“The Press Gang is one of those rare bands that are ingenious, driving, thoughtful and yet have great respect for the tradition.”
– John Doyle
The Press Gang perform the instrumental dance music of Ireland on fiddle, accordion, and guitar. Based in Portland, Maine, these three musicians have become popular over the past four years for their skillful playing and deep understanding of the music–and for their humorous stage presence.
We are pleased to announce our new collaboration with Hanz Araki, flute player, singer, and one of our favorite musicians.
Called "an Irish music phenomenon in America", Hanz's brilliant playing and unique voice open a world of musical possibilities to us. We are honored to welcome him into the band!
Read our full biography for the complete story...
September 1, 2017
Old Route 9n, Old Rte 9n, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA
Concert at the Upper Jay Arts Center
September 2, 2017
November 1, 2017
The Burren, 247 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144, USA
2014. 10 tracks, 50 min.
Selections from our repertoire after four years of performing together. Includes many of the tunes we play in our live shows and some new selections. Featuring special guests Hanz Araki and Jeremiah McLane.
2010. 10 tracks, 50 min
Our first CD, featuring a blend of tunes from Ireland and beyond.
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