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When we started the Holland Celtic festival in 2022 we looked specifically for high-energy Irish/Celtic bands that would help us maintain a rollicking pub atmosphere. The Leprecons did not disappoint!

Craig Rich

Co-Director

Holland Waterfront Celtic Festival & Highland Games

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The Leprecons, a fierce Irish band from Grand Rapids, MI with a passion for singing and enjoying a nice frothy pint, are continuing to make appearances in and across Michigan. Their innovative and individual style of entertainment has grown to be a favorite among those that love the craic, laughter and good times.

There are few like the Leprecons. A band committed to playing and promoting Irish pub songs that set your toes a-tapping and your pint glasses a-swaying!  Even if you're one of those who say you don’t know or don’t love Irish music & fun (like we do), you're certainly encouraged to sing along. Whether you know the words or not.

Founded in 2016, they've performed at a variety of venues, parties and festivals such as Holland Celtic, Irish on Ionia, Sparta Celtic, Saline Celtic, Wayland Balloon Fest and the Lowell Harvest Festival.  They’ve also entertained at many a pub and party in Grand Rapids, Caledonia, Wayland, Lansing, and Muskegon.

The Leprecons continue to expand their presence with their unabashed pub-crawl sound and will continue to do so if there be a pub filled with lads, lasses and glasses.  Sláinte!

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The Leprecons, a fierce Irish band from Grand Rapids, MI with a passion for singing and enjoying a nice frothy pint, are continuing to make appearances in and across Michigan. Their innovative and individual style of entertainment has grown to be a favorite among those that love the craic, laughter and good times.

The Leprecons continue to expand their presence with their unabashed pub-crawl sound and will continue to do so if there be a pub filled with lads, lasses and glasses.  Sláinte!

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The Leprecons are consummate professionals! They brought great energy to our St. Patrick's Day festivities and were very engaging with the crowd. They are very timely on their correspondence and wanted to make sure that everything was lined up properly so that we could execute a great show. I certainly look forward to having them back in the future!

ELI HARPER

General Manager

The Knickerbocker

New Holland Brewery, Grand Rapids

We are Leprecons

Derek Detman

vocals, banjo & percussion

Owen Sharpe

vocals, bass

Andrew Veenstra-Banning

vocals, fiddle

J.D. Gonzales

lead vocals, guitar, story teller & booking

Kirk Griffes

lead vocals, mandolin, whistle, harmonica, bodhran & webmaster

our Irish influencers and idols

We love all Irish music equally but we're especially fond of some wee little bands you may have heard of like Gaelic Storm, the High Kings, Christy Moore, Pogues, Great Big Sea.

I just wanted to take a moment and say how the Sparta Celtic Festival enjoyed your high energy and fun performance at our Festival this year. It was crowd engaging. You brought exactly what we were looking for. Thank your group for doing such a great job.

Doc Freeland

President

Sparta Celtic Festival

Now booking for St. Patrick's Day season
and everything in-between!

Want to bring music, laughs and good times to your bar, restaurant, private party, bar mitzvah, wedding, shindig, hootenanny or other event?

We'd love to come entertain your guests or patrons.

Just give us a shout!

The Leprecons are an absolutely amazing band. They preformed for our wedding reception and everyone kept telling us how great they were. They were so talented and had a great sense of humor. The Leprecons went above and beyond and we can't thank them enough!

Kellea Bartoe

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What's that?  Did you say "beer & live music?"  We're there!

We'd love to entertain you and your guests at your next private event, festival, wake, wedding, pig roast, fundraiser, shindig or hootenanny!

Contact us today to book your own private, semi-private or totally public gig.

Sláinte!

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Thanks for contacting the Leprecons! We'll get back to you as soon as possible. Sláinte!

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