Josephine Marsh
US Tour 2002.

To be regarded as a truly great traditional accordion player of individual style, grace and spirit, in a country which boasts of an excess of truly great and highly rated traditional musicians, is an accolade not to be taken lightly. Josephine Marsh is one such musician.

US Tour Dates September 2002

28th & 29th Sebastapol Festival, California,
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Thur 26th The Plough & Stars, 116 Clement Street at 2nd Avenue, San Francisco CA - 9:15 PM,
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Sat 21st Whitaker Center, 222 Market St, Harrisburg PA - 8 PM,
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Fri 20th The Blarney Star, 43 Murray St, New York NY - 9 PM
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Tue 17th Johnny D's, 17 Holland St., Davis Square, Somerville MA 8:30 PM
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Sat 14th Montana Irish Cultural Festival, Missoula MT
Josephine Marsh Band


In the wake of her eponymously titled debut album in '96, which received excellent reviews in such music magazines and national papers as Hot Press, The Irish Times, The Irish Echo (NY), Folk Roots(UK), Rock n' Reel (Scotland), The Irish Music Magazine, The Irish Voice (NY), Dirty Linen (USA), etc. Josephine's reputation as an accordion player and composer has carried her, and her band to perform at gigs and festivals in Europe, Australia, and the USA. On St. Patrick's Day she, along with her brother Pat and singer Niamh Parsons, played for President Bill Clinton, Bertie Ahearn and many other dignitaries at Capitol Hill. In 1997 her music was featured in a National Geographic film on the Famine. Josephine was also voted Best Rookie of the Year and also was one of the runners up for Best Female Traditional Performer by the Irish Music Magazine. She has a style all of her own making and with the help of the many television/radio stations playing her music, has built up a faithful, sizeable audience for her particular brand of music.

With her four-piece band, which includes the virtuoso mandolin/bouzouki player Declan Corey, Paul O Driscoll on double bass, and the latest addition to the group, guitarist/singer Tommy Carew, Josephine has successfully integrated her individual style and sound to an equally individual group sound and style.

Other Tour dates Confirmed include.

  October 2002
Fri 25th Letterfrack, Connemara.
Josephine Marsh Band, as part of the 9 nine Fridays concert series
August 2002
Fri 23rd Towersey Festival, Towersey England Josephine Marsh Band
Sat 10th Feakle Festival, Feakle, Co Clare
Josephine Marsh Band

CD REVIEWS AND OTHERS: Some CD reviewers have said:

  • Compares with the best work of more publicly renowned names 'Bill Graham, Hot Press'
  • A player of outstanding ability 'Nuala O Connor, Irish Times'
  • A phenomenal accordion player a mind blowing debut album 'John O'Regan, Rock and Reel'
  • Loose, free, spiritual, simple, light, joyous, flowing 'Phil Gaston, folk Roots'
  • One of the most deeply satisfying instrumental album made in recent years 'Earle Hitchner, Irish Echo, New York'
  • Marsh has a gift for composition. Every time I turn on the stereo lately, I find myself reaching for Josephine Marsh's self-titled record. 'Don Meade, Irish Voice, New York'
  • Excellent debut album, a gentle gem, full of life and humour 'Alex Monaghan, Living Tradition'
  • The lyric beauty she brings from the accordion is hair bristling stuff 'National Folk Festival, Geelong, Australia'
  • There's great respect in her music a wonderful accordion player 'Phillip King, Hummingbird Records'
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