Hailing from Bellingham, Washington, Rosin & Reed is a 'power trio' presenting Irish and American traditional tunes and songs, combining uilleann pipes, fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, guitar, and voice in joyful, improvisational celebration.
Jan Peters is a multi-genre veteran of the traditional music scene, from early days performing in a duo with Joe Craven to touring Ireland in 2016 with Peadar McMahon. Jan is a unifying force of the band, bringing his distinctive Irish harmonica playing along with shared singing and guitar duties. With rhythm, grit and drive,
Alaska-born Kera-Lynne Newman is a commanding presence on the fiddle. A prolific performer and teacher, she has played with the Juneau Symphony, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and her own cello-fiddle duo Calaskan with Erin Esses. Multi-instrumentalist Michael Thomas Connolly rounds out the trio with uilleann pipes, guitar, and fiddle.
As a touring and session musician, Michael has shared the stage with the Indigo Girls and Brandi Carlile, and his playing is represented on more than 60 albums across a variety of genres. Together, Rosin & Reed tap the powerful vein of Irish traditional music, fold in a distinct Americana sensibility, and present the result in a light that feels fresh, powerful, and at times hauntingly beautiful.
We are available to play festivals, house concerts, weddings, and the occasional pub or farmers market in the greater Bellingham and Seattle region.