Dec 18, 7-9 pm :: Franklins Public House, Palos Heights
Feb 26, 7-9 pm :: Aisling on the Lough, Kenosha
The Dirty Wellies is an established traditional Irish band based in the Chicago area. The band formed in 2012
when County Mayo natives Regina Garrity,
Margaret Murphy O'Callaghan, and Bernadette Murphy, joined with Kevin Branigan to hold open sessions at
a popular pub in the Chicago
suburb of Brookfield.
The lineup changed a bit over the years with Jim Aman, Vincent O'Callaghan, Frank Gleeson, and Eileen Ellis adding their talents and Bernadette moved away.
The band's focus is traditional Irish and Scottish music. Modern tunes and twists have come into the repertoire along the way, but the heart and soul of the band remains trad. Their style and love of traditional tunes and songs has carried the band to festivals, concerts, and a variety of private and public performances.