Blarney’s roots run deep through Irish Fest. Formed in 1975 in Milwaukee, Ed Ward and the first generation of his band were the catalyst for the initial Irish Fest. Blarney celebrates the history of Irish music through songs of the sea, love, uprising and rebellion, spirited pub tunes of revelry, and is dedicated to continuing the Irish ballad tradition. Blarney’s band members currently include Kevin Stapleton and Dennis Murphy. With seven recordings to their credit, and 37 years together, you never know what to expect or who may join them.
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