Equinox draws its inspiration from the music of Ireland and Scotland by using fiddles, whistles, concertina, bodhran, flute, bagpipes, drums and voice. They transform those familiar jigs, reels, and hornpipes into reverent music that is dynamic and contemporary. Beginning nearly twenty years ago as an amateur trio sharing Irish Pub songs at social gatherings, Equinox soon added more experienced musicians and developed an ear for the Celtic Revival Bands of the 60’s and 70’s. Their repertoire grew from Danny Boy and Whiskey in the Jar to include works by O’Carolan, the Chieftains, and Brian McNeill. They drew more upon the musical stylings of the bands that they listened to in their youth like The Byrds, Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention and Led Zeppelin. As a result, patrons are not only invigorated by the foot-stomping music of the Celtic genre, but are also pleasantly surprised with their rich and sophisticated arrangements, which take this music far beyond its traditional roots.