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Upriver collects and performs Celtic, Appalachian, Bluegrass and American Folk Music. We play a mixture of traditional tunes and original music in the old time and Celtic tradition. We weave this folk music with legends and stories of our own family tree to deepen your appreciation for the music.

In rural America, just a few generations ago, those who could play and sing shared that music through the oral tradition, and so passed on the musical culture of the people. Now this music is rarely heard on the radio or TV. We are honored to play music that is so good it has crossed the Appalachia Mountains and crossed generations. We also play new folk, bluegrass and Celtic music that is the descendent of the traditional Celtic and mountain music.

Dan Moorefield
Dan is featured on guitars, piano, fiddle and vocals. His musical roots go back to the County Waterford, Ireland. Dan mixes his research on the history of the Irish people and their music with his life experiences as a farmer, school teacher, father and businessman. He brings both music and education to our shows. Dan has a Masters degree in education.
 
Teresa Morrison
Teresa brings to the music a variety of instruments which include the Irish whistle, alto recorder, banjo, mandolin, guitars and vocal. Her family roots are deep in the Scots Irish heritage and she feels a soul connection with the music that has crossed the ocean, the Appalachian mountains and the generations. Teresa teaches music at the Wayne Center for the Arts.

When requested, Upriver is also available as a trio or quartet . With this versatility, we can adapt to any music situation. Additional instruments are often added such as upright bass, fiddle, banjo, etc. Please feel free to inquire about our various band configurations and instrumentation.

Concerts - Historic Events - Fairs - Festivals - Schools - Private Parties - Weddings - Corporate Events

Below is a small sampling of past engagements
Lime Kiln Theater, Lexington, Virginia - Cleveland Metro Parks, Cleveland - Firelands Concert Series, Port Clinton OH -
Twin City Opera House - Stark County Wilderness Cntr. - Wayne County Historical Soc. - International Bluegrass Museum -
Pickerington Historical Days - Yankee Peddler Festival, Canal Fulton - Edinboro Music & Arts Festival - Wayne County Fair -
Green Living Fair - Mt. Spirit Festival, Rocky Mt. Virginia - Roanoke Public Schools - St. Josephs School, Huntington WV

"It is obvious that you love music, love being musicians and have a great way to express your thoughts, desires, philosophies, etc through your arrangements and original compositions. Very nice."       -Wendy Barlow