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.

Shows

Concert at The Parlor Room

April 3, 2016

7:00 pm

The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St, Northampton, MA 01060, United States

http://www.signaturesoundspresents.com

Tickets available at http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1034893

Concert at Bertha's Mussels

May 11, 2016

Baltimore, MD, USA

Details to come.

Concert in Blacksburg, VA

May 12, 2016

Blacksburg, VA

Details to come.

Concert at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

May 13, 2016

Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, United States

Details to come.

Bethabara Highland Games

May 14, 2016

Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Concert at the Rooster's Wife

May 15, 2016

The Rooster's Wife, 114 Knight St, Aberdeen, NC 28315, United States

Details to come.

Brick Church Concert Series

June 11, 2016

7:00 pm

New Sharon, ME, USA

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“The Happy Days of Youth”

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.

$15.00 Add to cart

“The Press Gang”

2010. 10 tracks, 50 min

Our first CD, featuring a blend of tunes from Ireland and beyond.

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