The Gnomes fuse its dynamic folk-rock edge with original tunes and a wide-ranging repertoire that spans the globe — Celtic, Scandinavian, Eastern European, Asian, African, Caribbean, Klezmer, and Native American — bringing you a sound that will touch both your heart and your feet! They combine their varied and extensive musical backgrounds into arrangements that have been described as "exotic, fresh, and unique."
"There are some works of art and music that just stand out, not by their ability to sensationalize, or to
excite, but merely on a masterful and unique vision conveyed with superb craftsmanship. The Gnomes' music is one such example. What The Gnomes
do is way above and beyond the call of just good music... they just draw you in by the beauty of what they do." — Arthur Ketchen, Celtic Beat Magazine
"The Gnomes defy categorization." — Jeffrey D. Wagner, Crowdy News
The band's members include some of Rhode Island's best known musicians: Phil Edmonds
(Irish whistle and button accordion); Cathy Clasper-Torch (fiddle, keyboard, er-hu, vocals); Mike Fischman (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, banjo, vocals); Peter Breen
(bass, vocals); and Matt Demick (percussion/drums).
A CD of Phil's original compositions.
Looking for a great read?
Check out Phil Edmond's latest book release, "On the Grey Dog in The Sea of Humanity,"
as well as his previous books, "Pip's Travels: Welcome Home," "Reconnecting with the Soul of Ireland" and "Taking Great Care."
Have you heard Cathy's solo cd, "Here Between"?
The Gnomes Band
Motif Music Awards Winner
2018 and 2019!!