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The Bog Band
CD Release
Monday, March 12, 2018, 7:30 pm.
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD, 20852 (Directions)
Tickets: $10 or $30 for the Whole Family!
$2 per ticket box office fee added to all purchases.
Advance ticketing ends at 1pm day-of show.
All tickets are general admission.
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The Big B of the Bog Band. The Big B of the Bog Band.
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The Bog Band is a group of young musicians with a passion for traditional Irish music and dance. The group began some fifteen years ago at the Washington Waldorf School, where director Mitch Fanning taught violin. Most of the members are middle and high school students living in the Greater Washington D.C. area - and it is IMT's HONOR to present their CD Release here in Rockville, MD - "An album of traditional Irish music by the Bog Band, a group of extremely talented young musicians who are famously mad for trad!"

Over the years and even now, fiddles remain the focus, but the band has also featured a variety of other traditional Irish instruments including guitar, bouzouki, bodhran drum), flute, Uilleann pipes, tin whistle, banjo, button accordion and piano.   Many members have competed and placed at a variety of local and regional traditional Irish music competitions. Some have competed in the “all-Ireland”Fleadh Cheoil nahÉireann.  

The Bog Band has performed and earned great reviews at events and festivals throughout the Baltimore/Washington area including the Embassy of Ireland, Potomac Celtic Festival, The Folklore Society of Greater Washington, Smithsonian's Discovery Theatre, The DC Mayor's Awards Gala, Montgomery County Arts Council events, ShamRock Fest, Takoma Park Folk Festival, The Glen Echo Irish Festival, EuroNight, Kid’s Euro Fest, MetroPerforms!, The Washington Folk Festival, and at Glucksman Ireland House at NYU and many other private parties throughout the area. The Bog Band has also helped raise etns of thousands of dollars by concertizing for charities and public interest groups, most notably for Child Justice, a child-advocacy organization and The Father McKenna Center, a homeless shelter in DC.  

Visit The Bog Band's website at bogband.com.

The Bog Band and the D.C. Donegal Fiddlers perform at the Folk Festival. Director: Robyn Ratcliffe