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Celtic Sensation ‘Gaelic Storm’ to Perform at Clarke, February 25

posted on January 25, 2010

It has now been over a decade since Gaelic Storm’s career lifted off with their appearance in the blockbuster film “Titanic.” Since their big-screen debut 10 years ago, the band’s fan base continues to multiply with each new album, turning the one-time-pub-band into one of the premier touring acts in the Celtic/World music genre.

On Thursday, February 25, Gaelic Storm will return to the Dubuque area for a spotlight performance in the Clarke College Arts at Clarke Series. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Terence Donaghoe Hall on the Clarke campus. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on-line at www.clarke.edu/artsatclarke or by calling (563)584-8642 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Gaelic Storm’s compelling originals and fresh arrangements steeped in Celtic traditional melody, combined with their unique blend of world rhythms, continue to broaden the musical horizons of the Celtic music genre creating new standards for generations to come. In addition to their appearance in “Titanic,” highlights from their decade-spanning career include seven Billboard Chart topping albums, a DVD, a full-length concert film featured on HD.net in 2007-2008, song placement on two EA Sports Games, a 2008 Hallmark greeting card featuring their song “Kiss Me I’m Irish,” and countless television and radio appearances. Gaelic Storm has sold out hundreds of theaters and performing arts centers and has now played to audiences totaling in the millions.

Consistently touring over 125 dates per year, Gaelic Storm has headlined the world’s largest Irish Festival, Milwaukee Irish Fest, for six straight years, playing to crowds of 15,000 per performance and breaking the festival’s policy of not inviting artists to perform in consecutive years. In June 2008, Gaelic Storm expanded their touring to include Australia, kicking off their tour at the National Celtic Festival outside Melbourne.

Media requesting more information can contact the Clarke College Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.

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