- Category: Musical Performers
- The Fenians
- Webiste: http://www.thefenians.com/
- Members: Terry Casey, Rob Williams, Brendan Harkins, Tardu Yegin, and Chris Pierce
For nearly two decades now, The Fenians have delivered their potent mix of traditional Irish folk and good old rock n roll all across the USA and Ireland. With an ever expanding set of original creations, as well as contemporary and traditional tunes plucked from the panoply of the genre, these five lads put on a live show that is second to none. Their foundation is decidedly Celtic, but there is no mistaking the complimentary influences of Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, Jazz, and World music.
Through their music and voices, Terry Casey, Rob Williams, Brendan Harkins, Tardu Yegin, and Chris Pierce represent Everyman - sweet and sorrowful; brave and beautiful; angry and amused.
Since 1990,The Fenians have garnered an impressive list of accomplishments and honors, headlining theaters and festivals across the U. S. and Ireland, including: The House of Blues, The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, The Milwaukee Irish Fest, Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest, the Dublin OH Irish Festival, Cleveland Irish Fest, as well as The Quays and Whelans, two of Ireland's premiere live music venues, to name but a few. They are two time winners of the "Best World Music" catagory at the Orange County Music Awards, and were listed as one of the top 50 bands of the decade by the Orange County Register. In 1999, The Fenians were inducted into the Guinness Wall of Fame.
The Fenians catalogue of six albums was bolstered by the Universal Music Group-distributed "Best of The Fenians" on Varese Sarabande Records in 2007 as well as the "Live in Concert" DVD in 2008.