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To be regarded as 'a truly great traditional accordion player of individual style, grace and spirit', in a country which boasts of an excess of truly great and highly rated traditional musicians, is an accolade not to be taken lightly. Josephine Marsh is one such musician.

In the wake of her eponymously titled debut album in '96, which received excellent reviews in such music magazines and national papers as 'Hot Press', 'The Irish Times', 'The Irish Echo'(New York),'Folk Roots' (U.K.), 'Rock 'n' Reel' (Scotland), 'The Irish Music Magazine', 'The Irish Voice' (New York), 'Dirty Linen' (U.S.A.), etc. Josephine's reputation as an accordion player has carried her, and her band to perform at gigs and festivals in Europe, Australia, and the USA: where they played at the San Francisco Celtic Music Festival.

On St. Patrick's Day 1999 she, along with her brother Pat and singer Niamh Parsons, played for President Bill Clinton, Bertie Ahearn and many other dignitaries at Capitol Hill.

In 1997 her music was featured in a National Geographic film on the Famine. Josephine was also voted 'Best Rookie of the Year' and also was one of the runners up for 'Best Female Traditional Performer' by the Irish Music Magazine.

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A truly great traditional accordion player
"A truly great traditional accordion player"

Individual style, grace and spirit
"Individual style, grace and spirit"