Formed in Cork, Ireland in 1996, North Cregg have, in their short history, established themselves as one of the premier bands playing traditional Irish music today. Voted "Best Traditional Newcomers" in the Irish Music Magazine Millennium Poll, their enviable reputation for exhilarating live performances continues to enthral audiences at home and abroad. Fusing traditional Irish music with elements of swing, bluegrass and spellbinding vocals, the North Cregg experience is quite unique and guaranteed to leave a smile on your face. Extensive and successful tours across Ireland, the UK and Europe led to repeat performances at the finest folk festivals in the world such as Tonder, Cambridge, Celtic Connections and Sidmouth Folk festivals. The band made their first appearance at Milwaukee Irish Fest USA in 2002, returning again in 2003. North Cregg were awarded 'Best Traditional Newcomers' at the Irish Music Magazine Millennium Awards ceremony confirming their status as one of Ireland's finest traditional groups.