McDermott's Handy
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.


 “One of the finest and truest purveyors of Irish traditional music in the Delaware Valley” —


Listen to Our CD

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  Special Programs

Special Programs
  Harp workshops
  Bound for Amerikay
  An Irish Christmas
  The Harp & Shamrock

Music Lessons
  In our studio
  Next Generation session
  Weekly Thursday session

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