concertina, bodhran, vocals
Anne was a longtime member of Finagle with Pete Connolly before adding her harmonies and instrumental talent to the Weavers over several years. She will live forever in our hearts and memories, and we were privileged to know and sing with this remarkable lady in our time. We love you, Annie. <3
"With Irish Dancers"
This group of Irish dancers formed to express the energy of Irish dance through creative traditional and original Irish music. The members began learning Irish dance as adults and are locally taught and have performed with a number of San Diego-based Celtic groups, including The Westlin Weavers.
Steve Peavey plays amazing mandolin, guitar and bass and, believe it or not, is largely self-taught! A native of Maine, Steve was named the Southwest Regional winner for the national guitar competition, "Guitarmageddon," in 2002. Steve's major influences include the works of Turlough O'Carolan, jazz master Pat Metheny, Nickel Creek's Chris Thile, and Brian Sutton, and his mandolin playing is a high point in the WW's debut CD, "To The Weaver's Gin Ye Go."
Karen began providing harmonies for the Westlin Weavers in 2006, especially when the band performs on the ships at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. She has a particular connection to MMSD, as a longtime member of the Star of India Sail Crew and the spouse of ship's cook and security manager David Swanson. Karen is a secondary school music teacher and a member of the House of Ireland, and a longtime volunteer with the symphony and opera.
bass, bouzouki, bodhran, vocals
Pete Connolly plays an astonishing array of instruments, including guitar, bass, mandolin, bouzouki, bodhran and so many more there isn't room on the page! He is a mainstay in the Southern California music scene, having had a long, successful career as a session and performing musician in the pop world and now devoting himself to Celtic causes, including his Irish band Finagle and various solo projects.