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the steel city rovers
The Steel City Rovers are Celtibilly; the cross-pollination of the Celtic and North American traditions. Sophisticated and hypnotizing musical arrangements. Expressive and clever lyrical compositions. In their ambitious first few years, these Canadians have risen to appear internationally on coveted stages, to be nominated for numerous music awards and to have their original works top the traditional radio charts. The Rovers are warm and engaging performers who are simply electric to witness in person. Ryan is a powerful baritone and is joined on harmonies by his guitar-playing brother Joel for that inimitable familial vocal blend. The rest of the band often harmonizes as well, creating a classic Celtic feel. Mark is a multi-instrumentalist, rotating quickly between wind, strings, keys and even the Scottish smallpipes. Dave on fiddle is lightning-quick and incredibly precise. Dave on percussion plays a dynamic setup of his own invention. This act is always fresh, familiar and fun.
Website - https://www.steelcityrovers.com/
When Erin, Marla, and Loren became friends (through a crazy series of events involving a community band, free concert tickets, a trip downtown and road rage) it became apparent they had a lot in common. Two of those things being they all play music and they love St. Patrick’s Day and Celtic music. It was later that year that they decided to go see one of their favorite bands, Eclectic Revival. After hearing them, the three were inspired to get together and play. As St. Patrick’s Day approached, the girls had decided they wanted to create a band together and, given how close it was to St. Patrick’s Day, they decided that they would work on a Celtic song and record it before they left for the bar that night. So St. Patrick’s came around and they recorded Tell Me Ma and posted it to Youtube, then headed to the bar for a night of fun and dancing. Marla came up with our band name, which is a combination of our three names. She was trying to think of something very Celtic sounding and “Shillelagh Gals”, “Drunken Women”, and “RightUpUrKilt” just wasn’t cutting it. So, she put their three names together and came up with Erin’s Marlore…thus the band was created and they have not looked back since.
Website - https://www.erinsmarlore.com/
Bill Craig is an Irish entertainer based in Toronto, Canada. Bill has been performing for over 30 years and is an accomplished guitarist and vocalist, performing all over the world.
Bill has resumed his solo career after a brief spell as a member of the Irish Rovers and delights audiences with his lively performances. He continues to release collections of songs that capture the spirit of the music and the heart of the listener.
Website - http://billcraig.com/
Originally from Jedburgh, Scotland, David is a powerful performing songwriter, who has built an artistic bridge between the influences of his birthplace and the fresh possibilities of his adopted Canadian home to produce six critically-acclaimed CD's and numerous international songwriting awards in different genres. Songwriters Magazine called David, "the most consistent Canadian songwriting competition winner." He was also awarded the Mississauga Established Performing Artist of the Year. A seasoned and commanding performer, having played over 2600 gigs in the last 25 years, David’s music draws from Celtic roots, Americana and country, topped up with a pop sensibility that brings to mind the talents of Van Morrison, John Mayer and Foy Vance.
A gifted songwriting teacher, David has been a songwriting mentor for 11 years with the School Alliance of Student Songwriters, on the songwriting faculty for Guitar Workshop Plus and is currently a mentor for Humber College's Graduate Certificate Program in Music Composition. He has conducted numerous songwriting workshops at folk festivals and on behalf of the Songwriters Association of Canada with students ranging in age from 7 to 70+ and has the experience, passion and people skills to motivate any individual to write a song.
Website - https://www.davidleask.com/