Corktown Popes

  • Band / Solo Performer
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Rock, Celtic, Indie, Singer songwriter


Detroit MI United States

Sounds Like

Waterboys, Pogues, Van Morrison, David Grey

Digital Location


Member since: 06/04/2012 Year Founded: 2009


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Jason Kuehn


Guitar 313.779.4529
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Faustin Donnegal

Royal Oak

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Michael Martin


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Paul Goodmen


Accordion/Keyboard 810.941.5628


  • Original material: 01 hrs : 00 min
  • Cover material: 00 hrs : 30 min
  • CDs released: 1
  • CDs sold: 600
  • Original Songs:
  • Average Draw: 250
  • Largest crowd: 300
  • Have sound: Full PA


We write strong songs for people who want to feel good fast and we don't need any leprechauns hanging around to give the place atmosphere. You've heard of celtic bands that rock? We're a rockin' band that celts. Bring a designated driver.

Once upon a time there were five young men and a baby. Grandpa had a violin that he pulled out on holidays. He was able to wrangle hordes of ecstactic angels who mesmerized and frightened the young lads with songs, poetry and tales of triumph and despair. It was sometime after Grandfather's rather timely demise that they decided to call for their own heavenly hosts. They spent many long hoary nights rehearsing and bickering. Then on one unseasonably melancholy March 16th the muse had them.


March 17, 2013
John P. Bayerl, PhD

"Their sound defies classification. On the one hand, they're a rock band. But a Detroit rock band, with that quintessentially gritty, urban, Rustbelt sound so familiar to fans of the Detroit rock scene of the 80s and 90s. On the other hand, they're definitely an Irish band, from Burns' subtle Irish brogue to Paul Goodmen's triplet infused fills on the accordion. Their vocal harmonies are spot on and sound like they've been singing together since they were kids. The classic combination of Mike Martin's mandolin with guitarist Jason Kuehn's contributions on the Irish whistle help further define their sound and remind you of the band's Irish roots. Drummer Dave Younquist and Bassist Joe Bagozzi form what might be the best rhythm section I've heard in quite some time. Tasteful at times and powerful when needed, they kept the energy flowing all night long."

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