Born and raised on the shores of Lake Erie, singer/songwriter/guitarist Marcus Dirk has grown up with a variety of music, musicians, and surroundings to shape his songwriting along the way. His original music is influenced by the sun, the moon, the mountains & seas, Irish, Scottish, English, Dutch, & American folk music, maritime music, jam-rock, reggae, & jazz.
Mary Ann Beach
Gordon Shaffer was the Godfather of Irish music in Akron, Ohio. He passed his talents and love for the music to his children. After a few years playing the accordian, Mary Ann decided the flute was much easier to carry! Mary Ann is a Master whistle player, has played with many popular groups in the Cleveland-Akron area, and keeps the tradition alive by continuing Gordie's weekly Irish music seisiun at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Morewood Ave in Fairlawn. She welcomes you to join her every Wednesday evening.