About the Band

String Theory is a fresh new folk band that specializes in high energy Irish trad tunes and songs. The band features Nathan Kennedy on fiddle, Meg Tapley on flute, whistle, and vocals and Jesse Ramirez on guitar and mandolin plus other players such as Russ Alves and Matt Cook on occasion.

The band premiered in 2015 with performances at The Celt and Trinity Hall and has since performed in many venues including being selected to open for Celtic Thunder’s Emmet Cahill. They have recently been accepted to play at NTIF as a regional performer. 

Nathan Kennedy is a national Irish Fiddle champion who was the first youth from Texas to compete in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil. Nathan is a member of the TIMES session players, the Irish musical group Innisfall, and is a teacher at the North Texas School of Irish Music. Meg Tapley plays Irish flute, penny whistle, and concert flute with several ensembles including the Irish band County Rexford, and through UNT where she is graduating with a flute performance degree. Jesse Ramirez has a master’s degree in guitar performance from UNT and played with the Celtic Ensemble at Texas Tech for 3 years. He plays Irish guitar and classical finger style guitar, and is currently a professor of music at Mountain View College.


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