The Southgate Band is a collaboration of top American and Irish musicians whose varied musical backgrounds combine to create a beautiful mix of traditional music styles. They are led by singer Emma Beaton of the high flying Boston based string band, Joy Kills Sorrow. Virtuoso fiddler Sean Regan (Sharon Shannon, Mike McGoldrick Band) and guitarist Colm O'Caoimh (Caladh Nua, Solas) provide a strong Irish connection that is rounded out by double bassist Andy Laking's warm, contemporary undertones (Gráda, Fionn Regan). Out front is the amazing Nic Gariess, one of the world's top step dancers. Nic has worked with luminaries such as The Chieftains, Dervish and Bruce Molsky.