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Band name:

The RavensFire Band


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


Mandolin / Vocals / Whistle – Melissa Schmidt, Spring Valley MN
Guitar / Vocals – Larry Schmidt, Spring Valley 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 Tri-state area for their energetic performances, beautiful vocal harmonies, and skilled instrumentals while playing and singing their unique collection of lively traditional Irish, Folk, World, Americana and original music. They are very talented, funny and friendly musicians who show that they truly love to perform.

RavensFire has played dozens of local venues and festivals all around the area through the years,  including the main stages at festivals in Milwaukee, St. Paul, Emmetsburg, La Crosse, and Rochester. The busy calendar for 2016 included performances at many concerts, 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 the RavensFire band’s version of the popular old song Whisky in the Jar, and chime in proudly on the original patriotic piece, Hurrah for the Heroes. The new CD features both of these songs and many more. 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 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!

Upcoming events:

Full Calendar

Sample songs:

The RavensFire catalog includes over a hundred unique and lively traditional Irish, Scottish, Folk, World, Americana and original music.

Sample song list.

Preview the RavensFire CD

Listen to sample songs on the RavensFire YouTube channel

About / Bios / Contact information:

About / Contact page


Public group
Fan Page

Promotional material:

RavensFire Poster
RavensFire Photos

Recent events:

2017 events

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