Driven by a passion for exploring the colors and complexities of Irish music, The Consequences are a new Irish traditional band founded by Lexie Boatright (concertina & harp), Jake James (fiddle), Cara Wildman (bodhrán & dance), and Ryan Ward (piano & piano accordion). Award-winning soloists in their own right, the quartet comes together to create a dynamic and enthralling sound with a combination of traditional and original tunes. The Consequences debut album, When You Weren’t Looking, will be available July 2023.
Lexie Boatright CONCERTINA • HARP CONCERTINA • HARP Lexie is a multiple All-Ireland award-winning harpist and concertina player. She is the executive director of the Baltimore-Washington Academy of Irish Culture where she mentors the award-winning BWAIC student Ceili Band and Grúpa Cheoil. She regularly teaches across the Irish music summer school and festival circuit.
Jake James FIDDLE Jake is a two-time All-Ireland fiddle champion, bodhrán player, and dancer from Queens, NYC. Over the years, he has performed with bands such as Runa and Green Fields of America. He has performed and toured at venues across the United States, Canada, and Japan.
Cara Wildman BODHRÁN An All-Ireland champion bodhrán player Cara is a highly sought after performer at the cutting edge of the instrument’s modern development. She has toured with Joanie Madden, Oisin Mac Diarmada’s Irish Christmas in America, Máiréad Nesbitt and more. She has a Masters in Irish Traditional Music Performance from the University of Limerick in Ireland.
Ryan Ward PIANO • PIANO ACCORDION Known for his driving yet sensitive and dynamic accompaniment style, Ryan is an award-winning pianist and accordion player hailing from NYC. He has performed extensively across the Feis circuit and is a highly sought after accompanist in the NY area. Ryan is the current reigning Senior All-Ireland Accompaniment Champion.