Full Gael

Connecticut based Full Gael performs traditional Irish & Celtic music, including a variety of jigs, reels, & songs, Irish, Scottish & American traditions as well as the Canadian Maritime provinces

Location: Connecticut
Members: 27
Latest Activity: Sep 26, 2012



(Full Gael at Old Sturbridge Village. Photo by Doreen Palmer.)

Traditional Irish and Celtic music played on wooden flute, fiddle, concertina, mandolins, whistles and guitar.


Connecticut based Full Gael performs traditional Irish music and Celtic music, including a variety of jigs, reels, and songs, from Irish, Scottish and American traditions as well as the Canadian Maritime provinces. The band includes Will O'Hare (flute, whistles, mandolin and vocals), Gary Palmer (guitar,mandolin, and vocals), Max Rainwater (fiddle, mandolin, vocals) and Ben Gagliardi (concertina, whistles, mandolin, vocals). Our performances are tailored to fit your needs, whether it is a Celtic festival, stage concert, house concert, private party or Irish and Celtic wedding music. We also offer a unique presentation blending Celtic Halloween music and lore. We have performed throughout Southern New England and at many venues and festivals in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, including the South Street Seaport in NYC, Old Sturbridge Village, Jane Goodall Institute's Roots and Shoots Festival, Wind on the Bay Festival, and the Portsmouth (RI) Art Festival.


Contact & Booking-

For booking information, please send e-mail to Will Hare at or call 860-576-1227.

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Caisse Park July 2009

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Old Sturbdrige Village March 2009

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Traditional Music Related Links

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Traditional Irish and Celtic Wedding Music

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Performance Reviews

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CD Reviews

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Biography: Ben Gagliardi

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Biography: Max Rainwater

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Biography: Gary Palmer

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Biography: Will O'Hare

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Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 21, 2011 at 12:31pm
Karen's House Party / Gael in the Harbor
Hello Folks that haven't replied to the invitation!

I am hoping that we will see some of you on Saturday evening at Karen's house. The information for what you will need is in part listed on the invitation with the exception of the address. You are welcome to come, but I only send the address to those who have replied as yes or maybe. If you decide to attend, please just reply to this and I will send you the address for the house as promptly as I am able. If you decide to come last minute call myself or call:

Karen Beleck's House


Please remember there is no smoking, food and light refreshments are provided, but if you would like to consume beverages such as beer or wine you will need to bring those. It is a Kosher household, so no outside food please. We invite you to begin arriving around 7:15 and we will begin the music at 8 pm. We ask that you please park on the street (plenty of parking, so don't worry) and come to the entrance on the right side as you approach the house from the street. I look forward to seeing you and if you have any problems or last minute questions feel free to call Karen or reach my cell phone (301) 514-4500. Travel safely and we look forward to having a great time!

Best Regards,
John Davis DuRant Jr John DuRant, Jr.
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on January 20, 2011 at 11:53am

Gael in the House!


Saturday, January 22 · 8:00pm - 10:30pm

LocationHome of Karen Yosafat Beleck
Baltimore, MD!/event.php?e...

More Info
Get up close and personal with Gael ... No, no, no. Not that kind of up close and personal ;-P

Tickets: $15
Information: John DuRant Jr. (301) 514-4500 or
Karen Beleck
...Gael in the Harbor:

Happy New Year, Gael fans! Feeling the post-holiday, middle-of-winter blues? Cheer up and warm up with Gael in the Harbor, celebrating the New Year and John Durant Jr.'s birthday!

Join Gael in the Harbor and Karen Beleck for an intimate evening of music in our first show of 2011. We'll be sharing songs from our recently released cd, along with old favorites and some new tunes too. Food and drink will be available at intermission, and as always, Leaving van Dieman's Land will be available for purchase.

Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP on Facebook, or contact to reserve your place! We will send out the address to confirmed RSVPs in a private message the week before the event.

Notes from the host: Please refrain from smoking anywhere on the premises. Food will be provided; please do not bring additional food, as the hostess keeps a Kosher kitchen. Non-alcoholic beverages are provided, but if you wish to imbibe anything stronger, byob.

Comment by MEDARD DU ROCHER-BOPE on January 20, 2011 at 3:11am
thank you.

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Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

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