Band of the Week: Jamison Celtic Rock

Jamison Celtic Rock formed with the idea of being an Irish rock band - as the name would imply - and then they evolved to better reflect the melting pot that's modern America.

"You'll hear Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly, and then traditional Irish music like Luka Bloom and The Wolfe Tones, and then Usher and Beyonce," vocalist, guitarist and mandolin player Frank Daly says. "And you'll probably hear all six of them mixed into one."

The group was born from the Irish streets of Northeast Philadelphia and nearby Bensalem, and it's no surprise they play each summer in the Irish-concentrated beach resorts of Sea Isle City and Wildwood.

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Daly says most of their shows begin with an older crowd, and that's when they start out with more traditional Irish music. The later it gets, the younger the audience, and the more the band starts playing the latest hits.

"We realized we have so much influence from all these other types of music, it would just be a waste to not incorporate that into a whole new genre," Daly says.

The band: Frank Daly, vocals, guitar, tin whistle and mandolin; John O'Callaghan, guitar, banjo and tin whistle; Dave Lynd, bass and Moog pedals; C.J. Mills, fiddle; Sean Callaghan, drums.

Upcoming shows: Saturday, July 7: Keenan's, North Wildwood, 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 7: Casey's On Third, North Wildwood, 9 p.m.

Sunday, July 8: Shenanigans, Sea Isle City, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 14: Keenan's, North Wildwood, 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 15: Shenanigans, Sea Isle City, 8 p.m.

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