2018 Entertainers' Bios...

New York natives, Emish, have forged their own Americana folk rock sound by colliding a background of Irish, rock, and folk influences. This independent, power-folk band initially found success in a grassroots manner. Supported by their dedicated fan base, Emish has repeatedly been voted the “Best Band of the Hudson Valley” and are the current title holder for 2012. Bobby Curreri has also been named as the”Best Singer/Songwriter” for the past two consectutive years. Since it’s inception in 2005, the group has grown to include support from the national stage as well. Their high energy, live performances and distinct sound have catapulted Emish to be a sought-out headlining act at major festivals and concerts across the US, including the likes of Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Folk & Irish festivals, as well as, the more intimate setting of theaters or small concert settings.

New York natives, Emish, have forged their own Americana folk rock sound by colliding a background of Irish, rock, and folk influences. This independent, power-folk band initially found success in a grassroots manner. Supported by their dedicated fan base, Emish has repeatedly been voted the “Best Band of the Hudson Valley” and are the current title holder for 2012. Bobby Curreri has also been named as the”Best Singer/Songwriter” for the past two consectutive years. Since it’s inception in 2005, the group has grown to include support from the national stage as well. Their high energy, live performances and distinct sound have catapulted Emish to be a sought-out headlining act at major festivals and concerts across the US, including the likes of Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Folk & Irish festivals, as well as, the more intimate setting of theaters or small concert settings.

 The Dady Brothers are a musical duo who have been performing and winning the hearts of crowds professionally for over 40 years.The Dady's music transcends genres and generations by the melding of American Folk Roots and Irish Traditional influences into an amalgam of sound that is uniquely their own. John and Joe are highly skilled players and singers.They have taken their talents to many diverse venues from the reaches of Alaska to Ireland from the Caribbean to Nova Scotia. They have performed well over five thousand shows at concert halls, schools, music festivals and night clubs.

The Dady Brothers are a musical duo who have been performing and winning the hearts of crowds professionally for over 40 years.The Dady's music transcends genres and generations by the melding of American Folk Roots and Irish Traditional influences into an amalgam of sound that is uniquely their own. John and Joe are highly skilled players and singers.They have taken their talents to many diverse venues from the reaches of Alaska to Ireland from the Caribbean to Nova Scotia. They have performed well over five thousand shows at concert halls, schools, music festivals and night clubs.

 Born in the days before alternative was a marketing term, McCarthyizm soon became a band known for blending 60’s garage and 80’s underground rock with strong melodies and intelligent lyrics. Add some raucous rhythm and a tasty measure of Celtic flavoring and you’ve got a cocktail with a punch that delivers one helluva good time, all the time.

Born in the days before alternative was a marketing term, McCarthyizm soon became a band known for blending 60’s garage and 80’s underground rock with strong melodies and intelligent lyrics. Add some raucous rhythm and a tasty measure of Celtic flavoring and you’ve got a cocktail with a punch that delivers one helluva good time, all the time.

Toe tapping, heart lifting, subtle and smiling, The Grady Girls breathe new life into timeless Irish dance tunes. Family ties are important to these women who have traveled far and wide (Cork, Limerick, Spain and beyond) to study and perform the traditional music of Ireland, music that has been an integral part of their lives since day one.

Toe tapping, heart lifting, subtle and smiling, The Grady Girls breathe new life into timeless Irish dance tunes. Family ties are important to these women who have traveled far and wide (Cork, Limerick, Spain and beyond) to study and perform the traditional music of Ireland, music that has been an integral part of their lives since day one.

The LeftOvers established a following in Buffalo and throughout Western New York in 2001. With music ranging from        popular drinking songs to the historical and poignant rebel songs of Irish past, the LeftOvers offer a large variety of tunes   and ballads as well as Rock. Their shows are rowdy and lots of fun! The LeftOvers are Jerry Shea: Guitars, vocals, bad jokes; Pat Gerken: Guitar, vocals, really bad jokes; Elizabeth Shea: GREAT Vocals; Ryan Young: Bagpipes, vocals, kilts, whiskey....really bad combination; Greg Kent: percussion; and the venerable Tim Ellis on mandolin, banjo and blues harp - all of which he claims he learned in a dream while at Woodstock.

The LeftOvers established a following in Buffalo and throughout Western New York in 2001. With music ranging from popular drinking songs to the historical and poignant rebel songs of Irish past, the LeftOvers offer a large variety of tunes and ballads as well as Rock. Their shows are rowdy and lots of fun! The LeftOvers are Jerry Shea: Guitars, vocals, bad jokes; Pat Gerken: Guitar, vocals, really bad jokes; Elizabeth Shea: GREAT Vocals; Ryan Young: Bagpipes, vocals, kilts, whiskey....really bad combination; Greg Kent: percussion; and the venerable Tim Ellis on mandolin, banjo and blues harp - all of which he claims he learned in a dream while at Woodstock.

Born in the rustbelt Irish American neighborhood of South Buffalo, NY in 2010, Crikwater have become the premier Irish American Traditional Folk Band in Western New York.  Boasting four multi-instrumentalists and an energetic live show, Crikwater stays true to the venerable Irish and American folk traditions with arrangements that include multi-part vocal harmonies and intricate musicianship. The pub-scene veterans offer up a mix of fiery fiddle tunes, rowdy pub sing-a-longs, elegant ballads & original songs, and their music conjures scenes of gritty smoke filled Irish pubs, whiskey, pints of stout, and good craic!

Born in the rustbelt Irish American neighborhood of South Buffalo, NY in 2010, Crikwater have become the premier Irish American Traditional Folk Band in Western New York. Boasting four multi-instrumentalists and an energetic live show, Crikwater stays true to the venerable Irish and American folk traditions with arrangements that include multi-part vocal harmonies and intricate musicianship. The pub-scene veterans offer up a mix of fiery fiddle tunes, rowdy pub sing-a-longs, elegant ballads & original songs, and their music conjures scenes of gritty smoke filled Irish pubs, whiskey, pints of stout, and good craic!

For nearly thirty years, The Blarney Bunch has been entertaining thought western New York. Specializing in Traditional Irish music and throwing in some rock and country just to mix it up. With our love and ability to play all types of music we are sure to show everyone of all ages a great time.

For nearly thirty years, The Blarney Bunch has been entertaining thought western New York. Specializing in Traditional Irish music and throwing in some rock and country just to mix it up. With our love and ability to play all types of music we are sure to show everyone of all ages a great time.

Tom has opened for international acts the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Enter The Haggis as well as headlining and been a main stage performer at many Celtic festivals. Having played all over New York, in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Canada Tom is “road-ready” for Celtic entertainment. Don’t miss out on the fun.

Tom has opened for international acts the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Enter The Haggis as well as headlining and been a main stage performer at many Celtic festivals. Having played all over New York, in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Canada Tom is “road-ready” for Celtic entertainment. Don’t miss out on the fun.

The Celtic Spirit Pipe Band was formed in 1998, and in little over a decade the band has climbed to the top of the piping scene in Western New York. Supported by a large following, Celtic Spirit plays traditional Celtic music but is most famous for its unique arrangements and the mixing of the keyboard, fiddle, flute, guitar, pipes, and drums together.

The Celtic Spirit Pipe Band was formed in 1998, and in little over a decade the band has climbed to the top of the piping scene in Western New York. Supported by a large following, Celtic Spirit plays traditional Celtic music but is most famous for its unique arrangements and the mixing of the keyboard, fiddle, flute, guitar, pipes, and drums together.