Ga Greine the Band

Deborah Yost (Flute, Penny Whistle, Bag Pipes and Vocals), Abigail Baker (Fiddle and Vocals – who by the way is Debs daughter), Charles Stacey (Vocals, Guitar) and our newest addition Carl Freuden on Bass, Guitar and Percussion

Celtic music from here to there and then to now. Ga Greine means “Sunbeam” in Gaelic and was chosen by the band to represent the reawakening of the Celtic traditions in a band consisting of multiple generations from Baby Boomer to Generation X and on to Generation Z

2022 at Aztec Highland Games on the Connie Gotsch Stage

Charles Stacey plays guitar and is our lead vocalist and songwriter. His musical experience goes back to the 1950’s and 60’s and brings flavors of timeless folk music in the storytelling within Ga Greine’s originals as well as older traditional or from the new folk revival

Deb Yost plays all types of wind instruments including penny whistle, Irish flute, french flute and Galician giata (Spanish Bag Pipes). She began performing in the 1990’s with an emphasis on jazz and Latin inspirations and then began to connect with her Celtic heritage

Our youngest band mate, Abigail Baker, started playing the fiddle at age 3 and brings a fresh perspective to traditional Celtic tunes. She also provides vocals on a few songs

Our newest addition to the band is Carl Freuden. He stepped in when Charlie was out sick and we decided not to let him leave. Carl has been an integral part of various project with both Deb and Charlie over the past 25 years.

We Have 3 CD’s

  1. City of Chicago (C Moore)
  2. Britches Full of Stitches (Traditional)
  3. Molly Malone (Traditional)
  4. Saint Anne’s Reel (Traditional)
  5. Tell Me Ma (Traditional)
  6. Drowsy Maggie (Traditional)
  7. Prince of Darkness (B O’Neill)
  8. Sourwood Mountain (Traditional)
  9. Maypole (C Stacey)
  10. Iona Boat Song (Traditional)
  11. Step It Out Mary (S McCarthy)
  12. Arran Boat Song/Road to Lisdoonvarna (Traditional)
  13. Caledonia (D McClain)
  1. Wild Moor (Traditional)
  2. Old Joe Clark/Cripple Creek (Traditional)
  3. Wizard Rides (C. Stacey)
  4. Rattlin’ Bog (Traditional)
  5. A Man’s A Man (R Burns – Traditional)
  6. Wind Shakes the Barley/Temperance Reel (Traditional)
  7. Silkie Song (C Stacey)
  8. Road to Lisdoonvarna/Swallowtail Jig (Traditional)
  9. Rocking Chair (C Stacey)/Castle Kelly (Traditional)
  10. Star of the County Down (Traditional)
  11. Bonny James Campbell/Scotland the Brave (Traditional)
Cover design by Greg Woolliscroft – To hear the track you can click on the link
  1. City of Chicago (C Moore)/Pat Works on the Railway/Dusty Windowsills (Traditional)
  2. Itchy Fingers/High Road to Linton (Tradition)
  3. Song of the Hammers (B O’Neill)/Voyage (Stacey)
  4. Irish Lullaby (Traditional)
  5. Ashokan Farewell (J Unger)
  6. Irish Folk Singer’s Lament (C Stacey)
  7. Loch Lomond/Red is the Rose (traditional)
  8. West Country Lady (D O’Reilly)
  9. Cotton Eyed Joe/Mairi’s Wedding (Traditional)
  10. Brochan Lom (Traditional)
  11. Whiskey You’re the Devil (Traditional)
  12. Danny Boy (Traditional)

Ga Greine at work (if you can call playing work)

Ga Greine at the 2022 edition of Aztec Highland Games on the Connie Gotsch stage
Abigail with a smile and her fiddle
Deb with one of her several flutes
The gang’s all here. After filling in while Charlie was ill Carl has stay with us and added harmony, percussion, bass and guitar
Charlie in a rare shot with a sort of smile and his mouth closed
Carl Freuden and his trusty bass
The Ga Greine in the BIG band configuration. Charlie is back from sick leave and we talked Carl into hanging out too
2022 at one of our favorite places to play, Wines of the San Juan
Deb in the vocal spotlight
On stage at The Wines of the San Juan 9/4/22
Deb Yost plays the pipes and finds she has the wanderlust!
Carl moves from guitar and bass to percussion and follows Deb
Deb and Abigail take a ride
Charlie in a whimsical moment
Abigail takes her turn in the spotlight
For those old enough to remember we had the peanut gallery. (daughter and husband of our photographer Michelle Smith)
Carl on the Bass (and Guitar)
Grand Valley Highland Games
Grand Junction (CO) 2022
Farmington (NM) Music on the Terrace 2021
Cortez Celtic Fair 2021
Aztec Highland Games 2021
Abigail solo at Wines of the San Juan 2021
Wines of the San Juan 2021
Aztec Highland Games 2019
Cortez Celtic Fair 2019

Our Press Packet

Our Happy Birthday to Robert Burns the Scottish poet