The Old Beef String Band is an old time song and tune band based in Halifax/Mi’kma‘ki, Nova Scotia. Their sound is rooted in Appalachian mountain music of the American south. Performances include original and traditional repertoire featuring playful harmonies, compelling ballads, melodic step dancing and driving tunes with fiddle and mandolin going head-to-head. 

The social aspect of old time, jams and gatherings, are a big part of Old Beef events. Shows are usually followed by a jam session with musicians from all walks of life.

The band is Ellen Kearney (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Amy Lounder (fiddle, vocals) and Dane George (mandolin, banjo, vocals, step dance).

Up Coming Release

On May 10, 2024, the Old Beef Stringband will be releasing their first album; a collection of original and traditional songs and tunes.

Have a listen to the albums title track “Ride Home” below!

Ride Home (single)

The Old Beef Stringband

This song paints a picture of love intertwined with life in the city. Two cyclists cruise through a nighttime neighbourhood, humming tunes, hanging out, and wishing for it to never end... The song is dedicated to Mary Frances Lynch.
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