Meet the band
Hansel started to play the five row button accordion when he
was eight years old. Born in Switzerland but spending lots
of time in Ireland he moved to the green Isle twenty years ago. Hansel found a computer freak who fitted Midi electronics into his accordion. He now uses an Alesis QSR synthesizer which he controls from his accordion. He also writes the sequencing which the band uses for live gigs as well as recordings.
Francine has been playing the tin whistle and singing Irish ballads since the age of six. She became a member of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and won the Munster Championship in the Fleadh Cheoil 2001. Francine joined Rubicon in 2009 as the lead singer and whistle player which gave the band a right boost. She performs with the band in Ireland and abroad ever since!
Well, Whats there to say... She is the ultimate rhythm machine with a heartbeat. Playing the bodhrán since 2009, This girl is top class.
Dorian started to pull on the strings when he was 8 years old, coming from an all music family. He has played in leissons and bands ever since touring most European countries. His high voltage banjo playing instantly won the heart of the Rubicon audience.
Ivan has been playing
percussion since the age of 7, performing in many local bands. Winning the Munster Championship on the Bodhran and All Ireland championship on the drums, he gives the band the drive we are known for! He joined Rubicon in 2015. If you watch him very closely live, he’s known to do a reel step or two in the background!