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The ORIGINAL Crooked Mile is a 3-piece musical group specializing in "eclectic Celtic music." Our unique style of vocal and instrumental arrangements follow the Celts through time and influences across Europe, North America, and the seas in between.
Over the past 15 years, Crooked Mile has been performing Celtic/Irish music, mostly in the Pacific Northwest. In the Autumn of 2009, Barbara and David Denz began a new journey as emigrants to Canada, and with performances in the Spring of 2010, the group is going on hiatus. Whether, where, and how we come back is currently unknown.

 Know that we have loved performing for you over the years and treasure those who have booked us and the audiences we love. It's been a blast.

 Crooked Mile's final known performance takes place Saturday, 12 June, 2010 at the Poulsbo Farmer's Market from 10-12PM. See Slainte (or, in the words of the inimitable Douglas Adams, "so long, and thanks for all the fish").


Crooked Mile's three regular members hail from northern Kitsap County in Washington State and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Crooked Mile in performance, c Cyndi Merritt: David, Barbara, Ken

photo c. 2006 by Cyndi Merritt

David, Barb and Ken, c. 2006 James Titterington.

photo c. 2006 by James Titterington


Bullet David Denz combines many years of traditional music performance with superb arranging abilities to help create the characteristic sound that makes a Crooked Mile concert an outstanding experience.
Bullet Barbara Denz is principal vocalist and publicist for the group. She also tells stories and interesting anecdotes while instruments get tuned.
Bullet Ken Stern adds fiddle, vocal, mandolin, and guitar talents to the group. He has a vast repertoire of Celtic fiddle tunes at his fingertips.



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Crooked Mile started our collaboration over a decade ago and we have evolved into the group that you hear today. We have performed from British Columbia to Oregon with regular appearances at folk festivals, weddings, Saturday markets, open-mic performances, song circles, Highland games, and science-fiction conventions all over the Northwest.

The name "Crooked Mile" comes from the children's song -- since we've all traveled such varied paths to this point, it seemed like a natural choice.

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You can order Crooked Mile's There You Are CD from the band. See our Order page.

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All Celtic artwork copyright Cari Buziak, 2004. All rights reserved.

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This page last modified: 06/05/2010

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