Scott Messer (guitar, vocals, bodhran) - Lead singer and front man, Scott is the heart of the band. An award winning songwriter with imaginative interpretive skills, Scott is a master at reading and drawing out an audience. Over the last ten years, he has been the guiding passion behind Innocent Mischief, 'Tis Themselves and Darby O'Gill as well as making a name for himself as a solo act.
Ken Andresen (Accordion, Bodhran, Keyboards, Mandolin, Guitar, Violin, Clarinet, vocals) - Ken (Kendo) has been playing many different musical instruments since the age of 10. He met Scott in 1993 at the infamous "Harp & Shamrock" pub and started as a stand-up comic performing during Scott's breaks. In 1994 as "Scott Messer and Friends" began to accumulate other musicians, Ken purchased an accordion and a Bodhran, and with tutelage from Scott on the Bodhran, and sitting in the audience self-teaching on the accordion, Ken eventually got up on stage and soon after "Darby O'Gill" was born. Since then Ken has played with many bands including Finvarre, Peter Yeates, and Rudy "Tutti" Grayzell. Ken also writes songs, novels, Screenplays and has introduced Scott to a great "Hair Replacement" program.