Barleyjuice

Some bands take a little while to capture a festival crowd. Others seem to connect immediately. Such is the case with Barleyjuice and the Great American Irish Festival, where the Philadelphia-based Celtic rockers became instant favorites a few years back. With five studio albums and a double CD collection to date, these five kilted yanks are currently one of the most beloved Celtic rock bands in the USA. Kyf Brewer’s signature whiskey-soaked vocals perfectly trademark the group’s quick-witted and catchy originals, and partner Keith “Swanny” Swanson adds additional lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, whistle, bouzouki, and bagpipes. Rounding out the lineup are fiddler Alice O’Quirke, drummer John Tracey, and Eric Worthington on bass. Go on… try a little Barleyjuice…it’s the best time you can have at a concert without removing your kilt.