In the year 2013,weathering the initial hitches and hiccups and bothers and blips of starting a band,The Jeremiahs formed to become a welcome gopher in the garden of Celtic music.
From the outset The Jeremiahs grabbed the attention of the heavyweights like Irish Music Magazine whose Sean Laffey says they are “One of the freshest bands in traditional music “and Live Ireland who published “They are the real deal”…
They shape their sound with Dubliner Joe Gibney’s beautiful vocals and some whistle (not at the same time); Julien Bruneteau from Brittany who plays whistle and flutes; Dublin based James Ryan who holds down the rhythm section on guitar and bouzouki and a few choice effects pedals; and finally Niamh Varian-Barry on fiddle and vocals.
They heralded their arrival and gained immediate recognition by winning the Ballyshannon Folk Festival showcase competition their first year out.Two years later they’ve released their self titled album which includes the track ‘Forgotten Sons’ that Christy Moore picked as the song that “tickled my ears the most” and won the 2015 TradConnect Songwriters’ Showcase.
Thus far the band has graced many stages during successful tours in countries such as Ireland, Russia,Germany, Denmark,England and Scotland. So get out and don’t miss them!