From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock & rollers and Celtic fanatics, the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music. They kicked off their career as a pub band in Santa Monica, California. By the end of the decade, the musicians had appeared in the blockbuster film "Titanic" (where they performed "Irish Party in Third Class") and laid the groundwork for a career that would eventually find them topping the Billboard World Chart five times, making appearances at mainstream music festivals such as Summerfest, Telluride and The Rock Boat Cruise, and regularly headlining the largest Irish Festivals across the country, all the while gaining a reputation as a genre-bending Irish band whose songs mix Celtic traditions with something new and unexpected. Now, with the band's 20th anniversary on the horizon, they're putting even more emphasis on those newer directions.
After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that's as wide-ranging as the band's own audience. Matching Sweaters dishes up all the ingredients fans have come to expect from Gaelic Storm, the drinking songs, sea shanties, furiously-strummed instrumentals and sing-along melodies, while spiking the mix with newer flavors. Eat it up, but make sure to save some room! There's plenty more where this came from. In addition to writing new songs, the musicians have continued to play new markets every year, taking the chance to stretch their boundaries and widen their audience whenever possible. It helps keep them on their toes!