Blame Not the Bard was formed in 2015. Since then, they have played hundreds of shows, lighting up the stages in intimate lounges and major festivals including main stage appearances at the Iowa Irish Fest in Waterloo, IA. The band will release their sophomore album in 2023. The new album, titled Now and Again, features current members Andrew Philbrick, Corey Baker, Nicole Philbrick, along with their newest member, Dan Vaughn. Having started and performed for years as a trio, this album is a rest stop between old and new, reimagining the songs that Blame Not the Bard fans know and love before venturing further into their sound as a quartet.
Boasting multiple media appearances, including a 2021 feature in Little Village Magazine, an artist feature on KDEC 100.5, numerous appearances on the award-winning Irish and Celtic Music Podcast with tunes from their debut album, Soundcheck, and a 2022 full-length Greetings from Iowa PBS special, Blame Not the Bard is sharing their songs and stories nationwide. You can learn more about Blame Not the Bard and the release of their album by heading to their website, www.blamenotthebard.com, Facebook at www.facebook.com/BlameNotTheBard or Instagram @blamenotthebard.
This performance will take place at the Performing Arts Center at Bettendorf High School.
2023 Global Gathering Ireland is funded by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation and supported by our Title Sponsor: Northwest Bank & Trust and Presenting Sponsor: Iowa American Water Company.