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May 13, 2017
Our Irish music band of a fiddler, flutist and acoustic guitar/mandolin/banjo player, with both male and female vocals provides rich, varied Irish music that will keep you tapping your feet, dancing and singing along!
Steve brought the Capital Celtic band together in the DC area in pursuit of his dream to make beautiful music as a tribute to his Irish heritage. His great-grandfather emigrated to America from Dublin in 1869. Steve’s wife spent many years as a child competing as an Irish dancer throughout the DC area, stepping down Constitution Avenue on St. Patrick’s Day to many of the same jigs and reels that Steve performs with Capital Celtic today.
The Wild Irish Roses are a vivacious and riveting, dueling sisters group originally hailing from Southern Maryland. Being first-generation Irish Americans, Kaitlyn and Jessica have been very active in the Irish communities in the Mid-Atlantic area since they were very young. Their Mother was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland. and instilled in her children a love and passion for Celtic culture and arts.
The Roses have a jam packed routine full of everything from dancing on swords to dancing in figures. They mostly play Celtic music, but have been known to delve into Bluegrass and American style of playing. You will notice a little bit of Scottish as well as Irish flair in their routine.
The ladies have performed either as solo or as the Roses at the Kennedy Center, Rams Head Baltimore, Soundstage Baltimore, Maryland Irish Festival, Canton Irish Festival, Celtic Festival of Southern Maryland, and at various pubs and restaurants in the region.
Kaitlyn and Jessica have fond memories of performing as children “under the stars” at the first Frederick games back in 1999 when Clan Na Gael/Seven Nations were first starting out. They are excited to make their return to the stages of the Frederick Celtic Festival. You can find out more about the Wild Irish Roses by visiting their official Facebook page.
Dileab Phriseil (pronounced JEE-lip FREE-shil) is Gaelic for “Precious Heritage”.
Dileab Phriseil (Gaelic for “Precious Heritage”) is an ensemble of friends that formed from a church group and features traditional songs of Scotland and Ireland in English and Gaelic.
- Scott: whistles, percussion, vocals (Scot Gaelic) – Hendersonville, TN (when he was an infant, he was a neighbor of Johnny Cash!)
- Kelli: fiddle, vocals – Akins, Oklahoma! (Yes indeed the exclamation point is mandatory so we are told)
- Gene: guitar – Stamford, Connecticut (and he isn’t a hedge fund manager)
- Gary: mandolin – Naugatuck, Connecticut (try that on your spell checker!)
- JP: bass, vocals – Cinnaminson, NJ (Springsteen didn’t pick up his option so we swooped in and got him)
And our very own JP has a couple of CDs of Irish immigrant songs from the US. Check them out at www.antiquemusic.net
- Phill: guitars, vocals (Irish Gaelic) – PA, NJ, MD, VA (It’s complicated so don’t ask unless you have a lot of time)
- Sue: percussion – Ellicott City, Maryland (finally, a real Maryland hometown girl, hon)