Genre bending trad music.

An eclectic and jazz infused Celtic band with members from varied facets of the rich Twin Cities music scene.  Members include Datta Hartman (accordion), Bill Lee (harmonica, whistles, bagpipes), Ric Lee (fiddle and mandolin), Shawn McBurnie (vocals and bodhrán), Matt Pearson (upright bass), Sherry Taplin (clogging and autoharp), Michael Ries (guitar and vocals), and John Gwinn / Sunil Bawa (percussion).

Irish Diplomacy shines when playing original material you'd swear came from the tradition, or adding a surprising twist to an old chestnut.

All black-and-white photography* courtesy of Louis R Zurn Photography: www.louisrzurn.com

*Except the first slide, just below, and the last background below - those are all us

Have a taste!

Our debut album is here for the listening on Bandcamp!


Events: Irish Diplomacy

We have a recurring  engagement at Finnegan's (817 S 5th Ave, ) generally the first and second Thursday of the month from 6-8 PM. (Out back if the weather is kind; indoors if not.)

Come see us!

You can also see us one Sunday afternoon a month, 3-5, at Mojo Coffee Gallery (2205 California St NE, 55418) - use the east side parking lot.

Watch our Calendar for other locations and appearances.

Irish Diplomacy...

Get ready for some sweet talkin', foot stompin', finger flyin' fun!