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Vermont’s O’hAnleigh draws on their ancestral roots and diverse musical talent to entertain audiences with the lively and haunting rhythms of Irish America. Since 2000, their dynamic multi-instrumental performances feature rich, fluid harmonies and an enormous playlist of classic ballads, rousing pub tunes, and original songs and tunes that have garnered noteworthy praise from fans and music critics the world over. Tom Hanley, Becca Hanley, Doug Riley and Cindy Hill bring the traditions of Irish immigrant culture, history, literature and music to life. O’hAnleigh’s premier album, Of Irish Crossings Told, was released on St. Patrick’s Day 2006, and their second album, Farewell Roscommon, was released two years later and contains a growing list of original pieces, that Tom and Cindy compose.

— Steve Winters