The Brendan Butler Trio

Brendan Butler has been on the folk and bluegrass music for scene here for over 20 years.  He has played in many musical settings, bands and loose associations, but is best known for his work with the Lee Valley String Band since the mid-90s. He has been playing mandolin, singing high and lonesome with those boys since he returned to Ireland from Kentucky in 1994.


Brendan can also be found playing regularly with Sara Corkery (Joyful Mysteries) showcasing their tight vocal harmonies and tasteful guitar and mandolin.

Brendan teams up this year with his long time Lee Valley collaborator and friend Hal O’Neill on guitar, and with Siona Knepper on bass and vocals for some bluegrass and country standards, as well as some original songs and tunes.

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