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Matthew originally hails from the great state of Maine and has spent time living in both Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Cork, Ireland honing his traditional fiddling style. Matthew is well known in the Berks county region of Pennsylvania as a fiddle champion as well as playing the tenor banjo and mandolin.
In Beyond the Pale Matt's experience shows through, whether playing a haunting melodic line behind an original ballad or an all out Irish reel. A gifted composer, Matt is currently working to publish a collection of his original compositions many of which are performed by the band.

Catherine resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and their two children. A talented professional actress and performer, Catherine joined Beyond the Pale bringing her writing skills, angelic vocals and of course the red hair. She has perfromed at many venues and adds amazing BGV's as well.
Dave holds down the accordian, whistle and bouzouki duties in BTP and brings many years of Celtic music experieince in various bands. Recently back from Wales we look forward to having Dave back along side us. Dave brings a keen sense of production and playing skills whether ripping through trad sets or backing songs.
Steve is the founding member of BTP. An avid singer/songwriter and recording artist who has been involved in many different projects over the years. Having gained proficiency in many different styles on the guitar, Steve was inspired by his visits back to Ireland (especially the relations in Co. Donegal) and transfers his love of Celtic and Acoustic music to his original compositions featured in Beyond the Pale.
Ed Schlosser is a multi-insturmentalist from Newark DE.
His tastes in music include all genres and stretch from progressive bluegrass, include urban contemporary gospel, all the way to big band and traditional jazz. No musical style is off the table especially anything edgy and obscure.
Ed is excited to be part of Beyond the Pale playing the bass, mandolin and banjo.
When not performing or working, he enjoys spending time with his wife Ginny and their entertaining family of
five children and 10 grandchildren!
Marc Hamer is a gold standard for percussion. Marc's clever stylings on congas, snare, cymbals, and bodhran creates the pulse of Beyond the Pale. In addition to keeping them in time, Marc doubles on guitar and harmonica, as well as vocals. His years of experience and varied influences shine through as he introduces new and exciting percussive rhythms.