Traditional Celtic music for concerts, festivals, private events, and workshops which the band performs on the east coast and mid-western states. In the group are Rick Herlinger, (Vocal, Guitar, and Song Writer), Michael O'Donnell, (Vocal, Bodhram), Bruce Wilkin, (Violin, Bouzouki, and Composition), and Chas Fowler, (Smallpipes, Uilleann Pipes, Gaita Gallega, Border Pipes, Bombard, Irish Whistle, Low Whistle, Electric Woodwinds, Keyboard, and Composition).
The group has 4 1/2 hours of traditional and original Celtic music in their catalog that fits well for any event or occasions.
Price Range: $400 - $2000
Gig Length: 50 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Merlin's Beard Band is an exciting and fun musical ensemble that the audience will enjoy many traditional Celtic tunes and songs from Ireland, Scotland, Galicia, and Breton. They perform jigs, hornpipes, reels, airs, singing ballads, and good old favorite party songs. Also, any special music that is requested in an advance time, the group will add the music to the set. In short, what to expect, is a fun time with Merlin's Beard Band.
Additional Booking Notes
Technical info when not using the Bands sound equipment: 3 to 4 Mics.(2 vocals and Instrument), Three 1/4inch cables (electric wind instrument, 6 string guitar, and 12 string guitar), 8 XLR cables, min. of 2 monitors.
On the stage: Three chairs, and one small table. 4 music stands.
Past Booked Events
|June 05, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Orrs Farm Art Festival|
|June 04, 2016 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Orrs Farm Art Festival|
|May 22, 2016 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Private Wedding|
|May 21, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||International Festival, Martiinsburg WV|
This is only example of our typical set where in our catalog, we have over 4 1/2 hours of music.
The Sorcerer's Tear (Air)
Walk Out of it Hogan (Jig)
Dicey Riley (Song)
Maggie In The Woods (Polka)
The Leaving of Liverpool (Song)
Off to California (Hornpipe)
Peacock Feather (Hornpipe)
Star of the County Down (Song)
Circle of Stones (Song-ballad)
Neil Gow's Lament (Air)
The Silver Spear (Reel)
The King of the Piper (Jig)
Influences & Inspiration
The Chieftains, Van Morris, The Pogues, Silly Wizard, Gaelic Storm.
3 Chairs, and One small table, 4 music stands (optional)