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September 17, 2014 — Thank you, Michigan Irish Music Festival! If you need us, we're in the studio working on Down with the Ship. Stay tuned!

 

Schedule

OCTOBER
Thursday
30
9:30pm
WHEN: October 30, 2014 at 9:30pm
WHERE: Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill
Grand Rapids, MI
WITH: Continental
The Hex Bombs
$ / AGE: $10 / 21+
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NOVEMBER
Saturday
1
9:00pm
WHEN: November 1, 2014 at 9:00pm
WHERE: Louie's Trophy House Grill
Kalamazoo, MI
WITH: The Sailor Kicks
Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish
$ / AGE: $5 / 18+
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DECEMBER
Thursday
11
9:00pm
WHEN: December 11, 2014 at 9:00pm
WHERE: Rockford Brewing Company
Rockford, MI
$ / AGE: TBA / 21+

All schedule information is subject to change. Please check for updates and refer to the links above.

 

Media

The Waxies' Dargle House Carpenter If I Should Fall from Grace with God

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History

The Waxies at Hennessy's in Muskegon

In 19th-century Dublin, a union of cobblers, known as "waxies" for their waterproofing wax, watched a caravan of rich townsfolk leave for their annual picnic on the River Dargle, and they got an idea. They loaded cart after cart with family and friends, carried them off to a grassy plain outside the city, and had a party of their own. The annual bash grew famous among the commonfolk as the Waxies' Dargle, inspiring the popular Irish pub song of the same name.

Then, in 21st-century Grand Rapids, a new incarnation of The Waxies got together to share the same spirit. A folk lineup combined with rock energy make for a knock-down, drag-out, hell-of-a-good-time show. Since The Waxies' birth in 2007, their continued success is ensured by their contagious enthusiasm for good music and good times, their loyal West Michigan fanbase, and their niche in the region's thriving roots music scene.

The Waxies at Bell's in Kalamazoo

In 2009, The Waxies were named "Best Celtic Rock Band in Michigan" at the Ionia Free Fair Celtic Battle of the Bands (judged by audience enthusiasm and hosted by Waxies godfather Liam the XL Leprechaun). They released their first studio album, In Pursuit of Dicey Riley, later that year and were nominated for a Jammy Award from WYCE in 2010. And in 2011, voters from all over Michigan awarded The Waxies a Shammy Award for "Favorite Irish Rock Act in Michigan".

The Waxies' second studio album, Wasted Saints, was released just in time for St. Paddy's Day 2012. Their next album, Down with the Ship, will be released this fall!





Brendan Malloy

Brendan
Malloy

mandolin

Mack Adama

Mack
Adama

drums

Conor Bardallis

Conor
Bardallis

bass

Michael Prokopchuk

Michael
Prokopchuk

fiddle

Mikay McKibbin

Mikay
McKibbin

whistle

Miles Anderson

Miles
Anderson

guitar

Jesse Powers

Jesse
Powers

banjo

 

Contact

The Waxies at Irish on Ionia 2012 in Grand Rapids

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