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June 16, 2018
Emily Martin of the The Martin Family Band- Traditional Irish
Inspired by family ties in the traditional music of the Appalachian region, Emily Martin and The Martin Family Band carry on the tradition of playing, performing and teaching Old Time and Irish on the mandolin, mountain dulcimer and tenor banjo
Based out of the Washington, DC/Baltimore area Emily carries on a rich heritage of playing traditional Old Time Appalachian music on the mandolin, dulcimer and tenor banjo.
The Martin Family Band has been performing, teaching and playing Old Time and Irish music for 20 years and counting! From the greater Washington, D.C. area with family ties in Southwestern VA, they are a family band that has learned this traditional music and passed it down through multi-generations
Past appearances: Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old Time Fest, The Washington Folk Fest, Friends of Tidewater Folk Concert Series, The American Roots and Music Fest, The Watermelon Park Fest, and more!
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.
Craggy Island plays traditional Irish and American Music. We love exploring the roots of American Music from Irish and Scottish dance music and songs. We also play a few non-trad pieces from time to time.