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tim keohane tim keohane - lead guitar
Tim Keohane founded Tradition in 1988. As one of the groups lead vocalists and guitarist, he brings a strong background in Irish folk music and dance to every performance. His knowledge of the Irish & American folk tradition is balanced by a strong repertoire of classic rock and country music.His wife is violinist Sheila Falls-Keohane and together they have a son and two daughters.
Brian Packham brian packham - piano
Brian was born and bred in the suburbs north of Baltimore Maryland where he studied drums, piano and guitar. He came to Boston, went to Berklee College of Music, played in numerous local bands and made allot of pizzas. Since starting a family and joining Tradition in 1996, Brian has been 'at home Dad' to his three strapping lads while maintaining his musical endeavors. Check out his web site
joe moriarty joe moriarty - drums
Born and raised in Boston, Joe was influenced by his Irish heritage. His mother from Co. Clare and his father from Co. Kerry introduced Joe to Irish dancing and Irish music at a very young age. Family members on both sides have a strong tradition in music, dance theatre and recitation. His pleasant tenor voice and ability to sing high harmonies make the group's vocals something special.
matthew allen matthew allen
Matthew has taught ethnomusicology at Indiana Univ., Duke, the Univ. of Oklahoma, and since 1999 at Wheaton College in Norton, MA, and is the co-author of “Music in South India,” published by Oxford University Press. He became a huge
fan of Irish music after hearing records of Planxty and the Bothy Band. In 2002 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar, teaching at University College in Cork.
kevin kevin Accordian
Born in Boston, Kevin's parents hail from the Co. Galway. Kevin began playing the accordion at the age of 12 and has been playing in local area bands from the age of 18 on......He most notably played with he Chris Devlin showband for over 20 years as well as appearing with the likes of Norman Payne, Mike Carroll before beginning with Tradition 10 years ago,
CD cover art 01 SALLY GARDENS
02 Galway Races
03 John Mckennas Reels
04   Ordinary Man
05 Red Rose Cafe
06 the Ferry Man
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Irish + Traditional
Oldies + Classic Rock
Country + Folk
additional offerings
Cocktail Reception Music
Cocktail Piano Music
Violin & Fiddle
Irish Session Style
Wedding Invitation Design
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