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Blarney Castle











Blarney Castle










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"Incredible local band... I will definitely see them again!" -Tess Taylor, 103.3 WKFR

Named after the famous Irish castle, the Kalamazoo band Blarney Castle has been making a splash in Southwest Michigan since their origin in early 2015. Comprised of six music students from Western Michigan University, Blarney Castle combines the technicality of Western classicism with the rich folk music heritages of Ireland and Scotland and a progressive energy that appeals to audiences of all ages.

The Musicians

Joel Myers: Violin/Mandolin

Lukas Stanley: Piano/Cajon/Viola

Elizabeth Schubkegel: Flute/Voice

Patrick Hartson: Guitar/Cello

Kyle Pitcher: Bass/Vocals

John Robey: Violin

Press Coverage

Interview with Cara Lieurance at WMUK 102.1 Kalamazoo regarding our single, "Silhouettes Against the Soil," September 23, 2016. http://wmuk.org/term/blarney-castle

Review by Tess Taylor from WKFR 103.3 Kalamazoo on our performance at Arcadia Brewing Company, August 3, 2016. http://wkfr.com/have-you-seen-this-incredible-local-group/


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Studio Recordings

Check out our latest single, "Silhouettes Against the Soil."

Download it FREE for a limited time!

Stay posted for the music video this November, and a full-length album next year!


Video Recordings

This is a short collaborative project we did on an arrangement of Gwerzy in January 2016 with dancer Sarah Brown Conroy and percussionist Samuel Schubkegel. Enjoy!

Credits: Director: Erin Brown Conroy, Choreographer: Kyle Keiser, Videography: Christopher Doan, Arranger: Brian Drews, Stagehand: Benjamin Yonattan


Recent Performances


Recent Performances

October 21, 2016 - Mangia Mangia / Music Hop, Kalamazoo, MI

September 24, 2016 - Port Huron Beer Festival, Port Huron, MI

September 23, 2016 - Interview on WMUK 102.1 Kalamazoo

September 21, 2016 - Music Education Convocation, Kalamazoo, MI

September 17, 2016 - Arcadia 20th Year Anniversary, Kalamazoo, MI

September 16, 2016 - Tibbs Brewing Company, Kalamazoo, MI

September 10, 2016 - Talons Out Honor Flight Homecoming Celebration, Portage, MI

September 10, 2016 - Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival, Paw Paw, MI

September 5, 2016 - BlueChiliGrass Festival, Goodells, MI

August 29, 2016 - 89.1 WIDR, Kalamazoo, MI

August 27, 2016 - Kalamazoo Scottish Festival

August 19, 2016 - KBR Session @ Overneath, Kalamazoo, MI

August 13, 2016 - Sparta Celtic Festival, Sparta, MI

August 3, 2016 - Arcadia Brewing Company, Kalamazoo, MI

July 15, 2016 - Tibbs Brewing Company / Music Hop, Kalamazoo, MI

July 14, 2016 - Boat Week, Port Huron

April 22, 2016 - The London Grill, Kalamazoo, MI

April 16, 2016 - Rupert's Brew House, Kalamazoo, MI

March 17, 2016 - Rupert's Brew House, Kalamazoo, MI

January 31, 2016 - Friendship Village, Kalamazoo, MI

January 29, 2016 - The London Grill, Kalamazoo, MI

January 26, 2016 - Grange Hall, Kalamazoo, MI

December 15, 2015 - Prairie Ridge Elementary School, Kalamazoo, MI

November 27, 2015 - The London Grill, Kalamazoo, MI

October 10, 2015 - Downtown Grand Rapids, MI during ArtPrize

October 3, 2015 - Downtown Grand Rapids, MI during ArtPrize

August 2, 2015 - The Lakeshore Smokehouse, Port Huron, MI.

July 16-17, 2015 - Boat Week, Downtown Port Huron

July 10, 2015 - Overneath Creative Collective in Downtown Kalamazoo, MI during ArtHop


If you missed us at our recent performances, be sure to check our upcoming events!