SOLD OUT ~ Gaelic Storm

Always an exciting evening at The Lyric, Gaelic Storm returns for another night of Celtic sounds blended with country, folk, and rock and roll. Founded by members Steve Twigger and Patrick Murphy, Gaelic Storm is highly innovative, featuring fast-paced instrumentals and lyrical genius that has solidified them as one of the foremost Celtic rock groups in the world. Perhaps best known for their appearance in the 1997 hit film Titanic, Gaelic Storm blends Irish, Scottish, and pop music together in a way that no other group has done.

Gaelic Storm was founded 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 decided to try a musical experiment, bringing Scottish, Irish, and pop music together in one sound. After receiving overwhelming acclaim from an audience in Santa Monica, the quartet decided to form Gaelic Storm. Shortly thereafter, the group drew the attention of filmmaker James Cameron, who invited them to play a role in his upcoming film. Gaelic Storm performed as the band in the ship steerage party scene in the hit film Titanic, catapulting their career and earning them fans from around the globe. Since their memorable performance, the Irish-bred band has recorded 10 albums and performed nearly 3,000 shows around the world.

Since creating the group the group in 1996, Gaelic Storm has added 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. Always pushing boundaries, Gaelic Storm's 2010 album, Cabbage, achieved quick success, debuting at #1 on the Billboard world chart. Their latest album, the 12-track Matching Sweaters was released in 2015. As member Ryan Lacey explains, Matching Sweaters is one of the most complete albums we've done so far, because it taps into every facet of our live show." As a self-described touring band, Gaelic Storm is best experienced live, so experience the sounds of Celtic rock fusion this season at The Lyric.