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Band name:

The RavensFire Band


Traditional Irish, Scottish, Folk, World, Americana, original, and unique covers


Mandolin / Vocals / Whistle – Melissa Schmidt, St. Charles MN
Guitar / Vocals – Larry Schmidt, St. Charles MN
Bodhrán / Vocals – Judy Havelick, Rochester MN
Support / Web presence / Photography – Guy Havelick, Rochester MN

Band summary

The RavensFire Band is well known all around the area for their energetic performances, beautiful vocal harmonies, and skilled instrumentals while playing and singing their unique collection of lively traditional Irish, Scottish, Folk, World, Americana, and original music. They are exceptionally talented, funny, and friendly musicians who show that they genuinely love to perform.

RavensFire has played dozens of local venues and festivals through the years, including the main stages at festivals in Milwaukee, St. Paul, Emmetsburg, La Crosse, Wausau, and Rochester. The busy calendar includes performances at concerts, town festivals, theater productions, public and private events.

The award-winning members of the band have also performed and recorded in Nashville, Las Vegas and Dublin, Ireland. The RavensFire band was warmly received on a recent third singing tour in Ireland.

Audiences everywhere clap furiously along with RavensFire band’s version of the popular old song Whiskey in the Jar, and chime in proudly on the original patriotic piece, Hurrah for the Heroes. A frequent comment from our enthusiastic fans is “You guys look like you’re having fun!” We are having fun, and whether it’s late at night at a crowded pub or on a sunny afternoon at a festival, we invite everyone to come close and get caught up in the Fire!

If you’d like to know more about RavensFire, or to book the band for an event, please send Melissa an email or call her at 507-272-6710

RavensFire events:

Full Calendar

Sample songs:

The RavensFire catalog includes hundreds unique and lively traditional Irish, Scottish, Folk, World, Americana, and original tunes.

From the RavensFire CD – Whiskey in the Jar

About / Bios / Contact information:

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