Shenanigans To Shillelaghs

Shenanigans To Shillelaghs

 Waterford, Michigan, USA
BandFolkClassic Rock

This is a 5-piece expansion of Mike Lush's classic Irish Folk band mixed with originals, 60's & 70's Classic Rock & Country Western; Sets tailores to crowd be it Irish, younger, older or fans of a specific genre; Instrumentation includes: 2 acoust guitars, 2 vocals, Bass, percuss & hand drums (5).


The band is made up of a mix of ages and influences which cover the entire spectrum; M.Lush plays classic Irish folk, classic 60's & 70's rock and Counrty Western tunes; M.Lush has also played in original music bands such as Umbra, Leadfoot Sexdrive, Chronic Boom & Cathode Ray. Some of the original tunes have worked their way into the sets. M.Lush also likes to include crowd participation (sing &/or clap along and hand gestures) as well as periodical toasts and jokes to liven up the set. L.Greanya has had a long history of playing shakers, tambourines, spoones, etc. with many jam bands and enjoys backup singing. Laura also helps cue the audience participation and demonstrates hand gestures. J.Todd has been classically trianed in kit drums and is also very proficient in hand drumming; His hand kit consists of a large djembe, two congas and to timbales; He enjoys jam bands, jazz and latin styles; Darren is a very wide ranged bass player who can handle most styles ranging from jazz to punk rock! The group overall is very flexible and can adapt well to various situations.


No officially released discs exist, however, a live recordign sampler from St. Patrick's Day 2010 is available upon request.

Set List

This band is capable of playing over 1000 songs;
pdf's are available per genre:
Classic Rock
Country & Western
These can be sent upon request

Typical tunes include:
Rattlin' Bog
Foggy Dew
Irish Rover
Whisky In The Jar
Unicorn Song
Drunken Sailor
Seven Old Ladies
Black Velvet Band
All For Me Grog
Bucket Full Of Mountain Dew
Wild Rover

Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
John Barleycorn
Bobby McGee
Peaceful Easy Feeling
White Rabbit
No Woman No Cry/3 Little Birds
I Will Survive
Black Muddy River/Ripple/Uncle John's Band
Stuck In The Middle With You
Rock & Roll
Shooting Star
Southern Cross

Folsom Prison/Ring Of Fire
The Dance/Thunder Rolls/Friends In Low Places/Shameless
Illegal Smile
Letter To My Penis
The Perfect Country & Western Song
People Are Crazy
Fried Chicken
Here's A Quarter Call Someone Who Cares
You'll Think Of Me
Rodeo Song