Across the Pond
28 Apr 2017,11:00pm
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Across the Pond is a multi-instrumental trio performing their own high-energy arrangements of Irish and Scottish tunes and songs. While very passionate about their traditional roots, their arrangements contain modern influences. Finding that special balance between tradition and contemporary is what separates Across the Pond from many other Irish bands. They grab the audience’s attention from the very first beat right to the end. Their music is fresh and entertaining.
With repertoire ranging from hauntingly slow airs to high-energy jigs and reels, and love ballads, to high energy traditional and contemporary songs, Across the Pond will take you on a musical rollercoaster ride of emotions.
Mike Morrison, Chuck Krepley and Dan Diviney are three native Pennsylvanians with diverse musical backgrounds, including mountain music from the Appalachians, derived from the Scottish and Irish who settled there centuries ago. They’ve developed their own unique style in the five years they’ve been performing together.
Formed late in 2010, Across the Pond climbed the Reverbnation charts and quickly become recognized as the premier Celtic band in south-central Pennsylvania. Shortly after the release of their first CD, ‘Kid on the Mountain’ in October 2014, they were named in the Top 20 Celtic folk bands world-wide by Marc Gunn, and they were selected as co-winners of the Texas Scots Talent Competition. Playing five to six dozen regional performances annually, they have entertained from Virginia Beach to Montreal, QC, at festivals, weddings, concerts, and of course pubs and wineries. They still take time to perform for retirement centers and nursing homes in their area.