From the mountains of Vermont, Wind That Shakes the Barley presents a tantalizing mixture of traditional music and folklore from the Celtic lands of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and beyond. Each performance radiates a warmth and vigor that has delighted its followers for many years. The Wind infuses high-energy music with rolling rhythms, hypnotic arrangements, and stirring vocals. Wooden flute, whistles, pipes, accordion, cittern, guitar, bodhran and voices blend to dazzle audiences with fiery jigs, reels and songs that have a freshness and vitality that’s hard to resist. Entrancing stories of love, betrayal, country and nature have made audiences everywhere both laugh and cry.
Wind that Shakes the Barley has appeared at the New World Festival, Midsummer Festival, Solar Fest, Middlebury’s Festival on the Green, Woodstock Town Hall, Vergennes Opera House, Haskell Opera House, First Nights Montpelier, Rutland, Burlington and Farmers Night at the Vermont House of Representatives. They have performed many times on Vermont Public Radio and have celebrated countless weddings, social gatherings, and festivities. Hear the Wind on CD; “Celtic Field”, “Fortune Turns the Wheel”, “Wind in the Sails” and their latest recording “Lough Rask”.
Wind that Shakes the Barley is Bob DeMarco, Rachel Clark, Steve Brittain, Don Lenz.