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The Saltbound

The Saltbound

Folk / Irish / Alternative Grand Rapids, MI  US
Crowned the Fool/Swallowtail Jig
Crowned the Fool/Swallowtail Jig


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  • 2014

    Nov 29

    Boyne City, MI, US | 8:00pm

    After a fantastic night on St. Paddy's Day, we're heading back to Cafe Sante for some post-Thanksgiving celebrations! Please join us for what's sure to be another great evening of food, drink, and of course, music! You just can't beat the community of Boyne City and they would love to show you why! See you then!

  • 2014

    Oct 4

    Grand Rapids, MI, US | 9:00pm

    Join us as we celebrate being less than half a year away from March 17 with a night of lively Irish music and great drinks with the wonderful folks down at Quinn and Tuites Irish Pub. Musical guests for the evening include the billies, Paddy's Cure and The Saltbound!

  • 2014

    Oct 4

    Grand Rapids, MI, US | 7:00pm

    It's a Half Way to St. Paddy's Day Show! Details to come!

  • 2014

    Sep 27

    Elkhart, IN, US | 6:00pm

    September is a busy month for us but we're ending it the right way! By heading down to Elkhart, IN to a beautiful restaurant located on the river that features an Irish cuisine, we feel it's a great way to start thinking fall. Check out www.mccarthysontheriverwalk.com for their great food and music lineups!

  • 2014

    Sep 23

    Kalamazoo, MI, US | 8:00pm

    We're heading back to The Union in Kalamazoo! After a great show our first go around, we're looking forward to another night of fun and great atmosphere in the heart of Kalamazoo! Make sure you bring a friend and head to the premier spot in Kalamazoo for live music!


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Emily Drafta


Bill Drafta


David Simmer


Kaity Cooper



Sounds Like: Young Dubliners, Alexi Murdoch, Florence and the Machine, Craic Wisely

Bio: The Saltbound is an exploration of heritage and storytelling, a blending of Irish and American folk music in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan— a city known for it’s deep roots, good beer, and love of the arts. Formed in 2012 as Cailean by singer-songwriter Colin Cooper and vocalist Kaity Jansm...See Full Bio

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Q: Who is your cellist?

A: Our super-talented cellist is Emily Drafta. Doesn't she rock?

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