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Erin Shrader: fiddle, vocal, mandolin

Marla Fibish: mandolin, mandola, accordion, tenor guitar  & vocals

Richard Mandel: guitar, tenor banjo

Produced by John Doyle

Listen on Spotify:


1. Wheels of the World/Queen of the Rushes/John Dwyer’s/Christmas Eve

2. Heather on the Moor

3. Brian Montague’s/Noisy Curlew/The Drake’s Neck/Free and Easy

4. Gipsy Princess/Granny in the Corner/Fleur de Mandragore

5. Last Winter was a Hard One

6. Old Innishowen

7. I’ll Mend your Pots and Kettles-o / Mullvihill’s jig

8. Piper on Horseback/Mullingar Lea/Malloy’s Favorite

9. Tommy Sullivan’s/Padraig O’Keeffe’s/Rose Anne’s/The Minnow

10. Song of the Wage Slave

11. Rodney’s Glory/Love Will You Marry Me/John Stenson’s

12. Snug in the Blanket/La Gigue à Médée/Tommy Peoples’

13. Dark is the Color

14. La Valse des Pastoriaux/Will You Come Home with Me/Miss Walsh


Engineering, mastering, and additional production by JIM NUNALLY, Music Hill Recording, Crockett, CA.
Mixed by GLENN BARRATT, MorningStar Studios, Spring House, PA.
Photographs by Barry Fisher

Background images from quilts by Marla Fibish

CD Design by Deb Sibony

Click here to read liner notes

Traditional Irish musical styles were born and nurtured by people who spent their time close to the land. They knew the landscape around them, where landforms, rock outcrops, trees, and crossroads all had names handed down through generations, linking them to people, time, and place, giving them personality and meaning to those who lived there. Songs and tunes that are now part of our repertoire were born in the fields and along the road as people worked and traveled in the townlands of Ireland.

The music was carried to a new landscape, to the west coast of America by Joe Cooley, Kevin Keegan, Joe Heaney, and others to be nourished by this new place, bringing forth this great music, strong with the echoes of its native land.

—Frank Simpson

  • “I think we may have the early favorites for the New Group of the Year Award here. What a lovely album.”

    LiveIreland, Dublin, Ireland

  • Top 10 Celtic CDs of 2010″

    Celtic MP3s Music Magazine

  • Album of the Week

    Celtic Music Radio, Glasgow, Scotland

  • “An elegant small-ensemble recording. Some the best mandolin playing in Irish music.”

    Dennis Cahill

    (guitar virtuoso, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill)

  • “Three Mile Stone members… play Irish Traditional Music with the respect and love that it deserves. They’ve created a work of art….And the songs are a delight. I love this stuff.”

    Billy McComiskey

    (Irish accordion legend)

  • “…an excellent recording of Traditional Irish music and song. From the quality of the recording to the standard of musicianship, coupled with the choice of material, and the lovely playing and singing has produced a delightful recording.”

    James Kelly

    (legendary Irish fiddler)

  • Acoustic Guitar: Editor’s Pick, July 2010

    Acoustic Guitar Magazine

  • “The tunes are delightfully tastefully managed…, with a joyous inherent gusto….As purveyors of Irish music go, Three Mile Stone are indisputably in the top bracket, and you’re seriously unlikely to come across a much more elegantly persuasive and genuinely uplifting small-ensemble record than their eponymous debut.”

    David Kidman

    The Living Tradition magazine

  • “This is a friggin’ great CD! It has everything: great tunes, great playing, and great feel. I highly, highly recommend it!”

    Roger Landes

    Irish bouzouki master and Zoukfest founder

  • “A wonderfully played album…performed by a tasty trio of real musicians and singers. If you really like Irish music, and don’t just say you do, get this album. A total winner, front to back. Your ears will thank you. A very thoughtfully and tastefully presented stunner.”

    Irish American News

  • “A wonderful new recording. Marla’s amazing mandolin playing sets the bar for all others; Erin’s fiddle practically glows from within, with a fire stoked by her passion and experience; and Richard’s guitar lays down a rhythmic foundation full of nuance and intricacy. There’s not a dull moment on Three Mile Stone. Fiddlefreak recommended!”

    Stuart Mason

    Fiddlefreak Folk Music Blog

  • “…gem of an Irish music CD.”

    Greg Cahill

    Strings magazine

  • “As an Irishman, when I hear Three Mile Stone I feel I’m only three Irish miles from home-or a good stone’s throw. When I hear Marla Fibish play the mandolin, I’m at the very gates of Tír na nÓg itself!”

    Jimmy Crowley

    legendary Irish troubadour and string wizard

  • “A wonderful first album of traditional Irish tunes….this is purely excellent acoustic music by three monster players. Do yourself a favor and dig in to Three Mile Stone!”

    Dan Gabel

    Acoustic Guitar magazine

  • “These rock-solid modern trad players are having a ball weaving their delightful three-way Celtic conversation. It’s nothing short of delightful to go along for the ride. Hot tunes, gorgeous sound, and effervescent delight in the music… what more do you want? Three Mile Stone rocks.”

    Danny Carnahan

    singer, composer, string wizard

  • “Beautiful CD! It’s so joyous! Great material and fantastic and heart-felt playing.”

    Kaila Flexer


  • “A superb CD. Every track is exceptional.” 

    Shay Black

    singer, Black Brothers, member of Ireland’s renowned Black family