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We are in the huddle preparing for March dates in Dallas TX, Little Rock AR, and Bentonville AR
Hoping for milder weather in the South than we are experiencing
here in the Ice Belt!
Note to anyone here in Michigan:
Please don't feed the polar bears. We want them to leave.

You can pick up our latest cd "Dancing Mad in the Midnight Air"
for $10 at gigs, or order one for $12.50... send check payable to Jim Perkins to PO Box 896 Farmington MI 48332

Wanna see cool videos of F.W.?
Visit the "Wrenheads Channel".
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Steeped in the Living Tradition

Finvarra's Wren is one of North America's most exciting Irish quartets. "Making the kind of music you'd only hear on the west coast of Ireland",  this Detroit, Michigan based band has an intense dedication to their instruments and to Irish music. As a family based group, Finvarra's Wren is capable of playing with a tightness and effortlessness that often evades other ensembles. Their performances have been described as "a swirl of musical tradition and performance energy". Finvarra's Wren has performed at many of North America's top music festivals and venues including the Austin Texas Celtic Festival, Dayton Ohio Celtic Festival, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Goderich Ontario Celtic Festival, Saline MI Celtic Fest, Baltimore Maryland Irish Fest, Celtic Fest Mississippi and Ann Arbor's prestigious Ark where they recently recorded their live album, "Dancing Mad in the Midnight Air".
The band is led by Detroit Irish music scene stalwarts Jim Perkins and Cheryl Burns, well known for their sensitive vocals and the inventive musical weaving of Jim's guitar and Cheryl's mountain dulcimer and bodhran. Powerhouse brother-sister duo Asher (button accordion and concertina) and Alison Perkins (vocals, fiddle and tin whistle) are world renowned for their award winning playing. Each member of the family has enjoyed successful careers as musical performers, teachers and recording artists. 


Mississippi Celtic Festival Director Don Penzien says: "Finvarra’s Wren unequivocally ranks in topmost echelon of American bands performing Irish traditional music today. With expert musicianship from every quarter, the band’s imaginative interpretations of tunes and songs are wholly true to the Irish tradition."

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Alison Live in Ireland
"The Job of Journeywork" set dance
in this Comhaltas Tutorial Video

All Ireland Alison Letterkenny



Fri, Sat, Sun, Feb. 28. March 1 & 2 - 2014

Wed. March 5, 2014 - 8:00 pm
Duggan's Pub Little Rock AR

Thu. March 6, 2014 - 8:00 pm
Tusk and Trotter, Bentonville AR

Fri. March 7, 2014 - 7:00 pm
First Friday Block Party Bentonville AR

Fri March 7, 2014 - 8:45 pm
Tusk and Trotter, Bentonville AR

Sat. March 15, 2014 - 8:00 pm
Birmingham Unitarian, Lone Pine rd. W. of Woodward ave, Bloomfield Hills MI

Mon. March 17 2014 - 12:00 noon Mass
1:00 - 5:00 party!!!
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
Fr. Solanus Casey K of C Hall
16831 E. 12 Mile rd. Roseville MI

Fri. April 18 2014 - 8:00 pm
Somethig Different... Details to Follow
Live From the Living Room
Pontiac MI

Sat July 12 - 2014

Sat. August 9, 2014
1865 Roby rd.
Johannesburg MI

Fri, Sat, August 22, 23 - 2014
Saginaw, MI

Sat. August 30, 2014
Lexington MI

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