Peace + Love + Jigs + Reels

Peace & Love & Jigs & Reels features Cynthia Jaffé (flutes & whistles), Gregg Hansen (guitar, percussion and vocals) and Steve Wharton (bodhrán).


Featured Performances:

  • Long’s Peak Scottish Irish Festival, Estes Park
  • Gaelic Highland Festival, Cañon City
  • Crestone Music Festival
  • Golden Fine Arts Festival
  • Boulder Fine Arts Showcase
    at the Boulder Creek Festival
  • Longmont Artwalk
  • Backbeat Concert Series, Lyons
  • Nissi’s, Lafayette
  • Boulder Theatre
  • D-note, Arvada
  • Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder
  • Rock ’n’ Soul Cafe, Boulder
  • Hazlerig Music House, Crestone
  • Swallow Hill Music Association, Denver
  • The Little Bear, Evergreen
  • Trinity Irish Pub, Evergreen
  • Mary’s Lake Lodge, Estes Park
  • Peaceful Henry’s Mountain Inn,
  • Old Louisville Inn, Louisville
  • Wildwood Sounds, Del Norte
  • Moondance Gallery, Cañon City
  • Sewell Ballroom
  • The Plaza at Belmar, Denver
  • Mesa Sangha, Santa Fe, NM
  • Cottonwood Hot Springs,
    Buena Vista
  • Performance Park, Estes Park
  • Louisville Center for the Arts
  • Vail Mountain School,
    Week of the Arts Celebration
  • Balfour Retirement Center, Louisville
  • Golden Pond Retirement Center, Golden
  • Judi’s House, Denver
  • Environmental Protection Agency, Denver
  • YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park
  • Festival of the Mabon, Lyons

Cynthia — Irish wooden flute, Irish whistles, alto flute. A multi-instrumentalist with classical roots, Cynthia has lived and made music in New York, Amsterdam, Colorado, India, and places between. Ever intrigued by world music and improvisation, she studied classical Indian music (bamboo flute and kanjira) in India and at Wesleyan University’s World Music Program. It was inevitable that the beauty of the Irish flute would eventually capture her heart. She began playing it in earnest after spending time on the west coast of Ireland with poet and fiddler David Whyte, and owes much to inspirational time spent with Irish flute players Chris Norman, Seamus Egan and Catherine McEvoy, among others. She plays a cocoswood flute made by Pat Olwell.


Gregg — Acoustic guitar, djembé, hand percussion. A lifelong professional musician, Gregg has engaged in many international styles of guitar and percussion as a performer across the country. In recent years, in addition to his performances and recording as part of Peace & Love & Jigs & Reels, Gregg has been a prolific solo recording artist, releasing 3 recordings of captivating finger style guitar in as many years (available on this website and on CD Baby). Those who know Gregg in person are especially drawn to his natural leprechaun smile and talent in inspiring good will and laughter.


Steve — Bodhrán (Irish frame drum) and backup percussion. Steve brought his tasteful, energizing bodhrán playing to the band in 2007. His musical training goes back to an early age and includes a wide range of percussion performances with drum corps, orchestras, jazz bands, contra dance bands, and various Celtic groups. A frequent visitor to Irish traditional sessions across North America, he enjoys collaborating with distinctive solo performers. As a skilled woodworker, Steve makes all of his own tippers and accessories.

We specialize in house concerts, and are also available for all other private events such as weddings, benefit concerts, wakes, and gatherings of all kinds.

Contact us for more information.