The Old Beef Stringband is a three-piece band based in Miꞌkmaꞌki/Nova Scotia. We play old-time music rooted in the Appalachian region of the American south, combining aspects African-American blues and European fiddle and ballad traditions. The rhythmic groove and variety has fueled our continued interest in playing tunes and songs from this tradition and has inspired our original compositions. 

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 Old Beef Stringband consists of Ellen Kearney (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Amy Lounder (fiddle, vocals) and Dane George (mandolin, banjo, vocals, step dance).





Previous events

St. Paddy’s Day on a Friday! That doesn’t happen often, nor do we get a chance to see the fabulous Wendy MacIsaac on the regular, so we’re exceptionally pleased that she, along with pals Brennan MacDonald & Kolten MacDonell, will handle the musical reins at The Carleton on Friday, March 17th! Doors open at 3 PM, with Dane George & The Old Beef String Band on at 4 PM, An Quon (Irish String Session) at 5 PM and Wendy’s band’s toe-tapping will commence at 8 PM. Admission will be only $10 at the door, so come early and stay late!