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.

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.
ulie's roots are in Lancaster, Pa. Her passion for Celtic music is ancient, but was sparked in the time she spent in the British Isles. She has been involved in several recording projects through the years and has performed on the US East coast and in Scotland. She is married to Marc. Julie adds her talents to Beyond the Pale through Irish tin whistles, flute arrangements, and vocals and this serves as the spice that completes the sound of Beyond the Pale.....oh yea, she is married to Marc.
JMarc 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.