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Cavanaugh & Kavanaugh

Cavanaugh & Kavanaugh

Folk / Accoustic / Roots Duanesburg, NY  US


  • 2013

    Jun 8

    Schenectady, NY, US | 10:00am

    5th annual Rhythm on the Ridge Roots Music Fest! June 8-9. Capitaland's Flood Road band is bringing it again! Two stages of excellent live roots music throughout the weekend. Vendors, crafters, food, scenic views. Saturday Music Workshop, and "Pickin' with Pancakes" Open Mic Breakfast Sunday morning! Bring your appetite, instrument and friends!

  • 2011

    Jun 11

    Rotterdam, NY, US | 10:00am

    Roots music festival at Maple Ski Ridge - Food, Crafts, Games, Music, and More!

  • 2011

    Jun 3

    Schenectady, NY, US | 8:00pm

    casual, fun vegetarian friendly cafe with live music every night.

  • 2011

    Feb 27

    Delmar, NY, US | 11:00am

    Like to sing and dance with your children? Then this show is for you! Play egg shakers, wave scarves, in this interactive show for all ages. Listen to guitar, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, banjo, fiddle and more,



Label: independent

Bio: Much more than just homonyms, Cavanaugh & Kavanaugh perform original songs and tunes on guitars, mandolin, fiddle, mountain dulcimer, banjo and more. Much of the traditional music Deb and Dick perform is in the Irish and Southern Old Time tradition. Life partners, as well as musical partners, who...See Full Bio

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“Folk duo Cavanaugh and Kavanaugh blend genre’s past with its present Deb Cavanaugh and Dick Kavanaugh get passionate when the subject of traditional music arises. And in a conversation with the folk duo — billed as Cavanaugh and Kavanaugh — that subject will inevitably come up. Over coffee and tea at a cafe near their Albany home, the couple, both life and musical partners, get into the importance of folk music, the need to keep traditions alive and how it’s all tied to our understanding of American culture and history. Managing to avoid a self-righteous tone, both Cavanaugh and Kavanaugh talk about their mission (though they don’t expressly use that word) to help pass along the traditions of folk through their workshops and performances. And by singing old songs alongside their originals, they seem to relish being part of a kind of folksong dialogue that stretches back through history, but still touches the present.”

— Philip Schwartz, Schenectady Gazette

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