CELTIC FORCE’S PORTFOLIO OF ARTISTS: The artists on this page are part of the Celtic Force Alliance, we either represent or recommend them. We can provide any one or combination of several to fit your needs. Contact us for more information.
|The first thing that attracts you to BARLEYJUICE is their uncanny ability to pen songs that sound like they could be straight from a classic Pogues or Flogging Molly album. The second thing that hits you is their wit and prowess in performing them. This is why they’re making waves in the Celtic community and beyond. A brilliant pan-Celtic trad & original rock band with endless personality & musical prowess. Humble, as the day is long, too.|
| CUTTHROAT SHAMROCKhail from the land of blue smoke and white lightening, and manage to meld the traditions of Ireland, the rhythms of Appalachia and the bite of punk into every setting they invoke. They are five talents united in their passion for music, drink and mischief, and promise to destroy the burden of musical monotony. They are Cutthroat Shamrock and they are paving the way in Appalachian Celtic Punk. What can you say, they are Rowdy & Rambunctious!
|DAVY RAMONE MORRISON is a native of Glasgow, Scotland now living in the US. He is a songwriter, artist, poet, sculptor, musician, storyteller and rare find. Whether quoting Burns or singing with the accompaniment of a bodhran, his voice is mesmerizing! He also incorporates the use of a penny whistle and a cigar box guitar. You find this son of Scotland to be the genuine article as he shares the culture of his homeland in a very personal manner.|
|JIM MALCOLM is, without any doubt, one of the best singers and most gifted songwriters to be found today on the Scottish folk scene. Jim is best known in North America from his performances of many years as the lead singer of the Scottish band Old Blind Dogs. With his ability to match words with melodies and make the results sound steadfastly authentic, and his strong voice and steady hand on guitar, he is a compelling storyteller. Jim was named the 2004 Songwriter of the Year and nominated the 2008 Singer of the Year by the Scots Trad Music Awards in Scotland.
“Quietly, unforcefully and undeniably stunning” Mojo
|MOTHER GROVE blends original rock music with traditional and not-so traditional Celtic instruments to create a sound that is unique, fresh yet timeless. Mother Grove has enjoyed great success and critical acclaim with their self-proclaimed “Kilt Rock” sounds. With unstoppable grooves and multi-layered rhythms, the music dares you stand still. The band has professionalism indicative of their many collective years as musicians. The band stops short of calling themselves a “Celtic Rock” band, for they are much, much more.|
|SAOR PATROL ( pronounced ‘shore’ and comes from the Gaelic word ‘Saorsa’, meaning freedom / liberty)
From Central Scotland and Fife, the ancient Celtic Kingdom of Scotland, Saor Patrol and their unique sound of Scotland in the 21st century, brings together the sounds of the past into the present and launches the listener into an ‘Exciting Tribal Experience’. Those that have heard and experienced SAOR PATROL live never forget the visual image. The energy they share with their audience during a performance, with their vibrant pipe tunes and drum rhythms that please and excite many a crowd from all walks of life. They’ve been referred to as the “Motorhead of Folk” and “ZZ Top of Tribal Rock”.
|RATHKELTAIR (pronounce rath-KELT-ur) Taking top honors for Best Celtic Rock Band of 2006 in the annual Celtic MP3s Music Magazine Peoples’ Choice Awards, RATHKELTAÍR offers one of the most exciting, audience-friendly shows you will see anywhere. Appealing to all ages, RATHKELTAÍR can tailor its show to any venue, and is equally at home in small rooms or stadiums. Compelling original material, coupled with a jam-band mentality and the combination of three formidable multi-instrumentalists who play together with incredible intensity and dynamics make RATHKELTAÍR a must-see. These musicians have been setting a standard for many years that has become hard to duplicate.
|Skerryvore formed in 2004 on the Isle of Tiree in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides. From traditional roots the band have developed both in size and sound to create a unique fusion of their traditional music and songs with the urban sounds of rock and funk. With their outstanding musicianship and the mesmirising voice of singer Alec Dalglish, Skerryvore have gripped audiences across the world from Chicago to Beijing and have been the highlight of many big festivals, home and abroad, including MagiaCeltica in Italy, Celtic Connections in Scotland, Celtic Crackers in the Netherlands – even a blistering performance at Scotland’s Premier rock festival ‘T in the Park’ in July 2009.|