Growing up in a large Irish family you have no choice but to fall in love with traditional Irish music. A self-taught musician, I began a solo career singing in Irish pubs and playing for friends and family, eventually forming a band. As lead vocalist for The Celtic Hooligans from Erie, Pennsylvania, we entertained in the western NY and PA region. Irish music is my passion and I’ve enjoyed expanding my instrument repertoire to include the Bodhran (Irish drum) Penny Whistle, and Uilleann Pipes. As a new transplant to Tucson, I am excited to participate in this year’s festival!