Barley Brae was originally formed in 1994 but underwent many changes over the years, with Scott (bass, kick drum, harmonica and vocals) and Jim (guitar, Lead vocals) being original members. They continue to perform both as a duo and as a trio with an added instrumentalists. Joining us most recently is a performer that has been in various local bands as a keyboardist, but has been associated with Barley Brae on and off for many years – Rob Wilkinson (tin whistle, accordion, vocals).
We are all from the Niagara region and cover a wide variety of music that sometimes makes us hard to define. Many fans consider us to be a Celtic band, but our song lists include variations of folk, rock, country, bluegrass etc. – everything from our wide selection of Canadian and traditional music to newer material from such artists as Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers. Check us out and see for yourself.