Equally at home in front of 40,000 cheering fans at an international festival, with the widely recognized, Grammy award winning, symphony orchestras, or with 300 fans in a small Midwest club, SEVEN NATIONS has created a truly hybrid sound and transient live show. The depth and complexity of SEVEN NATIONS' music is astounding, each listen reveals a deeper layer of intricacy that has been embraced by an ever growing audience. "We are lucky," says McLeod, lead singer/songwriter and founding member of the band, "because we come from two unique cultures. We love American pop and rock and roll, but we also love our Celtic roots. We want to touch everybody with our music," he continues, "and so far, we have been very, very fortunate."7 Nations Video
Arise & Go
Arise & Go is an exciting Celtic trio noted for their “precision and energy”. From intimate house concerts to festival stages, the band blends traditional melodies and instruments into fresh new arrangements that are sure to excite any audience.
In 2017, Arise & Go released their debut, self-titled EP which introduced listeners to the variety and style of this diverse group. 2019 sees the release of their full-length album Meeting Place as members Ellie Goud, Michael Roddy, and Tim Ball showcase the unique elements of different Celtic traditions that each brings into the group’s sound.Arise & Go Video
Father, Son & Friends
In 1989, Joey (Father) and Shawn (Son) started a band with their friends. Over the last 30 years they have played their brand of Celtic/Americana Folk Music at festivals, theaters and pubs all across the country. Finding themselves incredibly fortunate to have played on the Mumford and Sons, Gentleman Of The Road Tour and having received an Irish Music Award Nomination for "Top Traditional Band in a Festival, Theatre, Pub". Currently, Father Son and Friends can be heard on countless radio stations and television programs/documentaries including The American Woodshop on PBS.Father, Son & Friends Video
The New Barleycorn
The New Barleycorn is a traditional Celtic band who brings an authentic, traditional feel to every show. They present their live Celtic show with vitality, passion and a touch of humor, singing and playing both contemporary folk and traditional Celtic songs and music, which they have woven into their own musical tapestry of intricate rhythms and melodies. Both from Ireland where they learned to play music at an early age , John Delaney, originally from the group 'Barleycorn,' on vocals, 5 string and tenor banjos, mandolin, guitar, whistle and bodhran, and Alec DeGabriele, originally leader for a top Irish Show Band, on vocals, guitar and bass. Alec and John have performed live and on many television and radio shows, both together and separately in such places as Ireland, U.S.A., Canada, Australia, and the U.K.' They have played at local pubs around Northeast Ohio, organized performance tours in both Ireland and Scotland, and this winter performed on a Caribbean Cruise
Andrew McManus Trio
Andrew McManus, Mark Whalen Jr and Tessa Thistlethwaite make up the Andrew McManus Trio. Andrew a singer-songwriter from Armagh, Northern Ireland. Growing up at the tail-end of the Troubles near the ancient Celtic site of Emain Macha, Andrew was heavily influenced by the local myths and legends of Irish literature that were set there; the tales of Cú Chulainn, Queen Macha, and the epic saga of the Táin Bó Cúailnge. These stories deeply inspired his creativity and a love for Irish folk tunes which led him to producing artwork and music with a distinctly Celtic and ethereal quality.
Andrew has played music throughout his entire life. He was a member of the South Ulster Youth Orchestra, sang in the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh choir, and has performed as a solo acoustic singer-songwriter in pubs and coffee shops around Ireland and England.