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“I attended your concert in Sharon Springs. I could have listened to you all night long. Thanks for the good time.”   Laurie Y.   Cherry Valley, NY

About the Band

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Originally formed as an acoustic trio by Rick Bedrosian in 1993, Hair Of The Dog has become one of the world’s foremost Celtic rock bands. They’ve released ten wildly popular CDs including “at The Parting Glass”, “Let It Flow”, “Donegal” and “Liam Left The Lights On Again”. In May, 2012, The Irish Echo stated, “Liam Left the Lights On Again…in it’s entirety is simply a delight to listen to” and in January, 2008, the Kingston, New York Freeman Times declared, “Hair Of The Dog plays with a cohesive oneness that most bands never get. They are a regional music treasure.”

Hair Of The Dog was also mentioned in Billboard Magazine as one of Irish Music’s biggest sellers. Their song “One Sunday Morning” was featured on the 2003 Colleen Records compilation CD “Songs of Irish Freedom Vol. 3”. In 2005 they appeared on “One Child At Time”, a charity compilation. Other artists included U2, James Taylor, The Chieftains and Carly Simon. Hair Of The Dog has repeatedly been named “Best Band” since the late 1990’s, by Upstate New York’s top regional newspapers and magazines.

Based in Upstate New York, Hair Of The Dog is Rick Bedrosian (guitar and vocals) and Larry Packer (fiddle). The band members boast impressive resumes. Bedrosian has performed and/or recorded with Stevie Ray Vaughn, Marshall Crenshaw, Gene Clark of The Byrds, John Stewart of The Kingston Trio, Marshall Chapman, Blackhawk and the Outlaws. Rick’s also an accomplished film critic, photographer (his photo of Paul McCartney landed on the cover of the Spring, 2010 issue of Classic Drummer magazine) and TV series host. Rick Bedrosian is a founding member of the legendary Celtic-Bluegrass group The McKrells and from 2013-2019 he portrayed George Harrison in Hey Jude, a popular Beatlemania stage show.

Larry Packer was a member of Sha Na Na (as seen in the concert documentary, “Festival Express”), had a top ten hit (Good Old Rock and Roll) with a Jimi Hendrix produced band called Cat Mother and the All Night News Boys and appeared with The Band in Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Waltz”. Larry also guested on NBC’s Saturday Night Live’s third episode which originally aired October 25th, 1975. Packer’s name appears on albums and playbills from other major acts including The Band, Hall and Oates, Lou Reed, Phoebe Snow and the New York Rock Ensemble.

Hair Of The Dog has performed at festivals, fairs, theaters, municipal events, private events and in large clubs across American and Ireland, throughout the year.  Some notable past shows and venues:

Alive @ 5    Albany, NY
Beamus Bay Pops    Jamestown, NY
Bennington Irish Festival    Bennington, VT
Buffalo Irish Festival   Buffalo, NY
Capital District Scottish Games    Altamont, NY
Chevrolet Celtic Classic    Bethlehem, PA
City Center    Saratoga Springs, NY
Coleman’s    Syracuse, NY
Colony Cafe    Woodstock, NY
Coney Island Great Irish Fair    Brooklyn, NY
Coyne Park Irish Fest    Yonkers, NY
Danny Mann Inn    Killarney, Ireland
Don Weeks Show w/Rachael Ray    Schenectady, NY
Eamonn’s    Loudonville, NY
East Durham Irish Festival    East Durham, NY
Fairfield County Irish Festival    Fairfield, CT
Gaelic Park Irish Festival    Chicago, IL
Glove Theatre    Gloversville, NY
Great American Irish Festival    Herkimer, NY
Hannigan’s    Killarney, Ireland
Hudson River Music Hall    Hudson Falls, NY
Hunter Mt. Irish Festival    Hunter, NY
Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival    Ballston Spa, NY
Knickerbocker Arena    Albany, NY
Madison Theater    Albany, NY
Milford Irish Festival    Milford, CT
Palace Theater    Albany, NY
Parting Glass    Saratoga Springs, NY
Proctors Theatre   Schenectady, NY
The Quays    Galway, Ireland
Rockaway Beach Irish Festival   Queens, NY
Scruffy’s   Killarney, Ireland
Shannon Pub    Buffalo, NY
Sou’wester    Chatham, MA
Spyglass Ridge Celtic Fest    Sunbury, PA
Stanley Theater    Utica, NY
Stonehill College Irish Festival    Boston, MA
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center    Sugar Loaf, NY
Summer Fest    Cleveland, OH
Tommy Makem’s    New York, NY
Tradition Town Square    Port St Lucie, FL