"...a wonderful spirit, cooperation, talent and professionalism."
-Levitt Pavillion for the Arts Westport, Connecticut
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I also teach all the instruments I play. They include: tenor & five string banjos, mandolin, mandola, ukulele, guitar, bagpipes, concertina, pennywhistle, harmonica, and didgeridoo. I teach in my studio and on SKYPE.
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Irish Band Medley
Dixieland Band Irish Band
Italian Band Country Band Bluegrass Band Hawaiian Band Bagpiper Square Dance
A dynamic Bluegrass band that includes Bluegrass, Country, Western swing and Rockabilly. I'm also a Bluegrass banjo teacher and mandolin teacher.
My Dixieland Band has an authentic New Orleans jazz sound. We once opened for Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog! I'm also a Dixieland banjo teacher.
SQUARE DANCE CALLER
Richard calls square dances and line dances. In between sets he sings and plays the banjo. He also does rope tricks and hat tricks with the kids.
My Irish band has played at the Hunter Mountain Irish Festival and the JFK Presidential Library.
In full regalia for Irish and Scottish affairs, Richard plays both the Great Highland Bagpipes (a loud instrument for outdoors) and the Scottish Border Pipes (a medium voiced instrument for indoors).
Richard's clear tenor voice and soulful mandolin and concertina playing gives this band an authentic Italian character.
HAWAIIAN BAND - UKULELE PLAYER His Hawaiian band includes guitar, dobro, vocals, and various ukuleles. His repertoire includes 1920's tunes, and Beatles, Hawaiian, Swing, and Country songs.
In addition to playing the ukulele as an Hawaiian instrument, I also play Swing, Dixieland and Country style ukulele. Here is a Swing style Ukulele tune.