Colleen Collins

Vocals, guitar, Irish flute, tin whistle, tenor banjo

Colleen is a classically trained guitarist with a powerful and expressive voice, a crisp guitar style, and impressive touring resume who has performed and taught guitar for many years. 

Coming from an Irish and Scottish heritage, Colleen felt compelled to study Irish music through the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix, AZ, where she was also a member of the Celtic choir, "Celtica."

Her influences include Irish singers Karan Casey, Mary Black, and Susan McKeown, and Scottish singers Eddi Reader and Julie Fowlis.

 

Eily Hallagan

Fiddle, Vocals

Eily has been playing the violin since the age of nine, and has received a degree in both Music Performance and Theater Arts. She was chosen as one of the top violinists to play for Isaac Stern in celebration of his eightieth birthday. She performed for several years in orchestra and chamber ensembles. Specializing in Irish fiddle and folk music, she has a particular interest in cultural music and rich history of strings throughout the history of performance. 

Eily is also the owner of Sweetwater Strings, an entertainment company specializing in string music for wedding ceremonies and other events throughout Arizona.

 

Chris Moreno

Bass, guitar, Irish bouzouki

Chris is a classically trained guitarist who has studied with guitar virtuosos Christopher Parkening, Manual Barrueco, and David Tannenbaum. He has performed at Irish pubs across the city, though is versed in all styles of music from Spanish guitar to punk rock and bluegrass.