Meaning trip or journey in Gaelic, Turas is our journey in bringing traditional Irish music to central Illinois.


Turas Is:

Mike Bergstrom: bouzouki, vocals
AnneMarie Brinton: vocals, percussion, whistle
Jeff Calhoun: banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals
Lauri Gannon: whistle, bodhran, accordion, bosca ar fíon, stomp board
Jeff Putnam: guitar, vocals
Rose Fahey Wright: flute, whistle, uilleann pipes, percussion, vocals, bodhran

Tom Abbot: bass
Bob Moore: alternate bass

Bob ‘BTSG’ Lindsey: sound engineer, harmonica

Where we’ve performed on our journey:

Television Appearances

  • WTVP – State & Water – weekly live-audience musical performance series


  • Missouri River Irish Fest, St. Charles, MO
  • Celtic Festival And Highland Games, Davenport, IA
  • Erin Feis, Peoria, IL
  • Make Music Normal (Headline Act), Normal, IL
  • St Patrick’s Day After Parade Party, Peoria, IL
  • Midsommar Festival, Bishop Hill, IL
  • Princeville Heritage Days, Princeville, IL

Concert Series

  • Washington Park District Summer Concert Series, Washington, IL
  • Music Under The Stars, Miller Park, Bloomington, IL
  • Live at the Five Spot, Peoria Contemporary Arts Center, Peoria, IL
  • CEFCU Center Stage, Park District Riverfront, Peoria, IL
  • Concerts in the Park, Kewanee, IL
  • Rusty Pickup Barn Dance, Edelstein, Chillicothe, and Washington, IL
  • Music in the McKenzie Room, Peoria Public Library – North Branch, Peoria, IL
  • Sounds of the Connie Link Amphitheater, Bloomington, IL
  • Songbag Concert Series, Carl Sandburg Historic Site, Galesburg, IL
  • Songs From The Woods, Forest Park Nature Center, Peoria, IL
  • Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce and East Peoria Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours

Pubs and Clubs

  • Limelight Eventplex, Peoria, IL
  • Dublin O’Neil’s, Champaign, IL
  • Kelleher’s Irish Pub, Peoria, IL
  • Peoria Brewing Company, Peoria, IL
  • Sweeney’s Pint, Pekin, IL
  • Jimmy’s Bar, West Peoria, IL
  • Mackinaw Valley Vinyard and Winery, Mackinaw, IL
  • Tavern on Prospect, Peoria, IL
  • Bloomington, IL Country Club
  • Forest park Nature Center, Peoria Heights, IL
  • Riverfront Market, Peoria, IL
  • Crossword Cafe, Chillicothe, IL
  • Budde’s Bar, Galesburg, IL
  • Panache, Peoria, IL

Educational Outreach

  • Irish Culture Night, Bradley University Study Abroad Program, Peoria,IL
  • Lincoln Trail Elementary School, Mahomet, IL
  • Fish Fry and Benefit, Holy Family Parish School, Peoria, IL


  • Kelleher’s Irish Pub, Peoria, IL
  • Ulrichs’s Rebellion Room, Peoria, IL
  • Lucca Grill, Bloomington, IL
  • Donnelly’s Shamrock Pub, Peoria, IL


  • Luthy Botanical Garden, Peoria Park District, Peoria, IL
  • Harp and Thistle, Peoria Heights, IL
  • Erin Feis Celtic Worship Service, Peoria, IL
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church Celtic Service, Peoria, IL