Mill Creek Irish was founded in 2013 by a few neighbors from the north side of St. Cloud, MN who had an interest in playing Irish music. Since then, they have been attracting fans to local venues with music that is reminiscent of what you might hear at a pub in Ireland. They faithfully cover music recorded by some of the best Irish groups, including reels, jigs, waltzes and polkas as well as traditional ballads and pub sing-alongs.
Strong vocals from Marty Mahowald, Pete Nelson and Sandy Hamilton carry the day with songs from musical greats such as the Clancy Brothers, Luka Bloom, Mary Black, Cathy Jordan, Christy Moore and Shane McGowan. The dual fiddling force of Eric McFarling and Karen Wenzel drives powerful instrumental sets gleaned from recordings by the best Irish trad groups of the 1960’s through today, while Laurie Nelson brings a true Celtic feeling to the stage with her lively tin whistle and accordion.
Solidly backed by Nelson’s guitar and Mahowald’s bodhran and bones, Mill Creek Irish will take you to the heart of Ireland right here in St. Cloud.
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