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Gaelic Storm Compliment - Well worth the cost of tickets!

Review by Sarah May on 2007-05-31
Holy fiddlin' bagpipes!!

My fiancé and I went to see the band Gaelic Storm last night and it was, in my opinion, the very best show I've seen.

If you're into Irish music, you'll love it. If you're indifferent to Irish music, you'll love it. If you hate Irish music, you may feel a tad out of place, but I'm still confident in saying you'll LOVE it.

They're what you'd call a "traditional Irish/Celtic band", in that they play full instrumental Irish tunes and drinking songs. They've got a new fiddle player - Jessie - who is phenomenal. Peter plays the bagpipes, both traditional and electronic.

They're a very "fun" band to see, they do a lot to involve the crowd and by the time we left, my hands stung from clapping, my throat stung from whooping and I - a mere audience member - was covered in happy Irish sweat.

They've got a comedic bend, as well, and like to tell jokes between songs which actually are quite funny. The lead singer did a Led Zeppelin impression that blew me away, and a Snoop Dog impression that was not half bad for an Irish dude!

They returned promptly to the stage for encore and played two songs for it which, needless to say, were fantastic.

I would definitely recommend seeing them. Tickets for the show we saw were $18 minus TicketMaster fees, which we didn't pay because we bought the tickets at a local Irish import shop. Here is a link to their tour dates: http://gaelicstorm.musiccitynetworks.com/index.htm?id=5430
If you're able - GO! You will not regret it.
Comments:8 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-05-31
Posted by MRM on 2007-05-31:
\o/ \o/ \o/ Three cheers to Gaelic Storm for putting on a good show!
Posted by Hugh_Jorgen on 2007-05-31:
You left covered in Irish sweat? Not a good image. Good review otherwise.......
Posted by Sarah May on 2007-05-31:
Indeed I did! And you must not know much about Irish sweat... (It's green!)
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-31:
I am into Irish music.There is a band called "Flogging Molly" im really into.They are a Punk band,so if your into that check them out.
Dropkick Murphy's is another Irish/Punk band.

Steve
Posted by Sarah May on 2007-05-31:
I also dig Flogging Molly. :) Never heard of Dropkick Murphy's... I'll have to check them out. The Craig Wisely Band opened for Gaelic Storm, and they're a local Irish rock band from here in Michigan. Lots of fun to see.
Posted by Sarah May on 2007-05-31:
number 1, also: Enter the Haggis.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-31:
Enter the Haggis,never heard of them.I will check them out.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-31:
Great review, Sarah May! If I get the opportunity, I will consider seeing this show.


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