The Wolfe Tones
Noel Nagle, Tommy Byrne and Brian Warfield today comprise arguably the World’s most popular Irish folk group, The Wolfe Tones. Presently celebrating an unbelievable 58 illustrious years on the road, their longevity and success is unparalleled, their status as iconic in the world of Irish entertainment has long since been secured. The Wolfe Tones continue to thrill audiences and pack venues worldwide.
First seeing the light of day during the so-called ballad boom of the early 1960’s, The Wolfe Tones started out on a ballad career which has taken them to the heights of not just Irish, but international entertainment. Their achievements include receiving the Freedom of the cities of New York and Los Angeles, being presented with Philadelphia’s greatest honour – The Liberty Bell, and appearing in New York’s Carnegie Hall on numerous occasions.
In 1966, the band set off to play America and released their third album. In 1968, The Wolfe Tones were voted Ireland’s second most popular group. Since then, their legend has only continued to grow. Since 1968, The Wolfe Tones have released 16 albums, all of which have been met with acclaim.
The Wolfe Tones have recently revamped their stage show to incorporate many ballads from their extensive back catalogue. With an ever-changing set list, the show is revitalised with material not performed on the concert stage for many years, as well as newly composed ballads taken from their forth coming album release due in November this year.
The Wolfe Tones have remained unabashedly proud of their songs and ballads. It is their firm belief that it is the work of the ballad maker to reflect the times they live in, and there is no one could argue that The Wolfe Tones have not carried on that century’s old bardic tradition.
In March 2022, The Wolfe Tones sold out two nights on New York’s Broadway with highly acclaimed performances in the prestigious Town Hall Theatre where they made the rafters ring in their own inimitable style.