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About Us

Celtic Wood and Wires is a five-member band from the Williamsport area of central Pennsylvania. The band formed in early 2018 and has evolved into the band as all of our fans know it today. We play upbeat, traditional songs and tunes from Ireland, Scotland and a wee bit of Appalachian. We do have a number of originals of our own and are working on more. We've been playing throughout central PA from the northern to the southern borders and New York state. We have a great following and keep the crowds during our shows. 

The members of the band are Sandi Finnerty, Billie Jo Shank, Shelley Whitnack, Michael J. Miller and Carl Finnerty. 

A little about each member... 

Sandi – vocals, fiddle, mandolin and guitar. She is a founding member of Celtic Wood and Wires in early 2018. 

Billie Jo – vocals, tin whistle, Irish flute and silver flute. 

Shelley – vocals, fiddle, viola and ukulele. 

Michael – vocals, guitar and Irish bouzouki. 

Carl – vocals, bodhrán drum, vocals and handles the business affairs. 

We released our first album in September 2021, "Close The Back Door", which is available on CD along with all of the major digital platforms including Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora and approximately 11 others. Stats from our digital provider shows that we have been downloaded and streamed literally around the world! 

In January of 2022, we had three songs featured over three separate weeks on Marc Gunn’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, which is broadcast world-wide. We are thrilled to have our current fans and new fans listening to us around the world! 

On March 17th, 2022, St. Patrick’s Day, we received the Spot Award for "Best World Music" for 2021 from the Central Pennsylvania Music Awards hall of Fame. We were honored and humbled to receive such an award, especially with all of the amazing talent here in Pennsylvania. We thank those that nominated us along with the CMPHOF for recognizing what we do! We thank our families, friends and fans! We are here today because of their support! 

On January 15, 2023, we again received a CPMHOF nomination for "Best World Music Band/Artist" for 2022. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on March 30, 2023. Again, we thank our families, friends, fans and CPMHOF for recognizing what we do! 

Our music is not just for St. Patrick’s Day. Celtic Wood and Wires, along with many other bands in our genre, play year-round. We play all types of venues and events... Local pubs & wineries, backyard parties, trad sessions, weddings, festivals, etc. Watch our website and Facebook page for the latest shows.

And should you have an inquiry about us playing for your event, please reach out to us. Our CONTACT page has a form, email address, phone number and USPS mail address. Even if you would just like to shout out a hello, it's always welcome!

Thank you to our families, friends and fans! We are here today because of your support!


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Latest Album

Close The Back Door

Celtic Wood and Wires

Our debut album! Released September 2021 Available on CD, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube and most streaming platforms. Follow the link to purchase and/or stream!

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Find all of our scheduled events here!  Hope to see you all in person at these locations!

St. Patrick's Month Events!

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Hey everyone! Are you excited for March? We are! Here is the preliminary line-up for St. Patrick's Month 2023! It's going to be a busy month, especially the week of St. Patrick's Day. We are waiting to hear some more confirmations before we post locations. If you want us at your event, we have a few dates open. Contact us directly or have your favorite venue get hold of us. Sláinte! ☘🎼

Come celebrate Irish month with some great Irish music from Celtic Wood & Wires, and colorful art from Visiting Artist Kelsey Showalter at the March Installment of the Coffee House Cabaret at the Walk In Art Center on March 3rd, from 6-9pm. Tickets are $10 and includes music, libations, coffee, desserts, and other refreshments. Celtic Wood and Wires is a 5-piece Irish band from North Central PA and are prepared to play a mix of Celtic jigs and reels and some good, old-fashioned, Guinness-raising, Irish Pub songs. Arrive at the Walk In Art Center at 6 pm and enjoy to colorful art by Kelsey Showalter from the Reading area. Her work compliments the light-hearted feel of the music that will begin at 7 pm. Grab some Irish coffee, desserts, Guinness and other Irish beers and take a seat to enjoy the music and sing along. We will even have some wine tasting from Lucky Leprechaun Winery! Take a stroll down Studio Row at the Walk In and check out the newest work by internationally-acclaimed WIAC studio artist, Lori Remmel. End your work week with a cool, relaxed evening at the Walk In Art Center. Art, Music, Beer & Coffee. What more could you ask for?

We are back on March 10th for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Backhouse Cafe' Coffee & Tea. All of your favorite tunes & songs while you enjoy Irish themed beverages & desserts. Because of the popularity, seating is first come, first served. So you might want to make your plans now! See you there! Sláinte!

St. Patrick's Family Day

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SpringGate Vineyard & Brewery, 5790 Devonshire Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112

We’ve partnered up with SpringGate Vineyard & Brewery! 2023 marks the 9th year of the Estate's St. Patrick's Family Day on March 12th! We're looking to expand this awesome experience with some live, Celtic music! Following performances from the Carraig School Of Irish Dance we encourage you to stay for our show full of incredible Irish music from from 2-5PM! ☘️🎶

☘️ Find more St. Patrick's Family Day details here:

Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick's Day Party

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West Shore Elks, 108 N. Saint Johns Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011

And the next event to share for St. Patrick's Month is the annual Ancient Order of Hibernians Michael Collins Division 1 Cumberland County St. Patrick's Day Party in Cumberland Co. (Pennsylvania)! Tickets are still available and open to the public. Buffet style dinner, cash bar and plenty of entertainment including the McGinley School of Irish Dance and music with us through out the evening. Hope to see you there! Slainte!

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