Vocals, mandolin and violin.
This band is the product of all we’ve learned together over the years. We continue to grow and learn more about ourselves through music. What more could we ask for!”
“Music is such a big part of me. I started piano when I was five, but that didn’t give me what I was craving musically. When I was introduced to fiddle music I begged my parents for violin lessons. Now this is the highlight of my life, playing tunes with Mark. I’ve finally found my sound, along with my soul-mate.” – Anna Dorsey
Acoustic guitar, electric bass, bodhran.
“Growing up, I thought Rock n’ Roll & Metal were all that music had to offer a long-haired weirdo like myself. That was until I heard many great bands like We Banjo 3, Sarah Jarosz, and Millish. After that, there was no turning back.” – Mark Pierce
The joy of performing is at the very root of this Celtic Folk band. Inspired by traditional Celtic and Folk tunes, Mark Pierce and Anna Dorsey began investing in their own song-writing in 2019. Anna is on lead vocal, fiddle, and mandolin, while Mark rocks the acoustic guitar and electric bass. Together they perform original tunes as well as traditional.
Married in 2016, Mark and Anna have been united by music through every step of their relationship. Getting engaged on the main stage (in a previous ensemble) at the Michigan Irish Music Festival, in Muskegon MI, was one of the most memorable moments of their early music career. Now they look forward to performing festivals, making friends with other musicians, and recording albums.
Ironwood has performed at a variety of events, such as Motor City Irish Fest, Holland Celtic Festival, Saline Celtic Festival, Michigan Renaissance Festival, Arts Beats & Eats Festival of Royal Oak and more. Come see Ironwood live! This folkin’ band will have you on your feet!
– PAST SHOWS –
- St. Andrews Detroit Highland Games
- Holland Celtic Festival
- Saline Celtic Festival
- MI Renaissance Festival – Holly MI
- Motor City Irish Festival
- Arts Beats & Eats – Royal Oak
- Wyandotte Leprechaun Crawl Festival
- Chicago Irish American Heritage Center
- Lake Lucy Barge Bash Festival
- Medieval Stroll – Canterbury Village
- Howell Opera House – Land on the Horizon
- Flamingo Fest Howell MI
- Toledo Irish American Club
- AOH hall in Redford
- Wyandotte Beer Co.
- Howell Public Library
- Fowlerville Public Library
- M22 Glen Arbor Wine Patio
- Elissa Slotkin Fundraisers
- Fiddler’s Hearth – South Bend IN