The Drowsy Lads

The Drowsy Lads

 Westerville, Ohio, USA

The Drowsy Lads roared onto the Irish music scene in Ohio in 2006 and are favorites at pubs, clubs, and festivals. Powerhouse jigs and reels on fiddle, button accordion, Uilleann Pipes, tenor banjo, whistle, flute, bodhran, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, 5-string banjo, mixed with engaging vocals.


Brothers Daniel McKewen (Uilleann pipes, guitar, bodhran) and John McKewen (bouzouki, tenor banjo, vocals) started the band with highschool friend Bryan Brookes (flute, whistle, concertina). They added Josh Franck (button accordion, vocals, bodhran). Later, Josh's dad Phil Franck (fiddle, bouzouki, 5-string banjo) was asked into the band.

The Drowsy Lads regularly pack the house at Byrnes Pub and the venerable Shamrock Club of Columbus. They’ve played a number of Irish festivals, but their yearly favorite remains playing The Dublin Irish Festival. The band also gets regular airplay on the weekly radio show "Toss The Feathers" on WCBE 90.5 FM.

Check them out:


LP: "The Drowsy Lads - LIVE at the Shamrock Club"

LP: "Pick it Up"