Mendocino are a multi award winning celtic folk country trio based in County Waterford, Ireland. Their songs and music are an original blend of contemporary writing fused by the the traditions of Ireland, Wales and America.



Formed in 2011 by Hugh O’Carroll and Evan Grace, Mendocino’s debut album, The Steep Ravine was received to critical acclaim. Later that year, they were joined by Welsh singer song writer, Ryland Teifi who himself had released an equally acclaimed album, Last of the Old Men. Their convergence would see a blending of their celtic folk/country music which now forms the unique sound of Mendocino.


Hugh O ‘Carroll
Singer, Songwriter and fiddler with a plethora of acts including 4AD signed The Glee Club, The Swinging Swine and Hank Halfhead and the Ramblin Turkeys. Has toured the world extensively, playing with and supporting acts such as Radiohead and The Waterboys.

Ryland Teifi
BAFTA Cymru, Welsh songwriter of the year winner and male artist of the year nominee. Has performed all over the world with acts as diverse as Steve Earle, Rodrigo y Gabriella and Bobby Clancy of The Clancy Brothers.

Evan Grace
One of South East Ireland’s premier musicians and multi instrumentalist, he has toured the world with numerous Folk and Fusion bands.


“A certifiable bolt from the gods” NME

“Amazing, inspirational songs” BBC

“Pushes the boat into new folk waters” HOTPRESS

“Gutsy vocals, beguiling guitars and fancy fiddle work. Exhilarating stuff all round” HOTPRESS

“Before you know it, you’re hooked” BBC


The Steep Ravine 2011

Mendocino Live 2012

Last of the Old Men (Ryland Teifi) 2011

Set List

1. The Miner
2. Simple
3. The Window
4. Rustic Man
5. Party Hat
6. Brethyn Gwlan
7. Last of the Old Men
8. Sweet Life
9. Lliw'r Heulwen
10. The Hollow
11. In Bloom
12. Appalachian Tunes