McPEAKE

Live Act Folk
McPEAKE - Folk Live Act in Belfast

McPEAKE Short Info

McPEAKE are from Belfast, Northern Ireland. McPEAKE’s music nods to the past generations of the iconic McPeake Family but has journeyed to new territory; from their mix of Folk, Indie, Trad, Americana music; they’ve created TradPop!

Mixing heart-pumping instrumentals and heart-stirring lyrics with innovative use of traditional instruments alongside contemporary songwriting, they create a new perspective on an old genre.
The McPeake Family have been whispered as ‘folk-royalty.’ Their beloved song “Wild Mountain Thyme” has been on the lips of music lovers across the globe. This hauntingly beautiful folk anthem has been covered by music superstars such as Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart and Bob Dylan, to name a few.

Francis McPeake I, penned ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ Francis McPeake II influenced Van Morrison, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan; Francis McPeake III taught John Lennon the Uilleann Pipes; and now the latest generation have formed McPEAKE who recently appeared in the EMMY Award-winning PBS Special “Music of Ireland.

McPEAKE are from Belfast, Northern Ireland. McPEAKE’s music nods to the past generations of the iconic McPeake Family but has journeyed to new territory; from their mix of Folk, Indie, Trad, Americana music; they’ve created TradPop!

Mixing heart-pumping instrumentals and heart-stirring lyrics with innovative use of traditional instruments alongside contemporary songwriting, they create a new perspective on an old genre.
The McPeake Family have been whispered as ‘folk-royalty.’ Their beloved song “Wild Mountain Thyme” has been on the lips of music lovers across the globe. This hauntingly beautiful folk anthem has been covered by music supe...

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Past Gigs McPEAKE

  • 04 | 2018 Belfast The Celtic Passion
  • 03 | 2018 Nashville, USA Nashville Palace
  • 03 | 2018 Lexington, USA Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour
  • 11 | 2017 Downpatrick Down Arts Centre
  • 11 | 2017 Dungannon Ranfurley House
  • 06 | 2017 Portaferry Sails and Sounds Festival
  • 08 | 2016 Milwaukee Milwaukee Irish Fest
  • 03 | 2015 Lyric Theatre Belfast McPEAKE in Concert
  • 05 | 2013 Downpatrick UK McPEAKE in Concert at Down Arts Centre
  • 09 | 2012 Belfast UK BBC Proms in the Park
  • 09 | 2012 Kansas City USA Kansas City Irish Fest
  • 08 | 2012 Milwaukee, USA Milwaukee Irish Fest
  • 03 | 2012 Belfast UK Lyric Theatre: McPEAKE in Concert
  • 09 | 2011 Bethlehem USA Celtic Classic Festival
  • 07 | 2011 NYC McPEAKE @ Celebrate Brooklyn

Discography McPEAKE

  • 2016 Gypsies in the Wood EP | Piper 4 Records

Media

  • Sound Fallin'
  • Video McPEAKE - These Days Live
  • Sound Evolution
  • Video McPEAKE - Eleanor Rigby
  • Video McPEAKE - Will Ye Go Lassie Go
  • Sound Gypsies In The Wood
  • Sound Come Back

Origin

  • Belfast GB

Founded

  • 2010

Members

  • Francis McPeake Pipes, Whistles
  • Mairead Forde Fiddle
  • Paul Hughes Vocals, Guitar
  • Matthew Jones Guitar
  • Clare Galway Keys, BV's
  • Andy Reilly Drums
  • Nick Scott Bass

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