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Category : Bands

Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle

Named after the famous Irish castle, the Kalamazoo band Blarney Castle is quickly becoming a fixture in Southwest Michigan since their origin in early 2015. The six members of Blarney Castle met while studying music at Western Michigan University and formed the band out of a mutual love for traditional

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RUNA

RUNA

2017 Headline Performer Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups,” RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies

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Dallahan (Direct from Scotland)

Dallahan (Direct from Scotland)

2016 Headline Performer

Since they started in late 2013, Dallahan have exploded onto the traditional music scene. Their unique arrangements of original music and traditional Irish tunes and songs have secured their presence at such prestigious UK and international events as Milwaukee Irish Festival, Celtic Connections, Edinburgh Fringe, Copenhagen Irish Festival, Orkney Folk Festival, etc.

2016 Emcee:  Brigid Kaelin

2016 Emcee: Brigid Kaelin

Kentucky-born songstress Brigid Kaelin is a musician’s musician. One day you’ll find her singing original alt-country-cabaret tunes in a pub in the Scottish countryside, and the next day you’ll find her playing musical saw for Elvis Costello. (Well, that’s happened at least thrice.) She’s equally at ease as a keyboardist

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Keltricity 

Keltricity 

2017 Performer Keltricity is a Celtic-world band that features traditional, contemporary and eclectic Celtic-influenced music from Ireland, Cape Breton, Scotland, England, Brittany, New England and French Canada. The five-member group is comprised of accomplished musicians with backgrounds in various musical genres, from traditional Irish bands to Scottish and New England

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The Drowsy Lads

The Drowsy Lads

2015 Performer The Drowsy Lads roared onto the Irish music scene in the Midwest and have become favorites at pubs, clubs, and festivals. This combo from Ohio of brothers John and Daniel McKewen, father and son Phil and Josh Franck, and comrade Bryan Brookes bring to the stage a concoction

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Na Skylark

Na Skylark

2016 Performer Na Skylark is a Kentucky based band, performing Irish music on Ireland’s national instruments, the Irish harp and flute, tin whistle, and Uilleann pipes. And staying true to their Kentucky roots, the mountain dulcimer is also a mainstay in arrangements. Lorinda Jones and Cathy Wilde are the foundation of Na Skylark

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The Heartland Harp Ensemble

The Heartland Harp Ensemble

2016 Performer The Heartland Harp Ensemble, under the direction of Lorinda Jones, meets in Elizabethtown, KY with members from across central KY.  The group has traveled to both Ireland and Scotland, learning the history of the harp and recreating the tunes in their own arrangements that include not only the Irish harp,

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The Ladies of Longford

The Ladies of Longford

2015 Performer Hilda Doyle, her two daughters, Stephanie Doyle Gamber and Heather Doyle Fraser, are the framework of this fresh present-day Celtic band (www.ladiesoflongford.com). Joined by Elizabeth Blickenstaff (Fiddle), they form a mix of fun and skill that is out of the ordinary. For over a decade their music has thrilled audiences from the

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Guilderoy Byrne 

Guilderoy Byrne 

2016 Performer Performs songs, tunes, and stories. Music includes Celtic, Irish, Scottish and International selections – Released New CD in 2015:  “I Once Loved a Lass”. Greg Byrne on vocals & guitars.  Has performed throughout the USA and Canada as both soloist and group member. Has produced 5 CD’s of

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