McPeake’s music nods to the past generations of the iconic McPeake family but has journeyed to new territory; from their mix of Folk, Indie, Trad, Americana music; they’ve created TradPop! Mixing heart-pumping instrumentals and heart-stirring lyrics with innovative use of traditional instruments alongside contemporary song writing; they create a new perspective on an old genre.
Figuring prominently in the EMMY Award-winning PBS Special Music of Ireland, the band is now taking the world of Celtic music by storm with its own contemporary brand of self-penned songs and compositions. Since their initial tour of USA in 2009, McPeake are now on the main stages of the USA festival circuit, performing regularly to audiences in excess 10,000 people.
McPeake is Francis McPeake on Uilleann Pipes and low whistles, Paula McPeake on vocals, Mairead Forde on fiddles and Paul Hughes on vocals, guitar and percussion.
McPeake performs on Saturday, July 13 at 6:15pm on the Folk Stage and Sunday July, 14 at 3pm on the Main Stage.