Bobby Vesey
Irish and American Entertainment - Music for All Occasions

Bio

email:  rfvesey@gmail.com Telephone:  (203) 417-3562
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Bobby Vesey is a talented Irish ballad singer, guitar and bodhran player.  For 25 years, he was a member of the New England based Tipperary Knights band, sharing the stage and opening for legends, Jim McCann, Davey Arthur and Tommy Makem, to name a few.    He is known for involving the audience in Sing-alongs of their favorite traditional songs.  Together with Tommy and Carmel of the Tipperary Knights, Bobby performed at numerous venues and Irish festivals including Newport RI, New Haven CT, Hunter Mountain NY and Coney Island NY.  He was Master of Ceremonies at several music festivals including Danbury,  CT and continues the MC role at the annual Sarasota Celtic Music Festival.   Bobby was born and raised in New York City, the son of Irish emigrants.  His mother Johanna is from Limerick and his dad Frank, from Roscommon. He began his music career at age twelve, singing and playing guitar at Saint Brendan's Church folk mass in the Bronx. Bobby’s wife Annie was born and raised in the UK and her family all live across the Irish sea in beautiful Wales.  Always wanting to stay close to their heritage and upbringing, it’s been a perfect fit to team up with Brack Tours of Ireland, giving them the opportunity to host awesome group trips to the Emerald Isle.  Still residing and enjoying life in Sarasota, Annie also cares for the elderly, while Bobby continues to entertain audiences with his music.  From Detroit, Michigan, Maureen Steger can remember her mother's influence on her love of music, and her father, of the dance.  From seeing the Balanchine Ballet at the Masonic Auditorium, to taking dance lessons, to dancing the polka at Polish Weddings, to listening to the Clancy Brothers and singing the tunes, she was first introduced to the beat and the sounds of her folk roots at 5.  Piano was her first instrument, but at the age of 9 her stubborn nature took hold of her choices and it was the flute she prized. Much of her learning was based on her love of the instrument and the inspiration of three flutists and teachers, Norman Gifford, Dr. Dennis Hill, and Chris Norman who understood the beauty of the note.   The rest is history as her love of music has manifested itself in many ways:  teaching high school band, teaching lessons in private studio for all ages, performances that took her as far away as the Vatican and as near as her next door neighbor's daughter's wedding, to Celtic Festivals and Civil War styled weddings, to barefoot weddings on the beach of Captiva Island, to flute concerts, flute choirs,  flute camps, to classical duos, and Irish duos, Celtic trios, Celtic quartets, Celtic music camps, concert bands and a symphony.   It was because her mother sang and danced to the Clancy's that she performs here today along with Bobby Vesey's Trinity and enjoys every moment that she can share a little bit of her own Irish with you be it played on a variety of pipes and flutes or on a keyboard or whatever else she may have in her instrument bag.
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From Detroit, Michigan, Maureen Steger can remember her mother's influence on her love of music, and her father, of the dance.  From seeing the Balanchine Ballet at the Masonic Auditorium, to taking dance lessons, to dancing the polka at Polish Weddings, to listening to the Clancy Brothers and singing the tunes, she was first introduced to the beat and the sounds of her folk roots at 5.  Piano was her first instrument, but at the age of 9 her stubborn nature took hold of her choices and it was the flute she prized. Much of her learning was based on her love of the instrument and the inspiration of three flutists and teachers, Norman Gifford, Dr. Dennis Hill, and Chris Norman who understood the beauty of the note.   The rest is history as her love of music has manifested itself in many ways:  teaching high school band, teaching lessons in private studio for all ages, performances that took her as far away as the Vatican and as near as her next door neighbor's daughter's wedding, to Celtic Festivals and Civil War styled weddings, to barefoot weddings on the beach of Captiva Island, to flute concerts, flute choirs,  flute camps, to classical duos, and Irish duos, Celtic trios, Celtic quartets, Celtic music camps, concert bands and a symphony.   It was because her mother sang and danced to the Clancy's that she performs here today along with Bobby Vesey's Trinity and enjoys every moment that she can share a little bit of her own Irish with you be it played on a variety of pipes and flutes or on a keyboard or whatever else she may have in her instrument bag.
Bobby Vesey
Irish and American Entertainment - Music for All Occasions

Bio

email:  rfvesey@gmail.com Telephone:  (203) 417-3562
Bobby Vesey is a talented Irish ballad singer, guitar and bodhran player.  For 25 years, he was a member of the New England based Tipperary Knights band, sharing the stage and opening for legends, Jim McCann, Davey Arthur and Tommy Makem, to name a few.    He is known for involving the audience in Sing-alongs of their favorite traditional songs.  Together with Tommy and Carmel of the Tipperary Knights, Bobby performed at numerous venues and Irish festivals including Newport RI, New Haven CT, Hunter Mountain NY and Coney Island NY.  He was Master of Ceremonies at several music festivals including Danbury,  CT and continues the MC role at the annual Sarasota Celtic Music Festival.   Bobby was born and raised in New York City, the son of Irish emigrants.  His mother Johanna is from Limerick and his dad Frank, from Roscommon. He began his music career at age twelve, singing and playing guitar at Saint Brendan's Church folk mass in the Bronx. Bobby’s wife Annie was born and raised in the UK and her family all live across the Irish sea in beautiful Wales.  Always wanting to stay close to their heritage and upbringing, it’s been a perfect fit to team up with Brack Tours of Ireland, giving them the opportunity to host awesome group trips to the Emerald Isle.  Still residing and enjoying life in Sarasota, Annie also cares for the elderly, while Bobby continues to entertain audiences with his music. From Detroit, Michigan, Maureen Steger can remember her mother's influence on her love of music, and her father, of the dance.  From seeing the Balanchine Ballet at the Masonic Auditorium, to taking dance lessons, to dancing the polka at Polish Weddings, to listening to the Clancy Brothers and singing the tunes, she was first introduced to the beat and the sounds of her folk roots at 5.  Piano was her first instrument, but at the age of 9 her stubborn nature took hold of her choices and it was the flute she prized. Much of her learning was based on her love of the instrument and the inspiration of three flutists and teachers, Norman Gifford, Dr. Dennis Hill, and Chris Norman who understood the beauty of the note.   The rest is history as her love of music has manifested itself in many ways:  teaching high school band, teaching lessons in private studio for all ages, performances that took her as far away as the Vatican and as near as her next door neighbor's daughter's wedding, to Celtic Festivals and Civil War styled weddings, to barefoot weddings on the beach of Captiva Island, to flute concerts, flute choirs,  flute camps, to classical duos, and Irish duos, Celtic trios, Celtic quartets, Celtic music camps, concert bands and a symphony.   It was because her mother sang and danced to the Clancy's that she performs here today along with Bobby Vesey's Trinity and enjoys every moment that she can share a little bit of her own Irish with you be it played on a variety of pipes and flutes or on a keyboard or whatever else she may have in her instrument bag.
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