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The Pride of the Ireland!

Here, you will find access to the news, music, videos, and merchandise for one of the renaissance's most dynamic performers of Irish music.

As well as tour dates and locations for festivals all over the county.




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There are songs that are Irish, and there are songs that wish they were Irish.  This music combined with toasts, jokes, and stories Matthew Young strives to bring the mirth and magic of the Emerald Isle to Renaissance Faires and Festivals all over the country. Matthew has a background of classical music training, and operatic performance; but he was brought up in the world of traditional folk music. Beginning with his grandfather's living room bluegrass jams, he was drawn to the songs and tunes of his Irish ancestors. From that foundation his passion grew with the traditional music from Canada, the Maritimes, as well as his birthplace in the United States. From toe-tapping pub songs, to ballads charged with emotion.  This wandering rogue has audiences clapping their hands and raising their glasses.  


Faire and Festival Performance Dates:

June 1-2, and 8-9

Eminence, KY

August 17-18, 24-25, and 31

September 1-2, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29

October 5-6

October 12-13, and 19-20

Annapolis, MD

News  & Travels

Greetings friends!  These few weeks at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival have been the best homecoming that I could have wished for.  Sadly, we must now say farewell and journey northward towards Kentucky.  Our travels will take us to the Kentucky Renaissance Festival for the first two weekends of their show, and then we will be wandering the wilds of New York state until the start of the New York Renaissance Festival.  Stay tuned to our social media pages for updates on our adventures.

 Sláinte Mhath!