Seldom Sober

Colleen Settle

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Colleen hails from the New York area and moved to Savannah in 2006.  She lends her talents with fiddle and vocals to Seldom Sober.  Colleen began playing Irish music professionally in 1978 and was a protégé of notable New York area fiddlers Maureen Glynn and Rose Flanagan.  Colleen's influences include Eileen Ivers and Frankie Gavin.  Before joining Michael to form Seldom Sober, Colleen played with Liscune in the New York area.  

Seldom Sober

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Seldom Sober was formed in Savannah in 2007 by Michael Corbett and Colleen Settle, who first began playing together in 2006.  Colleen and Michael were also part of the Savannah Ceili Band from 2007-2019 and have performed at festivals, theaters, pubs, parties, weddings, and other events throughout the lowcountry.  Seldom Sober has twice performed as the opening band for Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones, and their music has been featured on WGPB Radio's Morning Edition, radio shows as far away as New Zealand, and the Love Letters podcast from the Boston Globe and PRX (S2,E5).   

Michael Corbett

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Michael is a Bostonian who moved to Savannah in 2005.  He plays acoustic guitar and is the lead singer and frontman for Seldom Sober.  Michael has been performing Irish music professionally since 1995 and has been mentored by some of the finest Irish folk musicians of the twentieth century, including Robbie O'Connell and the legendary Liam Clancy.   Michael is also influenced by a variety of American folk musicians from Pete Seeger to Bill Staines.  Prior to teaming up with Colleen for Seldom Sober he played in several Irish bands and appeared as a solo act.  He has opened for Robbie O'Connell and Aoife Clancy. 

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Johnnie Kennedy

Some Seldom Sober performances feature Johnnie Kennedy on bass, as noted on the schedule.  Johnnie has been playing bass professionally for nearly 50 years, first on electric bass in high school and then studying double bass in college where he earned a degree in music education.  After college he played all over the southeast in a convention/wedding band while also taking side gigs, doing studio work, and playing in the orchestra pit for musicals.  Johnnie has worked with such notable artists as Freda Payne, the Drifters, the Platters, and the Coasters. 

Past Performances

Festivals & Major Events

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Opened for Derek Warfield & The Young
Wolfe Tones (2007 & 2008)
Tybee Post Theater (2016*)
Lowcountry Irish Festival (2017*, 2018, 2019*)
Savannah Irish Festival (2007-Present*)
Savannah Tara Feis (2009, 2016*,  2017)
Savannah Scottish Games (2009-2011*, 2017*)  Savannah Folk Festival (2008*, 2009*, 2015*)
Beaufort Irish Festival (2014*)
Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival (2008*)
Gaels of Irish Music, Statesboro, GA (2008)
Tybee Island Music Festivals, (2008* & 2010*)  Darien Scottish Heritage Festival (2012*)

Swamp Hippie Festival (2017*)  

First Friday For Folk Music, Savannah (2007-2019*)
Darien Fall Fest (2018*) 

Pubs & Breweries

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Kevin Barry's, Savannah
Murphy's Law, Savannah
Molly MacPherson's, Savannah
Katie O'Donald's, Bluffton, SC 

O'Hara's Pub, Lexington, SC  

Fia Rua, Richmond Hill, GA
Doc's Bar, Tybee Island, GA* 

Georgia Beer Co., Valdosta, GA

Commonhouse Aleworks, No. Charleston, SC*







*Appeared as part of the Savannah Ceili Band 

Other Venues

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River St. International Marketplace, Savannah*
Savannah Parade Grand Marshall's Breakfast*  

Sea Pines Country Club, Hilton Head, SC  

Ardsley Park Neighborhood, Savannah
Daughters of Ireland Auction Dinner*  

Trinity Methodist Church, Savannah*  

Ships of the Sea Museum, Savannah*  

Darien Historical Event, Darien, GA*  

Savannah Yacht Club, Savannah*  

The Sentient Bean, Savannah*  

Sun City, Bluffton, SC
Weddings/Private Parties/Corporate Events/

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