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Thu, Mar 14


Registry Theatre

Michael Darcy and the Atlantic Tramps and Mighty Kin

An amazing night of music drawing from the well of rich Irish music and inspired by gritty American songwriters like John Prine and Guy Clark.

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Michael Darcy and the Atlantic Tramps and Mighty Kin
Michael Darcy and the Atlantic Tramps and Mighty Kin

Time & Location

Mar 14, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9, Canada


About the event

The IRL Festival is excited to have Michael Darcy and the Atlantic Tramps perform this year!  Joining them to get the ball rolling on this night of incredible music is local favourites, Mighty Kin!

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This event will be PWYC (pay-what-you-can) with a suggested minimum of $20.

Bar and concession available.


Michael Darcy

After releasing his impressive solo debut Simple Drop of Rain in 2018, Canadian-based, Irish folk singer-

songwriter Michael Darcy returned to the studio with his new band ‘The Atlantic Tramps’ in tow for the

eagerly-awaited follow-up album, Down to the Roots. Drawing from the well of rich Irish music that he

grew up with and also being inspired by gritty American songwriters like John Prine & Guy Clark, he

aimed to create a whirlwind of folk traditions — where greengrass meets bluegrass. Released in July

2022 to critical acclaim, Down to the Roots was described by UK magazine Folk and Honey as “an

excellent album; well-crafted songs with detailed arrangements brought to life with virtuosic flair.” Irish

Music Magazine raved that “Darcy’s originals sit so comfortably within the genre that you’d swear

they’ve been around for generations.” The album also garnered a 2023 Canadian Folk Music Award

nomination for ‘Traditional Singer of the Year’ while his original song “The Ballad of Uncle Frank”, from

the same album, was nominated for ‘Song of the Year’ at the 2023 Ontario Folk Music Awards.

Michael tours both solo and with The Atlantic Tramps. Most recently, the band completed the final leg

of their 2023 US tour performing several shows in Michigan & Illinois, after already having played

festivals and theatres in Ohio, New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania earlier in June. They also embarked

on a successful Irish summer tour in August 2023 which included a packed show at the historic

Cobblestone venue in Dublin as well as festival performances at the Fleadh Cheoil in Mullingar and Féile

na Sionainne in Athlone. 2022 saw the band receive a scholarship to attend the Folk Alliance

International Conference in Kansas City, Missouri where they performed multiple showcases at the

world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community. In March 2022, their single “Sweet

St. John’s” was featured on the popular St. John’s Morning Show for CBC Radio One in Canada. In 2021,

they were honoured to be the only Canadian artists presented at the international Robinson Emerging

Artist Showcase at North America’s longest-running pan-Celtic festival – Goderich Celtic Roots Festival.

The new album was supported by a full Ontario solo summer tour.

Mighty Kin

Mighty Kin combines upbeat tempos and rhythms with the undulating melody lines of traditional Irish music to inspire their fans and lift their spirits. Their live shows have been described as “a Celtic music experience…”


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