Personal Appearances

David James, David and Kim Hoffmann still perform informally, sometimes trio Paddy's Racket
and other important calendar events. Times quoted are local to that place.


Get on David James' e-mail list for updates on all appearances and those by other artists we think are important.


Second Sunday every month: 3PM-6PM - Irish Music Session, lead by Kim:

Fiddler's Hearth, 127 N. Main St. in South Bend.


Wednesday nights, 10PM-Midnight - David does the Celtic Traditions radio show,

WSND-FM, 88.9. Call in with your requests: 574-631-7342. Listen live wherever you are. Go to on the web and click "Listen Live."

Listen to: Michiana Chronicles: airs on Fridays at 7:35 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on WVPE (88.1 FM) radio essays by six area writers (including David) on life and living in Michiana.


Monday Night Session:

Kim Hoffmann is hosting a regular Monday night session at Fiddler's Hearth. Come about 8PM. She usually gets there by about 8:30 or so these days - I'm editing books and teaching writing (?!) but sometimes I'm there anyway.


Press kit: photos and bio in .pdf format.

Just the photo

David with dulcimer (color)

David with dulcimer (B&W)



David James is performing:



David James, Sunday, September 9, 2007, Thank-you everyone, for your loyal, phenomenal support! (This will stay up forever--I am so grateful!)


David James, 8PM, Saturday, March 12, 2011, the Saturday before Paddy's Day My real focus of the day will be at the Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., Saint Joseph, MI, 49085, for a St. Patrick's Day sing along. The show starts at 8PM. I am a three-time All-Ireland Champion, a US National Champion on the hammered dulcimer, and well-known in the Midwest as a fiddler and fiddle teacher. You'll hear me on these two instruments on Paddy's Day, and in addition a bunch of other ones like concertina, bodhr‡n and the auld banjo. I'll have words on a projector screen for some of your Irish and Irish-American sing-along favorites, and introduce you to some great new ones. In addition to playing a whole mess of traditional songs and tunes, I'll show you what makes up an Irish tune "tick," so the listening experience will be even sharper. Finish out the night primed for more song and "craic" at one of the area pub venues. David will have a list of Irish events in the region so you can continue the fun 'til the wee hours. Info: Mike Murphy, 269-983-3688, David James, 574-276-7822 (cell)


David James and, hopefully, some friends. W ednesday, March 30 (2011), 7:00PM, Fund Raiser--all proceeds (donations at the door) go to help students participate in Freedom Summer 2011. Location: Wiekamp Hall, 1700 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, IN, 46634. This is dangerous stuff! you might come away singing a song that got someone killed or put in jail in times not too long past: I'll do the PowerPoint thing, and put up some great civil rights and movement songs up for everyone to sing.


Spring-Summer 2011 - Milwaukee Spring Feis; Nation's Capital Feis; Muskegon Irish Fest and Feis; Chicago Feis; Des Moines, Iowa, Two Rivers FŽile


Other Important Dates:


January 20th 2009 - O-BA-MA! I was there - 15-passenger van with 14 others. Drove all night, saw the festivities, drove home. (We're poor!)


At the Fleadh Cheoil na hƒireann, August 23-25, 2002, Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland. Major fun for all lovers of Irish traditional music. Visit the Comhaltas Ceolt—ir’ ƒireannweb site for more details. David won the 2002 Senior Rogha GhlŽas on the hammered dulcimer for the third time!


Bookings, Festivals, Workshops:


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