Skipper’s Alley are a modern Irish folk band with an old-school approach. Their influences range from folk revival bands such as Planxty and The Bothy Band to rare, experimental solo players like Tommie Potts and Séamus Ennis. Once described as "a young Irish ensemble who look like a punk band and sound like The Chieftains” Skipper’s Alley specialize in gritty, high-octane Irish dance tunes on uilleann pipes, whistles, fiddle, bodhrán, bouzouki, flute, and harp with occasional detours into the dark melodies of the Irish song tradition. Since forming in 2013 Skipper’s Alley have garnered wide critical praise, appeared on national and international TV, and toured on four continents. Write-ups include The Irish Times (★★★★), The Living Tradition, Folk Radio UK, Folk World, and Celtic Music Radio (★★★★★). In 2014, Skipper’s Alley’s released their acclaimed self-titled debut album under the production of Trevor Hutchinson (Lúnasa, The Waterboys). This exciting six-piece band from Dublin features Fionnán Mac Gabhann, Patrick Cummins, Macdara Yeates, Seán Gavin, John Flynn and Ultan O'Brien. Don’t miss their Rhode Island debut!