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The One on St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all, but especially to those who Irish dance in Utah!

In the spirit of the day, I’d like to bring you local artists who really represent all the good things we love about Irish music. I love our local musicians and hope you will join me in supporting them.

Wayward Molly

Wayward Molly
courtesy Wayward Molly

When you combine Mona Stevens, Allison Ottley, Jani Gamble, and Nicki Singleton, magic is made.

The ladies of Wayward Molly mix a heady concoction of bluegrass, folk, country, blues, classic rock and roll, and gospel; and blend it with the smooth strains of Celtic longing. It all adds up to a delicious cocktail for the ears. This gal is hooked!

Just take a listen and you’ll see why these ladies are fast becoming a favorite of mine.

David’s Jig/Hoop Reel | Wayward Molly


courtesy CrossStrung

What do you get when you have a family of talented musicians? You get CrossStrung, one of Utah’s most exciting acoustic groups. Five musicians, twelve instruments, tight harmonies, hot instrumentals, and on occasions three of them can be seen playing on the same instrument at the same time. This family band enjoys performing a variety of music including Celtic, bluegrass, folk, country, and gospel adding their own unique style.

Colin Botts

Colin Botts
courtesy Colin Botts

Music has taken Colin Botts around the world, having studied guitar from gauchos in Argentina, concertina and bouzouki from traditional musicians in Ireland, and fiddle from gypsies while traveling through Romania. In 2013 Colin was awarded a masters degree in Irish Traditional Music Performance from The University of Limerick, Ireland.

Listen to the entire album below.