The Erinoids (clockwise from bottom left)
Pete Farley, Jimmy Devine, Truck Crouteau, & Mance Grady
"The Erinoids - Providence-based
traditional Irish band who were instrumental in creating a new awareness
of traditional Irish dance music during the early '80's in the Rhode
Island area through their work with the R.I. Ceilidh Club and with
the help of Maureen Doyle, dance instructor."
The Erinoids embark to Chicago in 1985.
From flyer for '86 Rhode Island Hand-Built Music Festival
"Mance Grady, Bodhrán - One of the
finest players of the Irish drum in America. Dissatisfied with
the quality of the instruments he found, Mance taught himself
the technique with an eye to making a sturdier, more versatile-sounding
drum. His bodhráns are in great demand, and he performs
regularly with the Erinoids and the Providence Ceili Band."
Crankin out the tunes for dancers at the Providence Ceilidh Club.
Mance was a founding member of the Providence Ceili Band with
(from Left) Mark Roberts, Jimmy Devine, Bob Drouin, and Mance.
The Erinoids are joined for a special performance by
noted blues guitarist, groovemaster Paul Murphy (center).
(from Left) Jimmy, Mark, Paul, Bob, & Mance.