Part Irish pub band and part rock band, Gaelic Storm will bring its rousing vocals, energetic dance tunes, haunting Celtic ballads and infectious humor to the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1.
The band attributes its continued success to its fanatic audience, and it’s a well-diversified crowd for sure. The country-music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and the rockers simply relish the passion with which they play their instruments.
Combining traditional Celtic music with modern rock, country and folk influences, Gaelic Storm is one of the most celebrated performance groups of Celtic music. The band’s music has been featured in movies like “Titanic” and video games like “The Sims.” The band’s albums have enjoyed regular success on the Billboard World Music charts. Gaelic Storm plays more than 120 shows a year and has played onstage alongside Barenaked Ladies, Michael Franti and more.
Gaelic Storm features Patrick Murphy on vocals, Steve Twigger on guitar and vocals, Ryan Lacey on drums, Pete Purvis on bagpipes and Katie Grennan on violin.
Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and military, and $15 for students. Tickets are on sale at uscbcenterforthearts.com or via the box office at 843-521-4145.