The McKrells

The McKrells

 Clifton Park, New York, USA

High energy tribal beat instrumentals with 4 part harmony vocals on songs.Traditonal and original songs and instrumental.


The McKrells
On lead vocal, guitar and bodhran is renowned Celtic and bluegrass songwriter Kevin McKrell. Groups around the world have performed and recorded Kevin’s songs. From Ireland, The Fureys, Seamus Kennedy, from Scotland North Sea Gas, from Australia Pat McKiernan. From the U.S Hair of the Dog,Woods Tea Company and the Kingston Trio. In a recent review of the Trio this was said of Kevin’s song ‘All of the Hard Days are Gone’.
“…the Trio performed a new song titled ALL THE HARD DAYS ARE GONE. Other than ROLLING RIVER, this is the best new song to come to the Trio in thirty years….”
Kevin has performed at Celtic, Folk and Bluegrass festivals and venus through the U.S. and Ireland including
The Milwaukee Irish Festival
The North Texas Irish Festival
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Great American Irish Fair
Irish 2000
Celtic Classic
Jack Frost Mountain Celtic Festival
East Durham Irish Festival
Hunter Mountain Celtic Festival
Celebration of Celts Festival
Buffalo Irish Festival
Savannah Irish Festival
WinterHawk Bluegrass Festival
Canyon Country Bluegrass Festival
Brooklyn Irish Fair
Lincoln Center
Carnegie Hall
Friehofer Jazz Festival
De Barras Folk Club Clonakilty
Kilworth Arts Center
Midleton Folk Club
The Square Pint, Kenmare
Killarney Towers Hotel Killarney
Matt Molloys Westport

Joining Kevin in The Hard Road is.

On Vocals Guitar Bodhran
Katie McKrell: From The Poor Kates and The Black Puddin’ Band.
On Vocals and Fiddle
Victor Gagnon: from Slide Show Baby, 7 Nations, And The Jimmy Kelly Band.

On Vocals Drums
Steve Candlen Metroland drummer and singer songwriter of the year 2007:
From The Young Rascals and Franklin MiCare.

On Guitar
Jimmy Kelly: from The Jimmy Kelly Band, Andy Cooney.

On Bass and Vocals
Rick Bedrosian from Hair of the Dog, The Black Puddin’ Band.

On Bass and Vocals
David Maswick: Blotto.The Stony Creek Band.
On Electric Guitar
Dave Malachowski: Shania Twain, Savoy Brown, Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen

Although new on the sceneThe Hard Road as already performed at The Town Crier in Pawling NY, The Millbrook Bandshell Millbrook NY, The Parting Glass Saratoga NY, Binghamton NY Concert Series, The Capital District Scottish Games Altamont NY. Irish 2000 Altamont NY,

With smooth tight genetic harmonies of Kevin and Katie McKrell making each song stirring and memorable, the powerful fiddle playing of Victor Gagnon dancing out like smoke and water. The infectious rhythm section of Steve Candlen Rick Bedrosian and Brian Melick making standing still a virtual impossibility. The Hard Road Céilidh Band is an overpowering experience.


Tunnel Tigers Donnybrook Fair
Bound For Boston Kevin McKrell
somethin fierce The McKrells
Better Days The McKrells
This Past Year The McKrells
Hit The Ground Running The McKrells
Cosmic Hayride The McKrells
Through The years The McKrells
The Wind Upon The Hill Kevin mcKrell

Set List

Better Time
Tunnel Tigers*
Nancy Whiskey
Ready for the Storm
For You
Tell me Ma
Mr Monroe
Dirty Old Town
Over the Rainbow
John Barley Corn*
I Miss the rain
Fields of Athenrye
Last Cold Kiss
Shores of America
The Touch of your Hand
Matty Groves
Johnny I hardly
It’s not Me
Mary Ann
Hard Days are gone
Queen of Argyle
Ronnies Mustang
Ride On
Colleen malone
4 Green Fields
Whistling Gypsy
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