Next Generation Leahy
Building on over three generations of Leahy musicianship, Doug Leahy, his wife Jennifer and their six children are keeping the legacy and tradition alive through music, song, and dance.
Doug – a member of the Canadian Celtic group “Leahy” – and Jennifer – a musician for most of her life – both understand the joy and exhilaration only music can provide. It is no wonder, then, that their children inherited their passion for music. Born to perform, even the smallest children feel the music pulsing through their veins.
As with all forces of nature, the music and energy created by The Next Generation Leahy simply cannot be contained. The drive to create music is powerful within each of the Leahy children. It has given rise to multi-instrumental talents, whose dynamic live performances have been described as “astounding” and “breath-taking.”
For the last several years, Next Generation Leahy has performed across North America, and shared the stage with the likes of The Chieftains, We Banjo 3, The Tenors, and Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy. With one CD under their belt, they are working on new material for a new CD to be released in 2019.
Belying their young ages, these siblings are all accomplished multi-instrumentalists whose live performances are filled with the high-energy, infectious music associated with the Leahy name. However, not content to play only the music of their Celtic heritage, these musicians explore many genres of music and pull influences from far and wide. Fiddle, cello, French accordion, singing, piano, and French-Canadian step-dancing serve to bring their unique style of music to life.
The music that lives in each of these young people - which is so joyful, so positive, and so rare – overflows from them and affects audiences who have witnessed something truly unique and remarkable.
Adele Leahy – Fiddle, Piano, Cello, Dancer, Vocalist
Gregory Leahy – Fiddle, Accordion, Piano, Dancer, Vocalist
Angus Leahy – Fiddle, Piano, Dancer, Vocalist
Cecilia Leahy – Fiddle, Piano, Dancer, Vocalist
Joseph Leahy – Fiddle, Dancer, Singer
Evelyn Leahy – Dancer, Singer