Named after the famous Irish castle, the Kalamazoo band Blarney Castle is quickly becoming a fixture in Southwest Michigan since their origin in early 2015. The six members of Blarney Castle met while studying music at Western Michigan University and formed the band out of a mutual love for traditional and folk music. Their music 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. They frequently perform at local and regional bars and festivals in addition to collaborating with studio producers, videographers, educational institutions, and pursuing various solo endeavors. Their music has also been featured on NPR affiliates WMUK Kalamazoo and WUTC Chattanooga, as well as Michigan Irish Music Café and The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. Their discography includes To a City, Fair (2016) and Silhouettes Against the Soil (2016).”
USA Today (March 17, 2017): https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/2017/03/17/blarney-castle-performs-griffin/99318214/?showmenu=true
Blarney Caste Headlines "Hooley for Healing": http://www.mlive.com/beer/2017/03/bells_eccentric_cafe_hosting_5.html
Local Spins coverage of the Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival Play-In Contest. Blarney Castle placed 1st in the acoustic category. January 7, 2017. http://localspins.com/last-gasp-collective-blarney-castle-win-kalamazoo-fretboard-festival-play-contest/
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/
Check out our latest single, "Silhouettes Against the Soil."
Watch the official music video below!
This is a list of select past and upcoming performances. Click individual events for more details on that event.
Find out more about our upcoming events on our calendar!