“The Press Gang is one of those rare bands that are ingenious, driving, thoughtful and yet have great respect for the tradition.”
– John Doyle
The Press Gang perform the instrumental dance music of Ireland on fiddle, accordion, and guitar. Based in Portland, Maine, these three musicians have become popular over the past four years for their skillful playing and deep understanding of the music–and for their humorous stage presence.
As American performers in the Irish tradition, The Press Gang bring a unique perspective to the music. They intersperse their repertoire of Irish melodies with related tunes from Quebec, Scotland, and Appalachia, and some fine New England waltzes. They temper their arrangements with a musical sense of adventure, making each show spontaneous and fresh.
December 5, 2015
Tuftonboro, NH, USA
May 11, 2016
Baltimore, MD, USA
May 12, 2016
May 13, 2016
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
May 14, 2016
Winston-Salem, NC, USA
May 15, 2016
The Rooster's Wife, 114 Knight St, Aberdeen, NC 28315, United States
2014. 10 tracks, 50 min.
Selections from our repertoire after four years of performing together. Includes many of the tunes we play in our live shows and some new selections. Featuring special guests Hanz Araki and Jeremiah McLane.
2010. 10 tracks, 50 min
Our first CD, featuring a blend of tunes from Ireland and beyond.
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