Blending traditional Celtic sounds with unmatchable innovation, Gaelic Storm returns to The Lyric Theatre for another memorable night of rock, country, and folk. Founding members Steve Twigger and Patrick Murphy combine lyrical ingenuity, energetic instrumentals, and a traditional Gaelic spirit, earning the group a reputation as one of the foremost bands of their kind. Well known for their appearance in the 1997 film Titanic, Gaelic Storm is a live musical experience like no other.
Gaelic Storm first started in 1996 when Patrick Murphy, Steve Wehmeyer, Steve Twigger, and Brian Walsh met at O’Brien’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Santa Monica, California. The four musicians began a musical experiment, blending Scottish, Irish, and pop music together to form a unique sound. An instant hit with the audience in Santa Monica, the quartet decided to form Gaelic Storm. It wasn’t long until the group attracted the attention of filmmaker James Cameron, who invited them to play a role in his upcoming film. The rest was history. Gaelic Storm performed as the band in the ship steerage party scene in the hit film Titanic and the opportunity catapulted Gaelic Storm into international fame, earning them a sizable fan base in the process. Since their memorable performance, the Irish-bred band has recorded 10 albums and performed nearly 3,000 shows around the world.
In addition to Gaelic Storm’s original members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the group has welcomed Ryan Lacey, Kiana Weber, and the multi-talented Pete Purvis, whose musical skills range from the uilleann pipes to the tin whistle, deger pipes, and highland pipes. While always staying true to their Celtic roots, Gaelic Storm continues to push their own musical boundaries. Their 2010 album, Cabbage, achieved quick success, debuting immediately at #1 on the Billboard world chart. Their latest album, the 12-track Matching Sweaters was just released this past year, solidifying the group's reputation as one of the foremost gender-bending bands in the business.