The ShamRogues / Press

“We arrived early to the Annopolis Irish Festival to beat the rush hour traffic. We found a shady spot near the entrance to soak up the atmosphere as the volunteers scurried around to open the festival. We chatted with a gentleman sitting at gate, Jim Phelan, who turned out to be the founder of The Shamrogues.”

“The ShamRogues are a fantastic band and it was a pleasure to be in their company they're keeping Irish music alive!”

Sean McGuinness of the Dublin City Ramblers

“The ShamRogues is a Baltimore-based music group, but band leader Jim Phelan has roots far, far away.”

“We've launched a lot of Irish bands from this stage and I have to say that The ShamRogues are one of the best we've ever seen!”


“ShamRogues bring traditional Irish music to OC”

“Oct. 5 and 6: Irish Celebration! ...in their first appearance at the festival, The Shamrogues, who like to involve their audience in a fun, lively show of songs and stories of Ireland.”

“From USA to Laois: THE ShamRogues will be bringing their brand of Irish music across the Atlantic to Stradbally this August bank holiday weekend.”

“The weathermen were dead wrong on Saturdays forecast, of 70%chance of rain and cold. Instead the sun came out and shined throughout most of the parade! Festivities began the night before at the Fager’s Island Bushmills tasting, with music by The Shamrogues.”