Sponsored By: Proud alumni from the Class of 1974, Jim and Ellen Glynn
Over the course of 20 years and nearly 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — has developed a solid fan base, including all of you who grew to love them over the many years they've played the Kansas City Irish Festival. Their latest album, Go Climb a Tree, has everything—party drinking songs (“The Beer Song”), patriotic anthems (“Green, White and Orange”), beautiful folk songs (“Monday Morning Girl”), spritely instrumentals “”The Night of Tomfoolery”), perfectly poppy songs (“Shine On”), and even a raucous pirate song (“Shanghai Kelly”). You'll definitely be singing along, so buy the album now and begin preparing for a truly unforgettable night (or two) with the band you may have first fell in love with in the movie "Titanic."
With their roots in a small pub in Santa Monica, the band regularly plays more than 120 shows a year, building 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 four times and earned a reputation as a hard-touring, genre-bending band.
Saturday August 31
- 1845 6:45pm-8:30pm Boulevard Stage
Sunday September 1
- 2100 9:00pm-11:00pm Boulevard Stage