Nine-8ths Irish CD release party Friday |

Nine-8ths Irish CD release party Friday

Highly acclaimed Sacramento band Nine-8ths Irish will perform Friday in a CD release concert. KVMR Celtic Festival favorites, the band combines the talents of five accomplished musicians to present music that is “Irish and a wee bit more.”

Incorporating their experiences in a wide variety of musical genres – from bluegrass and jazz to country and contest fiddling – into traditional Irish music, Nine-8ths Irish enjoys sharing their love of this dynamic music with audiences throughout Northern California and beyond.

Nine-8ths Irish began its journey to bring Irish music closer to its California home in 2007, with the release of West of Ireland, the band’s debut album. West of Ireland, which has received radio airplay from coast to coast, was also the Celtic music debut for FGM Records, the band’s label.

Nine-8ths Irish is Chris Dunlap, bodhran, cajon and vocals; Linda Relph, fiddle and vocals; Bo Bowen, whistles; Kathy Barwick, guitar, five-string banjo, acoustic bass and vocals; and Brady McKay, vocals.

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