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String Theory

Irish Band from McKinney, TX - Will travel up to 100 miles
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String Theory is a fresh young celtic folk band that specializes in high energy Irish/Scottish trad tunes and songs. Recently ranked one of the top 5 Irish Bands in Texas by the Dallas Observer, the band features Jesse Ramirez on guitar and mandolin, Nathan Kennedy on fiddle, Meg Tapley on flute, whistle, and vocals as their core trio. They also use their rhythm section for larger performances: Bill Zauner on upright bass, and Matt Cook on vocals and bodhran.

The band premiered in 2015 with performances at The Celt and Trinity Hall and has since had over 50 shows between those two pubs. The have also performed in many other venues, festivals, retreats, and weddings. They performed in 2015 at the O'Flaherty Retreat, and will be featured in the upcoming McKinney music festival in summer 2017. They were a featured performer at the North Texas Irish Festival in 2016, as well as Irishfest Atlanta. The Band was the headline performer at the 2016 City of Allen's Shamrock Shindig St. Patrick's festival. They also have an active Celtic wedding schedule.

Jesse is a Celtic finger style guitarist and has a masters in guitar performance from UNT and is currently a professor of music at Mount Royal College. He played in the Celtic Ensemble at Texas Tech with Roger Landes during is 4 year undergraduate degree. Nathan is a national award winning Irish fiddler who was the first youth from Texas to compete in the world championships of Irish music, the Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo Ireland. He is also a music teacher at the North Texas School of Irish Music, and plays with the TIMES Session Players with Ken Fleming. Meg has been playing Irish pennywhistle for over 10 years and just completed her flute performance degree from UNT. She is currently peforming in several other ensembles as well as teaching flute as a private instrument teacher to middle and high school students.

Bill is an upright bass player and has played in a variety of genres from celtic to jazz and classical. He attended Texas Tech where he performed with Roger Landes' Celtic Ensemble and graduated with a degree with honors in music performance as well as music education. He was a member of the Lubbock Symphony for 7 years, and Midland Odessa Symphony for 7 years. Bill is an Orchestra Director for the Lewisville ISD. Matt Cook is the current lead singer for the highly popular singing band, Sluggers Rule. He also plays Bodhran, mandolin, and octave mandolin. Matt is also a highly sought after sound engineer and does sound for high profile venues and shows.

String Theory just released a CD self titled. This CD is the inaugural release from the band and is a true musical delight. It features the amazing Celtic finger style guitar of Jesse Ramirez that will remind many of the work of the legendary Randal Bays. It also features world class Irish fiddling from Nathan Kennedy, and beautiful flute and whistle performances from Meg Tapley. Matt provides great Bodhran beats and low strings are featured through out. It includes many upbeat Irish dance tunes to get your toes tapping, wonderful folk marches and waltzes that shows the bands impressive classical and Celtic training, and some of the most haunting Irish airs you have heard

You can read more about them at stringtheoryirish d o t c o m
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