After thirty years as one of the world’s leading Celtic Rock bands, the Young
Dubliners have begun work on their tenth studio album and will dedicate
much of the year to the project while still heading out on the road for their
The boys spent the first quarter of 2022 playing shows all over the US and
“reconnecting with fans while we tightened up as a musical unit and prepared
to hit the studio” says lead singer, Keith Roberts.
The band is Roberts (vocals / guitar), Chas Waltz (Violin, keys, vocals), Justin
Pecot (guitar, vocals), Dave Ingraham (drums) and Ethan Jones (bass guitar).
With a solid lineup and a new batch of songs to play, The YD are excited to get
out on the road and continue to bring back live music into people’s lives. New
dates are being added daily as the world reopens.
“We want to be the band who reminds the world how important a good gig can
be to our sanity after what we’ve all been through” says Roberts.
In recent years the Young Dubs have appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!
had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured
extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as
Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang, Los Lobos, Chris Isaak and many
Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called ‘Celtic Rock’,
that label can often be misleading. The Irish influence is certainly there, but
it’s not the only influence that bursts through on their albums or live shows.
After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. “That
was always the idea”, explains Roberts “The sound was intended to be a
hybrid because we all come from different backgrounds. Even though I am
from Ireland, a lot of the music I listened to growing up wasn’t Irish at all, but
when I got here, I got homesick and developed a new appreciation for
Irish Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American
band members. Everyone writes now so you never know what you’ll end up