About Us

The lads wanted to honor a fallen brother, so they came together to create "St. Bishop's Rowdy Bards of the Seven Nations Irish Pub Sing and Showband" or simply: The Rowdy Bards.


They come together, imbibe in spirits & smoke, and enjoy laughter and good times as they work on ways to share themselves with others.

Their live show—offering a one-of-a-kind extravaganza with music, singing, comedy, storytelling and skits from talented musicians, entertainers, and performers who are passionate about sharing their culture and unique brand of traditional and modern Irish, Americana, Folk, and Bluegrass roots—is the product of that time spent together. (They also way love run-on sentences.)

It's unpolished, unapologetic, and unashamed... and it's just the right amount of rowdy you know you're missin' in your life.

THE ROWDY BARDS ARE: (click on a name to view their Facebook page) 
Ian Barksdale - Fiddle, Whistle, Mandolin, Vocals
Jeff Lyons - Guitar, Vocals
Kubby Whitlock - Percussion, Vocals
JJ Greer - Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Vocals
Slimtronic5000 - Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals