Matthew O'Donnell

Celtic Folk, American Roots, Jazz & Pop Music

The blue ridge bards


Charlottesville, Virginia’s resident accordion-wielding Celtic Folk troubadour, Matthew O’Donnell, joins forces with an assemblage of Virginia’s finest folk musicians to form Matthew O’Donnell’s Blue Ridge Bards.

The Bards perform authentic versions of traditional folk songs with 21st century passion and energy, along with virtuosic renditions of Irish jigs, reels and polkas, all played on traditional instruments like the fiddle, banjo, accordion, Irish flute, tin whistle, Ullieann pipes and bodhran drum.

upComing performances:

  • November 24th - Hardywood Brewery - Charlottesville, VA - 3-5PM

  • December 1st - Miller’s Downtown Bar - Charlottesville, VA - 10:30PM-1:30AM

  • December 8th - Crozet Winter Brews Festival - Crozet, VA - 11:30AM-1:45PM (Tickets)

  • March 14th - Rare Olde Times Pub - Richmond, VA - 7-10PM

  • March 16th - Miller’s Downtown Bar - Charlottesville, VA -10:30PM-1:30AM

Want to book Matthew O’Donnell’s Blue Ridge Bards for your venue, festival or event? Visit the Contact page.