Fresno Folklore Society

A Non-Profit Corporation for the Traditional Arts

Fresno, California

Artist Profile

Pipe on the Hob:

Donn Beedle
Carl Johnson
Kathryn Johnsen
Karana Hattersley Drayton

Pipe on the Hob


Pipe on the Hob plays Celtic music with an emphasis on Irish and Scottish fiddle tunes, sweet ballads and robust pub songs. The band has been featured at various venues throughout the San Joaquin Valley including the Fresno and Bakersfield Scottish Games, the Elbow Room and at numerous libraries and weddings. Pipe on the Hob was founded by Donn Beedle (fiddle/viola) in the 1980s. Band members include Carl Johnson (hammer dulcimer/flute/penny whistle), Kathryn Johnsen (Celtic harp, keyboard and back-up vocals) and lead vocalist Karana Hattersley-Drayton (keyboard/bodhran/spoons). The band's cd is available for purchase. For more information please see their website:

All photos 2014 by Patricia Allen Wolk

Pipe On The Hob, "The Queen of Argyll"

Pipe On The Hob, "Star Lullaby"

Pipe On The Hob, "Inisheer"

Pipe On The Hob, "Avenging and Bright"