".....the YankCelt Band, the local Irish American super group...." Tom
Shea, The Springfield Sunday Republican, August 16, 2009.
Added to the 2014 tour will be Springfield's City Stage. "An Evening with the YankCelt Band" will help the band
celebrate their 24th year of providing music to their fans during the St. Patrick's season.
Bo Fitz and the YankCelt Band was formed in 1990 and the original ensemble includes: Bo Fitzgerald, Jeff Sullivan,
Craig Eastman and Guy DeVito. In 1998, Steppenwolf's Ron Hurst joined the band on drums. Billy Klock later
replaced Ron and has been an integral part of the sound since 2001. In 2004, Singer and Accordian player Mixie Clarke
of Galway, Ireland was asked to make a guest appearance with the band, and he has been making the trip across the
pond from Ireland for all the band's St. Patrick's Day appearances since!
The YankCelt Band derived its name from the unusual Celtic style produced by this ensemble of American and Irish
members. The blend of traditional Irish music with threads of rock, jazz and other rhythms sets The YankCelt Band
apart from most other Irish music. Since it's formation in 1990, The YankCelt sound has been steadily evolving and
maturing. The band has grown in popularity and has developed a large following due, in part, to rare opportunities to
see them perform as a complete musical unit. This rare combination of Irish music sung and played with traditional and
contemporary instrumentation by these seasoned musicians’ promises to deliver many delightful sounds to whoever has
the good fortune to be listening! In 2010 the band was honored to have it's music used in Mount Eagle Productions
independent film "The Turkey Bowl", winner of the Northampton Film Festival.
The band will be performing several shows in March, 2014 as they celebrate their 24th year together. Please explore the
web site, and learn more about the YankCelt Band, and where we will be playing to celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2014. We
look forward to seeing you at some of our shows! Join the party - once you hear the band, we're sure you'll be back for
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