June 8 @ 7:30 pm
After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that’s as wide-ranging as the band’s own audience. From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock & rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music. Rooted in the songwriting of founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the album moves from drinking songs to energetic instrumentals to rootsy pop/rockers gluing everything together with the spark and spirit of a band that’s spent close to 20 years on the road. “We’re a touring band,” says percussionist Ryan Lacey, who joined the lineup in 2003. “That’s how this band works. Matching Sweaters is one of the most complete albums we’ve done so far, because it taps into every facet of our live show.” Gaelic Storm was “discovered” when they appeared in the blockbuster film, Titanic, and their career in the decades since has been titanic, with no signs of going down anytime soon. Advance tickets $30, day of show $35.