QUOTES

PAST VENUES

"Finvarra’s Wren unequivocally ranks in topmost

echelon of American bands performing Irish traditional music today. With expert musicianship from every quarter, the band’s imaginative interpretations of tunes and songs are wholly true to the Irish tradition." -- Don Penzien, musician and 

Mississippi Celtic Festival Director 

 

 

 

"Irish folk band Finvarra's Wren .... making the kind of music you'd only expect to hear on the west coast of Ireland. Plays traditional Celtic music so heartachingly well that even Finn McCool would be impressed." -- Metro Times 

 

 

"Finvarra's Wren plays in a way rarely seen in this day and age, as a tight-knit family producing unique and beautiful sounds that demand attention. Intricate melodies and swirling harmonies come from each member."  

--The Examiner (Detroit)

 

 

 

"Michigan's premier trad band." -- Detroit News

 

 

 

"Jim Perkins is simply one of the finest and most versatile musicians in the state. To watch the band is pure delight. It's a swirl of musical tradition and performance energy that I highly recommend." 

-- Matt Watroba NPR Sing Out Radio Host

 

 

"A quartet that has been hailed as one of the most impressive Irish bands in America today."

--The Louisiana Crescent Harp

  • The Al Purcell Tionol, Ann Arbor, MI

  • The Ark, Anne Arbor, MI

  • Austin Celtic Festival, Austin, TX

  • Baltimore Irish Festival, Baltimore, MD

  • BlissFest, Petoskey, MI

  • Celtic Fest Mississippi, Jackson, MS 

  • Crooked Tree Center for The Arts, Petoskey MI

  • The Cukoo's Nest, London, ON

  • Dayton Celtic Festival, Dayton, OH

  • Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit, MI

  • Duggan's , Little Rock, AR

  • Emerald Evenings, Bentonville, AR

  • Farm Fest, Gaylord, MI

  • Fenian's, Jackson, MS

  • Flint Folk Festival, Flint, MI

  • The Flying Cloud Folk Club, Toronto, ON

  • Foundry Hall, Benton Harbor, MI

  • Gaelic League/Irish American Club, Detroit, MI

  • Goderich Celtic Festival, Goderich, ON

  • Gopherwood Concert Series, Cadillac, MI

  • Great Lakes Gathering, Saginaw MI

  • Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI

  • Henry Ford Museum, Dearbor MI

  • Historical Society of Port Austin, Port Austin, MI

  • Howmet Playhouse, Howmet, MI

  • Irish American Heritage Festival, Chicago, IL

  • Irish Cultural Center of New England, Boston, MA

  • Irish Cultural Museum, New Orleans, LA

  • The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI

  • MAMA's Coffee House, Bloomfield Hills, MI

  • Mill's Community House, Benzonia, MI

  • Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series, Morristown, NJ

  • Motor City Irish Fest, Redford, MI

  • North Texas Irish Festival, Dallas TX

  • Ramsdell Theate, Manistee, MI

  • Saline Celtic Festival, Saline, MI

  • Sleder's Porch Concerts, Traverse City, MI

  • The Ten Pound Fiddle, Lansing, MI

  • Traditional Irish Music Education Society, Dallas, TX

  • Trinity House, Livonia, MI

  • University of Tulsa,Tulsa, OK

  • The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, Canton, MI

  • The White Crow, Saginaw, MI

 

HIGH RES PHOTOS