The McCain family is a three piece acoustic band that plays Americana Roots music that includes Old Time Southern, Irish, and Scottish songs and tunes.
The McCain family includes Donovan McCain on guitar, mandolin, and lead vocal; Conar McCain on bass, guitar, and harmony vocals, and Barry R McCain on rhythm guitar, tin whistle, percussion, and backing vocals.
The McCains are available for your party, barbecue, céilí, wedding, family reunion, dove hunt, or any event where music is wanted.
They have performed in the Mid South, in Ireland and the UK. Past venues include The County Céilí Show, Belfast, Ireland, The Ford Center, Oxford, MS, The Clanjamfry Celtic Festival, Memphis, TN, Sandios Café Bar, Derry, Ireland, The Sin É Show, Dublin, Ireland, The Thacker Mountain Radio Show, Oxford, MS.
The band is also one of the musical projects of singer songwriter Donovan McCain and is a relaxed and down home way for him to remain in touch with his own musical roots and the music that sustained him early in his career.
Donovan's website is located at: www.donovanmccain.com
The McCains are a native Mississippi family of Irish and Scottish ancestry. The McCain family left Ireland in 1719 and found their way to Mississippi in the 1830s. The McCains settled in Carroll County and Choctaw County Mississippi and have been sort of in the news since that time.
They have kept up their kin folk in Ireland and have been over for visits to their cousins in Ballybofey and up and down the Finn Valley in County, Donegal. Their first album, Traveller's Way was recorded in part in the Glens in County, Antrim.
Their music includes standards from Southern Old Time music, and Irish and Scottish traditional music. There are songs sung in Gaelic, beautiful old Irish harp tunes, songs by Robbie Burns, reels and jigs, Southern traditional favourites, played on a variety of acoustic instruments, including guitar, mandolin, bass, bodhrán, and tin whistle.