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

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Upcoming Performances

We had a great time during the St. Patrick's Day season. Thanks to all for supporting us! See you at these upcoming shows.



May 22, 4pm :: McNally's Irish Pub (St. Charles, IL) - POSTPONED

July 31, 4pm :: McNally's Irish Pub (St. Charles, IL)

Aug 27, 7pm :: Aisling on the Lough (Kenosha, WI)

The Dirty Wellies is an established traditional Irish band based in the Chicago area. The band formed in 2012 as The Murphy Girls by County Mayo natives Regina Garrity, Margaret Murphy O'Callaghan, and Bernadette Murphy. They were soon joined by Kevin Branigan and became The Dirty Wellies. The lineup changed a bit over the years with Jim Aman, Vincent O'Callaghan, and Frank Gleeson adding their talents and Bernadette moving 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. Our style and love of traditional tunes and songs has carried us to festivals, concerts, and a variety of private and public performances.



"We have been honored to have The Dirty Wellies play for our guests a number of times and continue to include them in our regular rotation of live music. The Wellies bring the lively traditional sounds of Ireland alive! It is always one heck of a good time!"
- Michael Coogan, Franklins Public House (Palos Heights, IL)

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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