Our favorite Celtic musicians return! For more than 25 years James and Donnie have loved what they do, and so do we. They’re funny guys – not only expert musicians but extremely engaging performers, spiking their traditional tunes with wonderful tales about their homelands and plenty of unscripted comic banter.
There is passion in their performance. When they play, you can sense the delight they find in the music. They tour both nationally and internationally and have released 11 albums on their own label.
Critics praise Men of Worth especially for their authenticity. While both sing in English, Donnie also sings in his first language, Scots Gaelic, and James in Irish Gaelic. Their concert comes complete with vocals, mando-cello, concertina, octave mandolin, bodhran, banjo, and guitar.
In 1986, Scotsman Donnie Macdonald and Irishman James Keigher came together to perform Irish and Scottish folk music, combining traditional and contemporary styles. The name Men of Worth was chosen from the title of a folk song written by Scottish singer/songwriter Archie Fisher.
Together, Men of Worth blend their voices with harmony and support their songs with their varied selection of instruments. They have a very simple approach to their presentation, and in keeping with tradition, remain true to the music and story. Their show is a unique combination of humor, exciting tunes, and soulful, heartfelt ballads.