“THE ENERGY OF THE AMERICAN ROGUES IS INFECTIOUS!” — IRISH ECHO NEWSPAPER
— THE OFFICIAL BAND OF THE NATIONAL NAVY SEAL MUSEUM —
If the 78th Fraser Pipe Band sat down with the Chieftains, Wolfstone and the Dave Matthews Band, and then asked some friends from a symphonic orchestra and a Japanese taiko drum group to join them the resulting sound might resemble the AMERICAN ROGUES. For years the performances of this Celtic/Rock/World music group have electrified audiences around the world. They have added to their ever-growing family of fans — affectionately known as the Rogue Army — at music festivals, theaters, Highland Games, clubs, resorts & casinos, and corporate events — anywhere that presents top-quality, high-energy music. Their hard won road successes have established them as artists with bona fide international acclaim. Renowned for their musical skill, quick wit, and engaging stage show the AMERICAN ROGUES have mastered the art of creating an immediate connection with their audiences. The AMERICAN ROGUES are fast becoming a household name with music lovers around the world, loved by young and old of all backgrounds.
Through their support of the troops the American Rogues have performed USO-type tours of Japan, Italy, Spain, Guam, and Guantanamo Bay, as well as military bases in Canada. They volunteer as part of the Honor Flight program for WWII Veterans, they’ve appeared with the U.S. Air Force Symphony at DAR Constitution Hall in Wasington, D.C., and they’ve helped raise funds for Operation Ward 57 and other Veterans charities. They are also the Official Band of the National Navy SEAL Museum and have a standing invitation to perform at their annual Muster in Ft. Pierce, Florida.
Kilmaine Saints is a band formed on good whiskey and bad intentions. The brainchild of two members of a Harrisburg Pipe & Drum band, this side project was originally created with the sole intent of getting them free beer at St Patrick’s Day shows in the Central PA area (and might I add – mission accomplished). After incorporating the help of fellow members from the pipe band and other notable musicians from the area, they soon realized they were in for one hell of a ride. Since 2009 they have continued to pound through blistering, high-energy live sets that keep people singing along, stomping their feet, lifting their pints and shouting for more. With several hundred shows at pubs and festivals up and down the East Coast, 2 critically-acclaimed releases under their belts, national and international airplay, and an ever-expanding and extremely loyal fan base, it’s no wonder the world is starting to stand up and take notice.
In short, the Kilmaine Saints are equal parts Irish swagger, Scottish pride, and whiskey. This explosive Celtic rock band from central PA will steal your heart, your spirit, and your pint when you’re not looking. Slainte!
Dublin 5 has taken the Celtic music scene by storm thanks to an eclectic mix of traditional roots and blazing instrumentals with an amped up rock twist. Their musicianship and show is nothing short of high octane. Their fan base is continually expanding and covers people of all ages from all walks of life. The name Dublin 5 is the region in Ireland where Ray Murphy, lead singer in the band, grew up as a child.
Dublin 5 has performed at The Milwaukee Irish Festival, The Syracuse Irish Festival, The Oshkosh Irish Festival, The Maryland Irish Festival, The Celtic Classic, The Celtic Fling, The Dayton Ohio Irish Festival, The Annapolis Irish Festival,The Maryland Renaissance Festival, FEDEX Field, Southern Maryland Celtic Festival, Raven’s Stadium, USNA Stadium and Shamrock Fest Washington, D.C.
Dublin 5 are fronted by Ray Murphy (lead guitar) from Dublin, Ireland and backed by Jenn Belle (fiddle), Gary Hewitt (bass), Jim Martin, (percussion), and drummer Kevin Shook. They are sure to keep you on edge until the final track has been played!