Over the last dozen years or so the name "Tipsy House" has been recognized by folks in the San Francisco Bay Area as a band of excellent local musicians who are devoted to playing Irish traditional music. There's no fusion or cross over involved in what they do, but rather a total fixation and obsession for traditional Irish music. What that means is; rather than jazzing it up or fusing it with pop or any other sort of music, they simply love the music for what it is.
Tipsy House has performed in concert halls, as well as pubs and cafes all around the greater Bay Area. They've been featured at some of the largest and most well known Irish music festivalsin the area, as well as opening for some of the hottest international touring bands today.
Tipsy House has built a reputation as an excellent dance band providing the music for Céilí and Irish set dancing.Fiddler Kevin Bernhagen, and concertina/flute player Jack Gilder, have learned the music together over the last 15 years or so, and blend their instruments in a tight unison style. Guitarist Richard Mandel adds a compelling rhythmic and tonal landscape, as well as adding some great banjo playing into the mix. The three of them together will provide some of the best Irish traditional music to be found in the Bay Area.