PAT KANE, – Irish Fiddler and “Balladeer of the Southern Tier” and his West o’Clare, BAND. Pat is a seasoned showman, being a singer, dancer, actor, and instrumentalist since childhood. On his farm in the hill country of the Canisteo River, he was raised in the traditions of the Grange and of his Irish family. He has written many fine songs and knows a host of modern selections as well, and has twice won first place for singing at the NYC Fleadh Cheoil. He has produced a good number of albums. The Band is a group of All-Stars from all around the region we call the Twin Tiers, or what Pat has fancifully named “West o’Clare.”
Pat Kane – lead vocals, guitar, fiddle, whistle, dance calls.
Rob Spence – vocals, percussion. good humour.
Kathy Snedeker – piano, keyboards, colossal patience.
Carol Estep Simek – fiddle, vocals,third harmonies, fashion sense.
Ken VanEtten – banjos, mandolin, harmonicas, trumpet, arcane wisdom.