The Gallagher FamilyAlan, Debbie, Caileigh, Ryan, Colin & Rhiannah
The Gallaghers have been singing together since Dad & Mom (Alan & Debbie) met on their first day of college in London, Ontario, where both were studying Music Industry Arts. Debbie had already been performing with her family (Acres Family Singers) throughout Eastern Ontario and the northern U.S., and once married, Alan joined the group. After the birth of their first child, Caileigh, Alan & Debbie continued to perform at churches, fairs and community events as a couple. As more children arrived, they gradually moved on stage as well. A constant change in instrumentation as the kids become more proficient adds to the variety of their show. Ryan plays rhythm guitar along with Alan, Colin plays fiddle as the girls – Rhiannah & Caileigh dance a traditional Ottawa Valley form of stepdancing, and Debbie plays keyboards. A growing relationship with God has resulted in a more faith focused performance mixing their testimony with familiar and original music.