“Carrying on a lineage that starts in olden times with the Irish Rovers and continues right through to Spirit of the West and the Town Pants, the Kailyarders bleed shamrock-shake green on The Black Well.”
What we play...
We threw some Pogues, Great Big Sea, Gaelic Storm, trad and modern celtic music, walloping fiddle (even a wee KISS for a Maritime Girl), along with crowd-proven originals into a mulligan stew and stirred and bubbled until it came out just right.
We've gotten airplay worldwide and figured on several 'best-of' compilations, so people seem to like us...
Collin's songwriting has been recognized internationally for its depth and quality.
Pushing a hundred shows later, from the Surrey Fusion Fest, repeated Highland Games visits, CelticFest 2017 (rocking St. Patrick's Day), radio and TV interviews, weddings, theme nights, kitchen parties, punters and organizers from 8 - 86 love us.
Come on and get yer Celt on! Contact us now...
Some of our music...
The Georgia Straight's review of The Black Well...
St. Patrick’s Day might be a month away, but it’s never too early to start celebrating.
Carrying on a lineage that starts in olden times with the Irish Rovers and continues right through to Spirit of the West and the Town Pants, the Kailyarders bleed shamrock-shake green on The Black Well. Things start out with the straight-from-the-sea “A Mile Straight Down” and then light out for rolling green pastures with standouts like “Highland Lover’s Song” and “Where the Wildflowers Grow”. Tin whistle, accordion, mandolin, banjo, and acoustic guitars will leave you wishing you were sitting in Galway’s Tigh Neachtain Pub instead of the Railway.
Our debut show, as covered in VanCityBuzz...
Collin recently had FOUR songs in the semi-finals of the UK Songwriting Contest, recognized for high quality in the folk, country and Christmas categories.
Kailyarders on Video
Canada Day In Langley
We will be rocking out our country's 151'st birthday at the Willoughby Community Park Amphitheatre...wear your red and white with pride!