Rochester's own Dady Brothers will debut music from their latest album at a concert on Saturday, March 29th, at Rochester Christian Reform Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield. The concert is hosted by the Golden Link Folk Singing Society.


"Dady Brothers' Grand Band" is a departure from the Celtic Folk the brothers are best known for and features some of Rochester's finest musicians, including Jim McAvaney, Gary Holt, Charles Jaffe, Al Keltz, Steve Piper, and Steve McNally. Mara Dady, Connie Deming, and Teresa Wilcox add stunning background vocals.


The 15-song Americana Roots-style collection of songs is culled from John and Joe's own creations; as well those of some of the writers who have most inspired them through the years. This album, their most ambitious effort yet, was recorded and mixed at Acme Recording Company and engineered by Sebastian Sanchez, assisted by Ken Kahler.


Tickets to the show are available by contacting Golden Link at


Reporters and press agencies, please contact:

John Dady (585-255-0293) or Joe Dady (585-259-3180) for more information.


The Dadys have recorded 12 CDs in a studio of their own building as well as produced, and have been guest performers on countless recordings with other fine musical artists. They have performed their music for radio, television, numerous soundtracks, and have been featured in numerous documentaries and publications.


The Dady Brothers music has been reviewed positively by The Boston Globe, The Democrat and Chronicle, City Newspaper, The Tenth Ward Courier, Sing Out , Dirty Linen , The Southern Star and Cork Chronicle, Bluegrass Unlimited and City Newspaper  


The Dady Brothers share a love of performing with their audience and bring peace and joy through their music!


Contact for booking information:

(585) 259-3180 / (585) 964-3199

Dady Brothers quotes from press and individuals:


City Newspaper Rochester NY Chuck Cuminale 1991

" The Dady Brothers are a local treasure, a Flower City institution, and two of the best musicians you're likely to hear. They've been around for years, playing music clubs, resorts, outdoor festivals, and coffeehouses. They're equally adept at playing folk, country, rock and roll or Irish music. Wherever and whenever they play they bring with them a professionalism, integrity and musical ability that's rare on the local scene."


The Leader State College Fredonia, NY John Affleck 4/1/96

"Drawing from a seemingly endless well of energy the Dady Brothers poured forth two of the purest sets of Folk music. John Dady has sparkling and distinctive voice is joined by his brother and "best friend", Joe who played a possessed fiddle and (sic) flailed merrily on his banjo."


Limerick Press Ireland Limerick Music and Magic Expo 5/97

"Over the last twenty years or more, The Dady Brothers from Rochester NY, have been playing folk- roots music and bringing it in an authentic and enjoyable way to audiences around the world."


The Island Reporter Sanibel Island Florida 3/13/86

"The Dady Brothers, are pair of Yankees with enough Irish Soul to cause an epidemic of smiles"


The Boston Globe Jeff McLaughlin 1990

"The list of musical instruments the Dady Brothers command is as long as Kevin McHale's arm"


The Southern Star and Cork Chronicle Cork Ireland 1995

"The Dady Brothers will be bringing their unique and eclectic style of folk and roots music to Cain O'Mohony's Skibereen this Thursday and The Courtyard in Schull on Sunday next!"


The Democrat and Chronicle Rochester NY 2007 Jeff Spevak

"The Dady Brothers are Celtic music icons"


Press and Sun- Bulletin Binghamton, NY 11/18/99

"If you want the real deal in Irish music, these are the brothers to do it all"


City Newspaper Rochester NY 1/4/2000 CD review by Rob Cullivan

"At this point in their career, Rochester's Dady Brothers seem incapable of producing anything but quality folk, traditional, and Irish music. Singing from the Heart is a beautiful tribute to the music the boys find most moving, from Dixieland to Celtic. This is great mix of modern sounds and old-fashioned musical integrity."


The Savannah Irish Festival Program Savannah, Georgia

"The Dady Brothers have been a mainstay of the Savannah Irish Festival for many years. Their outstanding performances onstage, coupled with their wonderful outgoing personalities make them one of the favorite groups from past festivals. Talent runs deep in this family; between the two of them, you won't find an instrument they can't play."


Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

"Joe and John Dady consistently win praise for their musicianship and presentation. Their style blends fiddle, mandolin, whistle, guitar, bodhran, banjo, harmonica and uilleann pipes to deliver a superb fusion of Irish and American roots music."  


Dunkirk Observer Matt Surtel 3/14/99

"John and Joe Dady are possibly the best purveyors of Irish music. They performed their distinctive mix of folk, Irish and bluegrass to a crowded and enthusiastic room at the Fredonia Opera House."


City Newspaper Chuck Cuminale 11/99

"The Dady Brothers occupy a unique position in the Rochester music scene. They have a fan base that transcends generations, and seem to please all members of this age diverse group simultaneously."


Landmark Society Rochester NY 2000

"Songs of the Erie Canal" 2000, "The Dady Brothers, Rochester's world famous Irish duo, and their musicians, perform a tuneful variety of historic songs on this extraordinary CD."


Tommy Makem 1991

"The Dady Brothers have it all, Taste to select good materiel; talent to perform that music excellently, to the delight of their audiences; and the dedication to keep their materiel and performances to the highest standards."


Simon Pontin Senior Producer WXXI-FM Rochester NY

"When you think of Irish Music, you think of the Dady Brothers. For over thirty years the brothers have devoted their lives to music and have become the preeminent folk group in Rochester."


Mitzie Collins hammered dulcimer virtuoso, record producer and folk music legend

"The Dady Brothers bring genuineness and honest, as well as humor and virtuosity to their performances-whether for a festival crowd or a classroom. They love folk music and love to perform. Their song repertoire ranges from historic ballads to the most recently composed."


Emo Phillips Comedian

"Can you guys play any Klezmer music?"


Rick Dougherty of the The Kingston Trio 2007

"The Dady Brothers have wonderful instrumental work and harmonies. The variety of music they play including guitar, mandolin, violin, bodhran and octave mandolin gives their music a lot of texture and their humor is truly delightful. They're fine musicians and the nicest couple of guys you'd want to be stuck in an airport with."


"Sing Out!" Magazine Volume 44 Michael Parrish (CD review)

"The Dady Brothers are strong singers in the Irish ballad tradition as well as good pickers, they have attracted some impressive guests, notably Tommy and Rory Makem, and dobroist Kevin Maul. The pair aren't afraid to embellish their roots music with creative instrumental touches. A highlight is "The Man with the Banjo" their stirring and affectionate tribute to Pete Seeger."


Liam Clancy

"We were waiting to go on-stage when we heard what we thought was a locomotive roaring through the hotel." (On- stage comment after the Dadys opened for Makem and Clancy Buffalo 1984)


Mark Cuddy Artistic Director Geva Theatre Center

"What they bring to "Quilters" and our band is immediate authenticity of Folk musicians, you can hear their music in the background like it's Ken Burns. They bring that great medium of stories and telling of stories through pieces of music rather than just expressing a feeling."


Frank Emerson Folk Singer

"Between them, Joe and John play eight instruments and are about as talented as they come with a variety of music style from traditional Irish to Rock."


Simon Pontin Senior Producer WXXI-FM Rochester NY

"When you think of Irish Music, you think of the Dady Brothers. For over thirty years the brothers have devoted their lives to music and have become the preeminent folk group in Rochester."


Jane Fonda

"Two thumbs up!" and "Good content" (at private party for Ted Turner and Jane Fonda)


Bat McGrath Songwriter Nashville TN

"They're one of the best acoustic acts I've seen."


Will Millar Irish Rovers

"The lads show a lot of charisma on stage, Joe's just a great banjo player!"


Rick Danko of The legendary The Band 1980

"You guys weren't just my opening act you were a part of my show. I want you to be in my movie!"


City Newspaper Frank DeBlase 3/08

"Whether it's Wednesday night crowd at Johnny's, kids clapping and singing along at a school performance, or crowds in Ireland, where the Dadys tour annually, the accessibility and appeal of their Irish folk is undeniable and immense. They have mastered Irish music's deceptive simplicity and charm."


Jeff Spevak Democrat and Chronicle 11/11

"The Dady Brothers are Rochester's Finger-pickin' royalty."


Royalty Pete Seeger 2/1211

"When can we get the Dady Brothers to come back and play in Beacon?"


Dave Matthews

"I love those guys, Where can I get more of their music?"