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The Shananagans have been a major presence on the New England music scene for the last twenty-two years. They continue to set the standard for spontaneous and energetic performances in diversified venues. They have played at concerts, festivals, colleges, corporate functions, benefits, and nightclubs throughout the United States, and have shared the stage with many of folk music's top names.
The band is comprised of Tom Kennedy, Dick Lewis, and Joe Zajac, three accomplished musicians from the greater New Bedford area. They combine a varied background of musical influences which reflect in the versatility of their instrumentation: guitar, 5-string banjo, mandolin, bass, pennywhistle, harmonica, and bodhran. The tightly blended vocal harmonies highlight their signature sound.
The collective personality of the band reaches out to a wide range of audiences to capture the spirit of the performance. A Shananagans concert is not only musically rewarding, but also a lot of fun.
Tom, Dick, and Joe are comfortable playing a number of different musical styles including Irish and American folk, bluegrass, country, and old time rock and roll. Original songs by Dick and Tom can be found on any of their fine recordings and always in their live performances.
The Shananagans also perform concerts for children. In the past ten years they have performed at over seventy different elementary and middle schools. At many of the schools a Shananagans concert has become an annual affair. They have a delightful children's tape entitled "Watermelon Dreams."
In addition, Shananagans are available for special functions, private parties and weddings.
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