Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Irish time. 4:30-6:30 Houston Time – 10pm-12:30 Irish Time
Úlla came together organically via shared connections in the Austin music scene. All full-time musicians, Úlla is comprised of a bunch of Irish expats joined by several trad-Irish music fans to form a collective that share and celebrate a mutual love of Irish musical heritage. This year they are joined by Piper Jones.
Pat Byrne (vocals and guitar), from Borris, County Carlow moved to Austin to work on writing and form a band to play his original music.
The Piper Jones Band has one mission: to bring spirited, magical dance tunes and songs to everyone – from Celtic music veterans to those hearing it for the first time.
Rich Brotherton (vocals, guitar, cittern), grew up playing music in Augusta, Georgia. After college he spent two summers in Doolin, County Clare, soaking up traditional reels, jigs and songs. He later moved to Texas and toured for years with the Robert Earl Keen band. Rich now works as the proprietor of Ace Recording, a cosy, well-appointed studio in south Austin.
Kris Wade (bass, vocals), from Houston, Texas, has played every style of music the Austin scene offers — from swing (Emily Gimble/Marshall Ford Swing Band) to blues (Guy Forsyth) to pop (Pat Byrne) to funky-tonk(Doug Strahan and the Good Neighbors), and now Irish folk with Úlla, Kris has the bottom end covered with style and taste.