"Peat in the Creel draws from Irish traditional music roots, at times nourished by the heritage of Scotland and broader world influences, to bring forth a range of energetic dance tunes, spirited folk songs, and peaceful melodies. The group’s namesake, a phrase inspired by a popular Scottish song lyric which literally wishes a basket laden with peat for fuel, metaphorically toasts to a bountiful future. Founded in 2011, the band is cut from the turf of West Michigan and enjoys performing throughout the region. Peat in the Creel features Alison Myers on flute, whistle, and vocals; Laura Christiansen on fiddle; Toby Bresnahan on bouzouki, guitar, and vocals; and Mike Mulder on bodhrán."
"Peat in the Creel cranks out traditional Celtic selections with real flair and bold musical colors, adding Spanish and early Americana textures to their material." Holland Sentinel –John Sinkevics - The Holland Sentinel
"While the beer may be artificially green, the music is about as authentic as you could ask for. Opening the musical portion of the festival is the band Peat in the Creel – a four-piece Irish Celtic band." Irish On Ionia –Todd Chance - MLive dot com
I implore all of my friends to go and "Like" Peat in the Creel. If you like traditional Celtic and World music, you'll have to go see this West Michigan treasure. They played at the bookstore in Greenville Saturday and we had a great turnout. I'll be trying to become a roadie for these guys in my off time. I wished I videotaped it, because I can't get the music out of my head. You can still get their CD's at Robbin's, and if you're interested in a DVD of the band, just message me and I'll get you one. I highly recommend the DVD, because if you just listen to the CD you don't get the experience of how just 4 people can put together such complex rhythms. They make it look so easy. They are my new favorite, by far!–Kevin Powell - Robbins Book List
We recently had Peat in the Creel play an event in Kalamazoo. The music provided a perfect finishing touch to the event. Toby and the group are very accomplished and provided just the right song selection. I could listen to them for hours. I would recommend this group of talented musicians to anyone…and I look forward to the next time I can hear them play.–Kevin Nieboer