Ellis Island

Ellis Island


Ellis Island are a duo that brings the Irish Pub experience to American audiences. With songs of joy, drinking, skullduggery, sorrow and loss their repertoire is vast and their performance is mesmerizing.


Ellis Island performs 2 – 3 times a month at bars and pubs in the Omaha and Kansas City area. Between the two of them they play over a dozen instruments on stage and have a vast selection of material from traditional tunes and Gaelic singing, to popular ballads and songs from Irish history. They have developed a strong following of loyal and enthusiastic fans whom are encoraged to join in and be a part of the act.
Mick and Dave have played at several festivals including the Omaha Irish Festival, Weston Irish Festival, Sioux Falls Irish Festival and the prestigious Kansas City Irish Festival.


Ellis Island has released three (3) cd’s
Crossing the Pond - 2000
Live from McGuire - 2002
The Whole Shebang - 2005
All cds are copyright Ellis Island Records

Set List

Sally Mac Lennane
Fisherman's Blues
Join the British Army
Tippin' It Up
Hammered Dulcimer Tunes (Trad)
North and South
From Claire to Here
Bodhran Duo - Cunla
Galway Girl
Trad tunes – Bouzouki and Accordion
Come over the Water
Fairytale of New York
John McDonnell
As I roved Out
Tell Me Ma
Hey Johhny McGory
Em Tunes on the whistle
America Cries
Back Home in Derry
Tippin it Up Bodhran Duo
All I Want is You
Green Grows the Lily
Couldn't Have Come at a Better Time
Black and Tans
Old Triangle
Ramblin' Rover
Crack was 90
Bouzouki and Dulcimer Tunes
Barnyards of Delgaty
Ordinary Man
Ride On
Accordion Reels
Fields of Athenry
Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye
Lannigan's Ball
Van Dieman's Land
Pair of Brown Eyes
Men of Erin / Northumbrian Bagpipes