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The Mount Clare Connection


Peter Brice

Button Accordion | Vocals

Joanna Clare

Fiddle | Dance

Richard Osban

Guitar | Banjo 

Peter Brice sings old songs in a traditional style and plays Irish traditional music on the button accordion. A native Annapolitan and an exponent of Baltimore, Maryland's Irish traditional music community, Peter's work blends singing and musicianship with musicology and history, humor, colorful design, and a vision for traditional culture as a foundation for an intellectual life.

Joanna Clare is an acclaimed Irish fiddler and violinist having won numerous awards for her talents as a fiddler and as a composer. Like Laura, she began with a classical style, and committed to Irish fiddling as a student of Brian Conway. As well as performing in her other musical groups, Celtic Corridor and The Good Folk, she teaches Suzuki Violin and Irish fiddle to people of all ages at her home and through The Baltimore Irish Music School and the Baltimore Music Company. In 2022, Joanna released her debut album, To Keep the Candle Burning, which has received accolades from both sides of the Atlantic.


Richard is a dynamic guitarist who has toured with several Irish and Scottish projects, including the Germany-based Breaking Strings, the Irish trio Loch and Keys, acclaimed Scottish duo Jocelyn Pettit and Ellen Gira, and his new trio The East Coasters. He is the director of the Baltimore Irish Music School, the assistant director of The Baltimore Irish Trad Fest, the director of the Baltimore Irish Tenor Banjo Summit, and has organized and taught at high profile workshop series on both sides of the Atlantic.


As The Mount Clare Connection, Peter Brice, Joanna Clare, and Richard Osban work together to create a traditional yet innovative sound, both in the studio and on stage. They also collaborate with other musicians to bring the sound you want to your event. Check out some of their work!

Mount Clare at the 2023 Maryland Ave Fall Festival

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