Always entertaining and definitely unique, The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off the stage. First discovered in 1993 as “The Campbell Brothers”, the band signed a deal with EMI Records and changed their name to “Mudmen” in 1998. Their music has been featured in video games, on a HBO and NBC TV Series, and “Hockey Night in Canada.” The Mudmen have 9 studio recordings and will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in March of 2018.
The Sprigs were formed in 2003 by the all-star lineup of Brendan Bulger, James Conway, Marc McGowan, and Bill Knox as the premier American-Irish traditional band in Chicago. Since that time, in various iterations and to rave reviews, the band has toured extensively in North America and Western Europe and has released several recordings. Their most recent release of high-energy, technically dazzling, Irish-American dance tunes and ballads, The Vernal Pool, led to multiple 2015 tours of the US. In 2016 – the original lineup reunites to bring powerful, moving music to stages across the United States.