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Behind the Scenes with the Barleyshakes

Brewed in Ireland and distilled in Australia. Fiddles, banjo, flutes, bass, drums, guitar, mandolin, and vocals, the Shakes are a collaboration of Irish and Australian performers.

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 "The Barleyshakes are a guaranteed good time, and never disappoint. Their energetic presence on stage and stories behind the songs are such a fun and genuine insight into Irish culture."

"The raw essence of Irish music"


Spark Ipswich Festival Producer

"That the Barleyshakes manage to be at the forefront of traditional Irish music in Australia while breathing it new life is remarkable. Intense energy, beautiful harmony, and irresistible dance rhythms are what make them tick."

- Program Director Woodford Folk Festival

"The Irish band in Australia"

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