Hello! Welcome to our little corner of the 'net. We are a fun-loving (small) group of guys who are enthusiastic about playing and singing Irish music, along with a few other types. We do other Celtic music, such as Scottish, and almost always mix in some folk music and Americana-type songs. Bluegrass we can do, and occasionally bring in some other musicians, depending on what the customer wants. We do Civil War era music, being capable of doing entire shows of "period" music. We have a few groups who regularly hire us to provide music for events like Civil War reenactments or old-fashioned dances. Last but not least, depending on what the customer wants we sometimes do a certain amount of "hard-to-classify." [smile] We enjoy doing "oldies," for instance--music made famous by artists such as The Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Beatles.
The Almost Irish Band features Tim Chadwick (guitar, vocals), Gary Chilton (hammered dulcimer, pennywhistle, vocals), and Roger Stamper (fiddle, bass guitar, vocals). The shows are filled with exciting fiddle tunes, the unique and beautiful sounds of the hammered dulcimer, solid rhythms from the guitar and bass guitar, and delightful vocal numbers.
Please see our individual biographies. If you are looking for some good entertainment for your event, regardless of what "genre" you have in mind, please do contact us. We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks!
You can hear some of our music by visiting
Catch us at Fiddles Pub in Elkin NC, on April 4. Music at 7 PM. Also we'll be at Muddy Creek Café, in the Bethania community near Winston-Salem NC, on June 28. More details to come later, about what time the music starts that night, etc.
We have two different CD's for sale. After hearing some of our music (see link above) we hope you'll want to place an order. Price is $14 per CD, which includes postage. Call or email us to ask questions about the CD's, or to place an order. Thanks!