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The John Byrne Band

Celtic Band from Philadelphia, PA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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The John Byrne Band is led by former Patrick's Head front man and Dublin native John Byrne. His first solo effort, After the Wake, was released to great critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic in 2010. With influences ranging from The Chieftains to Planxty to Bob Dylan, Johns songwriting honors and expands upon the musical and lyrical traditions of his native and adopted homes. The Band followed this up with the Folk Album "Celtic Folk" in 2013. Their live show, whether as an acoustic 4-piece featuring Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle/Cello and Accordion, or as a 7-piece which adds Bass, Drums and Guitar, effortlessly flows from a traditional sound to Celtic Rock to Americana, and can be adapted for any event. 2015 saw the release of The Immigrant and the Orphan, which entered the FolkDJ Charts at number 40 in October.

John has toured with and opened up for acts as diverse as The Hothouse Flowers, Luka Bloom,The Saw Doctors, Dervish, The Young Dubliners, Ian Gillan (of Deep Purple), Gaelic Storm,The Screaming Orphans, The Greencards, Patti Smyth, and Murder by Death. He has also been frequently featured on WXPN, NBC 10, FOX, WSTW and local College Radio. In 2012 John and the Band performed at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia before President Bill Clinton and British PM Tony Blair alongside the Irish Tenors.They continue to tour the country and play to devoted audiences all over the country. This year (2014) the band can be seen at the Valley Forge Mid-Winter Fest, The Philadelphia Fleadh, MusikFest (Bethlehem), the Philadelphia Folk Fest, Gorgas Park, FreedomFest, Saltwater Celtic Fest (Maine), The Celtic Classic and many other local festivals.

IN THE PRESS
Byrnes songs are rich with the sounds and themes of Irish tradition, one that survives in a modern world full of raw strength an impressive work throughout puts me in mind of an Irish Alejandro Escavedo
Sing Out
"John Byrne's After The Wake is the sort of album that an artist spends their entire career trying to create....mix splendid story-telling skills, top-notch musicianship, and a grand creative sense... After The Wake is nothing short of a brilliant collection" - Wildy's World
One of the few musical artists today who manage to be traditional and modern at the same time.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Up and coming Trad star hits the sweet spot.. beautifully played.. its Byrnes natural vocal delivery that makes the album stand out from the crowd
Hot Press
Hes good, period, with material that's edgy yet accessible in a Luka Bloom meets Bob Dylan kind of way.
Philadelphia Daily News
After the Wake is the perfect combination of Celtic and American folk music.
Record-Journal Newspaper
For fans of Celtic music, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams and other such lyrically expansive folks.
Sun Herald

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The John Bryne band performed for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary at a restaurant. The Band exceeded our expectations. They sounded fantastic! The restaurant manager loved them and took pictures and video of the band to post on face book. The restaurant patrons kept coming in to our private room to hear the band. I was asked over and over by my guests where I found the band. The band could have not been more accomendating and friendly.

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Wedding Reception

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I am in the music business, and I can tell you that John Byrne and his band were superlative. Outstanding band. Outstanding attitude. Pure heart all the way. We would recommend them to anyone looking for authentic Irish music played with a sincerity that comes from honest musicianship and attention to craft. I have had more people tell me that our wedding was great and each person specifically mentioned how the band pushed the vibe to another level. We are forever grateful to John and will be hiring the band again for a future family event. Hire this band. You won't regret it.

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2016
Nov
5
Wedding Ceremony
Lambertville, NJ
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Aug
14
Anniversary Party
Atlantic City, NJ
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
2016
Jul
14
Wedding Reception
Maplewood, NJ
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Apr
30
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Morristown, NJ
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Mar
14
Community Event
Annapolis, MD
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2015
Jul
25
Birthday Party (Adult)
Hatfield, PA
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Black Velvet Band
Trad Irish (arranged by John Byrne Band)
Dirty Ole Town
Ewan McColl (arranged by the Pogues)
Back Home in Derry
Trad Irish (arranged by John Byrne Band)
Leaving of Liverpool
Trad Irish (arranged by John Byrne Band)
Poor Paddy
Trad Irish (arranged by John Byrne Band)
The Irish Rover
Trad Irish (arranged by John Byrne Band)
Wild Mountain Tyme
Trad Irish (arranged by John Byrne Band)
Raggle Taggle Gypsy
Trad Irish (arranged by John Byrne Band)
Nancy Whiskey
Trad Irish (arranged by John Byrne Band)
Finnegans Wake
Trad Irish (arranged by John Byrne Band)
Celtic Band
Irish Band
Acoustic Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
Proms
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Baby Showers
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Funerals
Happy Hours
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Bat Mitzvahs
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note The John Byrne Band will also travel to Langhorne, Trevose, Bensalem, Bryn Athyn, Feasterville Trevose, Huntingdon Valley, Beverly, Croydon, Holland, Abington, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Levittown, Riverside, Riverton, Bristol, Elkins Park, Hatboro, Palmyra, Richboro, Warminster, Willow Grove, Wyncote, Burlington, Glenside, Willingboro, Dresher, Fairless Hills, Horsham, Moorestown.
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