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The Pure Drop

2023fri28apr7:30 pmfri10:30 pmThe Pure Drop7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Irish Cottage

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The Pure Drop mixes the great old Irish pub tunes with driving jigs and reels. Members of the band include Jim McVeigh, Chirps Smith and Paul Kaye.

McVeigh (vocal, guitar, bodhran, whistle), from Belfast (Northern Ireland), has been playing in Irish bands in Belfast, Dublin, London and Chicago since 1984. He has played in the Milwaukee-Chicago area for over 10 years and has appeared at the Milwaukee Irish Fest many times.

Smith (fiddle), from Chicago, is one the best known fiddlers around. He has been playing since 1969 and has played ever major music festival from coast to coast. He plays tunes, write tunes and dances to tunes.

Kaye (mandolin and banjo), Chicago via New York, is best known as one of the premier blues guitarists in the Midwest. He attended many of Chicago’s best Irish sessions over the years and has a huge repertory of tunes under his belt. Kaye brings a great driving banjo sound and a sweet mandolin to the mix.


April 28, 2023 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Irish Cottage

9853 US Hwy 20 Galena, Illinois 61036

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