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Short Bio

Ironwood is a Celtic folk, husband & wife duo from Troy MI, featuring fiddle, mandolin, guitar, electric bass and more. They are mainly dedicated to creating a repertoire of original tunes, heavily inspired by the Celtic genre. They play fast fiddle tunes, slow love songs, hoppin’ Folk, traditional Celtic songs, and more. Ironwood’s lively music will have you on your feet!

Ironwood has performed at a variety of venues such as the Chicago Irish American Heritage Center, The A.O.H. in Redford, and Toledo Irish American Club and more. They have also played some festival events such as Motor City Irish Fest, Michigan Renaissance Festival, and Arts Beats & Eats Festival of Royal Oak.

Full Biography

The joy of performing and making music is at the very root of this Celtic Folk band. After seven years performing strictly traditional Celtic tunes, Mark Pierce, and Anna Dorsey began investing in their own song-writing in 2019. Heavily influenced by the Celtic genre, as well as progressive Folk, Ironwood band was born.

Ironwood has performed at a variety of venues such as the Chicago Irish American Heritage Center, The A.O.H. in Redford, and Toledo Irish American Club and more. They have also played some festival events such as Motor City Irish Fest, Michigan Renaissance Festival, and Arts Beats & Eats Festival of Royal Oak.

“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

“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 started to beg my parents for violin lessons. Now this is the highlight of my life, playing music with Mark. I’ve finally found my sound, along with my soul-mate.” – Anna

Married in 2016, Mark and Anna have been united by music through every step of their relationship. Getting engaged on the main stage at the Michigan Irish Music Festival, in Muskegon MI, was one of the most memorable moments of their early career.

Ironwood is dedicated to creating a large repertoire of original tunes, as well as paying homage to traditional Celtic and Folk songs. Putting their own spin on the music they love is what this band is all about.


– PAST SHOWS –

  • St Andrew’s Society 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
  • St. Andrews Highland Festival
  • 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