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Celtic Band Gaelic Storm Returns to Touring; Announces 70-Date Tour, Releases Two New Songs

| 22 June 2021 | Reply

 

Nashville, TN (June 17, ’21) – International award-winning Celtic band, Gaelic Storm, is celebrating their return to touring with the announcement of a 70-date “We Missed You” tour kicking off August 6 in Dublin, Ohio, and wrapping up March 19, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois. Tickets for all shows are on sale. The band has also announced the release of two traditional Irish Folk songs, “Dirty Old Town” and “The Frozen Pipes” which are available for purchase.

“I’m so excited to be back on the road, I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed the connection we have with our fans and the energy they give us! As well, I’ve missed hanging out with my band family!,” remarked Ryan Lacey, Gaelic Storm’s drummer. “Since a lot of us live in different cities, we went from seeing each other 200 days a year to 0! Between seeing the fans and hanging with the band, it’s going to be like a family reunion!”

The band’s rigorous tour schedule includes headlining shows at U.S. major Irish festivals such as the Milwaukee Irish Fest, Dublin Irish Fest, Iowa Irish Fest, Kansas City Irish Fest, and others.

Fans may recall the band’s version of the newly released traditional Folk songs, “Dirty Old Town,” and “The Frozen Pipes,” both of which were showcased in Gaelic Storm’s sold-out livestream concert this spring. “I learned these jigs while in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I was playing at the Halifax citadel with the 78th Fraser Highlanders and went to Cape Breton for an evening and heard both jigs being played in a pub and loved them. Over the years, I have grown to love and appreciate Cape Breton music even more….. such a wonderful part of Canada. ‘The Frozen Pipes’ name comes from the coldest winter we had in years and it was during Covid. It was hard to warm up the room I was recording pipes in, so we called it ‘The Frozen Pipes,'” commented Pete Purvis, piper and whistle player for Gaelic Storm.

“We Missed You” Tour DATES

About Gaelic Storm: Since forming in 1997, acclaimed Celtic group Gaelic Storm have risen from local pub sessions in their hometown of Santa Monica, California to an internationally known touring and recording act. Led by founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the band’s first major exposure arrived before they had even recorded their first album. Appearing as the “steerage band” entertaining passengers in James Cameron’s massive 1997 blockbuster, Titanic, Gaelic Storm were widely embraced by the time they released their self-titled debut a year later. This laid the groundwork for a career that would eventually find them topping the Billboard World Chart seven 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. The group’s lineup varied over the course of its first decade, but eventually settled on piper Peter Purvis, percussionist Ryan Lacey, and fiddler Katie Grennen complementing Murphy and Twigger’s multi-instrumentalism and shared vocal duties.  With their energetic mix of Irish and Scottish traditional fare, drinking songs, and playful original material, they proved to be a popular touring act with a dedicated, loyal fan base of nearly one million social media followers and 250 million streams across all streaming platforms.

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