Jeff Baker has studied and performed traditional music for 25 years, fueling a passion for seeking the “pure drop” in Irish dance and social music. His performance of the East Galway-West Clare-style repertoire has won him numerous American and International awards, including CCE All-Ireland recognition. Jeff appears regularly in performances and sessions around New England, the SouthWest and the West Coast. He has toured in the US, England, Scotland and France, and has been featured on National Public Radio, Maine, NH and Texas Public Radio, and WBUR in Boston and WKUT in Austin.
He has recorded with the famed singer Robbie O’Connell, Marie Reilly, formerly of Cherish the Ladies, and America’s great Uillean piper Jerry O’Sullivan. Occasionally, with the great fiddler Heather Gilmer and vocalist Jeff Moore, the trio tours as Carey Street.
His latest project, “Wheels of the World” features Roger Burridge of Fairport Convention, Shannon Aaron, formerl guitarist with Eileen Ivers, and All-Ireland box player Chris Stephens. Jeff’s recordings include “Live at Cu na Mara”, and “Carey Street”, as well as two group recordings with the Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes and Drums. Jeff plays Healy and Windward flutes, and O’Riordan and Sindt whistles.
Instructor – Flute and Whistle