The Irish American Heritage Museum, in partnership with the Capital District Irish American Association, is delighted to bring Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones to the Capital Region. The band will play at the Capital District Irish American Association Hall on Ontario Street. Tickets cost $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Please call the museum at 518 427 1916 for tickets.
In 2001, after nearly 40 years performing, the legendary Wolfe Tones parted with their founder and leader – Derek Warfield. No other Irish folk group, before or since, told the story of Ireland so completely and unapologetically. But for Derek’s hunger and desire to continue to further the story of Ireland through song, an ancient tradition might have lost perhaps its most iconic figure. In 2005 Derek put together a band containing some of the finest musicians and singers in Irish music and so the Young Wolfe Tones were born. The band are from Ireland and America - Damaris Woods - Banjo; Mylo Moylan - Guitar and Vocals; Wayne Brereton – Bass, Vocals; Cormac McGuinness - Vocals; Andreas Durkin – Keyboard/Vocals; Brendan Keenan – Bouzouki/Mandola/Vocals
Derek Warfield’s 50 years of experience coupled with the talent and energy of The Young Wolfe Tones brings the old tradition of Irish balladry into a new age. The story of Ireland is transmitted in their music and song and illuminated by the outstanding musicianship of three wonderful ambassadors of a new generation of traditional players. Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones deliver Ireland’s traditional music and folk songs with an energy and skill that shows the quality of contemporaries within that tradition. The patriotic spirit of Irish music carried through the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s by the Wolfe Tones now marches on in the dynamic sound of The Young Wolfe Tones.