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The Knockabouts are a Flagstaff, AZ-based Celtic band featuring John McGregor, Jacquie McGregor, Julianne Layton, Craig Yarbrough , Hannah Prizznik and Mark Markley. Made up of seasoned musicians, the Knockabouts appeal to all ages and have gained international recognition by sharing the stage with such artists as Gaelic Storm, Old Blind Dogs, Munnelly and Slide Ireland. Their energy, musicianship and wit always compel the audience to be part of the show, and leave them wishing for more.
Started in 2003 in John McGregor's kitchen, the Knockabouts have evolved into a locally treasured band, and a fixture of the Celtic music scene in Arizona. Not content to stay in Arizona, the Knockabouts have made numerous appearances across the West, including the LA Irish Festival, Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas, the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Aztec Highlands Celtic Festival, Durango Celtic Festival and the Moab Highland Festival.
In Arizona, the Knockabouts have been invited to perform for a variety of events including The Big Pour, Arizona Highland Celtic Festival, Arizona Diamondbacks Irish Night, Phoenix Irish Fair and the Prescott Highland Games, just to name a few.
Like a good whiskey, the Knockabouts are the perfect blend of time-honored tradition, bawdy good taste, rowdy energy and smooth harmonies. The Knockabouts' music brings the best of authentic Celtic music and blends it with a unique sound that can only come from a band that appreciates a good whiskey, the way the Knockabouts do.
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