~ Jake James ~


Jake James

Jake is a two-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, bódhran player and dancer from Queens, New York. He started playing fiddle at age seven and is a student of Niall Mulligan, from County Antrim. Jake studied bódhran with Eamon Murray, of Beoga and has won the trophy at the Mid-Atlantic Fleadh Cheoil from 2010 to 2017. Jake has been studying Irish dance with Dublin-born Niall O’Leary since the age of three.
Over the years he has shared the stage with bands such as Runa and Green Fields of America and performed and taught at different venues and events such as Carnegie Hall, Gracie Mansion, BB King’s, the Great American Irish Festival, the Irish Arts Center, Symphony Space, and Joanie Madden’s Folk’n Irish Cruise. He has toured all over the United States, Canada, Ireland, and, most recently, Japan. Jake released his debut album, Firewood, in early July of 2018.

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