Previous UK tours: 2008,2010,2011,2012,2015,2018,2019,2022.

Jan31 STAITHES (North Yorkshire) 
Feb1 SOUTHPORT (Merseyside) 
Feb2 BEVERLEY (East Yorkshire) 
Feb3 EDINBURGH, Scotland 
Feb5 LEITH, Scotland 
Feb7 CRAMLINGTON (Northumberland)

“Brigid Kaelin brings a new meaning to the word entertainment.” -Leith Folk Club   

"Steve Cooley is a banjo legend." - Bela Fleck

"She sings wonderfully, is a fine performer, has good songs, plays a number of instruments very well, and seems destined for something greater." - Sid Griffin (The Coal Porters, The Long Ryders) 

"A wonderful singer." - Garrison Keillor/NPR /BBC  

"Hugely talented." -Maverick Magazine   

"Peppered with witty wordcraft." -The Scotsman 

Previous UK venues:

Islay Whisky Festival, Celtic Connections, MusicPort, HebCelt, Bluebell Festival, Leith Folk Club, Cambridge Folk Club, Acoustic Music Club Kirkcaldy, Edinburgh Folk Club, Wee Folk Club, Dunfermline Folk Club, Cross Keys Folk Club, Black Swan Folk Club, TinHut Sessions, BBC Cambridge, BBC Alba, and so many more.

STEVE COOLEY has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw, has performed for five US Presidents and the Prince of Wales and has worked with such notables as Bill Monroe, Jean Ritchie, Mac Wiseman, Rose Maddox and toured extensively with The Dillards and Bluegrass Alliance. In 2018, he taught at Bela Fleck’s inaugural banjo camp, where Bela dubbed him a “banjo master.” Steve’s work has earned 5 Grammy nominations and plenty of other accolades, but he lives a quiet Kentucky life and would be annoyed to know Brigid is bragging about him here.

After producing Brigid's latest solo release, Steve got talked into touring with her -- and it turns out they make quite a pair on stage. 

Steve's shared the stage with so many of the greats, but to show you range let's just say: from Dolly Parton to Phish.

BRIGID KAELIN is a singer, storyteller, author, and multi-instrumentalist who has appeared on BBC, NPR and received many "Best Singer-Songwriter" awards in Louisville. With 7 albums/EPs of original music, she's toured the world with her entertaining, upbeat, and poignant live show. The addition of Steve Cooley lifts her originals, making the show reminiscent of old-time variety hours.

Also a sought-after sidewoman, Brigid has performed with artists ranging from Nick Keir and Adam Holmes to Elvis Costello (who recently flew her to NYC to perform with him), usually on musical saw or accordion. She turned down a leading role in a National touring Broadway show in order to care for her dying parents and wouldn't change a thing about that. 

Brigid has shared the stage with: Jim James, Jack Harlow, Loretta Lynn, Jason Isbell, Elvis Costello, Cowboy Jack Clement, The Proclaimers, and so many more.

Brigid Kaelin & Steve Cooley promo: Hi-RES photo of Steve with his 1928 Gibson banjo and Brigid with her travel accordion 2.08 MB
Brigid Kaelin & Steve Cooley promo 2: Hi-RES photo: Promo shot -- no instruments, but a sassy look 2.37 MB
Brigid & Steve w/ musical saw & banjo HI-RES photo : Brigid Kaelin's favorite saw -- a Stanley 26" signed by Elvis Costello. And Steve Cooley with his 1928 Gibson banjo 2 MB