Tallymoore is a contemporary Irish Folk band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin performing a range of Irish and Scottish folk tunes, ballads, reels and classic pub songs. The group also incorporates acoustic and vocal material from broader Celtic, traditional country, bluegrass, and Americana sources. Established in 2012, Tallymoore has made appearances at major Irish music festivals across the United States including Milwaukee, Kansas City, Syracuse, Michigan and Indianapolis. They also perform regularly at popular outdoor concert series, theaters and several Irish-related events and private engagements. Tallymoore released their second full-length album “Drive” in March of 2016.
Tallymoore aims to breathe new life into Irish folk favorites. They are best known for their strong vocals and complex harmonic treatments of tunes, along with rich instrumentation. Their innovative arrangements of classic tunes have made them a favorite among festival goers. Their vocal harmony blend, distinctive arrangements, and strong musicianship have distinguished them on the Irish music scene.
Tallymoore’s four core players are Sean Ward (vocals, mandolin), Patrick Wade (violin), Dave Kennedy (guitar) and Pete Ford (vocals). They frequently perform with guest bassist, Karl Suechting.
Touring since 2013 has included appearances at the following festivals: Milwaukee Irish Fest, Kansas City Irish Fest, Indy Irish Fest, Iowa Irish Fest, Irish Fest La Crosse, Dubuque Irish Hooley, Oshkosh Irish Fest, Syracuse Irish Fest (New York), Galway Bay Irish Festival (Washington), Great American Irish Fest (New York), Kalamazoo Irish Fest, Mad Gael Festival (Madison, WI) and Michigan Irish Music Festival.
In addition, the group has performed at various stage venues and concert events, including: Oconomowoc Arts Center—Café Cabaret Series & Neudecker Main Stage (Prairie du Sac, WI), Schauer Arts Center (Hartford, WI), River Arts Performing Arts Series, Untitled Supper Club (Chicago, IL), State Theatre (Bay City, MI), Turner Hall Ballroom (Milwaukee, WI), Tosa Tonight Series (Wauwatosa, WI), Summer Stage Series (Lapham Park, Delafield, WI), River Rhythms Series (Pere Marquette Park, Milwaukee, WI), Irish Cultural & Heritage Center (Milwaukee, WI), Galena Festival of the Performing Arts (Galena, IL), Thelma Performing Arts Center (Fond du Lac, WI). The group was a mainstage showcase act at the 2016 Tri-State Presenters Conference (Dubuque, IA), and was a showcase performer and exhibitor at the 2016 Arts Midwest Conference (Milwaukee, WI).