Franklin Dohanyos

Franklin Dohanyos


My music is folklike in nature, ballads and some light bluegrass. Our band, Raggle Taggle, is a fun Irish and Scottish drinking/ceilidh band!


The tunes I have written have some overtones of Jim Croce and possibly John McKutchen, and are all about events in my life and life events period. My bluegrass is about my life way back when! Our Irish and Scottish band plays good old fashioned toe-tapping Irish and Scottish tunes - anything from cool drinking tunes and sing-alongs to Scottish ballads, old Scottish battle tunes and one or two IRA tunes thrown in for good measure! What sets us apart is our comedy, sense of timing and the fact that we are all friends and realize we will never be the Chieftans! I wish I could say we are all from da town of Dublin or Cork, and that we all have really cool Irish accents and stories from the Motherland, but I would be lying... we're all Yanks with some sort of Celtic heritage, that is, except for Ron "The Finn"... Instead, we're just a bunch of friends who get together once a week to rehearse, learn new tunes and hoist a few pints. Based on bookings so far, we won't be quitting our day jobs any time soon! (Will someone please call the Chieftans and tell them their careers are safe...) Why the name Raggle Taggle? Ask us, we'll be glad to tell you the gruesome story behind the name! Most of us are members, or have family members that are members, of the St. Andrew's Society of Detroit. ( We have played in all types of venues and are ready to entertain you!


I had a 45 released in 1984 on the Old Homestead label. A bluegrass tune and a ballad.

Set List

Too many to list for the three or four hour show, but here is a sampling (Some of these can be heard at Raggle Taggle, Wild Rover, Black Velvet Band, Johnny Jump Up, Drunken Sailor, Whiskey in the Jar, Oh Danny Boy, When Irish Eyes are Smiling, Fiddler's Green, Star of the County Down, Galway Bay, Cora Lee, Walk in the Irish Rain, Fisherman's Blues, Mairi's Wedding, Maggie, Orange and the Green, Come Out You Black and Tan, Wasn't That a Party, Seven Old Ladies, Seven Drunken Nights, Scotland the Brave, Loch Lomond, Annie Laurie .