Live Projects

The Gas Men. San Francisco’s own longest running Irish trad band, The Gas Men have played weddings, wakes, christenings, funerals, memorials, celebrations of all kinds, including recent performances at Oracle Park, The Hibernia Bank and the United Irish Cultural Center, all in San Francisco. Current members include: Vincey Keehan (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Kenny Sommerville (banjo, mandolin, vocals), Cormac Gannon (bohdran, uillean pipes, vocals), Vinnie Cronin (flute), Barry O’Connell (box), Kyle Alden (guitar, fiddle, vocals). 

The Mild Colonial Boys are an Americana/Irish combo with a long-standing presence in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their unique blend of folk songs and covers from the likes of John Prine, Ray Charles, The Flatlanders, Jesse Winchester, Merle Haggard and Charlie Poole, have gained them many friends and fans. The current line-up is founding member singer/guitarist Rory McNamara and multi-instrumentalist and singer Kyle Alden. The Milds were founded in 1985, and over the years have counted as members Fergus Feely, Johnny Cronin, Chris Andreetti, John Caulfield and Eddie Stack. Over the past thirty years or so, the Milds have had a regular gig the first Saturday of each month at the San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio, CA, just South of San Francisco. 

Dream Farm is a folk/rock project that features original songs by singer/songwriter Kyle Alden. Other members have included:  Eamonn Flynn, pianist/songwriter; Paul Eastburn, bass; Kevin Hayes, drums; Rob Hooper, drums; Liz Pisco, vocals and percussion; Peter Lacques, harmonica; and Tommy O'Mahony, bass.

Rebecca Richman and Kyle Alden. This exciting duo plays traditional instrumental music from Ireland, Wales and Scotland on fiddle and guitar, plus songs from the Irish tradition and songs made from the poems of Robert Burns and W.B. Yeats. They have played in sessions and performed in their native Northern California at venues such as The United Irish Cultural Center, and the Sebastopol Community Center.