Montana Standard

Folk Festival profiles: Troy De Roche, the Maguires, the Hermanos Herrera

Unpacking their instruments on Friday morning, the Maguire family discovered that some habits from back home in Ireland wouldn’t hold up in Butte’s high temperatures this weekend. For example: the pens they carry in their cases to sign CDs after concerts would have to stay in a cooler. In the unexpected heat, one had leaked all over 11-year-old Sean’s bodhran, a traditional Irish drum that normally doesn’t have pen splattered on the inside.