Tallymoore is a contemporary Irish Folk band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin performing a range of Irish and Scottish folk tunes, ballads, reels and classic pub songs. The group also incorporates acoustic and vocal material from broader Celtic, traditional country, bluegrass, and Americana sources. Established in 2012, Tallymoore has made appearances at major Irish music festivals across the United States including Milwaukee, Kansas City, Syracuse, and Indianapolis. They also perform regularly at popular bars and restaurants, and for Irish-related events and private engagements. Tallymoore released their second full-length album “Drive” in March of 2016.
Tallymoore aims to breathe new life into Irish folk favorites. They are best known for their strong vocals and complex harmonic treatments of tunes, along with rich instrumentation featuring the ambitious and polished fiddle stylings of Erin Hoffmann. Their innovative arrangements of classic tunes have made them a favorite among festival goers. Their vocal harmony blend, distinctive arrangements, and strong musicianship have distinguished them on the Irish music scene.
Tallymoore’s four core players are Sean Ward (mandolin), Patrick Wade (violin), Matt Voell (piano) and Dave Kennedy (guitar). They frequently perform with guest bassist, Karl Suechting.
“Tallymoore is a dynamic, young Celtic band combining top notch musicianship with distinctive singers able to unite their voices to create unique harmonies, as best realized on their latest CD Drive. Seeing them live offers the added bonus of phenomenal showmanship and an ability to make classic songs their own, setting them apart as innovative and seasoned interpreters of the best in Celtic music today.”
-Michael Lange, President & Director, Mad Gael Productions
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Touring since 2013 has included appearances at the following festivals: Milwaukee Irish Fest, Kansas City Irish Fest, Indy Irish Fest, Iowa Irish Fest, Irish Fest La Crosse, Dubuque Irish Hooley, Oshkosh Irish Fest, Syracuse Irish Fest (New York), Galway Bay Irish Festival (Washington), Great American Irish Fest (New York), Kalamazoo Irish Fest, Mad Gael Festival (Madison, WI) and Michigan Irish Music Festival.
In addition, the group has performed at various stage venues and concert events, including: Oconomowoc Arts Center—Café Cabaret Series, Untitled Supper Club (Chicago, IL), State Theatre (Bay City, MI), Turner Hall Ballroom (Milwaukee, WI), Tosa Tonight Series (Wauwatosa, WI), Summer Stage Series (Lapham Park, Delafield, WI), River Rhythms Series (Pere Marquette Park, Milwaukee, WI), Irish Cultural & Heritage Center (Milwaukee, WI), Galena Festival of the Performing Arts (Galena, IL), Thelma Performing Arts Center (Fond du Lac, WI). The group was a mainstage showcase act at the 2016 Tri-State Presenters Conference (Dubuque, IA), and was a showcase performer and exhibitor at the 2016 Arts Midwest Conference (Milwaukee, WI).
“Tallymoore is an unparalleled group of incredible musicians that can not only play it, but touch your soul. We have presented some great Irish musical artists at the Oconomowoc Arts Center…Tallymoore is at the top of the list.”
-Michael Duncan, Director, OAC
“Tallymoore has played the Iowa Irish Fest for a few years and has always provided amazing Irish music. They don’t just play it, they feel it. They can take a traditional tune and give it a new spark that really gets their audience moving and engaged. Highly recommended.”
– Greg Tagtow, Entertainment Chairman; Iowa Irish Fest
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“One of the new bands on this [folk music] front is Tallymoore. They’ve weaved together a unique sound that is new and old at the same time. Beautiful vocal harmonies mixed with folk instrumentation at its best.”
-Barry Stapleton, Entertainment Staff; Milwaukee Irish Fest