March, 2016's Farewell Tour continues with the Farewll Tour Part III this coming March! The YankCelt Band will
perform 8 shows on their 28th Anniversary Tour in March 2018.
Bo Fitz and the YankCelt Band was formed in 1990 and the original ensemble includes: Bo Fitzgerald, Jeff Sullivan,
Craig Eastman and Guy DeVito. In 1998, Steppenwolf's Ron Hurst joined the band on drums. Billy Klock later replaced
Ron and has been an integral part of the sound since 2001. In 2004, Singer and Accordian player Mixie Clarke of
Galway, Ireland was asked to make a guest appearance with the band, and he has been making the trip
across the pond from Ireland for all the band's St. Patrick's Day appearances since!
The YankCelt Band derived its name from the unusual Celtic style produced by this ensemble of American and Irish
members. The blend of traditional Irish music with threads of rock, jazz and other rhythms sets The YankCelt Band apart
from most other Irish music. Since it's formation in 1990, The YankCelt sound has been steadily evolving and maturing.
The band has grown in popularity and has developed a large following due, in part, to rare opportunities to see them
perform as a complete musical unit. This rare combination of Irish music sung and played with traditional and
contemporary instrumentation by these seasoned musicians’ promises to deliver many delightful sounds to whoever has
the good fortune to be listening! In 2010 the band was honored to have it's music used in Mount Eagle Productions
independent film "The Turkey Bowl", winner of the Northampton Film Festival.
Please explore the web site, and learn more about the YankCelt Band, and where we will be playing to celebrate St.
Patrick's Day 2018. We look forward to seeing you at some of our shows! Join the party - once you hear the band, we're
sure you'll be back for more!
".....the YankCelt Band, the local Irish American super group...."
Tom Shea, The Springfield Sunday Republican, August 16, 2009.
ONE OF THESE YEARS, WE'LL BE RIGHT!
The Farewell Tour…Part Three
As we said last March, we hope that we leave “enough on the table” for a reunion
in 2018. So here we are planning our Farewell Tour Part Three for March 2018.
Yes, “one of these years we’ll be right’ and it will be the end. That door will close
But for now, 2018 appears to be a go for the YankCelt Band. Everyone has agreed
to connect for ‘one more year’ in March.
Somehow, St Patrick’s Day would seem very odd and empty without Bo, Craig,
Mixie, Jeff, Guy and Billy performing annually. Let’s hope there is enough in
reserve for another tour a year from March!
But, as the headline above reads, "ONE OF THESE YEARS, WE'LL BE RIGHT".
We all look forward to seeing you in March!
Please check out the schedule page for this year's tour schedule!
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The Farewell Tour Part Three