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Jay Millman

Jay Millman

Fiddle and whistle.

Jay is the fiddler and musical creative force behind the band. His arrangements and original compositions set the band apart. A fugitive from the world of classical music, including a degree from the Chicago Musical College, Jay fell in love with Irish music years before Riverdance was in fashion. Jay studied Irish music with Noel Rice (of Baal Tinne fame) at the newly-formed Irish American Heritage Center on Chicago's North Side.

Martha Millman

Martha Millman

Flute.

Also a fugitive from music school, Martha is wanted for failure to complete her classical music degree by four credits. Her Irish musical training includes many hundreds of hours listening to James Galway with the Chieftains, Altan, Boys of the Lough, and Baal Tinne. Another continuing influence is Fiona Ritchie's weekly radio series.

Harmon Pierce

Harmon Pierce

Guitar and vocals.

Harmon took an early liking to Irish music, and has been playing it almost as long as he's been playing guitar. Harmon's energy and unique blues/rock background in rhythm guitar brings a dynamic energy to the band. A chance meeting with Jay has helped bring Irish Music to this part of Minnesota. Harmon's biggest musical influence has been Altan.

Joe Peterson

Joe Peterson

Bodhran and sound reinforcement.

Joe is originally from Northeast Minneapolis, where he learned traditional Scandinavian music from his father (who performed on guitar with Ernest "Slim Jim" Iverson). Joe's other passion is Irish music, also part of his heritage. Besides lending bodhran to the band, Joe is the sound master, making sure our live performances and recordings are true.

Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson

Fiddle and vocals.

Sarah is a multi-talented instrumentalist as well as singer, actress, and artist. The youngest member of the band, she has been playing since age six. She is a member of SEMYO (Southeast Minnesota Youth Orchestras), and Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota. Her biggest influence has been Kevin Burke and Oisín McAuley.



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