Appearing Wednesday and Sunday
6 to 10 pm
Ian Barksdale has played Irish fiddle since a child. Born in Philadelphia, he learned his music from his Grandmother's native County Tyrone, Ireland. She would play for the family and neighbors every Friday night in her kitchen. There would be dance, songs, stories and jokes all night long, in the true Irish fashion.
Ian has called Cape Coral and Lee County, Florida, home for nearly fifteen years now. He has recorded several albums of Irish music over the years, both solo and with bands, and plays fiddle, banjo, guitar and Irish whistle. He performs and teaches Irish Traditional music and song weekly, and is known in the global Irish music community as The SWFL Fiddler.
Please join him and his friends and family for some authentic old-fashioned Irish musical entertainment and culture!
Scotty Bryan is an entertainer with a Key West flare. The crowd is always as much a part of the show as the music is.
His style of entertaining is infectious and always leaves crowds wanting more. His song list is very diverse with something for everyone. From Jimmy Buffet to Kenny Chesney, Elton John to John Cougar, Eric Clapton to The Eagles and everything in between, he is sure to please any crowd. And yes, he writes his own songs as well. He retired from the US Navy back in 2009 and has always wanted to move to Florida and play music. So, these days, he can be found doing just that. His passion for playing and listening to music is evident in every song that he plays. Come and join him every Friday evening for a little end of the week relaxation and fun.
Playing Saturday Nights
Tommy Barr Grew up learning a lot of Irish, Folk & Rock n Roll music. He learned how to play a guitar at the age ten, then at age sixteen he started his first garage band called " Sounds unlimited" It lasted about a year.
He was between music and baseball. after a knee injury he went back to playing music. in 1977 he formed a duo called "Night Fever" with Carnine Morlise on drums. it lasted several years. I also he's been playing solo since 1973-present. in 1979 he was in a old rock n roll band called "The Wanderers" with Tom Heaney, Dan Rubino, John Brown, Dennis Leroy, & himself. They were very successful for several years. in 1988 he joined a folk group called "the Lewis Park Trio" Joanne O'Connor balduzzi, Billy Coughlin, & himself. The Trio band lasted till 2002. Now Tommy Barr has been doing the thing he loves, and that is playing great music for nursing homes, bars, parties, country clubs, cruises and festivals. He has over 1,000 songs from Irish, Folk, Ola country, Buffett, Croce, & Rock n Roll.. He plays all over south west Florida.