The Boys of the Hock are sure to please with their instrumental interpretations of Irish traditional music. The Boys weave together lively jigs and reels, stately hornpipes, and haunting airs to bring the sounds of Ireland to the hills of Appalachia. Equally at home on stage or at the head of a dance floor, the Boys are always ready with a tune or three.

In addition to formal concerts, the Boys perform for Ceilidh (KAY-lee) and Contra dances. These participatory events provide great fun and exercise for dancers of all skills and ages. Under the able prompting of the Boys’ drummer and dance caller Tim Hogan, even complete novices quickly learn the simple steps needed to enjoy Irish Ceilidh dancing. For Contra dances, the Boys lively reels lend a Celtic flavor to any caller’s event.

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