Young Ireland is an Irish-American folk duo with roots in the West of Ireland. The son and grandson of Irish immigrants, Patrick O'Hara and his son Michael (at age 15) bring to the stage inspiring, original songs and storytelling. They are joined on lead guitar by Patrick Pearson.
"Authentic!" hails Glen Starkey of the New Times, San Luis Obispo. Diane Byrnes, veteran Irish radio host ("Echoes of Erin" Pittsburgh, PA) says, "Huge success is just over the horizon for 'Young Ireland' and for those who love Irish music, 'Young Ireland' is a testament to the strength and musicality of the 'song'."
As singer-songwriters, Young Ireland writes and performs original songs reflecting the spirit of the Irish struggles, triumphs and traditions in both Ireland and America from the 1600's to modern day. Interwoven throughout their performance are stories and original ballads of the Young Ireland political movement and rebellion of mid-19th century Ireland: rebels, exiles, immigrants to America and heroes of the U.S. Civil War. Whether they are singing a lilting aire or playing a driving, rhythmic march, their music is driven by skillfully crafted ballads and delicate harmonies in a richly Irish tradition.
Young Ireland also performs traditional Irish folk songs inspired by Irish folk music legend Christy Moore and bring their own folk stylings to selections from great Irish bands like the Waterboys and The Pogues. A five minute documentary about Young Ireland with live performance footage can be found at www.youngirelandmusic.com/about
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205 Windward Ave
Shell Beach, CA 93449