November 14 CC Gaelic Storm_Carlos

Get Your “Full Irish” Thursday, November 6th, (Showtime: 7:30 PM Doors Open: 6:30 PM) at Gothic Theatre, 3263 South Broadway, Englewood, CO

GAELIC STORM will return to the Gothic Theater Thursday November 6th for another unforgettable night of jump-out-of-your-seat clapping, singing, cheering, and laughing with one of the world’s greatest party band!
The gang is stoked about their CD “FULL IRISH” that got to #1 on Billboard World Albums Chart (their 5th to do so!) and are anxious to get back and Denver (if you’ve been to their shows at the Gothic you know what we mean – if not it’s time to come along!).
Over the course of 10 albums and nearly 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is dishing up a hearty serving of Full Irish – The Best of Gaelic Storm. The greatest-hits album spans the bulk of the band’s career, mixing crowd favorites and concert staples with three previously unreleased recordings, including “Whiskey in the Jar” and “Irish Party in Third Class” from Titanic. The album features sea shanties and drinking songs, traditional tunes and Gaelic Storm originals, instrumental workouts and vocal showcases. Regularly playing more than 120 shows a year, Gaelic Storm has built a loyal following as diverse as the band’s own music. Fans of traditional Irish music have championed the group for years, as have fans of harder-edged Celtic rock. On tour, Gaelic Storm is just as likely to play a large rock club as a plush theater. The band makes regular appearances on cruises, too, joining artists like the Barenaked Ladies and Michael Franti. Gaelic Storm has straddled the line between tradition and innovation for nearly two decades, infusing traditional Celtic music with modern influences, and updating the genre for a new generation of fans raised on rock, country and folk. Along the way, the group has topped the Billboard World Chart five times and earned a reputation as a hard-touring, genre-bending band.
Gaelic Storm is: Patrick Murphy (Cork City, Ireland) Vocals, Accordion, Harmonica; Steve Twigger (Coventry, England), Vocals, Guitar, Bouzouki; Ryan Lacey on drums and world percussion; Kiana Weber on fiddle (USA) and Pete Purvis ( Merrickville, Ontario) Uillean pipes, tin whistle, daeger pipes and highland pipes.

Thursday, November 6th, 2014, Showtime: 7:30 PM Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Gothic Theatre, 3263 South Broadway, Englewood, CO
All Ages (under 16 w/parent or guardian) – GA Advance Tickets: $22.00 Day of Show Tickets: $27.00 (subject to service and handling fees). Limited Seats available (most are upstairs)
Tickets available online Info: Celtic Events 303-777-0502

Peter Purvis how the redpipes changed my work with Gaelic Storm

By Rolf Jost

Canadian grade 1- piper Peter Purvis who is mainly known for his work with the Celtic rock band Gaelic Storm gave us an interview after having purchased his second redpipe.

Peter is one of redpipes very early customers. Five years ago Purvis bought a redpipe Caledonia which is the electronic version of a Great Highland Bagpipe. He was the first international artist to play the Caledonia on stage. Being asked for the advantages that this instrument brought him for his professional work Peter states that mainly the reliability of the redpipe under every condition made a big difference. Every piper knows that it may be quite a problem if playing his bagpipes at different locations with i.e. various conditions. Playing at locations with high altitudes may have a grave impact on the tuning. For a musician that is performing at sea-level as well as in mountain regions this turned out to be precious. Since I play redpipes on stage I never had any technical problems“, Peter says, „and the sound is always well balanced over the whole scale of tones. So when you’re doing a lot of live-playing you as a bagpiper you learn to appreciate the fact that you don’t have to care about your tuning which normally costs a lot of time and nerves.““

Another advantage for him playing together with other musicians in a band context is that with his redpipe Peter is able to play in the ideal key that fits perfectly to the voice of the singer or the key preferences of other musicians.

With Gaelic Storm his band that is widely known in Canada and the US Purvis uses different sounds that the redpipe provides. Every redpipe comes with four different babpipe sounds that are carefully sampled tone-by-tone from the acoustic models. Lately he bought the new redpipe that has the design of a Scottish Smallpipe. The reason for him was that he wanted a proper representation for the tunes that he plays with the Smallpipe sound.

See Peter and Gaelic Storm in concert at the Gothic Theatre, Denver Thursday November 6th.

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