Blarney Stew

Blarney Stew

Blarney Stew is based in the New York Tri-State area. Comprised of thoughtful and skilled musicians, Blarney Stew presents a varied program of music featuring bawdy Irish pub songs, Traditional Celtic instrumentals as well as some country and bluegrass influenced tunes.

The instrumentation is pure acoustic and features:

  • Ken Harten on vocals, fiddle & electric guitar
  • Perry Paletta on mandolin, & electric guitar
  • Bill Reiner on lead vocals and lead guitar
  • Rob Simpson on stand-up & electric bass
  • Pete Dunphy on drums, percussion and vocals

The group's musical pursuits have brought them to many local and long distance area clubs, pubs and private events. Besides rocking out, Blarney Stew takes great pride in volunteering to perform at many charitable functions, rehab facilities and nursing homes. Here is just a sample of the band's repertoire:

Pub Tunes
The Raggle Taggle
Gypsy Galway Girl
Bright Side Of The Road
Finnegan's Wake
Black Velvet Band
Fisherman's Blues
Irish Trad
The Blarney Pilgrim
Boys of Blue Hill
Star of Munster
Saturday Night in Dublin

Midnight Moonlight
Wild Horses
Long Lonesome Highway
Folsom Prison Blues
Angeline The Baker
Mr. Bojangles

My Favorite Things
Sweet Georgia Brown
Beaumont Rag
Twenty Flight Rock
Honey Don't
Sea Cruise
Little Sister
Rockaway Beach
Walk Don't Run
Do You Wanna Dance