Members of the band are;

Pat McCrossan - Music director/guitar

Barb Beringer - Vocal & 12 string guitar

Joe Beringer - Vocal & Guitar/ banjo

Cindy Johnson - Vocal & Piano/accordion

Mike Weitzman - Vocal & Mandolin

Heather Steiness - Fiddle

Mike Dandreaux - Vocal & guitar

Neil Campbell - Vocal & whistles

Anne Wilhite - Vocal & Fiddle

Bob Cohen - Autoharp

Linda Cohen - Vocal & autoharp

Keith Paul - Vocals & Clawhammer banjo

Paul Mercier - Vocals & autoharp

Mary Larson - Whistle/mandolin

Ann Hines - Bodhran/Djembe

Michelle West - Bodhran


The name "SEISIUN 8" evolved from the band of the Academy of Irish & Celtic Studies when they said the center no longer needed me as academy director. The original idea for the band came from guitar student John Healy,  so it was formed as part of the Irish & Celtic studies music program and named "The Academy Band".

Since leaving the Irish Cultural Center, the band has stayed together and has added new members and completed 2 new CDs - 5 in all.  They get together every Wednesday at the Phoenix Girls Chorus building on 16th St. just south of Thomas. New members are always welcome and encouraged.  SEISIUN 8 is available for various types of functions.

CONTACT: patmccrossan1@gmail.com

Phone: 602-371-0217

Cindy at the mic during a recent performance at Contempo living. Tempe

Heather, Neil & Mary discussing the next tune

  • I Feel Lucky2:48

  • Navajo Rug2:46

  • Ingonish Jig4:25

Mary, Barb, Mike W & Ann recording back up vocals