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Gaelic Storm

Gaelic Storm
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    Biography

    Chart topping Celtic band: 7 times billboard #1 world music, on tour 200+ days a year for 20+ years! More fun
    than a barrel of drunken monkeys.


    It’s hard to imagine a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success, but that’s exactly what makes a
    true anomaly. This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you
    can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest
    release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as
    live performers.


    The band attributes their continued success to their fanatic audience, and it’s a well-diversified crowd for sure.
    The country-music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love
    their devotion to tradition, and the rockers simply relish the passion they play their instruments with. Each
    band member, in their own way, expresses a deep gratitude for their fans, but it’s best summed up in the words
    of Patrick Murphy: “The fans are the ones that have given us this life. We’re here for them.”

    On Go Climb a Tree, co-founders of Gaelic Storm, Steve Twigger and Patrick Murphy, along with longtime
    friend and co-writer Steve Wehmever, are again at the helm of song-writing duties. The album has everything
    —party drinking songs (“The Beer Song”), patriotic anthems (“Green, White and Orange”), beautiful folk
    songs (“Monday Morning Girl”), spritely instrumentals “”The Night of Tomfoolery”), perfectly poppy songs
    (“Shine On”), and even a raucous pirate song (“Shanghai Kelly”). When speaking of the overall concept of the
    album, Patrick Murphy gives some insight: “With all the craziness and division in the world, we wanted to
    make an album about ‘contemplative escapism.’ Go Climb a Tree certainly isn’t about dropping out of the
    conversation, it’s just about taking a short hiatus to recharge the batteries before you take on the world again.”

    Gaelic Storm takes a true blue-collar, hard-nose approach to touring, consistently traveling the US and
    internationally over 200 days a year, forging a unique path in the Celtic music world. “You have to see us live.
    We are the true working-mans’ band,” says Ryan Lacey, who joined the lineup in 2003. “We still, and most
    likely always will, tour most of the year, and that’s how we constantly hone our craft.”


    The dedication to live shows date all the way back to the mid-1990s, when Gaelic Storm kicked off its career as
    a pub band in Santa Monica, California. Due to their discovery at the pub, by the end of the decade, the
    musicians had appeared in the blockbuster film Titanic (where they performed “Irish Party in Third Class”).
    This laid the groundwork for a career that would eventually find them topping the Billboard World Chart six
    times, making appearances at mainstream music festivals, and regularly headlining the largest Irish Festivals
    across the country, all the while gaining a reputation as a genre-bending Irish rock band, whose songs mix
    Celtic traditions with something uniquely creative.


    Looking to the future, Gaelic Storm is excited about what lies ahead. They’ve added a new fiddle player, Katie
    Grennen, and she has affectionately become the “purple squirrel” of the band, meaning she is the perfect new
    addition. Pete Purvis who joined the band in 2005 said, “With the addition of Katie, the band has never
    sounded better, we’re gelling on a whole new level, and the idea of sharing these new songs with our fans is
    exciting!”

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Show Description

Multi-national Celtic juggernaut, Gaelic Storm, returns to Taft Theatre for a performance on February 21.

With over 3,000 shows in the past 20 years under their belt, Gaelic Storm is a force to be reckoned with. The band attributes their continued success to their fanatic audience, and it’s a well-diversified crowd for sure. The country-music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and the rockers simply relish the passion they play their instruments with. Each band member, in their own way, expresses a deep gratitude for their fans, but it’s best summed up in the words of Patrick Murphy: “The fans are the ones that have given us this life. We’re here for them.”

Gaelic Storm takes a true blue-collar, hard-nose approach to touring, consistently traveling the US and internationally over 200 days a year, forging a unique path in the Celtic music world. “You have to see us live. We are the true working-mans’ band,” says Ryan Lacey, who joined the lineup in 2003. “We still, and most likely always will, tour most of the year, and that’s how we constantly hone our craft.”

Gaelic Storm has 7 #1 Billboard World Music Chart Albums along with 250 million streams worldwide. They were also featured in the blockbuster smash Titanic, performing their song Irish Party in Third Class

ABOUT GAELIC STORM

Chart topping Celtic band: 7 times billboard #1 world music, on tour 200+ days a year for 20+ years! More fun than a barrel of drunken monkeys.

It’s hard to imagine a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success, but that’s exactly what makes a
true anomaly. This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you
can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest
release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as
live performers.

The band attributes their continued success to their fanatic audience, and it’s a well-diversified crowd for sure.
The country-music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love
their devotion to tradition, and the rockers simply relish the passion they play their instruments with. Each
band member, in their own way, expresses a deep gratitude for their fans, but it’s best summed up in the words
of Patrick Murphy: “The fans are the ones that have given us this life. We’re here for them.”

On Go Climb a Tree, co-founders of Gaelic Storm, Steve Twigger and Patrick Murphy, along with longtime
friend and co-writer Steve Wehmever, are again at the helm of song-writing duties. The album has everything
—party drinking songs (“The Beer Song”), patriotic anthems (“Green, White and Orange”), beautiful folk
songs (“Monday Morning Girl”), spritely instrumentals “”The Night of Tomfoolery”), perfectly poppy songs
(“Shine On”), and even a raucous pirate song (“Shanghai Kelly”). When speaking of the overall concept of the
album, Patrick Murphy gives some insight: “With all the craziness and division in the world, we wanted to
make an album about ‘contemplative escapism.’ Go Climb a Tree certainly isn’t about dropping out of the
conversation, it’s just about taking a short hiatus to recharge the batteries before you take on the world again.”

Gaelic Storm takes a true blue-collar, hard-nose approach to touring, consistently traveling the US and
internationally over 200 days a year, forging a unique path in the Celtic music world. “You have to see us live.
We are the true working-mans’ band,” says Ryan Lacey, who joined the lineup in 2003. “We still, and most
likely always will, tour most of the year, and that’s how we constantly hone our craft.”

The dedication to live shows date all the way back to the mid-1990s, when Gaelic Storm kicked off its career as
a pub band in Santa Monica, California. Due to their discovery at the pub, by the end of the decade, the
musicians had appeared in the blockbuster film Titanic (where they performed “Irish Party in Third Class”).
This laid the groundwork for a career that would eventually find them topping the Billboard World Chart six
times, making appearances at mainstream music festivals, and regularly headlining the largest Irish Festivals
across the country, all the while gaining a reputation as a genre-bending Irish rock band, whose songs mix
Celtic traditions with something uniquely creative.

Looking to the future, Gaelic Storm is excited about what lies ahead. They’ve added a new fiddle player, Katie
Grennen, and she has affectionately become the “purple squirrel” of the band, meaning she is the perfect new
addition. Pete Purvis who joined the band in 2005 said, “With the addition of Katie, the band has never
sounded better, we’re gelling on a whole new level, and the idea of sharing these new songs with our fans is
exciting!”

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