will put down the guitar and pick up the tenor banjo, and Marla might hand the mandolin over to Erin and pick up the button accordion. They round it all out with some choice songs.
Erin is likely to grace and surprise you with lovely a capella songs from her collection. Marla is likely to accompany her singing with the mandola.