“Great songs, poignant, emotional vocals, masterful guitar and fiddle/flute conversations that work like fine embroidery – no wonder critics love them. You will too!” Larry Groce, host of NPR Music’s “Mountain Stage.”
2017 LiveIreland Best Album of the Year and Best Male Singer for “The Femme Fatale of Maine”
2015 LiveIreland Best Vocal/Instrumental Album and Best Male Singer for “The Jeremiahs”
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 flute; 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 whose fiddle playing and singing will be familiar to many as she was lead singer with Solas for years.
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!
“My name is CJ Alderton and I have served as the President of the Durango Celtic Festival since its inception. We just completed our 7th season and had the great privilege of hosting The Jeremiahs. Having booked such high-flying acts as Solas, Daimh, Runa, Goitse and Old Blind Dogs our audience expects the very best. We got that in abundance with The Jeremiahs. It is one of the best performances I have ever experienced. The musicianship was world-class. The engagement with the audience and their stage presence was flawless. The mix of evocative songs and tunes was as perfect as perfect can be. Along with all of that, these lads were easy-going and cheerful people to be around. The best thing I can say as a festival organizer is that we want them back!”
“One of the freshest bands in Irish traditional music” Séan Laffey Irish Music Magazine
“Their instrumental work is superior. ..They are the real deal with some really well done harmonies.” Live Ireland