Learn More About The ShamRogues

The ShamRogues Celtic Festival Online

The ShamRogues have been entertaining crowds all over the 

East Coast since 2009 with their unique brand of Irish music 

and dance. From Washington D.C. to Maryland, New Jersey, 

Pennsylvania, Delaware and the famous Irish venues of New 

York City, the band has attracted fans of all ages and walks of 

life wherever they travel with their show. Having performed a series of sell out shows in Ireland over the past several years, the band has blasted onto the International scene in a blaze of electric fiddles and banjos.


Formed by banjo player and County Laois native Jim Phelan, the band features John Durant, Jr on Guitar, Vocals and Whistle, Billy Jack Mast on Guitar, Vocals, and Mandolin, Sarah Stepanik on Fiddle, Gary Peresta on Bass, Evan Phillips on Drums and the World Class Irish Dancing Duo Katie Fox and Katie Whitman.


Not a band to stand around on stage blasting out song after song, The ShamRogues like to involve their audience in a fun, lively evening of songs and stories of Ireland, and God help anyone who forgets to clap along !!!

Since 2009, The ShamRogues regular circuit includes Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York City. They tour Ireland annually in July/August and have been featured regularly at the Maryland Irish Festival, the Annapolis Irish Festival, the Wildwood Irish weekend in NJ and the Celtic Craic Irish Festival in PA.


The ShamRogues Live on the Celtic Festival Online Virtual Music Stage

October 10, 2020 | CFO All-Day Virtual Festival

August 21, 2019

September 12, 2019


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The talent, dedication, and spectacular performances by the musicians featured on Celtic Festival Online is beyond appreciated.  We encourage you to support these amazing artists. If you are so inclined to "thank" them as they perform virtually for your Celtic listening pleasure, here are the links: 



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