FC & the Deadstring Ensemble

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our bandmate and friend JOHN McGANN who passed away in April 2012. John was an incredible virtuoso on guitar and mandolin and one of the funniest people we've ever met. This band brought out the best in him and he often commented on the quality of "the hang". Please leave your thoughts and memories about John on his facebook page and consider making a donation to help out his family: checks made out to The John McGann Memorial Fund may be sent to
Brookline Bank, 1808 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132


Guitarist/composer Flynn Cohen leads his own band of string geniuses performing original multi-genre acoustic music. Primarily instrumental, they combine influences ranging from Irish traditional music, old-time appalachian, bluegrass, folk-rock, and early music. The band consists of some of the finest and most experienced acoustic plucked-string players in America. 

FLYNN COHEN–guitar/mandolin/vocals

Irish guitar & bouzouki virtuoso, famed for his world-wide performances with husband-wife duo Matt & Shannon Heaton, has accompanied many traditional musicians of note including the Boys of the Lough, has a Master's degree in classical guitar, also performs on electric guitar in his Surf band Matt Heaton & the Electric Heaters

DANNY NOVECK–guitar/fiddle
noted multi-instrumentalist and well-known dadgad guitar accompanist, composer of the tune "Sligo Creek"

LIZ SIMMONS–vocals/guitar
gorgeous voice and beautiful lady, sang in the feature film 'Time and Charges', performs with Annalivia, Long Time Courting, John Whelan Band, and in a duo with English folk singer Hannah Sanders, was once asked by an adoring fan, "Do you gargle honey?"

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"The Good Part" Berklee College of Music 3/12

in concert at Club Passim - April 2011