Many laughs were shared when The Elders paid WNKU's John Patrick, a visit last week. The group shared several stories about their annual returns to front-man Ian Byrne's home in Wicklow, Ireland to perform. Byrne and his American counterparts make up the group, The Elders, who greatly enjoy the challenge of describing their unique sound. The Elders have achieved a very unique sound, and an equally difficult task is describing exactly what it is that they play.
Though it's difficult to classify the type of music the Elders share with us, it's clear their roots are in the Celtic genre. It's also clear they have a real, authentic, and instrumentally-defined rock sound. When it all boils down, it's music, and it's great. John Patrick didn't mind their company too much either.