Penny Whiskey is a group of fun loving folks who truly have a good time
doing what they love most...entertaining. The brain child of Kirk McWhorter
(from the critically acclaimed Celtic band 'Kilbrannan') Penny Whiskey

promises to offer the best in music from both Ireland and Scotland

along with home grown bluegrass and folk influences.

The foundation of Penny Whiskey is the melodic vocals of Kirk, who also plays
guitar, banjo, bodhran, whistles and percussion backed up by the solid playing
of Jon Carlson on acoustic guitar and mandolin. The quintet is rounded out by
Dan Lelito on bass with Paul Kneis supplying his talents on mandolin, guitar and
flute and newest member Paul Runfola (who took second place in the North American
Rock Guitar Competition) on electric guitar. Of course, everybody sings...
including the audience!

With audience participation songs, rousing pub sings, comedy tunes and
tearful ballads, Penny Whiskey offers something for everyone.





Kirk McWhorter

Band Leader

Lead Vocals, Bodhran, Banjo, Tin Whistles, Percussion


Jon Carlson

Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals











Paul Kneis

Flute, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar



Dan Lelito

Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals




Paul Runfola

Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals



Listen to our music

To see what other venues Penny Whiskey has played, please click here:

To read some of our reviews:

Official Website


Kirk McWhorter directly:


or Booking

Beth Trimble




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