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Sean Folsom ~ Album, Film & Other Credits & Appearances

A bagpipe festival street scene in Italy
A bagpipe festival street scene in Italy;
Sean was the guest of honor at this 1996 event

~ Credits ~

A few of the more noteworty credits accumulated over the years by Sean Folsom are listed below. This list only touches on the highlights - no attempt is made here to cataloge the constant musical activities of Sean over the past three decades.
Film Soundtrack: "Northern Lights," a Cinemafest Production directed by Rob Nilson; winner, "Best New Film" at Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, 1979; Sean Folsom on Irish and Northumbrian bagpipes (and his wife Sharon on Irish Harp).
Film Soundtrack: "Host of the Air," a 1982 dramatization of a W.B.Yeats poem; Sean Folsom on Irish pipes, Dudelsack and Great Highland bagpipe.
Film Soundtrack: "Eroica" (that's the correct spelling...), a computer animation short by Roberto Ziche ( producer & animator) using Kinetex "3D Studio Max" software; winner of the 1998 Silicon Graphics Character Animation Contest; Sean Folsom on Uillean Pipes (in C), playing music composed by Mike Crowley (who also plays whistle, flutes & drums on the soundtrack). The animation is featured on its own web site.
Album: "Beautiful Vision," Van Morison (Warner Bros., 1982); Sean Folsom plays Uillean Pipes (in D) on the song "Celtic Ray;" this album was later re-released with different arrangements and musicians.
Album: "Lost It In The Surf," Ron Wilson And His Surfaris (Bennet House Records, 1987); Sean plays Irish Pipes (in D) on the song "Moonshine," Great Highland bagpipe on "Louie Louie" and tenor sax on "Lost It In The Surf."
Album: "Holy Well," Sheila Na Gig (Cailleach Records, 1985); Sean plays Spanish bagpipes, Irish bagpipes, Scots' Lowland bagpipes, dudelsack (bagpipe), Vielle a Roue (wheel-fiddle), whistle and crwth on this album.

~ Appearances & Performances ~

Some Festival Appearances:

1973-74, Santa Rosa, California Highland Games
1975, New Castleton, Scotland Folk Festival
1975, Yorkshire, England Rotherum Folk Festival
1975, County Donegal Ireland Fleadh Ceol Buncrana
1975, Irvine, Scotland Martinmass Folk Festival
1977-78, Novato, Calif. Renaissance Pleasure Faire
1980-82, Fort Mason (San Francisco) Irish Fair (with group Sheila Na Gig)
1982-84, Nortonville, California Black Diamond Mine Folk Festival
1983-84, Ben Lomand, Calif. Highland Fling
1984-93, Los Angeles Irish Fair (with group Sheila Na Gig)
1986-89, San Francisco Bay Area Golden Gate Highland Games
1986-87, Los Angeles Midsummer Dulcimer Festival
1988-89, Columbia, California Folk Festival
1989-94, Monterey, California Christmas in the Adobes
1990, 93,94,97, North Hero, Vermont Northumbrian Pipers' Convention
1992, Albany, New York Old Songs Folk Festival
1992-98, Auburn & Sonora, California, Fire on the Mountain Christmas Fair
1993, Kent, Ohio, Kent State Folk Festival
1993,94,96,97,98, Oakland, California Dunsmuir House Highland Games
1994, Quebec City, Canada Double Reed Festival
1995, Albany, New York District Highland Games
1995-98, San Juan Baptista, California Early Days Festival
1996, Estes Park, Colorado Longs Peak Highland Games
1996, Scapoli, Italy 20th Festa Della Zampogna (guest of honor & flown to Italy by the organizers)
1996, Wainui, New Zealand 21st Canterbury Folk Music Festival
1996-97, Ben Lomand, California Highland Games
1997, 98, San Francisco North Beach Festival (with Ted Anderson on Piffero)
1998, Fresno, California Highland Games
1998, Bakersfield, California Highland Games
1998, Mackerricher State Park (Ft. Bragg, California) Scots Heritage Days
1999, San Francisco, Tionol

Some University Appearances:

1980,81,82,83, University of California at Berkeley Celtic Coloquium (with group Shile Na Gig)
1982,83, San Francisco State Irish Studies
1984 University of San Francisco W.B.Yeats Conference
1985 Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, Washington) Irish Literature Conference
1987 University of California at Santa Cruz Dept. of Ethnomusicology (Prof. John Schlecter)
1988 University of California at Berkeley Dept. of Near-Eastern Studies Open House (Prof. Anne Kilmer)
1993 Kent State (Kent, Ohio) Center For World Music (Prof. Terry Miller)
1996 Dept. of Ethnomusicology, Dunedin, New Zealand (Prof. Henry Johnson)
1996 Dept. of Ethnomusicology, Auckland, New Zealand (Prof. Greg Booth)


Some Museum Appearances:

1978 San Francisco DeYoung Museum Treasures of Irish Art, 3 months of lectures & concerts (with the group Shiela Na Gig)
1988 Santa Rosa, California Sonoma County Museum Italian Christmas Exhibition
1997 Fort Mason (San Francisco) Museo Italo-Americano Zampognas Lecture/Demonstration (with Ted Anderson on Piffero)


Some Other Appearances:

1984 Monterey Bay Aquarium (Monterey, California) Grand Opening
1996 Monterey Bay Aquarium Outer Bay Opening
1984 Monterey Bay Aquarium 5th Aniversary of Monterey Bay Ocean Sanctuary

1970-1999 Uncounted weddings, funerals, memorial services,
openings, arrivals, departures, private parties, commercial events, corporate meetings, school functions, charity events, boat launchings, birthdays, aniversaries, and so on and so forth.....

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