The Dirty Wellies is an established traditional Irish band based in the Chicago area.

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Upcoming Performances

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.



β€œThe Dirty Wellies is a powerhouse group of traditional Irish musicians who fill any size room with rich performances, warm stage presence and large catalog of Irish tunes. Fiddle, bodhran, whistle, banjo, mandolin and vocals and accordion; the Wellies have it all.”
– Irish American Heritage Center (Chicago)

"The Dirty Wellies played for members and friends of the The Irish American Society of County Will (IASCW) at a 2016 event and at our annual Celtic Fest. This band is a sure crowd pleaser! Our crowd includes all ages so the musical likes vary greatly. This Band was able to please all and they will certainly be asked to play for us again!"
– Irish American Society of County Will (Illinois)

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