|".....the YankCelt Band, the local Irish American super group...." Tom
Shea, The Springfield Sunday Republican, August 16, 2009.
Fans will be happy to hear that the band will reunite once again in
March 2013 for another St. Patrick's celebration.
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
The band will be performing several shows in March, 2013 as they
celebrate their 23rd year together. Please explore the web site, and
learn more about the YankCelt Band, and where we will be playing to
celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2013. 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!