3 Pint Harmony has come to be known as one of the most exciting, avant-garde bands in the local music scene todayóCeltic or otherwise. The fresh take on Celtic/Irish Rock should come as no surprise, as the band has roots all over the world; Ireland, Scotland, Finland and beyond. They have come together in St. Petersburg FL to create and perform their genre bending Celtic/Rock/Folk fusion.

  3 Pint Harmony is most known for its' live shows, with unstoppable grooves and multi-layered rhythms, the music dares you to stand still.  The band is uproarious, tuneful, stimulating and above all entertaining.  Their live shows are filled with an infectious energy; even die-hard fans of purely traditional Celtic music have embraced the bandís genre-bending sound.

  3 Pint Harmony has toured in the Southeast and has been chosen to perform with  the Celtic Rock powerhouse "Enter The Haggis" and the nationally renowned mainstream group "Less Than Jake".   

3 Pint Harmony is currently in the studio working hard on their CD to be released in 2011. 

Barkin Barney

Upright bassist and vocalist, Barney has been in the music scene and playing bass for over 30 years.† He is a brilliant lyricist and one of the funniest human beings you will ever find.† He has an amazing ear and passion for music that is uncompromising.† Celtic music is a new journey for Barney; but heís been playing Americana and Rockabilly for years, so heís just getting back to his roots.††

Ken Walker, the drummer, and one of the founding members of The Vodkanauts, 'loves to hit things', most particularly the ones classified as percussion instruments. The Bodhran, often a percussion instrument in modern Celtic bands, is one of his favorite things to hit. Being a drummer in a Celtic band also lets him show off a fine set of legs when he wears his kilt. In a career which includes opening for Dick Dale and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, settling into 3 Pint Harmony was a great fit. 

Lisa Hargiss, lead guitarist and back-up vocalist traces her roots to the shores of Scotland. Long a lover of Appalachian, bluegrass and traditional country music, embracing Celtic music, the mother of most early traditional Americana music was a natural progression. Playing in a band that opened for Enter The Haggis at Skipper's Smokehouse sealed the deal. With a kilt and guitar and a head and heart full of traditional and not so traditional Irish music, she has found her musical home in 3 Pint Harmony.

Christer Saarikko, a classically trained violinist, traces his roots to Finland, not Ireland. A musician who played with the University of Florida's Symphony and Chamber Quartet, he says he realized those Irish musicians had something when he first heard a Celtic band. So he found a kilt, a good Irish beer, married a girl with Scottish roots and learned to play 'Irish'.

Patty Mills fell in love with Celtic music on a trip to Ireland. Long a singer of country and classic rock and roll, the trip to Ireland led her to family roots in County Cork and reconnected her to her deep Irish heritage and of the unique Celtic sound. Every note of every Irish song makes her feel more at home. With her flaming red hair, emerald green eyes and rich voice, Patty is the perfect front 'lady' for 3 pint Harmony. 

3 Pint Harmony is a five piece high energy, foot stompin' Celtic/Irish band based in St. Petersburg, Florida . . .

Photos taken by Jonathan Fanning

Expanding the definition of "Celtic" the band uses the unconventional pairing of flame throwing, bow hair splitting, rosin clouding fiddle with the wail and crunch of electric guitar and bass.  They are fortunate to have multi instrumentalists in the band and use this to their advantage to create some brilliant arrangements of traditional tunes and original compositions. † The band is influenced by and often covers such Celtic Rock style bands as Flogging Molly, Enter The Haggis, Dropkick Murphy's, Seven Nations, Young Dubliners, Great Big Sea and The Pogues to name a few. 

3 Pint Harmony is most known for its' live shows, with unstoppable grooves and multi-layered rhythms, the music dares you to stand still.  The band is uproarious, tuneful, stimulating and above all entertaining.  Their live shows are filled with an infectious energy; even die-hard fans of purely traditional Celtic music have embraced the bandís genre-bending sound.