THE BUDDY O'REILLY BAND
Born in a pub and raised on concert and festival stage,
The Buddy O'Reilly Band has been a driving force for Irish and American roots music for at least 25 years (but hey, who's counting?).
"The Buddies", (as they're affectionately known to their friends and fans), present great time-honored traditional music and dance as it should be - in an performance atmosphere somewhere between a raucous pub and your grandma's kitchen! Wielding fiddles and wooden flute, uilleann pipes (Irish bagpipes), guitar, bodhran, (Irish drum) harmonica and banjo, the Buddies “...create quite a rumble when in full swing!” (Dirty Linen Magazine). Add wonderful ballads and pub songs to the mix, and top off with some powerful Irish step-dancing, maybe throw in a clogger or two, and you have one mighty hooley on your hands!!
The Buddies have played hundreds of festivals, concerts, pubs - a bar mitzvah or two - you name it... they love to spread the good times wherever they go.
And if your tastes run more toward the serious side, The Buddy O'Reilly Band delivers with soulful ballads and powerfully played dance tunes.
And, as Buddy O'Reilly himself used to say: "The Buds ain't a just band, they're an adventure!"