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New Leaf Irish Band CD Release Party

September 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


New Leaf is a traditional Irish trio playing tight, rollicking jigs and reels, new spins on traditional songs, and some of the more unusual and beautiful tunes of the Irish repertoire.  They’ve been compared to great trios such as Andy McGann, Joe Burke and Felix Dolan.

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New Leaf is John Tabb on button accordion, Kira Jewett on fiddle and Adam Braunschweig on guitar, vocals and anything else he happens to bring on a typical evening – could be harmonica, tenor banjo or even an octave mandolin.  Together they play traditional tunes with tight, driving rhythm, interspersed with Adam’s unique take on Ireland’s song repertoire.

John Tabb is well known throughout southern New England for his box playing and leads weekly sessions at the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England. He has performed with The Healys, The Dustmen and his dad Chris Tabb, and appears on the recording Apples in Winter.  Kira Jewett started playing classically when she was just three years old, but fell in love with the music of Ireland in her 20s and studied extensively with the virtuoso fiddler Brian Conway.  She is the 2003 All-Ireland fiddle Slow Airs Champion.  Singer/songwriter Adam Braunschweig is talented in many genres and on many instruments, and makes his living as a music educator.

Buttonwood Members advance discount $12  (ends 9/19) 


September 20, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm