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Countdown to St. Paddy's Day

News

We are over halfway to St. Patrick's Day, so we have activated the St. Patrick's Day Countdown!

We have one more Milaeger's date for the rest of this year: December 15, Christmas music added. In 2020, we are also booked on Sunday, January 19th as well as on March 15, the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day.

We will be playing again at this year's Kenosha Holiday Market on Saturday, December 7th. We are hoping for better weather and will be on a larger stage. Come out for some Christmas music in addition to our standard tunes.

We will again be playing at RiverBend's Gifts of Nature fund raiser on Saturday, December 14th. This is always a good time and a very family oriented event. Kids make gifts from natural materials and there are home-made treats and roaring fire in the fireplace. All that plus our Christmas and Irish music make a for a great Holiday event.

Songs from the Porch will be available for sale at our upcoming gigs. Sample clips from 4 of the tracks are on the CD Music Page. The CD is also available on ITunes and Amazon Music.

We have added a number of Private Events, including one in January. If you are interested in having us perform at a private event for your group, contract Bill or Sue at the contact numbers on our Contact Us page.

About County Crossings

Irish. Old Time Tunes. Bluegrass.

From the jigs and reels of Ireland to the old-time tunes of Appalachia, County Crossings creates a fun, toe-tapping musical experience! We're a bit of an old-fashioned "string" band led by fiddle, guitar, mandolin, hammer dulcimer along with the upbeat rhythms of the keyboard and Irish bodhran drum. Add some heart-wrenching vocals and the occasional sound of a train or penny whistle and you are "on board" with County Crossings!

Our members are fun-loving musicians who come from five counties stretching from Northern Illinois to Northern Wisconsin! We love to play for community-building events. Click our Events page to see where we're playing next!

County Crossings provides great background music for large dinner or social gatherings, so contact us for booking information. We would love to make your event a memorable success!

Events

Come See us Live.
2019 Events

Thursday, December 5

Private Event

Saturday, December 7 (Noon - 2:00 PM) Christmas Music Added

Kenosha Holiday Market - Public Museum Campus

Monday, December 9

Private Event

Saturday, December 14 (9:00 AM - Noon) Christmas Music Added

River Bend Nature Center - 3600 N Green Bay Rd., Racine, WI

Sunday, December 15 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM) Christmas Music Added

Milaeger's Great Lakes Market - 4838 Douglas Ave., Racine, WI

Thursday, December 19

Private Event

2020 Events

Friday, January 10

Private Event

Sunday, January 19 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Milaeger's Great Lakes Market - 4838 Douglas Ave., Racine, WI

Sunday, March 15 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM) St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Milaeger's Great Lakes Market - 4838 Douglas Ave., Racine, WI

We play often at Milaeger's Farmer's Market and other venues in SE Wisconsin.

Band Members

The perfect team — an eclectic group of talented artists, committed to creating harmony! Meet our group! Scroll down to see us all!

Mary Jensen

mary j

Hammer Dulcimer, Bowed Psaltry, Bodhrán Drum & Percussion

Fran Lightbody-Inman

fran l

Mandolin

Nancy Kelly

nancy k

Guitar, Mandolin, Penny Whistle, Concertina & Percussion

Jim Sullivan

jim s

Fiddle & Mandolin

Nick Fritz

nick f

Bodhrán Drum, Fiddle & Harmonica

Sue Marquardt

sue m

Keyboard

Sarah Marquardt

sarah m

Bodhrán Drum, Whistle & Percussion

Bill Frank

bill f

Guitar

Don Walter

don w

Madolin, Fiddle, Penny Whistle, & Concertina

Videos

Recent Videos of Live Performances

The Butterfly at Milaeger's Farmer's Market, August 25, 2019

Irish Washerwoman/Gary Owen at Milaeger's Farmer's Market, March 17, 2019

Liberty/Over The Waterfall at Milaeger's Farmer's Market, January 2018

Staten Island/Woodchopper's Reel at Saturday Racine Farmer's Market 2017

Redhaired Boy at Milaeger's Great Lakes Farmer's Market 2017

Pleasure House Rag at Pancake Day 2017

Old Dan Tucker at Kenosha Harbor Market

Miss McCloud's & Teetotaler's Reel Medley at Red Power Round Up

Nail the Catfish at Milaeger's

Sail Away at St. Rita's

Nail the Catfish at Kenosha Harbor Market Indoors

Irish Fun at Racine Pancake Day

CD Music

Our new CD "Songs from the Porch" is available for purchase at our upcoming events. We have both CDs and Download cards.

CD Cover

New CD Cover

Listing of tunes and medleys on the CD.

1. Bog Down in the Valley/Whiskey Before Breakfast/Soldier's Joy (Trad.)

2. Missouri (Mike Dappert)

3. Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go? (Trad.)

4. Ragtime Annie (Trad.)

5. Banish Misfortune/Blarney Pilgrim/Road to Lisdoonvarna/Morrison's Jig (Trad.)

6. Down by the Lagan Side (Tommy Sands)

7. Elven Army Call/Elven Steel (Nancy Kelly)

8. The Curvy Road to Corinth (Larry Unger)

9. June Apple (Trad.)

10. Maggie (Trad.)

11. The Boys of Bluehill/Chief O'Neill's Favorite (Trad.)

12. The Butterfly (Trad.)

13. Flowers of Edinburgh (Trad.)

14. The Leaving of Liverpool (Trad.)

15. Miss McLeod's Reel/Teetotaller's Reel (Trad.)

16. Milk Cow Blues (Trad.)

17. Blackberry Blossom (Trad.)

18. Danny Boy (Trad. Tune, Words by Frederick Weatherly)

Sample tune clips from our new CD "Songs from the Porch."

Bog Down in the Valley (45 second clip)

Ragtime Annie (45 second clip)

Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go? (45 second clip)

Milk Cow Blues (45 second clip)

Contact County Crossings

For Bookings and other information call Sue at: (262)681-0675 or email Bill at: bill@frankadr.com