Photo by Barry Fisher

Richard Mandel (guitar, tenor banjo) has been a mainstay in the San Francisco Bay Area Irish music scene since the mid-1990s.  In addition to the trio, Richard can be heard playing guitar and tenor banjo with the traditional Irish group Tipsy House, and as a duo with Erin at contra dances throughout the Bay Area.  Richard has backed up legendary Irish performers including Paddy Keenan, Tommy Peoples,Gerry O’Connor, and Andrew MacNamara.  Richard can be heard on Christa Burch’s CD “Love of the Land”, Radim Zenkl’s, “Restless Joy”, and Tipsy House’s CD, “Sets in the City,”  Richard teaches Irish DADGAD guitar at the Lark in the Morning music festival. (