2023 Band Lineup

The most-requested act on guest surveys, the Pipers are playing (again) in Peoria! The Chillis have never been more in demand for their infectious style of feel-good music which appeals right across the age range to people all over the world. They have a pool of the very best musicians from Scotland and across the globe – many holding World Champion titles and all serious players with impressive credentials and qualifications. Awarded ‘Best Live Act in Scotland’ twice, the band likes to call themselves Bagpipes with Attitude, Drums with a Scottish Accent, and a Show so Hot it Carries its Own Health Warning!

Another favorite returns to Peoria! The Byrne Brothers are a multi award winning family band and Irish dancers from Donegal and one of the biggest names in traditional Irish music today. They’re all County Champions on their instruments and Ulster Champion Irish Dancers. Having moved to Orlando Florida in 2018 they became the youngest ever Cast Members of Walt Disney World. The Byrne Brothers are taking Traditional Irish Music and Dance to a whole new level!

Socks in the Frying Pan are a multi-award-winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, the universal hub of Irish traditional music. Their dynamic vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability and
their onstage wit has captured and captivated audiences the world around. One of the most sought-after groups in Irish music today, the worldwide ‘Sock Invasion’ continues! Returning to Peoria after a 7-
year hiatus.

Having stormed the U.S Irish Festival scene for years with the band SLIDE, this duo are now set to continue the legacy. With elements of Folk, Roots and the Traditional in the soulful voice and electrifying banjo of Curley, complimented by the mastery of Broderick’s driving bouzouki playing, this marks one of the latest magical combinations of Irish Traditional Music. They are now regarded as some of the finest
exponents of Irish music worldwide. Catch ’em while you can.

2022 MG ALBA Musician of The Year nominee Ryan Young brings new and exciting ideas to traditional Scottish music, receiving international praise for his spell-binding interpretations on the fiddle. He was
twice a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards and twice a finalist in the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of The Year. His sound is very distinctive and takes the listener on
an emotional and adventurous journey in any performance.

Irish virtuoso guitarist Shane Hennessy has established himself as one of the leading guitarists on the world stage, known widely for his fingerstyle, flatpicking, and percussive guitar-playing approaches. His
energetic live performances and his cinematically-vivid compositions tie in influences from Bach to Beyoncé – and everything in between! With a unique style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the
range of a whole band – covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead lines – Shane builds a complete sonic world entirely on his own.

Whether they’re ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush three-part harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences from the very first note. Today, Pennsylvania-based House of Hamill is a fixture on festival stages across the US, and have shared their music and stories on the country’s premier folk stages. Come see and hear their sophisticated indie Irish folk!

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All performances are subject to change without notice.