Bands

Bob and Kathi are full-time musicians always involved in several musical projects. They have years of experience between them in many styles of music and access to a talented pool of other musicians. They are tasteful and professional whether playing a small venue or large concert – able to adapt their sound, performance and repertoire to fit any occasion or situation.

For Bob’s original music, check out the Original Music and Mick Ryan’s Lament pages.

RedKat Duet
Bob•Kat (Duo) / Bob•Kat Trad Trio
Hogan’s Goat
The Skiffs

Bob & Kathi Bands
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Past Performances – List of Venues and Events

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RedKat Duet

RedKat Duet (Bob Dunlap and Kathi Taylor) combines guitars, percussion and vocal harmonies to create a big sound in a small package. Their love of great songs and appreciation for different genres – rock, folk, blues, country – influences their classic selection of material from Armstrong to Zevon, Dylan to Joni, Hank to Dolly, Elvis to The Beatles, The Band and beyond.

Depending on the venue, the duo uses a small percussion set up or more drums.  Here’s Bob and Kathi performing “I’m Looking Through You” (Beatles) at Sandwich Community TV (acoustic guitar and small percussion set up).

Audio Samples of RedKat Duet
Tupelo Honey
Java Jive
Let It Roll
Over The Rainbow
Undecided

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Bob•Kat (Duo) / Bob•Kat Trad Trio

Bob•Kat (Duo – Bob Dunlap and Kathi Taylor) performs with a more acoustic, traditional sound, adding the bodhran (Irish hand drum) along with Kathi’s snare work, and featuring the acoustic guitar. Lots of experience with, and a love for Irish music and “roots” or “Americana” – folk, cajun, blues, country, rock and rockabilly makes this duo a hit at Irish pubs and private parties.

Here’s Bob and Kathi performing City of Chicago by Luka Bloom. Recorded at Sandwich Community TV (acoustic guitar and small percussion set up).

Bob•Kat Trad Trio adds a traditional guest artist for a real Celtic flavor, including renowned musicians such as Rose Clancy (fiddle), Stuart Peak (mandolin, banjo, whistles), and Nikki Engstrom (fiddle). The trio performs lively traditional tunes, Irish jigs and reels, beautiful instrumentals, and favorite Irish songs. A popular group at Irish pubs, wedding ceremonies and receptions, and other events – from small house parties to large functions.

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Hogan’s Goat

Hogan’s Goat (Bob Dunlap – guitar, vocals; Kathi Taylor – snare, bodhran, vocals; Skip Toomey – accordion, whistle, banjo) is a trio originating from South Boston that plays a high energy mix of songs and tunes that would have been heard in that most Irish of Irish-American neighborhoods over the last century or so – from traditional reels, jigs, polkas, and marches, to “Boston Irish” and tin pan alley songs of the 20s, to contemporary Irish ballads. The band combines ancient melodies, tight harmonies, and modern rhythms in a way that celebrates the history of two unique but inter-connected places over a long period of time; a time in which music flowed not only through the lives of the people, but back and forth across the Atlantic. Accapella sea shanties, acoustic tunes with traditional instruments, original arrangements with a driving rhythm section along with three part harmonies – it’s all delivered by Hogan’s Goat.

Audio Samples of Hogan’s Goat
Haughs of Cromdale
I’ll Tell Me Ma
Dennis Murphy’s
Star of the County Down
Banish Misfortune
South Australia
Off to California

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The Skiffs

The Skiffs_forwebThe Skiffs are a high energy trio with Sean Brennan (acoustic guitar and vocals), Bob Dunlap (acoustic and electric guitars, and vocals) and Kathi Taylor (drums, percussion, and vocals) that play a “Celtic Americana Stew of Roots, Rock, Blues and Greens”. Serendipity brought them together and a spark ignited when they combined their talents. The band’s creative interpretation of original and classic songs, driving rhythms, outstanding solos, infectious beats and three-part harmonies, combine to create a big sound and soulful performance, whether delivering a sensitive ballad or rocking the house. The Skiffs were winners of the 2013 Cape Cod Arts Foundation Spring Talent Search earning them an opening slot for the Boston Pops concert in Hyannis that summer. Visit The Skiffs on Facebook.

The Skiffs • Video

The Skiffs Live at O’Shea’s
The Skiffs featuring Bob on Guitar at O’Shea’s

The Skiffs • Press

Barnstable Patriot, 2013 Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA

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Massachusetts Area Performances

Concerts, Events and Functions
The River Club, 2017, Scituate
TD Bank Summer Concert Series/Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, 2013 – 2017, Cape Cod
Milton Music Fest Celtic Sunday, Milton – 2016, 2017
Yarmouth Concerts, Parker River Beach – 2015, 2016, 2017, Yarmouth
Dennis Concerts on the Greens 2014, Dennis
Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 2013, 2014 Concerts, Yarmouth
28th Annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea Concert, 2013, Cape Cod
Chatham Fiddle Company, Concert
Sandwich Town Hall, Concert
Cotuit Center for the Arts, Concert/Function
Red Nun Music Festival, Chatham
Eastham Windmill Weekend, Eastham
Chatham First Night, Chatham
Sandwich Community Television, recorded shows and receptions
Bourne Community Television, recorded show
Bourne Public Library, Summer Concert Series, 2011 – 2016
Sandwich Public Library, Concerts
Falmouth Public Library, Concert
Osterville Public Library, Concert
Jacob Sears Memorial Library, Concerts, Dennis
Taste of Hingham, 2004 – 2017, Hingham
Taste of Truro, Truro
Boston City Hall, City Councilor Concert – 2016
Alpha – 1 Celtic Connection Fundraiser, 2006 – 2017, Waltham & West Newton
City Councilor Bill Linehan’s Annual Fundraiser, 2008 – 2017, Boston
Massachusetts State House, Private functions (2014, 2015, 2016), Boston
Massport – Logan Airport, Boston
• Holiday Concert Series
• Artist receptions
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), Boston
• Grand opening
• Artist exhibit receptions
• Summer Solstice Celebration Events
• Political fundraisers
• St. Patrick’s Day Events
South Boston L Street Beach Party, 2001 – 2016
South Boston Public Library Arts Festival, 2003 – 2016
South Boston Street Festival, 2000 – 2014, South Boston
Gavin House Annual Fundraiser, 2003 – 2016, South Boston
South Boston Community Health Center Annual Fundraiser, 2001 – 2016
Maritime Park Concert Series, Seaport District, Boston
Harbor Hotel, Private functions, Boston
Renaissance Hotel, Private functions, Seaport District, Boston
Seaport Hotel, Private functions, Seaport District, Boston
Seaport World Trade Center, Private functions, Seaport District, Boston
Bank of America Pavilion, Musical Director/performers, special concert, Boston
Liberty Bay Credit Union – “Homes for our Troops Fundraiser”, Braintree
Irish Network Boston Annual St. Patrick’s Day Event, 2013 & 2015
Children’s Hospital Boston, Reception, Boston
Friends of Fort Point Channel Concert Series, Boston
South Boston Artists Association, various events
Boys Clubs of America, Boston
Karla Fine Furnishings Shows, 2014, Pawtucket RI
Anthi Frangiadis Associates, art opening
Studio Brush, various art openings and events, Sandwich
Crump McCole Gallery, Seaport District, various events, Boston

Private Functions
Weddings (ceremonies, receptions and parties)
Rehearsal Dinners (private homes, function halls, restaurants)
Political Fundraisers
Birthday Celebrations (private homes and restaurant locations)
St. Patrick’s Day Events (private homes and corporate)
Christmas Events (private homes and corporate)
Senior Centers and Assisted Living

Clubs and Venues
Flynn’s Irish Pub, Sagamore
Flynn’s Irish Pub, Cedarville
Flynn’s Irish Pub, Mansfield
O’Shea’s Olde Inne, West Dennis
Etzy’s, Dennis Port
The Bog Pub, Cataumet
Harvest Gallery Wine Bar, Dennis
Liam Maguire’s, Falmouth
The Water Fire Tavern, Plymouth
Seacrest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth
The Nimrod, Falmouth
Sunset Grille, The Brookside Club, Bourne
Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, Truro
Gerard’s, Dorchester
The Tinker’s Son, Norwell
The Snug, Hingham Harbor
JJ Foley’s, Boston
Bostonia, Boston
Johnny D’s, Boston
Regent Theater, Boston
Tamo Lounge, Seaport Hotel, Boston
Sally O’Brien’s, Somerville
The Bailey, Marshfield
Boston’s, Plymouth
Farragut House, South Boston
Irish Social Club, West Roxbury