Three time All-Ireland accordion champion Buddy Connolly hails from Newark, New Jersey with parents from Clare and Galway in Ireland. In 1995, he moved to Nashville and was introduced to bluegrass, Cajun and country music and toured/recorded with Tim O'Brien, Kathy Mattea, Rodney Crowell, Christian rockers Ceili Rain, Orleans, Matt Molloy (Chieftains), Joel Sonnier and many others.
Matt Mancuso: Guitar, Trumpet, Fiddle, Vocals
Brooklyn, New York native Matt Mancuso is an inspired multi-instrumentalist who has performed with many Irish and Celtic acts, including Lord of the Dance, Grada, Runa and Cathie Ryan. Matt is well known for his fiddle playing and studied jazz trumpet at the Laguardia School for Music and Art.
Lindsey Horner: Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Baritone Sax
Julliard alum Lindsey Horner has recorded and performed with diverse artists from Susan McKeown and Johnny Cunningham in the Celtic realm to Greg Osby, Bill Frisell, Bobby Previte, Dave Douglas, Don Byron and Muhal Richard Abrams in the jazz world. He has performed for dozens of Broadway shows from the "Lion King" to "Tommy" and has produced five albums, including his most recent "Undiscovered Country" features Irish legend Andy Irvine on two tracks.
Dave Barckow: Percussion, Guitar, Vocals
Queens, NY native Dave Barckow has been playing music professionally since the age of 12 and has played with several national and international acts including Celtic Cross, The Diddley Idols and hard rockers White Trash. As song writer and performer, Dave’s music has been used on several prime time network shows including “Mercy" (NBC) "Nurse Jackie" (SHO) and "Flesh & Bone" (SHO).