The Tara Minstrels are now taking bookings for 2015! Check out our Calendar page for availability!
We are very saddened to report the sudden passing of one of our founding members of the Tara Minstrels, Karen Ramagosa, on Thursday, Nov 6, 2014. She battled a short and sudden illness before leaving this earth with a wonderful legacy of kindness, generosity and fond memories. She is survived by fellow Tara Minstrel, husband and companion of over 40 years Bill, and their beloved dog Lori. Those who knew her attended a celebration of her life On Saturday November 22nd at their home. Anyone who would like to do so, donations may be made in memory of Karen to any local animal shelter or humane society.
The Tara Minstrels are a Pike Co PA based Traditional Irish Music group who, in varying forms, have played together for nearly 14 years. Musicians specialize in Traditional Irish reels, jigs, hornpipes, polkas, slides, marches, airs and a few contemporary Irish songs. Our musicians play a variety of instruments including, keyboards, fiddle, tin whistle, flute, guitar, bodhran, accordion, mandolin, banjo and uilleann pipes. We play at many Irish and non Irish venues in NE PA and NW NJ and Orange Co Ny. We play for private parties, weddings, get togethers, cultural, church and community events. We are available anywhere from a duet to 7 musicians. Our musicians are
Maryanne Ford, Milford, PA Guitar, vocals, tin whistle, flute & Bodhran
Bill Ramagosa, Milford, PA Fiddle
Karen Ramagosa, Milford, PA Keyboards and spoons
Brigid Robine, Milford, PA Accordion
Rich Northrup, Huguenot, NY Mandolin and Banjo
Tacey Deyrup, Port Jervis, NY Uilleann Pipes
Michael Zimmerman, Milford, PA Guitar, vocals
Dianne Romano: Hawley, PA Flute & Piccolo
Here is a video featured on Milfordnow.com featuring the Tara Minstrels and members of Port Jervis Based the Parting Glass.
Video from the Milford Music Festival 2013
Video of Mike, Tacey and Rich at Kildare's in Scranton!