Barney McKenna of the Dubliners passed. He more or less created what is now known as the “Irish Tenor Banjo”. Originally a mandolin player, he tuned the short scale tenor banjo to GDAE like a mandolin instead of the usual CGDA and brought it to popularity in his 50 years of playing in the band.
Faith Hahn (@OneFaithLove) - Nothing Compares 2 U LIVE from Joe’s Pub St Patrick’s Day 2012. Flynn on guitar (@TheCrashCombo), Rich Feridun on mandolin, Jon Spurney on piano, Megan Gould on violin, Kenny Margolis on accordion with Tish and Snooky on backing vocals.