Posted on September 13, 2016 at 1:30 PM

         Jon Rubins     Ralph Minervio   Chris Glatley    

   Ralph Minervino                              Jon Rubins                                                      Chris Glatlty

TUNES BY THE TRACKS is just over yonder hill, headed for an ontime arrival at Clifton Springs library, on Wednesday, Sep 21st.
Your ebullient hosts Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are very pleased to welcome back our Feature:



We've loved these lads on their previous visits...and by they come again...


ALMOST IRISH, is a trio familiar to traditional music lovers in the Finger Lakes where they have performed for over 10 years. They are so named because none of them are Irish. and their repertoire includes tunes from all over the Celtic map besides Ireland, such as Shetland, Brittany and French Canada.

They've been regular performers at the annual GCVM Fiddle Fair, Springwater Fiddlers Fair, Honeoye Redbeard festival and outdoor concerts in Canandaigua, Bloomfield and Clifton Springs.

Chris Glattly (keyboard and guitar) studied piano at MSU earning a BA (Music) with a concentration in piano tech, where he discovered recordings of the Chieftains and other folk groups. Chris has far ranging musical interests in both classical and traditional and is a much respected accompanist in the Rochester Irish musical community. Chris is a registered piano technician (RPT) and owner of Glattly Pianoforte, providing piano sales and service.

Ralph Minervino is a regular Tracker, who is a retired podiatrist and a long time lover of Irish music, although his first instrument was the clarinet. He joined Fiddlers of the Genesee (FOG), where his interest in Celtic music was piqued. He now plays the penny whistle and flute, and teaches whistle technique at workshops in the Rochester area. He finds time to play with the Victor Community Band and is exploring the world of fiddling.

Jon Rubins was inspired by Andres Segovia and took classical guitar lessons as a teenager. He sang and played guitar and banjo at cofee houses while in medical school( he is a retired oncologist) but dropped music until 20 years later when he picked up a fiddle rented by his wife from Music Lovers Shop. FOG was also his entry into Irish music, and bluegrass banjo and mandolin have been added to his repertoire, “Almost Irish Almost Live” is the group’s CD, released in 2004 and includes over 40 tunes. 


...yes, indeedy folks...THE MYSTERY PICKERS...the wildly popular segment of the show, where our frisky musical friends strut their stuff, will occupy the second half of the evening. (Feeling ready??

just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi)...and yer career as a MYSTERY PICKER, is launched!!)


  • Tunes By the Tracks, Featuring ALMOST IRISH
  • Clifton Springs Library, 4 Railroad Ave
  • Clifton Springs, NY
  • Wednesday, Sep 21st
  • 7pm - 9pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)Free Admission ($5.00 donation suggested for Feature and refreshments)



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