Boston’s The Whiskey Boys kicked off this beautiful St. Patrick’s Day morning. The duo wowed audiences on the FOX-CT Morning News (Channel 61). Fiddle, a guitar and two voices. The Whiskey Boys play original and traditional Irish, Old Time, and Bluegrass music re-harmonized with jazz and pop chord changes for an effect that sounds at once contemporary, authentic, powerful and fun. They;d played the traditional Irish song, “Whiskey in a Can” and were interviewed by Rachel Luztker of the Morning News team.
Fiddler/violinist David Delaney is a native of South Windsor. Trained in Composition and Violin Performance at Berklee College of Music, David has played the fiddle since he propped his older sister’s violin up against a couch to hold it to his chin. It was love at first screech. He was pleasantly surprised to find a burgeoning traditional music scene at Berklee which offered study in his preferred style of music. David has played his fiddle professionally since the age of 13. He began composing his own reels and jigs at an early age and is published in “The Connecticut Sounds,” a collection of contra dance tunes written by Connecticut composers.
The Whiskey Boys are extremely popular in the Boston area but try to do Connecticut shows when they can. They have a couple coming up including one Saturday. They’ll be playing a free show Saturday afternoon at the East Hampton, Connecticut Public Library and at the Firebox on April 10, at 5 pm. Check the ‘Boys’ other shows.