Deriving its name from the beautiful park in Dublin, St. Stephen’s Green brings awareness to Irish music with a repertoire spanning modern Irish rock while still paying tribute to traditional Irish folk and songs of rebellion. As someone enthralled with Irish culture, Matt started the band to bring a fresh perspective to Irish music in the Chicago-land area. By blending a female’s voice over the harmony of banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass, and drums, St. Stephen’s Green does just that.
St. Stephen’s Green borrows and modifies songs old and new; some influences include The Dubliners, The Pogues, The Saw Doctors, U2, the Wild Colonial Bhoys, and The High Kings. The band is always looking for Irish songs to add to the set list. The band is being booked frequently in the Chicago area, and recently opened up for the High Kings in September 2018 at the IAHC.
St. Stephen’s Green is Liz Van Wormer- Vocals, Flute and Tin Whistle
Ron Delfmann – Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin
Matt Obrzut- Bass, Guitar, Harmonica
Chris Leonard- Bass, Guitar
Dane Stier- Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar, Tin Whistle
St. Stephen’s Green performs on Friday, July 12 at 10pm on the Fifth Province Stage.