LEAHYS LUCK has been performing Irish folk music for twenty years with five recordings to their credit and a Wisconsin Area Music Industry World/Ethnic Group of the Year award. In years past they’ve played at the Quad Cities’ Erin Feis, Peoria’s Erin Feis, Chicago’s Gaelic Park, and Cleveland’s Irish Festival and have performed at many other festivals, concerts, and gatherings throughout the Midwest.
Brothers Brian and Tom Leahy lead the band with guitars, bass, and distinctive vocals. Evan Leahy, Tom’s son, a world-class Irish drummer, has played internationally. While he masters the bodhrán as his foundation, he continues to develop his talent with guitar and vocals.
Randal Harrison has played his fiddle with the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, as well as bluegrass giants Vassar Clements and John Hartford, and he received two 2008 Madison Area Music Awards: one for Classical Artist of the Year and the second for Jazz Artist of the Year. His talent, versatility, energy, stage antics, and enjoyment of the fiddle are nothing short of remarkable. Randal shares his love and understanding of improvisation with students of all ages at workshops, institutes and classrooms throughout the United States.
Stas Venglevski is a bayan accordion virtuoso, performing with symphonies internationally. In addition, he has performed with the Milwaukee Pops Orchestra led by Doc Severinsen, has appeared with Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion”, and has played numerous venues far and near. His artistry, dazzling technical command, and sensitivity have brought Stas — a native of the Republic of Moldova, part of the former Soviet Union — world-wide acclaim. With eleven recordings to his credit, he has served as President of the prestigious International Accordionists and Teachers Guild. A lover of all types of music, Stas adds his own all-world flavor to the sound of Leahys Luck.