The Kerry Boys are Mark James, originally from the county Kerry Ireland now a Cheshire, CT resident, and Pierce Campbell from Prospect, CT’s official State Troubadour 2007/08. These two dynamic and popular Connecticut Irish balladeers have been performing together for over 26 years, dazzling fans of all ages from Maine to New York. Their humorous, high-energy show will have you clapping and singing along in no time, engaging you from start to finish with their wide collection of traditional and original Irish/Celtic songs performed with pristine harmonies and expressive guitar and mandolin. Depending on the night, Tony Pasqualoni join in on bass and Paul Neri plays banjo.
The Kerry Boys shows are reminiscent of the early Folk scene when the Clancy Brothers shared the stage with all the early Folk greats and when Folk music was a shared communal experience of sing-alongs and storytelling. They have taken that experience one step further by adding original songs to the traditional Irish mix. Their songs have gained a reputation for being written so they fit seamlessly into The Kerry Boys pub style repertoire. There’s no other way to put it, The Kerry Boys are just plain fun!