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Dicey Riley w/ Zoe Darrow

Infinity Norfolk


Sun, March 17, 2019
Norfolk, CT
Show at 7:30 PM

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Price: $19 - $39

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Alternative / Celtic / Celtic Folk / Celtic Rock
Dicey Riley w/ Zoe Darrow

Dicey Riley with Zoe Darrow is a six-piece Alt-Irish band from Northampton, Massachusetts. Alt-Irish music is an energetic union of Celtic-influenced alternative rock, alt-country and contemporary arrangements of traditional music. "Alt-Irish" is a relatively new genre of music; Dicey may be the only band in the Northeast describing their music in this style. Sets also typically include straight-ahead Celtic Rock along with highly- traditional works, including songs sung solely in Gaelic.

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Hailing from Massachusetts, the most proudly Irish state in America, Dicey Riley rocks their original Alt-Irish and fired-up traditional tunes with a wild front man, a hot female fiddler, a kilted bagpiper and a tight rhythm section. The six-piece band counts among its fans none other than Larry Kirwan, founder of Celt-rock legends Black 47, who features cuts from their album regularly on his weekly Sirius XM show "Celtic Crush."


Mention Massachusetts in Celtic music circles and many will reflexively think of Boston’s Dropkick Murphys, but from the Bay State’s wilder west roars Northampton-based Dicey Riley. Their 2013 CD “Rows of Pints and Walking Dead” gained new attention from critics, fans and bookers alike.  If the Pogues had a drunken one-night stand with U2, the sonic child borne of that rollicking union might be Dicey Riley. In addition to a catalog of originals and "tradiginals" (songs uniting traditional lyrics or melodies with modern arrangements) Dicey also covers songs by top Celtic acts including The Pogues, Flogging Molly, and others. But as the saying goes, "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture."


Dicey Riley appears at Celtic festivals and events across New England and beyond, including the Harpoon Brewery St. Patrick's Music Festival in Boston MA, the celebrated East Durham NY Irish Festival, Hartford's Pipes in the Valley Celtic Music Festival, the Hartford St. Patrick's Parade and more.  The band has shared stages Celtic luminaries such as Enter the Haggis, The Saw Doctors, Black 47, Screaming Orphans, The Red Hot Chili Pipers, The Tossers, Celtica and Gaelic Storm. Dicey also performs pub dates and private functions.


“ There is an undeniable charm to story-telling frontman John McLaughlin; he ultimately brought me over to his side with a reference to Shane MacGowan that, despite being an obvious touch point, ended up being quite clever."                                  Kevin Finn - The Noise, Boston MA

“The future is bright for this Celtic rock band. A perfect example of gender, generation, and ancestry. A mix that more than works. See them.” Louanne Dunphy, Host of Celtic Crossings at WRSI - 93.9 The River, Northampton MA

"Dicey Riley makes a rousing case for being the band best able to lurch to the rescue when some lout spills your stout. McLaughlin sings with a full, chesty voice that brims with feeling and lots of rowdy pub appeal. The band plays traditional Irish pub tunes, original works and songs that derive from tradition but arrive as something far newer. The band calls Northampton MA home but it's clear their hearts beat for Ireland.”   Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton MA

"Dicey Riley... combine punk-edged Irish music with the Keith guitar and swinging rhythm section of the Stones. A soaring fiddle and blistering bagpipes round out the unique sound. Look out America – Dicey is coming to your town soon."  Larry Kirwan - founder of Black 47/SiriusXM/Irish Echo, New York NY



John McLaughlin – vocals, bodhran

Zoe Darrow – vocals, fiddle

Jeff "Shameless" O'Hinrichs – drums & percussion

Juan Vasquez – bass

Jarad Weeks – bagpipes & guitar

Tim O'Brien – guitar





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