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Abhailé/Home Steve McMurray
Lead Vocals
Steve is a native Detroiter who has been into Celtic music for some thirty odd years. His influences are Motown, The Beatles, The Irish Rovers, Will Millar and Detroit history. So when Steve sings “Come In”, everyone knows they are to embark on an Irish journey.

Abhailé/Home Rick McMurray
Vocals, banjo & acoustic guitar
Rick's influences are: Stephen Stills, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Clancy Brothers & Will Millar. Rick has played in various groups in the metro area for 25 years. Currently he is playing electric guitar in “The Fundamentals”, a great R&B & Rock group. The Shamrock Shore group brings him back to his Irish roots. Contact Rick

Abhailé/Home Tom Piskor
Tom brings many years of experience to The Shamrock Shore. He has played in Jazz, R&B and Rock bands over his thirty plus years in music. He also plays keyboards in “The Fundamentals”. Tom enjoys all types of music and is always looking for a good Irish Jig to play.

Abhailé/Home Curtis Harvey “Bud” Brooks
12 string acoustic guitar
Bud gives The Shamrock Shore its driving rhythm. Bud enjoys all forms of music and is quite active in his family and church.

Abhailé/Home Pete Hassett
Bass guitar
Pete gives the group that great bottom end. Pete was the last member to join, after months of fellow band mate (Rick) begging. Pete also shares the stage with Tom and Rick in “The Fundamentals.” He is also the sound engineer for the band and has a great recording studio. So if any of you guys out there need your songs recorded – Pete is THEEE Man….!!!!

Abhailé/Home Kathy Kearney
Fiddle, Irish Step Dancer
Kathy is the newest member who brings a colorful flair of Irish tradition to the group. She has a great passion for Irish music and has been influenced by groups such as The Wolftones, The Irish Rovers, Gaelic Storm, The Chieftains…just to name a few.

Kathy enjoys listening to popular fiddlers such as Natalie MacMaster, Ashley MacIsaac and Kevin Burke. Her instructor and mentor on the fiddle is Neil Woodward, who has greatly helped with bringing the traditional Irish tunes to the band.

Kathy also belongs to the Heinzman School of Irish Dance and has been dancing with the school for the past 4 years. She is constantly bringing new ideas to the group and is always willing to please the crowd by dancing a jig or two!!!!! Contact Kathy



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Updated: 21-May-2002
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