are a trio of Irish traditional musicians in the Madison, WI area. Combining the unique sounds of concertina, mandolin, and fiddle, LotM inspire audiences with their infectious energy and joy.
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fiddle, voice, feet
Former step dancer Charlene delights audiences with her driving fiddle-playing, which is influenced by Grammy-nominated fiddler Liz Carroll. Charlene has toured nationwide and notably had a residency at Dollywood.
A student of ex-Solas accordionist John Williams, Kara is an exciting, up-and-coming squeezebox player. Winner of the 2019 Midwest Fleadh Cheoil on concertina, she has competed in Ireland twice.
mandolin, bouzouki, accordion
Multi-instrumentalist Jeanna Schultz began her mandolin career in college and she hasn't looked back. She is currently honing her skills on accordion under the tutelage of box master David Munnelly.
When available, Ohio-based guitarist Rick Nelson joins The Lilies of the Midwest as an honorary lily. His thoughtful approach to accompaniment derives from the playing of Mícheál Ó Domhnaill and Dáithí Sproule.
Brix Cidery, Mount Horeb, WI
Dane County Regional Airport, Madison, WI
DeForest Public Library, DeForest, WI
Dublin Irish Fest, Dublin, OH
First Unitarian Society, Madison, WI
Fisher King Winery, Verona, WI
Folklore Village, Dodgeville, WI
Frank O'Dowd's, Galena, IL
Goodly Farm, Sun Prairie, WI
Irish Fest in the Barn, Arena, WI
Karben4, Madison, WI
Liliana's, Fitchburg, WI
Mazomanie Music Conservancy, Mazomanie, WI
Mershon's Cidery, Stoughton, WI
Madison Irish Fest, Madison, WI
Milwaukee Irish Fest, Milwaukee, WI
Music in the Park, Belleville, WI
Spring Green Community Center, Spring Green, WI
Stoughton Farmers Market, Stoughton, WI
The Borough, Madison, WI
The Waterford at Fitchburg, Fitchburg, WI
Volga Opera House, Volga, IA
Wisconsin Public Radio