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Meet The Band

Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson, known as “The Happy Bass Player”, brings his high energy, harmonizing vocals, and bass playing skills- honed with the blue grass band Goose Creek Pioneers– to the Celtic stage. Scott is the newest member of No Irish Need Apply and hails from Bucks County Pennsylvania.

Matt McDonald

Matt started playing guitar in college and there he found a welcoming and stable musical environment playing gospel music and soaking up the folk and rock music of the time. Throughout the years, he developed the rich bass/baritone vocals that is the signature sound of No Irish Need Apply.  

Kelly Meenan

Kelly has been a working professional vocalist and musician for over 20 years in the Delaware Valley and region.  She has also worked as an musical theatre performer/actor and appeared as Annie in Annie, Bobbi/Gabby in City of Angels, June in Gypsy, as well as many other musicals and plays. 

John Mahony

John Mahony has been playing music since taking up the accordion at the age of 7. He has played guitar for over 40 years, largely as a finger-style guitarist exploring the blues, ragtime, swing and jazz continuum.

Eddie Hays

Eddie Hays, drummer for No Irish Need Apply, comes from a musical family, his grandfather played traditional Irish music on concertina and his 3 brothers all played music- guitar, keyboard and bass, with all of them singing.