The Finn MacCools brings power rock to every show, fueled by the greatest Celtic musical
traditons from their hometown and around the world. The Finn MacCools combines both
fresh new talent, and the fire and mastery of former members of popular Milwaukee bands
Steel Bonnets and Reilly, and takes it to a whole new level.
Daniel Brown has appeared with the Steel Bonnets and numerous bands up and down the
Third Coast. He brings a unique organic style of hand drumming to fan the flames of The Finn
MacCools explosive sound.
Jim Kiley is a talented multi-instrumentalist best known as a founding member of Milwaukee's
Reilly. Jim expertly drives the powerhouse sound of guitar, banjo, and mandolin way past the
Dan Smars adds his memorable voice and rich 12-string guitar, igniting blinding flashes of
inspiration to the band. He is a veteran of the Milwaukee-area music scene and most recently
served with distinction in the Steel Bonnets.
Tom Hansen has been a staple of the Milwaukee music scene for over 20 years, appearing with
acts ranging from True Heart Susie to E.W. Porter and Rockin Horse as well as Reilly. His Celtic
fiddle adds a memorable spice to the rock of the Finn MacCools.
Tom Young is a veteran of the Milwaukee Celtic music scene and is one of the founding members of popular Milwaukee band Steel Bonnets. Tom brings his strong, driving bass guitar to complete the powerful rhythm section of The Finn MacCools.
The Finn MacCools add their fire to centuries-old traditionals, add a powerful spin to
favorites by Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, the Pogues, as well as their own inspiring
Come witness the birth of a new legend in Celtic music. Finally, a
"reel" rock band!