A short history of the Pub Runners
Jerry Belanger began singing as a youngster in
and around the Flint and Mt. Morris Michigan area.
With a major influence by the Clancy Brothers, it
was his family who influenced him the most. The
large Flynn Clan nurtured the Irish culture for all of
the youngsters and supported their performances,
along with, most importantly, Jerry’s parents, Frank
Doug Berkshire has always had an interest in
music. He teamed up with Belanger with a keen
interest in Irish/Scottish music. Doug taught
himself to play the guitar and they started to
practice. The rest, as they say, is history. Doug
takes great enjoyment in performing the sounds of
the Emerald Isle, especially the ballads that tell
great historical stories.
Michael Francis began his musical career years
ago specializing in French Canadian music. He
has a keen interest in Quebec history, and a love of
Celtic music which shines through on his fiddle
The Pub Runners have performed in all of the Great
Lakes states along with Tennessee, Kentucky, Las
Vegas, North and South Carolina, New York,
Pennsylvania, Florida and Canada. Numerous Irish
festivals and ethnic pubs have been their homes
on the road.
Whether performing for an all Irish crowd, or
mixture of Americana, your audience can be
assured ALL will have a wonderful experience at a
Pub Runner show. Old time sing-a-longs, funny
stories, and ballads that will pull at your heart, all
who attend will walk away with a smile on their
faces and a lilt to their walk.