From the rocky coastal outports of the Island of Newfoundland, (the Far East of the Western World), the multi-award-winning Irish Descendants have carved a prestigious reputation over nearly 35 years of performing. With well over 6000 live shows to their credit, this iconic Canadian folk group guided by the leadership of Con O’Brien (lead vocalist) have toured all throughout North America and beyond, sharing the music of their ancestral Irish home and that of their beloved Newfoundland and Labrador. With impeccable musicianship and vocal prowess, combined with amazing stories and wit, The Irish Descendants continually deliver vivid memories of who they are and where they come from to satisfied audiences wherever they hit a stage.
The Irish Descendant were the first band from their home province to sign a five-record deal with an international recording label and distributer Warner Music Canada. The band’s discography includes 14 studio recordings, with two certified Canadian Gold Albums, a Juno Award, along with 3 East Coast Music awards. The Irish Descendants are a band that has never failed to deliver their exciting brand of Newfoundland Irish Music to loyal fans.