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The Founding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THIS WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION AS WE TRANSITION FROM BLARNEY CASTLE TO THE FOUNDING. Our old website, www.blarneycastlemusic.com now redirects here.

 
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We are The Founding

 

The Founding (formerly Blarney Castle) is a Progressive Celtic band from Kalamazoo, Michigan. With their unique, energetic, and powerful approach to songwriting, they strive to constantly push the boundaries of the Irish and Scottish music traditions.  Over the past two years The Founding has become one of the premier acts in their genre in Michigan and promises to be one of the best of it's kind. This young band has performed at venues throughout the midwest, making appearances at the Michigan Irish Music Festival, the Sparta Celtic Festival, the Kalamazoo Irish and Scottish Festivals, and many more. Their discography includes an EP To a City, Fair (2016), the single "Silhouettes Against the Soil" (2016), and an upcoming album 'Form.' to be released November 17th, 2017. Their recordings have been featured on NPR affiliates WMUK Kalamazoo and WUTC Chattanooga, as well as Michigan Irish Music Café and The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast.

 

Elizabeth June: Lead Singer, Flautist

Elizabeth June: Lead Singer, Flautist

Lukas Stanley: Keys, Percussion, Viola

Lukas Stanley: Keys, Percussion, Viola

Joel Tyrone Myers: Mandolin, Fiddle  

Joel Tyrone Myers: Mandolin, Fiddle
 

Patrick Hartson: Guitar, Cello

Patrick Hartson: Guitar, Cello

John Robey: Fiddle  

John Robey: Fiddle

 

Kyle Pitcher: Bass, Vocals

Kyle Pitcher: Bass, Vocals

 
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