Kirkland Performance Center presents...
- Saturday, November 9, 2013, 8:00PM
All Seats: $27
FOLK • WORLD • CELTIC
SOLD OUT! Seating for Gaelic Storm is General Admission, so be sure to arrive early to find your seats!
Sponsored by: Francesca Fund, Richard & Dodi Briscoe, Andrew & Jane Hatt, Cad-Based Solutions/Eric Wahl, David & Gail Alskog, Doreen Marchione, Lori Hein & Nora Carlson, Jay & Suzy Wakefield, Kirkland Uncorked
The incredibly popular Celtic Rock band Gaelic Storm comes back to KPC. Brought to fame by the movie "Titanic," Gaelic Storm steps back into the ring with the dazzling #1 Billboard World Album Chicken Boxer, a heavyweight record that comes out swinging with a mix of empowering anthems and traditional ballads. With their signature acoustic production, Gaelic Storm blends indie-folk and world grooves with Celtic tradition to serve up a ringside seat for fifteen rounds of pugilistic poultry pounding sound. In other words, Chicken Boxer will knock you out.
Please contact the KPC Box Office for questions regarding our wait line policy for day-of tickets - 425.893.9900.
Gaelic Storm's origins can be traced back to 1996, when Patrick Murphy and Steve Wehmeyer joined with Steve Twigger and Uillean piper Brian Walsh to perform at O'Brien's Irish Pub and Restaurant in Santa Monica, CA, of which Murphy was the manager. In 1997, Gaelic Storm appeared in the film Titanic as the steerage band, performing "An Irish Party in Third Class".
This appearance catapulted them into the touring scene. Their performances were met with critical praise and popularity, and they have continued to tour aggressively (playing over 125 days a year) throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and Japan. With catalog sales of more than 1 million, the group has now had three albums debut at #1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart. The group's ability to deftly incorporate a rock sensibility into their sound affords them rare crossover appeal. In recent years, they've performed on the same bill with acts ranging from Zac Brown Band and the Goo Goo Dolls to Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett, at events as varied as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Milwaukee's Summerfest. Gaelic Storm features Patrick Murphy (accordion, harmonic, and lead vocals), Steve Twigger (guitar, mandolin, and lead vocals), Ryan Lacey (world percussion, ukulele, and vocals), Pete Purvis (pipes and whistle), and Kiana Weber (fiddle and vocals).