A dynamic band with great musicianship and energy brings authentic Irish music, with a twist of Tucson, to concert, contradance, and festival stages. Their traditional songs and dance tunes (jigs and reels, hornpipes, etc) flow from driving to tender and back again. Fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bouzouki and bodhran lift the tunes, and surround and support the clean and lively vocals. Known for creating great rapport with audiences, they have a enthusiastic following that is growing every year.
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Round the House has also played in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, California and the Northeast US in recent years.
Round the House is:
Sharon Goldwasser – fiddle
Dave Firestine – mandolin, bouzouki, banjo
Mark Robertson-Tessi – guitar, mandolin, bouzouki
Claire Zucker – vocals, bodhran
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Round the House is currently on hiatus for local performances, however, check out these new musical ventures by our Tucson members.
Sharon Goldwasser has teamed up with Jaimie O’Brien in this new traditional duo.
Claire and Dave duo up and add some old time music, playfully wrong songs, harmony, and clogging into their sets. A Púca is a deft shape shifting Irish faery known to carry humans on a wild ride… a wild musical ride?
Dave and Claire’s playing is complimented by the soaring fiddling of Alice Boyle (London, Canada) and the driving guitar stylings of Robert Rosenberg (Colorado) to form this new touring contra dance band. Playing at Dance in the Desert in 2010, the band will hit the road for a northeast mini-tour in Spring 2011.