Unlike other "Irish Bands" we do not wear green all the time, drink green beer, or speak with fake accents. We simply play Traditional Irish Music as you would hear at the pubs in Ireland.
Who We Are
The Hill of Tara, known as Temair in gaeilge, was once the ancient seat of power in Ireland – 142 kings are said to have reigned there in prehistoric and historic times. In ancient Irish religion and mythology Temair was the sacred place of dwelling for the gods, and was the entrance to the otherworld. Saint Patrick is said to have come to Tara to confront the ancient religion of the pagans at its most powerful site.
The Tara Minstrels are focused on providing authentic Traditional Irish Music and entertainment in the tri states NY, NJ, PA area. We make regular appearances in Pike CO PA and Orange County in NY at the Flying Pig Tea Room in Milford, PA and The Erie Trackside, Port Jervis, NY. Other members also play in Chester and Monroe NY.
We are recording this SPRING and CD's will be available via this website as well as at our performances. Keep checking back for performance dates and other updates!