San Francisco Celtic Band 1

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San Francisco Celtic Band 1

Since forming in 1988, this San Francisco Celtic Band has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy folk rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 22 years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release twelve critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,000 gigs. It's also enjoyed an evolving line-up that's enabled its musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member-something highlighted by the group's current roster.

San Francisco Celtic Band members

Hailing from Norway, the founding member and the lead singer/electric mandolinist of this San Francisco Celtic Band is recognized as a driving force in the modern folk-rock movement. The fiddler, a favorite with the fans, is the original fiddler for the group. The bassist, a native Californian, is also an accomplished drummer and didgeridoo player who may occasionally breathe fire. Native of Devon, England, and a former member of the UK's folk-rock band Equation, the guitarist combines a deep-rooted British folk sensibility with a life-long rock experience. The Cuban-born drummer, an original band's member, colors the band's sound with inventive percussion.

This San Francisco Celtic Band's releases are acclaimed worldwide. The group's latest studio CD finds the band in peak form as it showcases inventive original and traditional material.

San Francisco Celtic Band festivals

They are regularly featured at prestigious festivals including The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Denmark's Skagen Festival, Britain's Cropredy Festival and The Winnipeg Folk Festival in Canada. The band is also a mainstay at countless American Celtic festivals. This San Francisco Celtic Band also hosts an annual festival of their own in Northern California.

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Country United States
City Oakland San Francisco
State/Province California
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