Leahy's Luck is a family based group from Milwaukee performing traditional and popular Irish music throughout the Midwest. Formed in 1991 by brothers Tom and Brian Leahy, much of the "Irish" sound is provided by their children; Brian's daughters Michelle, Sarah, and Caitlin play fiddle, flute, and tin whistle, respectively, while Tom Leahy's children Maura and Evan contribute on accordion and bodhran. Most of the lead vocals, as well as bass and acoustic guitars, are handled by the elder Leahys. They released three albums in the mid- to late '90s, the first being 1995's Leahy's Luck, followed by 2nd Time Around a year later, and Tree Rings in 1998. Their first two releases were marked by an inordinate number of traditional singalongs like "Moonshiner," "Danny Boy," "Mountain Dew," and "Wild Rover" while Tree Rings displayed noticeable growth as the younger members matured and acquired more confidence. The less predictable song selection (as well as the the album's title Tree Rings) is reflective of the development this group has shown.
Leahy's Luck Biography
by Dave Sleger