Passing Traditions: The Weeds with Uncle Stu, Live in Concert

Two members of West Coast Celtic band Molly’s Revenge and one young prodigy play Celtic and Nordic fiddle tunes, old-timey mountain and American songs, and original California compositions.

Passing Traditions
Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Mildred Owen Concert Hall
1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044
Phone: (650) 355-1882
Tickets: $23 adv/18 members
https://pacificaperformances.org/the-weeds/

Party for Paddy
Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3:00 PM
St. Mary’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
146 12th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Call or text 831-224-3819.
Tickets $25 adv/28 door. Kids 15 adv/18 door
Advance tickets at celticsociety.org
Doors open at 2:30 PM. Proof of full vaccination and masks required. Covid restrictions subject to change. This performance is a part of St. Mary’s Celtic Concert Series.

Join father/son duo John and Tyler Weed with Stuart Mason for an evening of Celtic and Nordic fiddle tunes, old-timey mountain music, and American song. This rare concert will be a St. Paddy’s Day kick-off, as the trio will trace the music of the Emerald Isles and follow it to one of its many landing spots in the United States. Watch the folk process unfold as John Weed and “Uncle” Stuart Mason, two members of West Coast Celtic power house Molly’s Revenge and Nordic band New World String Project, pass this musical lineage to next-generation banjo, mandolin, and guitar virtuoso Tyler Weed. The event will feature new compositions on tenor banjo from Tyler Weed, a fresh voice upcoming in the West Coast scene

Tyler Weed was raised in a musical family, hearing his mother and father playing fiddle since birth. Tyler has been taught guitar and banjo licks from “Uncle” Stuart Mason since his first days strumming a guitar. Tyler is a six time recipient of Santa Cruz Redwood Camp Teen Band scholarship, and has been awarded the Big Sur Fiddle Camp scholarship twice. Tyler’s composition, “Tyler’s Ancient Jig” was featured in Molly’s Revenge’s latest release, “The Lucky Set.”

John Weed, fiddler for Molly’s Revenge and New World String Project, is a classically-trained violinist who has spent the last 25 years immersed in various fiddle styles. John lived in Ireland in 2000 and taught fiddle workshops at the Flowing Tide International Music School in Doonbeg, County Clare. He has honed his skills since, attending the Frankie Kennedy Winter School in Dunlewey, County Donegal where he studied with Ciaran O’Maonaigh and Dermot Mcloughlin. With an affinity for American fiddle styles, John explores the connections between Irish, Scottish, Swedish, and old time fiddle.

Veteran artist Stuart Mason is known for his authentic vocals and nimble skills on guitar, mandola, and banjo. He is a member of the Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, and has performed at festivals in China, Scotland, Ireland, and many of the United States. He also tours with old time quartet SLO County Stumblers, Nordic quartet New World String Project, and in a duo with fiddler John Weed. He has won awards for traditional singing (Goleta Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention), mandola (Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest), and songwriting (West Coast Songwriter’s Association). When not gigging, he teaches, writes, and builds websites. His music blog Fiddlefreak has been going strong since 2008.

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Uncle Stu

Watercolor artist. Folk musician. Lucky husband. Incomplete angler. Student of the art of living.

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