As best anyone can remember, the members of Barra, then known as Calliope House, first performed together in 1999 at the Midway Folk Festival. As the membership changed over the years, the band was renamed Barra, which is the Irish Gaelic word for "summit." (Summit also happens to be Paul's favorite local brewery!) Now, more than a dozen years later, after numerous musical adventures we are still friends and still cranking out the tunes. We'd like to thank our listeners and former members of the band -- particularly Deborah Martin (fiddle) -- for their support through the years.
Selected venues and events where Barra has performed