Common Fence Music presented the 5th Annual A Gathering
of Fiddlers and Fishermen on Saturday, January 31st with Master
Ceremonies, Jim McGrath. Jack Wright, area fiddler, accordion
and whistle player hosted the Irish Session.
The venerable Jim McGrath has been a mainstay of the Newport folk
scene for over 30 years and is the leader of area favorites, The
Reprobates. Jim is a sensitive and robust vocalist who draws from
a large catalog of maritime and Celtic songs.
This event, sponsored by the Sakonnet
Fish Company of Portsmouth, was indeed the best "Gathering" to