Both Alec and John were born and raised in Ireland in counties Dublin and Down where they learned to play music at an early age. Both have performed professionally since their teenage years each has enjoyed considerable success.
JOHN DELANEY — a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Irish group ‘Barleycorn’ — joined forces with Alec DeGabriele to form ‘The New Barleycorn’, after the other finished a 24 year run ending in 1995.
John plays, 5 string and tenor banjos, mandolin, guitar, whistle and bodhran. He has also played banjo on many other Irish artists’ recordings.
ALEC DeGABRIELE spent his formative years learning the business of music, theatre and entertaining with his family’s traveling theatrical show, ‘The Shannon Players,’ which was well known and highly regarded throughout Ireland.
Alec plays guitar and bass and was the band leader with a top Irish Show Band for some years before deciding to come to live in the U.S.A.
Together they bring you, ‘The New Barleycorn‘.