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Old Bay Céilí Band



Biography

The Old Bay Céilí Band plays traditional Irish dance music. Inspired by the golden era of Irish-American dance halls, the Old Bay Céilí Band infuses that tradition with vibrant new energy. Comprising some of the best traditional musicians from the Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C. area, the band’s strong rhythmic pulse and soaring melody can lift dancers across the floor or bring audiences to their feet.

 

The band has performed across the United States and Ireland. In 2008 and 2009, the Old Bay Céilí Band competed in the senior céilí band competition at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann - the world competition of Irish traditional music. Equally at home playing for a local dance or lighting up a festival stage, the band has excited audiences at festivals around the country including the Dublin Irish Festival, the Maryland Irish festival, and the Richmond Folk Festival.

Old Bay Ceili Band