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 grade 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 16) – Fiddle, Piano, Cello, Dancer, Vocalist
Gregory Leahy (Age 15) – Fiddle, Accordion, Piano, Dancer, Vocalist
Angus Leahy (Age 13) – Fiddle, Piano, Dancer, Vocalist
Cecilia Leahy (Age 11) – Fiddle, Piano, Dancer, Vocalist
Joseph Leahy (Age 10) – Fiddle, Dancer, Singer
Evelyn Leahy (Age 8) – Dancer, Singer