5 Second Rule

5 Second Rule

Dallas, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF | AFM

Dallas, Texas, United States | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2008
Band Folk Rock




""...a supurb effort - clean, tight, professional.""

"Take a group of obviously talented veteran area musicians, add some jazz fusion, modern folk and a rock number here and there, and you have “5 Second Rule” – NOT your average traditional Celtic quintet." (follow link to full CD review) - Chuck Bloom - Southwest Celtic Music Asso. pub. - "Ceili", NTIF Performer Products Coordinator


"It's refreshing to hear Celtic musicians try their hand at jazz music..." - Edward Burke, WWPV 88.7 FM "The Mike" Colchester VT

""5 Second Rule, brings alive the true essence of Irish Music""

"Their love and passion for Irish music is evident in the feet tapping, hand clapping of the audience who hears them..."
"All the members of 5 Second Rule have given many personal hours volunteering to aide the promotion of the O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat'
"...I believe 5 Second Rule is a group that will be long associated with their love for and knowledge of Irish music" - Louvain Guiomard - Asst. Dir. O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat, Traditional Irish Music Educators Soci

""5 Second Rule is a crowd favorite..""

"...a featured performer at the North Texas Irish Festival, and will be performing at the Inaugural Cowtown Celtic Festival in 2011.'
"...are instructors at the World-renowned O'Flaherty's Irish Music Retreat" - Connie Ener - Southwest Celtic Music Asso., North Texas Irish Festival - artist coordinator


"Dead By the End" - NEW 5 song EP streaming everywhere on all platforms March 1, 2023

"Buttered Side Down" - Toe-tapping fiddle tunes, poignant original songs and mixing rock with traditional Celtic styles are the trademarks of this eclectic band based in Dallas.

The title of this album is a reference to Jennings’ Corollary to the Law of Selective Gravity (related to Murphy’s Law, of course), which states, “The chance of the bread falling with the buttered side down is proportional to the cost of the carpet.” But unlike Murphy, we have been lucky and blessed to find each other and make music we love. We hope you enjoy the songs, tunes, and “Irish sandwiches.” Bon apetit!



An energetic acoustic band from DFW, 5 Second Rule has a core background in traditional folk, rock and Celtic music that sets the stage for inventive excursions into jazz, world music and bluegrass! Performing everything from traditional to contemporary alongside their original material, audiences are raving about their eclectic blend of styles and energetic shows! The band’s talented lineup includes singer and fiddler, Kat Glaze, Ian Gill on guitar, mandolin and vocals, David Lovrien singing and playing whistles, sax, and keyboard, Paul Dryer on vocals, mandolin, guitar, banjo, and harmonica and Rick Holt on bodhran, drums, percussion, and vocals. Notable appearances include North Texas Irish Festival, Austin Celtic Festival, WRR Picnic in the Park, State Fair of Texas, Dallas City Arts Festival, Desoto Creekfest, Cowtown Celtic Festival, Oklahoma Celtic Festival, Scotfest (Tulsa), Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival, local radio WRR Classic Cafe as well as WFAA Channel 8 News Daybreak while also being one of ReverbNation’s Top 10 Celtic Bands for Texas. The band’s long newest EP, Dead by the End, will be released in Spring of 2023. Follow us at 5secondrule.com and on social media @5srmusic

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