“It all started with a Craigslist ad.”
In the summer of 2011, a new Celtic rock band was forming and needed a fiddle player. The band’s keyboard player, Sarah King, knew that musicians often turned to Craigslist to find gigs, so she posted an ad. Sean Rosenberry, a young Nazareth College student and accomplished fiddle player, responded, and landed the gig.
At about the same time, Barry’s Old School Irish Pub and Bakery opened in the village of Webster. Sarah and Sean, both Webster residents, began to frequent the pub, setting up in a corner every Friday night -- Sarah with her keyboard and Sean with his fiddle – jamming and playing for tips.
As their repertoire and collection of instruments grew, Sarah and Sean slowly realized the music they were making was something special. So in January of 2012 they formed Barry’s Crossing, naming their new band after the little pub which gave them their start.
In the years since, the duo released their first CD, And We All Go Together, and have made a name for themselves playing festivals and concert halls throughout New York State.
Hailing from different musical backgrounds, Sarah and Sean of Barry's Crossing combine a passion for traditional music with a classical flare, bringing an exciting energy -- and unique twist -- to every performance.