THE BRACKEN BAND
“[Marian Tomas Griffin]…sings, dances and plays several musical instruments besides looking like a more delicate Maureen O’Hara… I simply lost my heart…”
~John Simon, New York Magazine
Experience the Mischievous Jigs, Pounding Heartbeats, Misty moor ballads, Rowdy Rebel Songs,thirsty Reels, traditional Folk Songs, Celtic mythology, songs of the great Hunger, newly composed Hornpipes, and slow Airs… all alive in the rich repertoire of the Irish/Celtic/American group called THE BRACKEN BAND.
This band was created by County Mayo Irish Native singer/guitarist Marian Tomas Griffin and ace fiddler/composer Chris Murphy in 2007.
The band has had a tremendous 12-year run performing all over Southern California. From San Diego to San Francisco, they have performed for a wide range of audiences; including appearances at the Alcatraz prison for a private event, an 11-year residency at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub in Santa Monica, including a feature on The Hallmark Channel, and hundreds of public, private and corporate events.
The group combines an unbridled passion for performance. Known for their overwhelmingly fun and engrossing folk shows...the two principals perform as a folk duo and are frequently joined by Drums, Bass, Accordion, and Lead Guitar to create a compelling CELTIC ROCK sound.