Christmas Card

We are a local coastside band playing at many popular venues up and down the coast. HMB Brewing Co., Cantina San Benito, Hop Dogma, Cameron’s, HMB Wine & Cheese, The Wine Room, O'Neill's and more. We were voted runner-up 'favorite local band' in the HMB Review’s Best of the Coast 2017. In the Review's 2018 awards, we won the number one spot for the 'favorite local band'. We play traditional Irish, Scottish and Bluegrass music and have a super fun time doing it!

Early in 2013, the Coastside Community Orchestra organized a promotional event to have musicians play at various locations around Half Moon Bay for its 30th anniversary. Three of the violin players, Leslie, Julie and Tim, decided to get together with Dave on guitar and play a few tunes for the event. Leslie, just returned from Ireland with some cool new tunes from Donegal, shared a couple of those tunes with the rest of us, and we threw in a couple bluegrass songs for our mini debut.

We all had such a great time playing that we decided to keep it up – and Fret & Fiddle was born. We continually add new tunes and songs to our repertoire and have been playing around town ever since. Please contact us if you'd like music for your next special event.

We love playing music with friends and can frequently be found playing outside at San Benito House, or in weekly sessions in Half Moon Bay. 

Coastside Video and Liane's Lens

Rob at Coastside Video and Liane at Liane's Lens have put together great videos of us playing traditional music around Half Moon Bay. Always fun for us to see. Check them out at

Here's the Fret and Fiddle HMB YouTube Channel, and a playlist.

Finally, a big thanks to all our friends who come to hang out with us, even when it's cold and foggy. We really appreciate the support.