DIANE WILSON (flute), with an AA in Music, is the principle flutist and a featured soloist of the San Diego Concert Band. She has also performed with several orchestras, including the La Jolla Civic and the Grossmont Symphony Orchestras. She does flute coaching every summer at Band at the Beach. Having studied under San Diego Symphony’s former principal flutist Damian Bursill-Hall, and also under Judith Bentley, student of the late William Kincaid, Diane is a private flute instructor for students of all ages.
JIM MOORE (guitar, vocals), originally classically trained, holds an AA in Music degree. He has spent his entire adult life singing and performing music in many San Diego area nightclubs, restaurants and hotels, as soloist and with classic rock bands. For 20 years he entertained tour groups at the Grand Canyon South Rim Village. Jim gives private lessons on guitar and bass. He performs as a solo guitarist and vocalist and with the bands Celtic Echoes and Celtic Ensemble.
TIM BRITTAIN (violin, fiddle) has a background of classical music (especially modern forms) as his main musical interest. Now, however, he also enthusiastically plays a variety of music styles, from Celtic (“which stretches from India to the western shores of the USA”) to classic rock and oldies, to bluegrass, and more. Tim plays with the bands Celtic Echoes and Celtic Ensemble, and he also occasionally composes.
KATHLEEN HARTSHORNE (harp, vocals) studied music at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and sang with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra Festival Choir. Later, in Ireland, attracted to the Irish lever folk harp, she studied harp, traditional Irish singing, and the Irish language. Performing on harp and singing, she has toured Ireland and the United States. She plays in her own band, Celtic Echoes, and in the band Celtic Ensemble. She privately teaches voice, harp, and piano.
JAYSON COLEMAN (vocals, percussion) has performed with the San Diego Opera Chorus, the San Diego Lyric Opera, the San Diego Choral Artists, the Starlight Theatre (in Balboa Park), Cherry Cola (a 50’s-60’s rock group), and the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra (big band stylings), as well as in church settings and other various theatres. He’s also done radio work, narrative dialogue, and voice-overs. Jayson sings in many different styles and languages and can play percussion instruments while singing.