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News

Our last Fall date at the Great Lakes Farmer's Market is December 9th (Christmas music added). In 2019, we will be playing at Milaeger's on January 20, St. Paddy's Day (March 17th), and May 19. Come out and see us and support our local vendors.

An Ensemble group will be playing at the Yardarm Bar and Grill on November 13 at a fund-raiser for the Wisconsin Humane Society Racine Capital Campaign. Come out for a fun time, great food and music and support the building of a new shelter in Racine.

We are making a return visit to River Bend's Gifts of Nature event on December 8th. Come support our nature center, have the kids make gifts and listen to some Christmas Music.

We will be playing at the Kenosha Holiday Market on December 1st from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. It is outside along 54th Street in Kenosha. We had great time playing last year and come out to hear some holiday songs with an Irish twist.

An Ensemble group will be playing at the Indoor Kenosha Harbor Market on December 15. Come out and support the local vendors and listen to some great music, including Christmas Music.

Songs from the Porch will be available for sale at our upcoming gigs. Sample clips from 4 of the tracks are on the CD Music Page. The CD is also available on ITunes and Amazon Music.

We have a busy December playing at private events. If you are interested in having us perform at a private event for your group, contract Bill or Sue at the contact numbers on our Contact Us page.

About County Crossings

Irish. Old Time Tunes. Bluegrass.

From the jigs and reels of Ireland to the old-time tunes of Appalachia, County Crossings creates a fun, toe-tapping musical experience! We're a bit of an old-fashioned "string" band led by fiddle, guitar, mandolin, hammer dulcimer along with the upbeat rhythms of the keyboard and Irish bodhran drum. Add some heart-wrenching vocals and the occasional sound of a train or penny whistle and you are "on board" with County Crossings!

Our members are fun-loving musicians who come from five counties stretching from Northern Illinois to Northern Wisconsin! We love to play for community-building events. Click our Events page to see where we're playing next!

County Crossings provides great background music for large dinner or social gatherings, so contact us for booking information. We would love to make your event a memorable success!

Events

Come See us Live.
2018 Events

Tuesday, November 13 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Yardarm Bar and Grill - 920 Erie St, Racine, WI

Saturday, December 1 (2:00 - 3:00 PM)

Kenosha Holiday Market - 54th Street Kenosha WI (Near Public Museum)

Thursday, December 6

Private Engagement

Saturday, December 8 (9:00 AM - Noon)

River Bend Nature Center - 3600 N Green Bay Rd, Racine, WI

Sunday, December 9 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Milaeger's Great Lakes Market (Christmas music added) - 4838 Douglas Ave., Racine, WI

Monday, December 10

Private Engagement

Thursday, December 13

Private Engagement

Saturday, December 15 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Indoor Kenosha Harbor Market (Ensemble Group) (Christmas music added) - Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th Street, Kenosha, WI

Tuesday, December 18

Private Engagement

2019 Events

Sunday, January 20 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Milaeger's Great Lakes Market - 4838 Douglas Ave., Racine, WI

Sunday, March 17 - (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Milaeger's Great Lakes Market (St. Paddy's Day) - 4838 Douglas Ave., Racine, WI

Sunday, May 19 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Milaeger's Great Lakes Market - 4838 Douglas Ave., Racine, WI

We play often at Milaeger's Farmer's Market and other venues in SE Wisconsin.

Band Members

The perfect team — an eclectic group of talented artists, committed to creating harmony! Meet our group! Scroll down to see us all!

Mary Jensen

mary j

Hammer Dulcimer, Bowed Psaltry, Bodhrán Drum & Percussion

Fran Lightbody-Inman

fran l

Mandolin

Nancy Kelly

nancy k

Guitar, Mandolin, Penny Whistle, Concertina & Percussion

Jim Sullivan

jim s

Fiddle & Mandolin

Nick Fritz

nick f

Bodhrán Drum, Fiddle & Harmonica

Sue Marquardt

sue m

Keyboard

Sarah Marquardt

sarah m

Bodhrán Drum, Whistle & Percussion

Bill Frank

bill f

Guitar

Don Walter

don w

Madolin, Fiddle, Penny Whistle, & Concertina

Videos

Recent Videos of Live Performances

Liberty/Over The Waterfall at Milaeger's Farmer's Market, January 2018

Staten Island/Woodchopper's Reel at Saturday Racine Farmer's Market 2017

Redhaired Boy at Milaeger's Great Lakes Farmer's Market 2017

Pleasure House Rag at Pancake Day 2017

Old Dan Tucker at Kenosha Harbor Market

Miss McCloud's & Teetotaler's Reel Medley at Red Power Round Up

Nail the Catfish at Milaeger's

Sail Away at St. Rita's

Nail the Catfish at Kenosha Harbor Market Indoors

Irish Fun at Racine Pancake Day

CD Music

Our new CD "Songs from the Porch" is available for purchase at our upcoming events. We have both CDs and Download cards.

CD Cover

New CD Cover

Listing of tunes and medleys on the CD.

1. Bog Down in the Valley/Whiskey Before Breakfast/Soldier's Joy (Trad.)

2. Missouri (Mike Dappert)

3. Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go? (Trad.)

4. Ragtime Annie (Trad.)

5. Banish Misfortune/Blarney Pilgrim/Road to Lisdoonvarna/Morrison's Jig (Trad.)

6. Down by the Lagan Side (Tommy Sands)

7. Elven Army Call/Elven Steel (Nancy Kelly)

8. The Curvy Road to Corinth (Larry Unger)

9. June Apple (Trad.)

10. Maggie (Trad.)

11. The Boys of Bluehill/Chief O'Neill's Favorite (Trad.)

12. The Butterfly (Trad.)

13. Flowers of Edinburgh (Trad.)

14. The Leaving of Liverpool (Trad.)

15. Miss McLeod's Reel/Teetotaller's Reel (Trad.)

16. Milk Cow Blues (Trad.)

17. Blackberry Blossom (Trad.)

18. Danny Boy (Trad. Tune, Words by Frederick Weatherly)

Sample tune clips from our new CD "Songs from the Porch."

Bog Down in the Valley (45 second clip)

Ragtime Annie (45 second clip)

Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go? (45 second clip)

Milk Cow Blues (45 second clip)

Contact County Crossings

For Bookings and other information call Sue at: (262)681-0675 or email Bill at: bill@frankadr.com