Jim Rohrbach is one of the original members of the Blarney Pilgrims. Jim plays the flute, tin whistle, and banjo, all in a wonderful Celtic style.
Bob Castner's trademark baritone voice brings the Blarney Pilgrim's music alive! Bob captivates audiences as he belts out tunes like Whiskey in a Jar and Holy Ground. Bob plays the bodhrÃ¡n (pronounced bore-on), or Celtic drum. The bodhrÃ¡n is an ancient percussion instrument still used widely today in Irish music. He also loves to sing opera and is very active in this genre in the Northern California area.
If you happen to hear a wonderful Irish fiddler playing amazing jigs and reels in Northern California, it's probably Wendy Wendt. Blarney Pilgrim audiences love to hear her play the fiddle on tunes like Drowsy Maggie and Saddle the Pony. She enjoys bluegrass and Texas Swing fiddling as well.
Caleb Cox plays a number of instruments including the uilleann pipes, flute, tin whistle, and accordion. Caleb is the only uilleann pipe player in the North state area, and one of only about 500 in the entire world. He is also an accomplished Scottish Highland bagpipe player and regularly performs in local and statewide piping events and competitions.
Mike Tidwell has been playing acoustic and electric guitars for over 30 years. As a singer-songwriter, he has written and performed many types of popular music, including rock, blues, bluegrass, country, folk, and of course, Celtic. When not playing his Martin HD-28, Mike also plays the dobro, mandolin, and bass guitar.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Drowsy Maggie/The Mountain Road/The Ivy Leaf
2. A Man You Don't Meet Every Day
3. Blarney Pilgrim/Garrett Barry's Jig/Banish Misfortune
4. O'Carolan's Welcome/Little Stack of Wheat
5. Whiskey in a Jar
6. Lark in the Morning/Merrily Kiss the Quaker
7. Ships are Sailing/Wind That Shakes the Barley/Star of Munster
8. Colerane/Langstrom's Pony
9. The Foggy Dew
10. Si' Beag Si' Mo'r
11. Saddle the Pony/The Gander in the Pratie Hole
12. Cup o' Tea/The Mason's Apron
13. Holy Ground
14. Woman of the House/Flax in Bloom/The Castle Kelly Reel
15. The Sunset/The Silver Spire/Dunmore Lassies