David James (Occasionally David James and Kim Hoffmann and more)

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Mailing Address:





David James

Tiompán Alley Music

702 S. 24th Street

         South Bend, Indiana

         46615, USA




574-276-7822 this is a cell phone, which goes with me on the road so it’s the easiest way to reach me “live.” I check the message center often, so this is the most reliable.

Home phone same as cell phone.




Clubs, festivals, workshops, sessions, weddings, funerals, union rallies, school appearances. If you want to know what I’ve done, see resume. I have a club-size sound system, could get larger P.A. by arrangement. I am a very competent live sound mixer.


Experienced Feis musician:

Competent feis musician for hire! Fiddler, and/or accompanist. (Are you adventurous? Try hammered dulcimer!) I play all the set dances, including the "new" ones. While playing for set dancers I keep the written music before me to avoid mistakes and dropped measures. I operate with a metronome (in my ear if it's loud) to get the tempo - so important for competition - exactly right. I have 25 years experience with reels, jigs, slip sigs, treble jigs and hornpipes. I have sound equipment if necessary. Feiseanna in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky are within driving distance, so I can save you money - and stress - with early arrival. I've played for Trinity, World Academy, Michigan, Pat Roche, etc. Try something new at your feis: The night before, when everybody's coming in, wandering around looking for something to do, I can do a show, playing and singing on multiple instruments, in your hotel hospitality room. I can set up a Power Point with lyrics to songs and initiate a serious "sing-along."



Hammered dulcimer, fiddle, beginner tin whistle, bodhrán, accompanist styles on guitar, bouzouki and piano. One-on-one, families, groups. I really love teaching parents and children together. Parents ought to store up fun for those retirement/ empty nest years, and they can practice with their children (and perform with them! I do.)


         Private, one-on-one, small groups:


In South Bend, call me on the cell phone: 574-276-7822 I’m home most evenings, and will expand times and days if needed.



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