Pure Blarney - Live 6 Piece Band         Session Group       Service Music

DJ McAteer has been playing music since he was 8 years old learning guitar, piano and whistle. He regularly attended local music lessons in traditional music with his family in his hometown of Randalstown, before moving towards the rock genre. DJ writes and performs his own songs regularly and has had airplay on all the major radio stations in Northern Ireland as well as winning the DV8 Rocks music award in 2008 for one of his original songs. DJ joined the band in December 2016.

Gerry has had a varied career in music having played in many bands from Celtic Rock bands to his last project in a Tom Petty Tribute act, a project that was 30 years in the making.
After four successful years with “The Petty Heart Breakers”, relocation to Northern Ireland left Gerry band-less for the first time in a decade until, while sitting in an airport in Hong Kong browsing Facebook, he came across a post that informed him that “Pure Blarney” were looking for a guitarist/vocalist...

Longest serving member of Pure Blarney,  Andy McGregor (Pipes and Whistles) studied highland bagpipes in Edinburgh Castle. Has travelled extensively through his playing. Some of the countries he has visited include; Dubai, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Russia, Canada and the United States. Andy has recorded many television and radio performances alongside artists such as; RTE, Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and Phil Coulter. As well as playing with Pure Blarney, Andy runs a teaching programme and has taught many All Ireland and Ulster Champions.

Jonny (Drum kit and Bodhran),
from just outside Ballymena, joined the band in 2010 and has enjoyed every minute of the band since…...well not every minute but nearly every minute. Jonny is involved in several projects playing both drum kit and bodhran and has been drumming since he was 10. Jonny has performed at many events and has played in such venues as, The Waterfront Hall, Custom House Square and the SSE Arena. He has made a couple of TV appearances and strives to be on TV as much as Andy…

Philip is the Bass player and occassionly a bit of Vocals, we don't know much more than that......... Oh and he can be a bit grumpy so approach with caution.  

Growing up in a musical household, Rosie (Fiddle) started playing the violin at the early age of 7. She worked her way through classical exams during her school years and as a young teenager, developed a keen interest in traditional Irish music. Rosie is a founding member of Crannagh Wedding Music, playing with them for over 16 years now. She also played with Inchequin, an Irish rock band for a number of years, before the group relocated to Turkey. Rosie has been playing in Pure Blarney since 2012