“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.
March 6, 2015
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March 7, 2015
the East Sangerville Grange, Maine
More information at http://www.grange.org/eastsangervilleme177/
March 19, 2015
Farmington Historical Society's North Church Concert Series. Tickets $15. Call 778-2006 for more information.
March 22, 2015
The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds, 32 Masonic Street, Northampton, MA 01060, United States
More information at http://www.parlorroommusic.com/
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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