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Listen to Karen and Mike playing traditional Irish polkas [mp3, 1388K] (Too big? Try the first half minute [mp3, 293K])

Mike and Karen have been performing traditional Irish music in the Chicago area individually and together since 1991, appearing with such groups as Ladies' View, Baltiorum, and the Chicago Academy of Irish Music. Mike appears on the Academy's recent CD, Cruinn.

Venues range from local stalwarts like Chief O'Neill's, The Abbey Pub, Tommy Nevin's, Martyr's, and the Masthouse to the international Milwaukee Irish Fest and Chicago Celtic Fest.

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St. Patrick's Day, Friday, March 17 at the Country Lounge, 3700 Montgomery Street, Hobart, IN

Past Engagements

For the last couple of years we have been playing St. Patrick's day at The Country Lounge in Hobart, IN (3700 Montgomery Street, 219-942-6699). Nice folks, and a nice old-fashioned place--cottage cheese and kidney beans all around!

For years there's been a session at The Hidden Shamrock, 2723 N. Halsted in Chicago, on Sundays from 3-6:00pm. From time to time we anchor it.
Milwaukee Irish Fest logo

Whether we're performing or not, we'd never miss the Milwaukee Irish Fest !

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Sometimes we play at The Abbey Pub - they have a session on Sunday evenings.

Chicago Celtic Fest logo

Performed with the Chicago Academy of Irish Music on the Petrillo bandshell at Chicago Celtic Fest 2003.

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