Traditional Irish music is alive and well and flourishing in South Jersey. We've been performing in the greater tri-state area for nearly 40 years. Sure. It's only the two of us but you'll hear us play Celtic harp, fiddle, flute, guitar, banjo, tinwhistle, bouzouki and occasionally the bodhran. And the singing! So "Come Take the Byroads" and check out our web site and find out more about McDermott's Handy.
“This was the most successful program of our year.”
"The audience was most enthusiastic and sang along very happily. The variety of instruments as well as the skill and talent diplayed by Kathy and Dennis were most remarkable. The evaluations were nearly unanimous in wanting us to invite McDermott's Handy back to perform again." —Friends of the Edison Public Library
Kathy DeAngelo awarded NJ Heritage Fellowship
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts honored Kathy DeAngelo as one of the inaugural recipients of their New Jersey Heritage Fellowship grant on July 25, 2023. The Heritage Fellowship program was created to honor and preserve the State's highly diverse cultural heritage, and recognize outstanding master folk and traditional artists. Her long music career was recognized for artistic excellence, lifetime achievement, and contributions to the state's traditional arts heritage. Below is the nominating video that was submitted.
Kathy & Dennis performing at the Cape May Music Festival at the Cape May Convention Center in 2013.