Chris Brinn came to the U. S. from the small fishing port of Padstow on the North Cornish coast in the UK. He now lives in Searsmont with his wife Carol and their son Declan. Chris has been playing piano accordion for over thirty five years, specializing in Irish music and songs, as well as the music of Cornwall. His connection with Ireland stems from his grandfather, born in Wicklow and raised in Dublin. Since coming to America, Chris has been able to immerse himself in traditional Irish and Irish-American music and is heavily influenced by the great Jimmy Keane of Chicago. He attends the local Irish session in Darby’s, is one third of The Strayaways, and plays most regularly with Matt Smith and Randy Billings as the Irish folk trio,The Napper Tandies.