Musical Lineup 2019
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For all the innovation and invention that goes into modern music these days, it’s the inspiration derived from one’s roots that proves the most enduring.
The Screaming Orphans are four sisters with the good fortune to have been raised in the magic of Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland.
Born in 2005, Doolin 'takes its name from a small village on the west coast of Ireland, renowned for its traditional music and high-rise craic, this typically Irish holiday spirit.
Aoife Scott is an award winning folk singer and songwriter based in Dublin, Ireland. Born into the legendary Black family, Aoife is steadily rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene, and has long enjoyed success as an established artist in her own right.
The High Kings
Ten years ago, four Irish singers, performers and songwriters decided to take a calculated risk. The constituent parts of The High Kings each had a wealth of history in the music business behind them, but knew that in order to maintain any level of creative interest they would have to boldly go where no other Irish ballad group had gone before.
A family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing siblings – Tom, Kerry & Julie Fitzgerald. These siblings, from just outside of Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley, have come a long way from their small town roots.
Leslie Rich and the Rocket Soul Choir with Michelle MacGregor
Leslie Rich has been a principle songwriter, singer, and guitarist for bands such as Emily Ryder, A Little Of The Ready and the Celtic folk band, Hounds of Finn.
The Northerly Gales
The Northerly Gales is a Twin Cities-based Celtic Americana quartet that loves to perform live! The Northerly Gales are inspired by Irish, Scottish, American and Canadian folk music.
The Inland Seas
The Inland Seas is a Celtic/Americana ensemble with lush vocals, whistle, guitar, mandolin & percussion, Tunes range from rousing pub songs to emotive ballads.
The Tim Malloys
Equal parts pub and punk, the Tim Malloys fuse traditional Irish music with a raucous Minneapolis sound and sensibility.
Wild Colonial Bhoys
Wild Colonial Bhoys—The Irish-American band from Minnesota (of all places!)… Their sound is a blending of old Irish traditions handed down through the generations, with modern American rock that inspired them to make music from the time they were just wee lads.
SisterTree renders radiant, expansive harmonies for strings and voices, and kick it back with old favorites and downright far-fetched selections grounded in Celtic and Americana Traditions.
The HiBs (pronounced High Bees) are Kate & Jode Dowling and Patsy O’Brien.
Tom Dahill & Ginny Johnson
Tom and Ginny bring alive the soul of Ireland.
Hailing from Cork in the south of Ireland, Patsy has traveled the globe, guitar in hand, accompanying, creating and recording with some of the giants of Irish music.
The Sweet Colleens are David Bade, Dave Bille, Jeremy Greenhouse, Wolf Loescher and Pete Sandvik – accomplished multi–instrumentalists who together fuse their diverse musical backgrounds into a high energy, infectious, and crowd–pleasing mix of “Celtic folk–rock and alt.
For nearly 15 years, Locklin Road has played Irish music (as well as an eclectic variety that fits the venue, from originals to bluegrass, folk, blues and Americana favorites).
The Langers Ball
The Langer’s Ball, the two-piece Irish Folk-punk band, has been writing, touring and performing for over a decade.
Paddy Wagon is a Twin Cities based group that calls it’s music “ Irish music with a twang” due to it’s mix of Irish, folk and country influences.
Performing music from Scotland, Ireland, England, Minnesota, Central France & Galicia on an array of wind-powered instruments including wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, various bagpipes bellowed and blown, gemshorn and voice.
Release the Craicen
Release the Craicen was a startup band new to the Irish scene in 2017.