have been performing Irish ballads and
dance music for over 20 years. Their name refers to an Irish
marketing effort similar to 'Made in America' and reflects their respect and
passion for the music. Paddy Folan,
Bruce Foley and Jimmy Lamb combine button accordion, guitars, uilleann pipes, whistles and
voices in their own distinctive and energetic way to make a sound that is
true to the traditions of Irish music.
Whether singing traditional ballads or interpreting modern folk/rock/pop songs,
their vocal harmonies
are tight and spirited.
With an easy, collaborative charm the lads are equally at home in a small
session or on stage in a pub, concert hall or festival.
Guaranteed Irish play primarily in their hometown of Pittsburgh but have journeyed throughout the Eastern United States; were featured on seven Caribbean cruises and have had three memorable tours of Ireland - the latest in August 2008 with venues from Belfast to Clifden and packed houses wherever they played. They have opened large concerts for such notable acts as Paddy Reilly, Patrick Street and The Irish Rovers.
The group has recorded three very well-received CDs, reissued several times and aired on all the major Pittsburgh radio stations and frequently on Connemara Community Radio in Galway, Ireland. The boys also contributed four cuts to the Andy Stewart tribute CD; It's All In The Song. See more about the CD's on the Recordings page, or CD Baby, or iTunes.
Joanie Madden's Folk 'n Irish Cruise, Feb 2 - Feb 9, 2014
Join us next year for a week of fun and madness on the high seas.
When booking - don't forget to mention Guaranteed Irish