Failte originated from a casual collection of musicians in the autumn of 1991 in Waterloo. Failte (pronounced “fall-cha”) means welcome in Irish. Currently the group consists of original member, Stephen Todd (vocals, bodhran, and tin whistle) as well as Jessica Weiler (fiddle, vocals), and Brian Crozier (guitar, vocals). The band plays traditional Celtic music with a Canadian attitude. Set lists include slow airs, ballads, jigs and reels from Ireland, Scotland and Canada.
Caitlin Claessens is an experienced musician, performing with her guitar and ukulele in venues throughout the western hemisphere. With many years of live performance under her belt–whether with bands or solo–Caitlin can command an audience just about anywhere. She has played on Norwegian Cruise Lines and from fancy parties to dive bars, but her favorite venue is on the New York City subway platform, playing to a revolving crowd of eager listeners.
Armed with a diverse repertoire of original songs and covers, Caitlin’s engaging sets are not to be missed! She will be accompanied by Bob Gee on guitar, banjo and vocals.