Jim Green : Jim Green is a Melbourne based guitarist who has played music at home and abroad for 20 years. 3 Three solo albums of original material plus sitting in on guitar for dozens of other artists albums has helped develop a strong original style which originates from Celtic and folk roots. Jim has sat in on many an Irish session and has played in traditional bands Cool MacFinn, Bulabos and the Gleaners as well as backing tune players in Australia and Ireland. Rob Zielinski: Rob started playing the fiddle when he was eight years old in Perth, Western Australia, learning to play by ear from Irish fiddle players Sean Doherty (Co Mayo) and Mick Doherty (Co Donegal). Mick came from a long line of travelling fiddle players, storytellers and tinsmiths from Donegal. His uncle was the iconic fiddle player Johnny Doherty. At seventeen Rob moved to Ireland where he subsequently spent the following fourteen years on the West Coast, immersing himself in the music of the older generation. In 2000 Rob won Ireland's Michael Coleman Traditional Fiddle Player of the Year Award. He also taught music for three years at the Galway School of Traditional Irish Music. In 2012, with the support of The National Library of Australia, Rob and Mick Doherty released Out West, a collection of old and rare versions of tunes from Mick's family including many settings from Mick's father Hughie Doherty and Mick's grandfather Mickey Mor.
Albany and Melbourne