Peat in the Creel
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Holland —
Having plenty of “peat in the creel” is a good thing.
In the traditional Scottish tune, “Marie’s Wedding,” gifts for the bride include “plenty herring, plenty meal, plenty peat to fill her creel (basket).”
Enjoying plenty of musical Peat in the Creel is a very good thing, too.
The Greenville-based Celtic band that gleaned its name from that old song brings a breadth of musical experience to its performance of Celtic-based world music, something evident on the group’s 2012 debut album, “The Barn Session,” recorded at Trufant’s Cornucopia Multi Media Studio by Peat in the Creel frontman Toby Bresnahan.
The singer and acoustic guitarist, who also plays bouzouki and mandolin, “grew up on rock 'n’ roll,” found himself immersed in Celtic strains, thanks to the influence of his musician cousins and a trip to Ireland. “I was hooked,” he recalls.
That led Bresnahan to form Peat in the Creel with veteran Celtic musician Alison Myers, who has long played flute, whistles and percussion with West Michigan’s KinFyre.
Myers says she grew up listening to shows like “The Thistle & Shamrock” on public radio, and began performing Renaissance music after high school while continuing to explore a variety of folk styles. She’s also a percussionist in a country band.
Along with violinist Bill Nieusma (who’s performed with the Williams Family, An Dro, Puck Faire and others) and bodhran player Mike Mulder (of Celtic Woodwinds and Moriath), Peat in the Creel cranks out traditional Celtic selections with real flair and bold musical colors, adding Spanish and early Americana textures to their material.
Although Peat in the Creel plays a host of instrumental tunes, it also boasts vibrant harmony vocals on songs such as “Arthur McBride.”
Bresnahan, a singer-songwriter who also performs as a solo act, says the band hopes to eventually add original material to its repertoire, something likely to be included on its next studio album.
The group will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Holland Brewing Co. as part of a weekend-long celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Starting at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, New Holland features the music of Dorian’s Cross, An Dro, The Moxie Strings and Millish; starting at noon Sunday, it’s Crossbow, followed by Peat in the Creel and Belfast Gin. There’s no cover charge.
For more information about Peat in the Creel and to buy a copy of “The Barn Session,” visit the band’s website, peatinthecreel.com.
— Email: jsinkevics@gmail.com or visit localspins.com.


Read more: http://www.hollandsentinel.com/news/x1959356424/Celtic-band-Peat-in-the-Creel-to-play-at-New-Holland#ixzz2gg8j9HLW - Holland Sentinel


Holland —
Having plenty of “peat in the creel” is a good thing.
In the traditional Scottish tune, “Marie’s Wedding,” gifts for the bride include “plenty herring, plenty meal, plenty peat to fill her creel (basket).”
Enjoying plenty of musical Peat in the Creel is a very good thing, too.
The Greenville-based Celtic band that gleaned its name from that old song brings a breadth of musical experience to its performance of Celtic-based world music, something evident on the group’s 2012 debut album, “The Barn Session,” recorded at Trufant’s Cornucopia Multi Media Studio by Peat in the Creel frontman Toby Bresnahan.
The singer and acoustic guitarist, who also plays bouzouki and mandolin, “grew up on rock 'n’ roll,” found himself immersed in Celtic strains, thanks to the influence of his musician cousins and a trip to Ireland. “I was hooked,” he recalls.
That led Bresnahan to form Peat in the Creel with veteran Celtic musician Alison Myers, who has long played flute, whistles and percussion with West Michigan’s KinFyre.
Myers says she grew up listening to shows like “The Thistle & Shamrock” on public radio, and began performing Renaissance music after high school while continuing to explore a variety of folk styles. She’s also a percussionist in a country band.
Along with violinist Bill Nieusma (who’s performed with the Williams Family, An Dro, Puck Faire and others) and bodhran player Mike Mulder (of Celtic Woodwinds and Moriath), Peat in the Creel cranks out traditional Celtic selections with real flair and bold musical colors, adding Spanish and early Americana textures to their material.
Although Peat in the Creel plays a host of instrumental tunes, it also boasts vibrant harmony vocals on songs such as “Arthur McBride.”
Bresnahan, a singer-songwriter who also performs as a solo act, says the band hopes to eventually add original material to its repertoire, something likely to be included on its next studio album.
The group will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Holland Brewing Co. as part of a weekend-long celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Starting at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, New Holland features the music of Dorian’s Cross, An Dro, The Moxie Strings and Millish; starting at noon Sunday, it’s Crossbow, followed by Peat in the Creel and Belfast Gin. There’s no cover charge.
For more information about Peat in the Creel and to buy a copy of “The Barn Session,” visit the band’s website, peatinthecreel.com.
— Email: jsinkevics@gmail.com or visit localspins.com.


Read more: http://www.hollandsentinel.com/news/x1959356424/Celtic-band-Peat-in-the-Creel-to-play-at-New-Holland#ixzz2gg8j9HLW - Holland Sentinel


Discography

Peat in the Creel - The Barn Session - 2012
Peat in the Creel released their first Studio CD on March 6, 2012. The Barn Session was recorded, mixed, mastered and produced at Cornucopia Multi Media Studios in Trufant Michigan. This 6 track CD includes 5 Traditional Irish, Celtic tunes and one contemporary tune written by Brendan O' Regan called Autumn Child.
http://peatinthecreel.bandcamp.com/

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Peat in the Creel is 4 multi-instrumentalists who have an extraordinary passion for Traditional Irish, Celtic and World music. This is evident when you see and hear their performances.
Similar in sound to the highly successful and sought after Irish groups; Dervish, Lunasa, Slide, Paul Brady and Goitse.

They released their first CD in March 2012 called "The Barn Session" to great critical acclaim and are currently recording their second full length studio CD to be released early 2014.

Veterans of the West Michigan music scene; Peat in the Creel has performed throughout Michigan and the Mid-West and continue to bring their brand of Irish / Celtic and World music to delighted audiences wherever they perform.