"I grew up near Boston. My wife and I married at 18 and we have raised 3 sons.
As a young man I worked Construction and Excavation during the day - and played music in bars and coffeehouses at night until I was 32. I studied electronics and computers to get a better day job. I dropped music performance and worked Information Technology in the airline and then the telecom world until I was 48.
My wife and I packed up our three boys and moved from Massachusetts to Texas in 1986. When I bought a nice guitar and banjo in 1996 and 1997, I rekindled my love of music. I quit the day job in January of 2000 and I have earned my living at performing music ever since.
I play Celtic or Folk/Bluegrass festival and concert venues around the US. I have done a little bit of TV and lot of radio.
I have licensed songs and recordings to film and television that have played to international markets on PBS, History Channel and the Playboy Channel and in theaters. I have published and released 12 albums on Boston Road Records."
Jed Marum albums play regularly on Folk/Bluegrass and Celtic radio programs around the world. His music is also distributed widely on all the major MP3 services. Throughout the US each year Jed plays over 150 shows at festival, club and concert venues.
Reflected in his song writing and song selection is a keen interest in history and the passing of culture from generation to generation. Jed performs traditional songs and contemporary songs in musical style that is both Celtic and American, with strong Bluegrass roots.
From Marius Donnelly, Proprietor at Trinity Hall:
Jed Marum brings out the Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin and a great voice to sing of Ireland, America and how we got to where we are today!
From Betsy Cummings, the Entertainment Director for the North Texas Irish Festival:
Jed is known as a gifted singer, a unique and talented player and an accomplished songwriter. He is a warm and comfortable performer with a story to tell and gift for the telling. What sets Jed Marum apart from other Celtic/Folk artists is the performance concepts and delivery he brings to the stage and the historical significance, poignancy and emotion that his songs evoke, in addition to being a great singer and a stellar player.
Jed is one of my favorite performers.
Nicky Rossiter is host of STORIES on Irelands South East Radio says,
"Jed Marum has his genetic roots in County Kilkenny, Ireland. Those genes must come from a long line of bards and storytellers to judge from his recorded output. I have collected a number of albums from this troubadour and he never fails to deliver."James P. Gannon former Wall Street Journal editor and author of "Irish Rebels, Confederate Tigers" writing about one of Jed songs said,
"Prayer from Little Round Top is the song one of the great Irish poets might have written had he marched to Gettysburg with Jeds Irish immigrant from Alabama. The melody seems to well up from some misty glen in Connemara, wrapping the soldiers sad story in a teardrop. It may mark me as a sentimental Irish man to say this, but if you can listen to this haunting song without finding your eyes moistening, then somewhere along lifes way, youve lost your soul."
Jed Marum music is published through WESTON GRAND ARTS in association with ASCAP.
Jun 22-23 Brandon, MS
SCV Camp 265 CW Show
Jun 29 Dallas, TX
Trinity Hall with CD Release Party
Jul 4 Plano, TX
Quaker Steak & Lube
Jul 5 Dallas, TX
Jul 11-13 Nashville, TN
NAMM Summer Show
Jul 17-20 Vicksburg, MS
SCV National Convention with Rickey Pittman
Jul 28 Dallas, TX
Trinity Hall with Trinity Hall Players
Aug 2-4 Windham, NY
Windham Civil War Gathering & Encampment
Aug 16 Shreveport, LA
Noble Savage Tavern
Aug 24 Dallas, TX
Aug 30 Dallas, TX
Sep 7-8 Port Arthur, TX
DICK DOWLING DAYS
Sep 13-15 Tulsa, OK
Oklahoma Scottish Festival
Sep 19 Worcester, MA
WICN 90.5 FM with Hosted by Nick Noble
Sep 20 Bristol, VT
WalkOver Gallery & Concert Room
Sep 21 Middleborough , MA
Joe Davies Folk Festival
Sep 22 Worcester, MA
The Ship Room at the Hotel Vernon with Nick Noble - WICN
Sep 27 Dallas, TX
Oct 11 Shreveport, LA
Noble Savage Tavern
Oct 18 Dallas, TX
Oct 24 Houston, TX
Oct 25-26 Richmond , TX
Texian Market Days
Nov 1 Dallas, TX
Nov 18 LISTOWEL, CO. KERRY
ST. JOHNS THEATRE & ARTS CENTRE with Mark Clavy
Nov 21 Macroom, County Cork
Briery Gap Cultural Centre with Mark Clavy
Dec 20 Shreveport, LA
Noble Savage Tavern
Jan 25 Salado, TX
Salado Burns Supper
Apr 5 Minden, LA
Scottish Tartan Festival
May 10 Siloam Springs, AR
Second Saturday Music