Houston Celtic Band 1




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Houston Celtic Band 1

A new day has dawned. There's a new Houston Celtic Band in the neighborhood. Take the traditional music of Britain and Ireland. Shake and stir in a little Rock, Classical and Swing using an incredible, eclectic repertoire of intricate harmonies from probably the best all-around folk a-cappella singers in Houston. Add in the accompaniment of guitar, ukulele, tin whistle, recorder, bass and Irish bouzouki to create stuff you just don't hear every day. Add a dash of hilarious between-songs banter, and you have a group that will leave you reeling. This band is the "GREATEST CELTIC VOCAL GROUP IN TEXAS!" . .

Houston Celtic Band members

After years with Houston Symphony Chorus, and as featured soloist with several theater groups including Houston Revels and Trinity Opera Theater, this singer began singing with smaller ensembles in 1997. Has worked with the popular folk group Furagh Larq, Houston Masterworks Chorus and the Early Music a cappella groups Voces Dei and Piping Rock Singers. A powerful and passionate performer, she “sings with a purity of sound that is a joy to hear"and has a “compelling” voice “with the innocent sounds of angels."

This musician began playing in a rock group at 12, switched to Trad in 1977 as a founder of Freeborn, the first professional Celtic band in Texas. Moved on to the folk-rock group Four Bricks out of Hadrian’s Wall and sang doo-wop in Dr. T and the Tuxtones. Later worked with the a cappella band Nobody’s Reel. Has performed at festivals and clubs in Britain and America, and has extensive TV and radio credits including appearances on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and live internet performance.

The newest member of this Houston Celtic Band joined the music scene back in 1978 playing guitar, bass and drums in his high school jazz ensemble and in a neighborhood garage band. While at Sam Houston State University, he studied music theory and played bass in the SHSU jazz band. Over the years he's been in a variety of alternative music groups, including The Missiles, Mary Tyler Moron, Von Hindenburg, The Treehouse Project, Lugnut, Saturn X9000 and The Beige Dots. He has also been spotted playing guitar and singing at open mic nights around Houston and Austin.

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