St. Patrick’s Day Tour – 2018

St. Patrick’s Day Tour – 2018


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We’re a Celtic band and we originated from the Grand Rapids area because we actually all met at Grand Valley State University. We were all there for undergrad and then we had to really decide if we wanted to keep this going. People ask us all the time, “Are you guys professional musicians, is this what you studied in school?” And we say, no, actually, this is just something fun we do on the side. And we’ve been really fortunate that all of our jobs still allow us to do this on the weekends. Happy almost St. Patrick’s Day, say hello, everyone, Manistee! We’re basically a folk band with really heavy Celtic roots. And so we’re able to expand our repertoire and do covers of all kinds of stuff from 90s punk music and with our current arrangement we’re able to still make it sound Celtic. But we started with the Celtic music and that’s still what we go back to and usually when we’re finding new tunes, they’re all traditional and then we just kind of spice it up with whatever arrangement we have. So, Steve, how’re you feeling about this, uh, concert? Oh, it’s so cold! It’s so cold. But, we’re excited. It’s great to be back at Irish on Ionia. I’m the more important one. I don’t know, because, uh, we’re opening the entertainment this year, which is new. So, it’s about to get real rowdy up in there. It’s going to be a good time. I sure hope so. Sun’s out, kilts out. For a lot of us, music has just been a part of our lives for over a decade. It’s pretty much what I do for fun. And, I mean obviously, we take it very seriously, but, it’s never really felt like work or anything. It’s just a way to create energy and a connection between me and the other people I’m playing with and the people that hear us. Music has got that magic to it. It doesn’t matter how many times we play a song over and over again, it’s always fresh. It’s always bringing something out in us that we don’t always get to express. And the second we jump on stage, and people are cheering us on, there’s an immediate positive feedback we get from the audience. And we know they feel it too when they stand up and applaud. They’re cheering us on and we’re looking at them thinking, “thank you so much for always being there for us.” Alright, Irish on Ionia, what do you want to say to the people on Facebook? Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Each one of us brings something entirely unique to the group and when someone is missing it completely changes the entire group atmosphere. We do need everyone there to make the whole experience what it is. We love you, audience! Please continue to come back, because you are the reason we keep doing this. We get such a great response from you guys and that’s why we keep doing this. Music exists because people like it. There would be no music without music lovers. I mean, that’s cliche, but seriously we wouldn’t be here if we didn’t love doing this, if it wasn’t for the people listening.

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