Need a little Irish music to kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebration? Angels’ Share will hit the spot.
About Angels` Share
The Angels` share are Monterey Peninsula artists who play the lively and evocative "pure drop" tunes of Ireland and Scotland. Close your eyes and the music will take you to a delightful place, where the weather is cool, the "craic" is warm, and where there may be a wee dram waiting for you at a place by the fire.
Pete Braccio--Bouzouki, Mandolin: Pete has a BA in Physics and Astronomy and an MS in Physics so, of course, he’s been a ditch digger, a waiter, a bouncer, a bartender, a Naval Officer, an Oceanographer, and a Computer Network Administrator. He has one wife, two daughters, three cats, and many mandolins, guitars, whistles, and other musical instruments. He plays bouzouki (Greek for “big mandolin”) with The Angel’s Share to justify further musical purchases to the one wife, two daughters, and, occasionally, three cats. The other musical instruments don’t appear to mind more instruments coming into the house. Yet. Pete has also played with The Reel Deal, and has been a presenter at mandolin camps and symposia.
Jackie Pierce--Fiddle: Jackie started classical violin at 9, after inheriting her grandfather`s violin, a beautiful fiddle made in the 1850s, which she still plays. Fate took her on a trip to Scotland, where she joined in a pub session on the Isle of Skye. She fell in love with the music, which led to more travel on the Emerald Isle, and, well, the rest is history. She is a lawyer and mediator, and has studied fiddle in County Clare, Ireland and is the host of St. Mary’s Celtic Concert Series and co-leader of The Celtoid Kids. Most of all she is indebted to her husband, Mike, who insisted that they stop for a pint in that Scottish pub…