“Our crowd ADORED him on both stages; the performance and workshop sets were crowded and fully-engaged, and we heard from many just how grand a time they had with him! Can not wait to have him back again!” - Marilyn Dolly
— Penn Mar Irish Festival
SHARING SONGS AND STORIES OF IRELAND
From Dublin, Ireland and now living in Michigan, Enda Reilly’s shows delight, educate and entertain with fresh guitar and vocal arrangements of Celtic classics including The Lakes Of Pontchartrain, Danny Boy, The Foggy Dew, Caledonia and Red Is The Rose; Enda also shares his love of the Irish language and the poetry of WB Yeats through song, which engages audiences directly with Irish culture.
Enda is a winner of the prestigious IMRO Christie Hennessy Songwriting Competition and co-writer of many songs with Aoife Scott including “All Along The Wild Atlantic Way”, which got to no.1 in Ireland. He has shared stages with many Irish musicians and poets including Téada, Kíla, Séamus Begley, Altan, Clannad, John Spillane, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Shane Hennessey, Aoife Scott, Stephen James Smith and Lisa O’Neill. Enda’s mission is to bring the spirit Ireland to stages across the USA.
“The songwriting and storytelling in your shows marries the best of traditional Irish music and poetry with a modern singer songwriter that all generations can enjoy and relate to...Your knowledge, embrace and ability to relate your passion of Irish music and traditions makes you the perfect addition to our music program. ” - Elizabeth Burke
— Buffalo Irish Festival
“Enda embodies what is best in irish music. Firmly rooted in the past with an eye and ear for the future. His own works feel like they have been with us for a hundred years. The real deal.” - Rory Makem
Singing Go Lassie Go at the Tionól in Michigan Irish Music Fest
Having the craic at Milwaukee Irish Fest
“Enda Reilly engages his audience with his imaginative and poetic songs and impeccable guitar playing. He's also an expressive singer, both in English and in Irish, ranging from delicately nuanced phrases to full-throated waves of song. Whether it's a Yeats poem set to music or a sequel to "Beidh Aonach Amárach i gContae an Chláir", Enda's songs entice you to sit down and give a listen. ” - Karen Reshkin, Gaeltacht Tent Milwaukee