Founded in 1997, 4CAST has been rocking the Midwest stages for over 25 years. This 4-piece band performs timeless rock classics combining outstanding harmonies, excellent musicianship, and a deep love of the genre.
Hailing from the picturesque west coast of Ireland, Boxing Banjo have quickly become one of the hottest musical properties around.
Nashville-based artist Clayton Shay is known for his clever, narrative songwriting, fusing elements of pop, alt-rock, and Southern roots rock into his compelling country sound. Inspired by vocalists like Chris Young, Morgan Wallen, and Matthew Ramsey, his effortless country-pop ballads reveal a knack for dynamic storytelling, each supported by a cinematic music video—many of which have been featured on CMT.
Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute
Fronted by a dynamic Agnetha and Frida duo, the music of the greatest pop band in history comes to life in a joyful celebration of these timeless tunes. Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute is the Midwest’s long-standing resident ABBA tribute, with a repertoire of over 40 all-time favorite hits.
The Cross Keys School of Irish Dance, which opened in 1981 in the Southwest side of Chicago and Gaelic Park, Oak Forest, IL, has been providing students with top quality instruction in competitive Irish dance. Throughout our 42 years, we have had students compete, place, and win at Regional, National, and International competitions.
Based out of County Cork, Ireland, the highly sought-after band has covered most of the country playing pubs, clubs, weddings and festivals. Deemed as one of Irelands best live bands, they have already toured their act internationally, performing in London, Edinburgh, & Liverpool. In August 2017, Gaelic Brew were invited guests to play at the Balver Hӧhle Festival in Germany.
Liam is a 24-year-old musician from Chicago, Illinois. Liam started his musical training at just seven years old and began singing at the age of 14. Since beginning his musical journey, he has learned how to play guitar, harmonica, mandolin, banjo, piano, and can find his way around a drum set.
Canny grew up in Hollymount, Co. Mayo immersed in traditional Irish music. With 7 All-Ireland Fleadh Ceil titles to her name she went on to study Irish Music and Dance at UL, followed by MA Ethnomusicology from UCC. She spent 6 years on tour in the States and Canada with groups like Celtic Crossroads & The Young Irelanders, performing in front of crowds of 50k people.
Myles McVeigh and The Hoyle Brothers
Over the years, The Hoyle Brothers have changed lead singers twice, recorded three critically acclaimed original cds, and satisfied thousands with their appreciation, aptitude and reverence for what some call the Golden Age of Country Music.
The lads bring Irish folk and rebel tunes to life at any venue, singing in both English and Irish (As Gaeilge). You can expect wit, humour, and an Irish history lesson along the way – all brought to you in the form of a lively musical act. The Chancers play all the traditional Irish favorites, along with contemporary Irish tunes you never knew you needed. Guests of all ages will be singing and clapping along, and may even hop up to dance a jig or a reel!
The Dirty Wellies
The Dirty Wellies is an established traditional Irish band based in the Chicago area. The band formed in 2012 as The Murphy Girls by County Mayo natives Regina Coyle, Margaret Murphy O’Callaghan, and Bernadette Medina. They were soon joined by Kevin Branigan and became The Dirty Wellies. The lineup changed a bit over the years with Jim Aman, Vincent O’Callaghan, Frank Gleeson, and Rian Norris adding their talents.
A family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing siblings – Tom, Kerry & Julie Fitzgerald and Alanna Jenish on guitar. These siblings, from just outside of Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley, have come a long way from their small town roots. Featuring 3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions, this unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing.
The Larkin and Moran Brothers
The Larkin and Moran Brothers started in 2002 when young Kevin Moran joined brother Terry and the Larkin Brothers; Dan, Mike and Joe, and altered their previous life as the Larkin Brothers and Terry Moran.
Wild Colonial Bhoys
Wild Colonial Bhoys—The Irish-American band from Minnesota (of all places!)… Their sound is a blending of old Irish traditions handed down through the generations, with modern American rock that inspired them to make music from the time they were just wee lads.
When virtuoso Irish playing jumps the pond running naked through the wide open fields of bluegrass/Americana JigJam is born. ‘Foot stomping’, ‘high energy’ and lots of badass is what you’re in for when you see this musical powerhouse live in concert.
The Bagpipes & Drums of the Emerald Society
Chicago Police Department was formed in May of 1982 with the help of Mayor Jane Byrne and then Emerald Society President Dan Burke. Playing at the funerals of Police Officers and Firefighters killed in the line of duty was the goal. The band has expanded its purpose to promote the appreciation of piping music.
Since 1926, the Rovers have been a cultural fixture in the Chicagoland area. From parades to politics, weddings to funerals, generation to generation, the Shannon Rovers have been there through it all, bringing the passion of Irish music with them.