We are a Ceilidh Dance band, consisting of a drummer--Bobby, two fiddlers--Alice and Jenny, a piano/keyboard player--Mary, Kevin and Frank on guitar and other strings and Fergie, our ceilidh dance caller.
Bobby, on drums, gives our band a wonderfully strong dance rhythm. Our fiddlers have a great traditional Celtic sound, and backed up by our dynamic pianist, you can't help but start dancing. Fergie, our dance caller is a wonderful dancer with an understandable Glaswegian accent. Together, we all really love the Scottish and Irish Country, Ceilidh, and Cape Breton traditional music and dance.
In case you were wondering, Madra Confach is Gaelic for "mad dogs". One of the early band members, many years ago, came up with the name, and we've kept it all these years. We're a bit wild, but not quite mad.
Tartan Week in NYC: "In keeping with the tradition, the New York Caledonian Club will again host the famous Tartan Week Pre Parade Ceilidh. A real Hoolie, it's right up yer kilt. Featuring again the infamous Madra Confach Ceilidh Band. More tae come! Refreshments and Scottish Food and aye, even mair Haggis!!! As always, a sell oot! A portion of the proceeds of the Ceilidh will go to charity. This is an all ages event. Tickets can be bought at www.nycaledonian.org."