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Martin Reese 

(Mandolin, Octave Mandolin, Banjo)


Martin has been playing traditional music since the late 1970s when he became involved with the Bangor Folk Club in North Wales.  Since then he has mainly concentrated on playing in sessions and  playing for dancing.  He has performed in a number of Brisbane bands, including Malarky and The JAR, and engaged in a range of different projects involving traditional and world music. Martin’s first instrument is mandolin, but he also plays mandola and tenor banjo.  With Tawny he plays mainly mandola.

Chris Clarkson

(Pipes, Flute, Whistle, Vocals)


Chris is an Archaeologist and university lecturer who has always had a deep love of traditional Irish music. Chris plays uilleann pipes, flute and whistles as well as Scottish smallpipes and reelpipes. 

Davydd McDonald

(Fiddle, Guitar, Dance)


For over 20 years, Davydd has developed a passion for traditional music and dance. He has competed both Nationally and Internationally winning the Australian Irish Dance Championships 4 times and has used his dance experience as a platform for learning  traditional music on the guitar and fiddle.  Davydd also teaches Irish Dance and regularly calls dances for all ages.

Christian Rizzalli

(Vocals, Bouzouki)


Christian has been playing folk music since late 2015, when he started attending Irish tune sessions and traditional singing sessions in Brisbane. As a bouzouki player and singer, his repertoire draws upon a wide range of Irish and English traditional sources, along with the rich body of Anglo-Celtic folk music that has been fostered in Australia.

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