The Young Dubliners

Founded in 1988 by Dublin native Keith Roberts and Paul O’Toole, the Young Dubliners have grown from their beginnings as a traditional folk/pop band, influenced by Celtic musician Christy Moore and Irish band The Fureys, to a style marked by a fusion of Irish traditional instruments and music with modern rock. The Young Dubs have released eight albums of original material and one Irish ballad cover album, and are currently at work recording a new CD. They have headlined throughout the United States and Europe since 1994, and have shared the stage with Jethro Tull, John Hiatt, Chris Isaak, Jonny Lang, Great Big Sea and Collective Soul, and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. AllMusic.com states, “Their live shows (have) a jam-like appeal, similar to the vibes of Phish and the Dave Matthews Band.”