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2025 Tour News!

Come join Get Up Jack's Tour on our first tour of Italy in April 2025. Please click here for more details.


GET UP JACK was founded in 2013 by lifelong friends, John Haggerty and Mike DeAngelis, together with long-time musical collaborator, Scott Apicelli.  Originally inspired by The Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, and The Wolftones, they have had the distinct pleasure of sharing the festival and concert stage with all of them over the years, as well as with a true “who’s who” list of the greats in Irish folk and Irish rock music. GET UP JACK has played and toured throughout Ireland and the USA, including many of the top Irish Festivals and concert venues.

Described as Celtic/Americana, GET UP JACK takes the great Irish folk music of yesterday and merges it with the energy of American classic rock music, forming an incredible combination of outstanding vocals and superior musicianship.


  Ever evolving, GET UP JACK features Irish-Americans John Haggerty on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Scott Apicelli on drums and vocals, Crick Diefendorf on mandolin, banjo, steel drums, electric guitar and vocals, Doug Johnson on harmonica, ukulele and vocals, Tucker Callander on fiddle and vocals, and Mike McLean on bass and vocals.


GET UP JACK has released three albums that have been critically acclaimed and award-winning.  Their 2nd  CD, “Alive And Well, Volume I” was named “2015 Album of The Year” by Celtic Radio, and their version of “The Spanish Lady” was voted “Traditional Song of The Year”.  Their shows will strike your heart and your soul, and you will find yourself singing, laughing, and yes, maybe even shedding a tear or two (in a good way)!

Alive & Well: Vol II
Get Up Jack's new CD, "Alive and Well: Volume II" has just been released!  Recorded live earlier this year on St. Patrick's Day, it is a great follow-up to last year's award-winning "Alive and Well: Volume I".  In addition to it being available at all band shows, at Celtic Treasures on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, NY, and at Blue Sky Music Studios in Delmar, NY, you can also purchase the music digitally on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby.  For more information about the new CD, please click here...
Celtic Radio Album of the Year
Get Up Jack is honored to announce that they have been awarded the 2015 ALBUM OF THE YEAR by Celtic Radio for their CD entitled "Alive and Well: Volume I".  In addition, their single from that album, "The Spanish Lady", was voted 2015 TRADITIONAL SONG OF THE YEAR.  To read more about it, please click here

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