IONA treats its audience to high energy entertainment featuring Scottish fiddling, driving percussion, and strong vocals from all the Celtic nations, including America. Presenting the music and dance of all the Celtic countries--Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Brittany, Asturies and Galicia--IONA emphasizes that America is not only the repository of all these cultural influences, but also the progenitor of many of its own.
Patti DeRosa is a folk alchemist conjuring up an eclectic mix of musical magic…it’s a soft finger-picking ballad and a jazzy groove, an island rhythm and an edgy rocker, a political commentary and a humorous rhyme…You never know what you’re going to get and DeRosa likes it that way. She revels in diversity, both personally and musically. Her music is a treat that is delivered with a stage presence that draws the audience in and warms the heart.
Paul Kaplan has been an enthusiastic participant in the folk music world since the late 1960s. In his solo career, Paul’s warm style and gentle humor have charmed audiences all over the world. After an 18 year hiatus raising a family Paul is back with his old and much new material. He is a available to bring a fun evening of entertainment as well as workshops. Paul is a fine guitar teacher also.
Terry Kitchen has been performing on the national folk coffeehouse and festival circuit for the past fifteen years. Called "one of New England's best songwriters" by The Boston Globe, Kitchen's songs are portraits of ordinary people and emotions, captured with extraordinary compassion, honesty and humor. His new CD Heaven Here on Earth is currently at #25 in its fourth month on the national Folk-DJ airplay chart. His songs have won the ‘USA Songwriting Competition’ and the ‘Mid-Atlantic Song Contest’ and runner-up in the ‘John Lennon Songwriting Contest.’
The Bible Code Sundays This six-piece band of “Irish Londoners” are music industry veterans who have been breaking festival records in the U.K. and Europe. The group is led by Ronan McManus, Andy Nolan on accordion, Carlton Hunt on drums, Enda Mulloy on harmonica, bass and vocals, Joe Moran on flute, whistles, guitar and vocals and one of the best young fiddle players in London, Patrick Franklin. The music of BCS takes you back in time while offering you a wildly original voice to the Irish rock genre. They will knock you over the head with their fresh new music.
Barry Mc Cabe Rock & Blues with a Celtic twist! Singer/songwriter & guitarist, Barry Mc Cabe teams up with Danny Vlaspoel, the former lead guitarist with Laundromat, to bring their style of acoustic blues with a Celtic twist on a USA tour. Ireland’s Mc Cabe, will present a show consisting of an acoustic version of his material plus some personal Mc Cabe and Vlaspoel favorites. Better known for their electric work these two internationally renowned musicians share a love of acoustic music, be it Irish folk or any other type of roots music. Their paths first crossed during a Rory Gallagher tribute festival in Ireland. Their styles compliment each others. Both McCabe and Vlaspoel want to bring their talents and love for blues into a more intimate setting to share with their fans. They look forward to coming to the USA and pleasing the many USA fans that have come to know and respect their music over the years.