Meet the Band

Paul Blondell Paul Blondell is a fiddler, singer, mandolin player and one of the funniest people that we have the pleasure of knowing. Paul also has a real gift for researching and finding high quality material for the band to perform.
Paul Cotton Paul Cotton is a percussionist who not only is a fantastic bodhran player, he is also able to incorporate a truly international feel to the music through his use of various drums from around the globe. Paul, founder and leader of the band, also sings and acts as Ring of Kerry’s unofficial master of ceremonies.
Paul Imholte Paul Imholte is known affectionately as “The Musical Stringman” for his ability to skillfully play the hammered dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, viola, cello, banjo and probably several other instruments that have yet to be invented. Paul is also a singer, arranger and songwriter. More information on Paul may be found at:
Karie Oberg Karie Oberg is a seasoned singer, flutist, pennywhistle player and closet percussionist who brings her knowledge and love of traditional music to the Ring of Kerry sound.
Charlie Roth is great at telling a story with his rich baritone vocal, acoustic guitar, rack harmonica, and foot percussion. Charlie is also a prolific songwriter. For information on Charlie, check out his website at:

Ring of Kerry is a musical group based in Minnesota, playing Irish music on a variety of Celtic instruments, including whistles, flutes, guitar, hammered dulcimer, fiddle and bodhran.