The Irish Rogues are a traditional Celtic/Irish Pub Band that performs a rich collection of rollicking sing-a-long Irish Music, ballads and brilliant, danceable instrumentals that originate from Ireland, Scotland and Australia. The Irish Rogues band was created by Ireland’s own John Hodgins (a native of County Offlay) and his good friend Harold Herrington. Under John’s leadership, the band shares an energy and fun loving direction combined with excellent instrumentals and vocals. They are one of the longest held Celtic music groups in the Southwest.
John Hodgins plays button key accordion and harmonica with a strong sense of rhythm and timing. He sings and performs with fun and abandonment that pulls the audience in for an unforgettable evening.
Earnie Taft’s masterful fiddle playing is matched only by his skill on the mandolin and banjo. Earnie’s experience ranges from Bluegrass to Celtic and his expertise is equal in playing both driving jigs and reels or romantic waltzes.
MR. Ed Macke is a superb musician whose guitar playing is complimented by his strong vocals. His smile is warm and sincere and a great favorite among Rogue fans. Ask him to sing the Rattlin Bog!
Collectively, they are an unforgettable trio performing with enthusiasm and humor with their Irish Music!
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