The Irish Weavers

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The Cork-based Irish Weavers are a comedy folk band that formed in 1993. Their music is spirited and fast-paced and often includes generous helpings of humor that have helped sell out live concerts held…
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The Cork-based Irish Weavers are a comedy folk band that formed in 1993. Their music is spirited and fast-paced and often includes generous helpings of humor that have helped sell out live concerts held in the U.S., the U.K., and throughout Europe.

The group consists of a trio of multi-instrumentalists. Barry Looney plays flute, mandolin, spoons, tin whistle, bodhran, and fiddle. Dan Kennedy plays button accordion, mandolin, guitar, and natural whistle. Liam Harris rounds out the group on the tin whistle and piano accordion.

The group has made four recordings but the first, The Britches Full of Stitches, Corks Double, is available as a cassette only. Weaving a Spell, A Jig a Jog and a Magic Dog, and The Irish Weavers Live at the Blarney Park are also available on CD. To better capture the uniquely Irish humor and stage settings of their live performances, the group also put out a video, The Irish Weavers Live in Concert.