Next Generation Leahy

“This family brings pure joy! With their amazing, natural talent and charming delivery, this up-tempo show will never be forgotten.”
– Natalie MacMaster, Cape Breton fiddler

“What an absolute joy to see these young people from age 4 up to age 13 on stage performing so beautifully and playing so well together. I’ve never experienced anything like this before. When they played with us, The Next Generation Leahy simply brought the house down!”
– Paddy Moloney & The Chieftains

“The Next Generation Leahy concert was truly the place to be on Saturday night. This high spirited, infectious, fun loving family dazzled the audience with their traditional Celtic and French-Canadian fiddle music, their lively step dancing, and their beautiful voices. I was on the edge of my seat all night; clapping my hands and tapping my feet. It was exciting!”
– Mollie Moloney, Parry Sound North Star

“They are an amazing musical family!!!”
– The Tenors

“The Next Generation Leahy’s concert at Westben sold out very quickly. [It] was exciting and full of energy from the first note to the last [and] had everyone clapping, tapping, and skipping home.”
Brian Finley & Donna Bennett, Westben Arts Festival Theatre

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.

It is this drive to create music that has led the Leahy children to achieve so much, even at their young ages. Still all in elementary school, they are all accomplished multi-instrumentalists and released their first self-titled CD in December 2015. Live performances are filled with the high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music people associate with the Leahy heritage. Fiddle, cello, French accordion, vocals, piano, and French-Canadian step-dancing all find a voice on stage. The Leahy children, so in love with what they do, enamor audiences and keep them constantly coming back for more.

The Next Generation Leahy has spent the last year performing all over North America. The group has shared the stage with Irish legends like The Chieftains, Fernando Varela, The Tenors, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, performed at summer festivals and sold out their Christmas tour!  As their record already shows, these children are the real deal. The music emanating from these children is other-worldly; it is joyful and unique, and it is talent beyond their years.

The raw talent that these young children possess is an inspiration to other children and families alike, proving that young people are capable of far more than they are given credit for. The joy of music is meant for all, and Doug and his family are set on sharing that joy with each and every audience.

Adele Leahy (Age 13) – Fiddle, Piano, Cello, Dancer, Vocalist
Gregory Leahy (Age 12) – Fiddle, Accordion, Piano, Dancer, Vocalist
Angus Leahy (Age 10) – Fiddle, Piano, Dancer, Vocalist
Cecilia Leahy (Age 9) – Fiddle, Piano, Dancer, Vocalist
Joseph Leahy (Age 7) – Fiddle, Dancer, Singer
Evelyn Leahy (Age 5) – Dancer, Singer