Local Irish Bands
The Wild Colonial Bhoys began as a side-project idea for two young veterans of the Minneapolis rock scene. Adam Coolong and Geno Carlson hail from different backgrounds thousands of miles apart (Adam is originally from Pennsylvania and Geno calls Saskatchewan home) but found common ground with a shared Irish heritage and a desire to reinvigorate the local Irish music community.
The Belfast Cowboys have been named the best Van Morrison cover band consisting of nine or more members where one of the members is a veterinarian in the Twin Cities or surrounding areas.
The Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band is a nonprofit band which was established in 1962 to preserve and advance Celtic piping, drumming, and dancing.
this Twin Cities-based pub staple calls their metier "Irish music with twang," and that’s about as apt a description as any.
Barra (Gaelic for summit or top of) has a focus on performing traditional Irish dance music as well as ballads, songs and listening tunes with the design of carrying on the ceilidh band tradition.