This line just came out for the Kalamazoo Irish Festival. We are so proud to be included in this powerhouse line-up. Our performance runs from 8 pm to 9:30 pm Saturday, June 23. Come see us as we perform on stage in the Old Dog Saloon.
On January 14th, we performed to a standing room only house at the Loutit District Library in Grand Haven. We thank all our fans and friends for coming out in such mass support. From that concert, we shot a promotional video for the Michigan Humanities Council Touring Artist Directory application. Look for that video soon on this website Right now you can catch it on our Facebook page.
St. Paddy's Day is coming and we are still booking for March. Checkout all our concerts on this website on the "Dates" page.
Also, watch this site for more details on our June 6th concert as we open for One for the Foxes.
One for the Foxes is an exciting and dynamic trans-Atlantic trio. Hailing from Ireland and the US, the trio present a rousing blend of Irish and American folk music that will have you singing along and your feet stomping. The group is made up of Dublin's Tadhg Ó Meachair (Goitse), Galway's Dave Curley (SLIDE) and Denver's Joanna Hyde (The Hydes). Come join them at Loutit District Library for a thrilling evening of music.
Hope we see you soon!!
Our Celtic Christmas EP titled "The Gathering" is now finished and set to be released December 1. This musical effort is a collection of traditional Celtic Christmas favorites along with holiday offerings written by our own Tim Staudacher.
This EP will only be offered by download for the low price of $5. However, if you have subscribed with us, we'll send you a FREE download of the title track. So subscribe now and get your free download when it's released!!!
UG's 2017 festival season ended in September with our performance at the Michigan Irish Music festival. We felt it an honor to be include with all the great international talent the festival provides. What a wonderful way to end the summer.
So now as fall sets in, the band decided to produce a Celtic Christmas CD. We spend a couple weeks searching for folk holiday tunes and Staud wrote a few new ones to put us in the holiday spirit.
We hope to get in the studio by end of October in order to release it by late November. Check back with us right here and we'll keep you posted on its progress. Stay tuned!!!
UG has been busy this summer performing around West Michigan. We were fortune enough to book 3 of the larger Irish/Celtic festivals this year.
The Kalamazoo kicked us off in June. This was the first festival we performed at so we didn't know what to expect.. We quickly learned performing is only part for we able to bond with other band members in friendship
Next, we just finished the Sparta Celtic Festival on August 12th where we performed to a huge crowd. This festival was voted as the best FREE festival in Michigan and we can see why. Make sure you mark this one down on your calendar for next year.
To close out our festival run, UG performs in September at the Mother-of-All Irish events in the state and one of the premier Irish festivals in the country-the Michigan Irish Music Festival. We're excited to play at MIMF and we know, once we get on stage, time will go by quickly.
Summer 2017 has been full of performances. With this new website, we'll keep you posted on upcoming events and news from the band.
So stay tuned. You'll hear more from us!!!
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