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Category : 2016 Bands

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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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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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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Derby Boys

Derby Boys

2016 Performer The Derby Boys are named for the hats that are so popular on St. Patrick’s Day and for the Kentucky Derby which is held on the first Saturday in May in our hometown. The Derby Boys concentrate on pub songs and use a variety of instruments (banjo, mandolin,

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Louisville Pipe Band

Louisville Pipe Band

2016 Performer The Louisville Pipe Band is in good standing and recognized by the Midwest Piping Association as a competitive and performing Bagpipe Band based in Louisville, Kentucky. Members are drawn from throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana. The band performs at community and corporate events, weddings and festivals in Kentucky, Indiana

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Liam’s Fancy 

2016 Performer A fixture in the Lexington area. Dan Cummins has been singing for several decades (starting at quite a young age) and can easily make the transition from classic pub songs to traditional ballads. Beverly Buchanan is recognized as one of the leading box players in the Midwest. Click

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Robert Tincher

Robert Tincher

2016 Performer Robert Tincher first experienced the traditional music of the British Isles during the summer of 1973, as a University of Kentucky student visiting England and Scotland. It’s been his passion ever since. Over the years, he’s worked with several Celtic bands and as a solo performer.  His singing

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