Back by popular demand, Yoke Shire is a diverse Boston based band. Having been formed by siblings Craig and Brian Herlihy, Yoke Shire is truly a "Band of Brothers". Craig Herlihy is Yoke Shire's dynamic front man, who is a talented multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter. Among the instruments that Craig plays are guitar, bass, keyboards, blues harp, flute, marimba, mandolin, Theremin, saxophone, drums and percussion. He collaborates on writing Yoke Shire's music and lyrics with brother Brian Herlihy. Brian plays guitar, baritone guitar, percussion and sings harmony vocals. On St. Patrick's Day 2011, Yoke Shire released an album of traditional Irish music entitled "Awakening Celtic Spirits." The record is the band's first entirely acoustic based album and is a true testament to the music diversity that Yoke Shire has become renowned for. Take a musical journey back to the Emerald Isle and sing along to all of your favorite Irish tunes.
THE KELLY GIRLS
The Kelly Girls are a lively and talented four piece all female band. They play traditional, contemporary and original Celtic tunes, ballads, folk and pub songs. Enjoy their rousing renditions of songs and tunes rooted in Irish, Scottish, American and Canadian musical traditions. They play fiddle, banjo, bodhran, tin-whistle, flute, ukulele, harmonica, bouzouki, guitar and mandolin. Harmonies, stories and stage shenanigans will undoubtedly entertain one and all! The girls have been performing in New England, Canada and Ireland for many years for all kinds of parties, weddings, festivals, and special occasions and they love to take their music on the road! Kick up your heels, dance, clap and sing-along with The Kelly Girls!
AMY LAPOINT LISTENING CENTER DANCERS
Enjoy young Irish Step Dancers who reside in Barre and surrounding towns as they celebrate the luck of the Irish! These dancers are studying with Amy LaPointe at the Listening Wellness Center in Barre. Amy took Irish Step from the McInerney School of Irish Dance for 12 years and has been teaching at Listening for 4 years. Listening Wellness Center offers an After School Enrichment Program for children ages 5-17 which includes a year long dance program concluding in May with a Dance Recital at the Quabbin Regional High School Auditorium..
THE IRISH RHYTHM SCHOOL
Traditional Irish Step Dancing by some of the finest local students. Always a crowd pleaser, these young dancers capture the energetic, spirit of celebration.