Three Men In Kilts
good entertainment that your looking for and you enjoy the Irish
sound... Just listen to my friends... "Three Men In Kilts". Check out
their web site for locations and times of their performances. You can
find them at, where else put...
Liam had been seen playing with a band called Sterling. At a pub in
Downers Grove called Ballydoyle. Hope to see more of him in the near
future. I will keep you posted with the latest news and up coming events
that Liam will be playing at. Be sure to check out Ballydoyle Irish Pub.
And also Sterling.
The Larkin Brother's
If it's a
laugh and a song and a good old fashioned 'Good Time' then check out the
Larkin Brothers schedule... These guys are good. They will keep you
entertained all evening... Stop at their web site and check out their
schedule... Here's a link to their web page,
long been a favorite of mine. His style of music has something for
everybody... Whether you like the Irish aires or a good country tune.
You'll find Joe up to the task. He has quite a following and is
very popular in the Chicago area. Every weekend you can find him
playing in one of his favorite pubs... And almost every Sunday he will
be playing at The Six Penny Bit. For directions to
The Six Penny check out my pub pages. Joe's got a new web-site.
Stop by and check it out. It is
was brought to my attention recently. I haven't seen her in person, but
I have been out to her web site and I like what I have seen and
heard. You can be sure that I will try and catch a performance of hers
in the near future. Katie has a well rounded background in music with a
little something for everyone. Most of her venues are on the south side.
So give Katie a listen. I know I will. And check out her website. It's
Hope to see you at one of her performances... Thanks Tom for the tip.
Brothers have been playing in and around the Chicago area for more years
than I can count. Their blend of Irish, American Irish and old time rock
& roll has an appeal for everyone. They are liked by young and old. The
boys hale from the Chicago area and grew up in the Irish tradition.
And its seen and felt in their music. They are always in demand
and can be see playing anywhere from Lake Geneva, to Oak Lawn.
details phone their hot line at: (773)625-1859 or checkout their
Paddy Go Easy
(Berry) Fagan has been play in and around Chicago for a while now... and has a
good following... He and his two companions, (Sheila Doorley and Kathy
Green) have put together a good mix of folk music, ballads,
contemporary, and traditional songs. I know if you stop to listen to the
group you will find it a very enjoyable evening. Fin Barr has his own web
side. So if you need a schedule of events or if you just want to call
and tell him how much you enjoyed the music the night before. Don't
forget Berry's open for bookings also. Stop at
the web page. www.paddygoez.com
(Fast) Eddie McAteer
McAteer is one of the north sides most popular entertainers. His high
powered brand of Irish music will have you singing and dancing before
you can finish your first pint of Guinness. Eddie together with Billy
Donahue have a truly authentic Irish sound, They are enjoyable to
listen to. I don't have Eddies schedule at this time but if you
wish to know where and when he will be playing you can call Eddie's
pub... And they will be glad to give you the information... I know Eddie
plays at his own pub on Sunday evenings. So give the pub a call... The
number is - (773)763-0095
This is one
of my favorite groups in the Chicago land area. Kara Kinsella and Jerry
Eddie. Unfortunately Kara had to return home to Ireland for a while.
Family business to attend to.
Jerry is still in the Chicago area. And doing quite well. He have been playing in and
around the city on his own. And also with Joe McShane. You can
also find him with Mark Linett and/or Bruce Foster. They have a good mix of Irish tunes
and rock & roll. And they sound very good. So if you get a chance, try and attend one of their gig's. Jerry plays every Wednesday at
Irish Times in Brookfield. You won't be disappointed. If you
would like to book Dalriada you can call him at (708) 485-4295.
David Dunne & Blackwater
Dave and his
Blackwater Band have been around for sometime now. And their have put
together a nice blend of Irish folk and contemporary music. Dave on
guitar, along with Joel Batty on fiddle, and John Egan on drums, have
quit a following. So if you want a front row seat. You had better come
early. The band has a schedule out. Which I will try and keep updated.
But if you wish to get on their mailing list. Just e-mail Dave and he
will send you a schedule return e-mail.
Dave says, "Hope to see you at one of the gigs." His e-mail address is
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So if it's good
music and a hell of a good time catch the Donnybrook where every they
are playing. The band specializes in traditional Celtic music. For
Pubs, Parties, Weddings, and Wakes. And if you need a schedule just
visit their web site at
www.donnybrookband.com They also have an e-mail address on their
page, or give Davey Arwine a call at (847)622-6891.
I'm sure he will be delighted to assist you.
Brendan Loughrey hails
from Donegal and is the hottest new singer on the scene. You just have
to hear him once and you'll want to follow him from gig to gig.
Brendan has been in the states for a short time. And he hasn't be
idle. Brendan has worked with some of the best recording artists in the
world including, Roy Orbison, Manfred Mann, Dr. Hook, Kylie Harris (The
Grand Ole Opry), Lynne Drennen (Capitol Records), TJ Dennis (Australia),
Fran Breen (The Waterboys), Shirley Myers (Canada), Mark Neimeic
(Atlantic Records) and many, many more. Check out Brendan's Live shows
and go see this burgeoning young talent perform, you will not regret it,
You can contact Brendan from his web site.
Dyed In The Wool
Dyed in the Wool
is a band with a unique mix of American Folk and Celtic
traditions. Nancy Kiernan, Michelle Dinneen-White, John Devens, Julia
Dusek-Devens, and Jim White come from a diverse set of backgrounds to
form this lively group. For booking information call
World Folk Music Company at
773-779-7059, 1909 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60643. Or email:
Be sure to check out their web site... At
Declan & Siobhan
With Declan Binninger on
the whistle and Siobhan O'Malley playing the Irish harp you will
surely be delightfully entertained with some of the most pleasing and
extremely difficult traditional Irish Music you will ever hear and
see. Their show contains a variety of purely traditional Irish music
such as jigs, reels, hornpipes, airs, slip jigs, O'Carolan Harp tunes
and marches. For more information about on where they will be playing
check out their web site at
Now, if it's celtic rock
that you are interested in. Here is one band that you can't pass up. I
caught the band at one of their resent gigs in Downers Grove. This
band has more energy than a firecracker on the Fourth of July. The
band will keep you rocking from the moment you come in to the pub. For
booking information or a schedule of appearances stop by their web
St. James Gate
Long before Riverdance or
The Corrs appeared on the scene, these boys had mastered the art of
making the traditional songs of Ireland relevant in modern Chicago.
With a set list that ranges from classics such as Whiskey in the Jar
and The Black Velvet Band to more recent gems like Back Home in Derry
and Brown Eyed Girl, St. James Gate brings the music to life. Their
spontaneous, good-natured exchanges with their audience and one
another have long endeared them to their fans. It's clear when
watching them perform that these guys enjoy what they're doing and you
can't help but come along for the ride. For their schedule of events
check out their web site at...
Joe and Sharon have been a
welcome attraction ever where they play. They have been playing
together for some time now and have a large repertoire of music. For
an enjoyable evening don't miss their great sound... Joe is in the
process of starting a web page. And should have it on the web shortly.
I will have the information and pass it along...
I haven't seen Kelly play
yet. But hope to soon. From the people that know him and have heard
him play. They all say that he's great fun and a good entertainer.
He's got a web site so you can keep track of is gigs and where-abouts.
The site is
http://kelly-griner.tripod.com So if you get a chance to see
Kelly. Be sure to stop and say hello.
If you get
a chance to see Gerry Haughey perform, don't miss it. Gerry is one of
only a handful of performers that has really great talent. With his
smooth voice and his playing ability he is really a top notch
entertainer. Gerry doesn't play very many open performances. Most of his
engagements are for private clubs or organizations. Including a lot of
dinner dances and benefits. If you would like to book Gerry or Gerry and
his band ( The Ramblers ), you can contact Gerry at (630)243-1943 or
Jack the Lad
Fingleton has been performing for a number of years in and around the
area. His versatility on the keyboard, guitar and vocals are a real
treat to listen to, as is his 70's, 80's, and 90's style of music. Morgan
along with Matt Ryan have put a band together called "Jack the Lad". Be
sure to check out their website.
www.jacktheladmusic.com If you wish to book
the band for one of your parties or functions
you can reach them by e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org Mean while enjoy the great music of
'Jack the Lad'.
Seamus O'Kane & Jimmy Moore
Seamus and Jimmy have been
playing in and around Chicago land for several years... And if you have a
flair for the Irish tunes the way you remember them. Look no further.
With their find playing and large collection of the old favorites your
in for a night of pleasurable listen and dancing. If you would like to
know where the boys are playing or if you would like to book them for a
nights entertainment, you can contact Jimmy at - 773-792-1845. Or Seamus
at - 847-405-2720. They hope to see you at their next performance.