Gaelic Storm http://www.gaelicstorm.com/ Gaelic Storm en The April/May Edition of "ROAD TRACKS" is Here! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=1117 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_1117 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>We are excited to be back at it and on the road again this month!</p></td> </tr> </table> Matching Sweaters - Best of 2015: iTunes World Albums http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=1075 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_1075 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Matching Sweaters is featured as a "Best of 2015" album on the iTunes World Albums page, thanks to all of you!</p></td> </tr> </table> THE ANNUAL GAELIC STORM HOLIDAY SALE HAS BEGUN! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=1072 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_1072 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>We are offering some of our "vintage" shirts for only $10 and everything else is 20% off!</p></td> </tr> </table> ONE-OF-A-KIND Signed Gaelic Storm Guitar Up for Auction! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=1034 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_1034 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Bid to win this unique Epiphone guitar to support "Run to Defeat ALS"</p></td> </tr> </table> SHOWS THIS WEEK: RESCHEDULED http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=1033 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_1033 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>GS Family: Due to an urgent family matter of one of our band members, we need to reschedule all shows this week.</p></td> </tr> </table> GS Signings at Milwaukee Irish Fest - 3PM Saturday and Sunday! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=1031 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_1031 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Make sure you stop by the Gaelic Storm signings this weekend in Milwaukee!</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW ALBUM 'MATCHING SWEATERS' AVAILABLE NOW! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=1012 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_1012 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The wait is finally over! Our brand new album is available everywhere today.</p></td> </tr> </table> ANNOUNCING THE BRAND NEW ALBUM FROM GAELIC STORM - MATCHING SWEATERS! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=996 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_996 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Available for pre-order now! Exclusively on gaelicstorm.com</p></td> </tr> </table> ATTENTION CHICAGO: ENTER TO WIN TICKETS, PRIVATE MEET & GREET, AND $50 KARMA KASH http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=949 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_949 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Enter now for your chance to win tickets, $50 Karma Kash towards food and drink at the House of Blues Chicago, and a private hangout with Gaelic Storm before their show at House of Blues on 3/14 in Chicago! Read on for details and info on how to enter!</p></td> </tr> </table> ATTENTION KANSAS CITY: ENTER TO WIN TICKETS, OVERNIGHT STAY, AND A PRIVATE MEET & GREET! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=945 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_945 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Enter now for your chance to win tickets, an overnight stay at Harrah's Casino North Kansas City, and a private hangout with Gaelic Storm before their show at the Voodoo Lounge on 3/19 in Kansas City! Read on for details and info on how to enter!</p></td> </tr> </table> THIS NOVEMBER - WE NEED YOUR HELP! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=939 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_939 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY!</p></td> </tr> </table> CHECK OUT THE AUGUST EDITION OF "ROAD TRACKS" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=904 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_904 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The August edition of our monthly podcast, "ROAD TRACKS," has arrived!</p></td> </tr> </table> FULL IRISH IS #1 ON BILLBOARD WORLD ALBUMS CHART!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=902 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_902 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Is this real?!</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW ALBUM 'FULL IRISH' AVAILABLE TODAY! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=899 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_899 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Now serving: FULL IRISH</p></td> </tr> </table> LAST DAY TO PRE-ORDER FULL IRISH! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=896 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_896 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>IT'S ALMOST HERE! Today is the LAST DAY to pre-order our brand new album for delivery by 7/29!</p></td> </tr> </table> THE JULY EDITION OF "ROAD TRACKS" IS HERE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=890 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_890 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Take a listen to this month's edition of our podcast!</p></td> </tr> </table> *NEW ALBUM* - FULL IRISH PRE-ORDER BEGINS TODAY! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=881 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_881 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Special pre-order bundles available now in the GS webstore - get them while supplies last!</p></td> </tr> </table> WANT TO KNOW WHAT SONGS WILL BE ON FULL IRISH?! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=879 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_879 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>You'll have to follow us on Instagram to find out!</p></td> </tr> </table> ANNOUNCING THE BRAND NEW ALBUM FROM GAELIC STORM - FULL IRISH! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=871 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_871 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>We are beyond excited to announce that we are releasing an album of our greatest hits - FULL IRISH.</p></td> </tr> </table> Check out the May/June edition of "ROAD TRACKS"! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=870 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_870 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The latest edition of our "ROAD TRACKS" podcast is here!</p></td> </tr> </table> GREENROOM SESSIONS VOL. 2 IS HERE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=847 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_847 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the second installment of our Greenroom Session series!</p></td> </tr> </table> Check out the April edition of "ROAD TRACKS"! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=846 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_846 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Download the latest Gaelic Storm podcast!</p></td> </tr> </table> INTRODUCING THE GREENROOM SESSIONS SERIES! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=840 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_840 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the first installment of our Greenroom Sessions series!</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=837 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_837 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Tickets are on sale now! Check out the tour dates page to see if we're coming to a city near you this summer!</p></td> </tr> </table> HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=819 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_819 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Minneapolis: join us for our favorite day of the year!</p></td> </tr> </table> ST. PATRICK'S DAY IN MINNEAPOLIS! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=&n_id=818 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_818 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Come party with us this St. Patrick's Day!</p></td> </tr> </table> ATTENTION CHICAGO: ENTER TO WIN TICKETS, DINNER, PRIVATE MEET & GREET AND MORE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=816 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_816 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Enter now for your chance to win tickets, dinner and a private hangout with Gaelic Storm before their show at House Of Blues on 3/13 in Chicago! Read on for details and info on how to enter!</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW VIDEO: "SCALLIWAG" LIVE FROM THE BOATHOUSE TOUR! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=815 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_815 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>"Scalliwag" is one of our favorites to play live, an oldie but a goodie! Check out the brand new live video from The Boathouse Tour and learn how to vote for your favorite GS song to be made into a video next!</p></td> </tr> </table> Check out the March edition of "ROAD TRACKS" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=817 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_817 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The wonderful month of March is finally here! Download the March edition of the podcast.</p></td> </tr> </table> WE'VE JOINED THE INSTAGRAM WORLD... http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=814 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_814 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>...and we're too excited about it to even keep our pants on. Don't believe us? Check out our first post.</p></td> </tr> </table> Check out the February edition of "ROAD TRACKS"! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=809 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_809 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Download the latest edition of the podcast.</p></td> </tr> </table> TONIGHT'S SHOW IN ATLANTA CANCELED DUE TO ADVERSE TRAVEL CONDITIONS http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=802 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_802 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>All tickets will be refunded - read on for more info.</p></td> </tr> </table> The first "ROAD TRACKS" podcast of 2014 has arrived! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=794 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_794 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Download the January episode of the podcast now!</p></td> </tr> </table> BAGPIPE LESSONS WITH PETE PURVIS! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=792 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_792 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Is learning a new instrument on your New Year’s resolution list? Well look no further, because everyone loves a piper!</p></td> </tr> </table> Only 2 DAYS left for the GS Holiday Sale! EVERYTHING IN THE STORE - 20% OFF!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=791 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_791 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Our annual Holiday Sale ends in 48 hours on 12/31!</p></td> </tr> </table> THE DECEMBER "ROAD TRACKS" PODCAST IS HERE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=784 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_784 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Download and enjoy the special soundtrack addition of "ROAD TRACKS"!</p></td> </tr> </table> THE ANNUAL GAELIC STORM HOLIDAY SALE STARTS TODAY!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=782 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_782 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>20% off EVERYTHING in the GS web store! Let the shopping begin!</p></td> </tr> </table> A CHRISTMAS VIDEO FROM GAELIC STORM! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=783 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_783 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>We hope you enjoy our very special version of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"...</p></td> </tr> </table> THE NOVEMBER "ROAD TRACKS" PODCAST NOW AVAILABLE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=768 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_768 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The latest addition of the GS "ROAD TRACKS" podcast has arrived - grab your free download now!</p></td> </tr> </table> GAELIC STORM / JESSIE BURNS FLOOD RELIEF FUND http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=767 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_767 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Join Gaelic Storm in reaching out to Jessie's displaced family and community as they take on rebuilding their homes and beautiful town of Lyons in the aftermath of the devastating Colorado floods.</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW 2014 TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=766 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_766 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Tickets are on sale now! Check out the tour dates page to see if we're coming to a city near you!</p></td> </tr> </table> THE OCTOBER "ROAD TRACKS" PODCAST IS NOW AVAILABLE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=746 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_746 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>We have some special guest interviews for you this month, and of course tons of great music - grab your free download now!</p></td> </tr> </table> SHAMBOOZLE IS MOVING INSIDE TOMORROW - THE SHOW WILL GO ON!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=741 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_741 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>A little rain isn't going to stop us, don't worry! Shamboozle is moving inside at Highland Brewing Company tomorrow to keep the party going.</p></td> </tr> </table> SHAMBOOZLE FEST 3 IS ALMOST HERE! NEW INFO POSTED! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=740 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_740 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Who is joining us for Shamboozle Fest 3 next weekend? Check out the final lineup and schedule NOW at shamboozlefest.com!</p></td> </tr> </table> Brand new episode of the "ROAD TRACKS" podcast is now available! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=738 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_738 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>August - September combo episode has arrived - get your download today!</p></td> </tr> </table> THE BOATHOUSE IS #1 ON BILLBOARD WORLD ALBUMS CHART!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=737 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_737 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!</p></td> </tr> </table> TICKETS FOR SHAMBOOZLE FEST 3 ARE ON SALE NOW!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=736 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_736 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>VIP Packages and GA tickets are now available for Shamboozle Fest 3! Saturday, September 21st in Asheville, NC at Highland Brewing Company.</p></td> </tr> </table> Shamboozle 3 Homepage banner http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=shamboozle_home&bt_id=735 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_735 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> GS Signings at Milwaukee Irish Fest - 1PM Saturday and Sunday! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=734 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_734 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Make sure you stop by the Gaelic Storm signings this weekend in Milwaukee!</p></td> </tr> </table> PRE-ORDER GAELIC STORM'S NEW ALBUM TODAY - THE BOATHOUSE http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=732 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_732 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Pre-order The Boathouse by August 20th to receive special discounts!</p></td> </tr> </table> The Making Of: THE BOATHOUSE http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=731 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_731 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p><font size="5"><strong>The Making Of: THE BOATHOUSE</strong></font></p> <p> <style><!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1107305727 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-520092929 1073786111 9 0 415 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:11.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:11.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} .MsoPapDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; margin-bottom:10.0pt; line-height:115%;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.0in 1.0in 1.0in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --></style></p> <p><span>The idea for Gaelic Storm’s <em>The Boathouse</em> was distilled in early June 2013 after Twigger found a small pearl in an oyster he was about to eat at a restaurant. It was a one in ten-thousand chance occurrence and, of course, it was a sign; a true rarity. He thought, “We’ll do a seafaring album in three weeks somewhere on water. Somehow we’ll create a studio from scratch, and we’ll record it all within one week.” It only took a few phone calls to arrange the whole thing, location and all. Our excitement was palpable. The band was on board instantly, and the location found couldn’t have been any better: a friend’s converted boathouse in Annapolis, MD which looked out over the Chesapeake Bay.  </span></p> <p><span>When we all arrived on a Sunday, it was all hands on deck. We created a studio from the ground up, recording fourteen-hour days until our voices were hoarse and fingers were sore. Then, on the following Friday, we sailed away with a gem of an album. <em>The Boathouse</em> was created with sheer determination, a bucket load of whiskey, and some undeniably raucous songs. This album truly showcases a tight-knit band in our musical prime. You can hear the utter joy we feel when playing music together. <em>The Boathouse</em> has true raw emotion, unabashed beauty, and an all-encompassing power.  </span></p> <p><span>As you listen to our new album, you feel almost as if you are peering through the keyhole of the boathouse in which it was created. You hear stories that take you from New York City to Cork City, Liverpool to Mobile Bay, and Greenland to Hawaii. There are tales of plights and plunder, slave traders, whiskey-drenched pirates, flying cannon balls, whale fishermen, and many woman of ill repute. With <em>The Boathouse</em>, we have created a new and refreshing way of making music. We are referring to this idea of traveling to a remote location in order to record for one week as the “Small Batch Sessions.”  We want to make this album a true exclusive, and the band is limiting the amount of copies to be pressed at one time. The album will only be available on our website and at live concerts.  </span></p> <p><span>Listening back to these songs, thoughts of where to record the next "Small Batch Sessions" are racing through our heads; the options are endless. It’s awesome thinking, “Perhaps we’ll end up on Prince Edward Island, the Isle of Man, the Outer Hebrides, a cottage on the Aran Islands, or even a hut in the Caribbean Cays." Even though these sessions may take us across the world, we couldn’t have imagined a better place to start our journey than on the Chesapeake Bay creating <em>The Boathouse</em>.</span></p> <p><span> </span></p> <p><span>- Gaelic Storm <br /> </span></p> <p><span> </span></p></p></td> </tr> </table> MS OUT NOW http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=welcome&bt_id=724 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_724 <table> <tr><td><a href="http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=welcome&bt_id=724"><img src="http://www.gaelicstorm.com/content/galleries/sm_zoom_40068.jpg" width="133" height="133" border="0" /></a></div></td> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> ANNOUNCING THE BRAND NEW ALBUM FROM GAELIC STORM - THE BOATHOUSE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=723 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_723 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>We are thrilled to announce that Gaelic Storm is releasing a brand new record - THE BOATHOUSE. Pre-order begins tomorrow, August 7th!</p></td> </tr> </table> ANNOUNCING July's Pub of the Month: Fado in Chicago! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=714 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_714 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>We're excited to announce that FADO IRISH PUB has been selected as Pub of the Month for July! Join the band for a pint this Saturday, 7/20 at Fado in Chicago.</p></td> </tr> </table> Congratulations to our GS Covers Contest winner...CONNOR SMITH! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=713 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_713 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>We can't wait to see you at Rag & Bone Workshop!</p></td> </tr> </table> CHECK OUT THE NEW JULY "ROAD TRACKS" PODCAST! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=710 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_710 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The July episode of "Road Tracks" is now available for download!</p></td> </tr> </table> ANNOUNCING: SHAMBOOZLE FEST 3! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=705 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_705 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Shamboozle Fest is returning to Asheville, NC this fall - mark your calendars for 9/21!</p></td> </tr> </table> GS COVERS CONTEST - WIN A SCHOLARSHIP TO THE RAG & BONE WORKSHOP! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=697 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_697 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>We want to hear your best Gaelic Storm cover! Enter now for your chance to attend the Rag & Bone Workshop this summer for free!</p></td> </tr> </table> JUNE "ROAD TRACKS" PODCAST NOW AVAILABLE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=696 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_696 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Download the latest edition of Gaelic Storm's podcast today!</p></td> </tr> </table> SOUNDROP LISTENING PARTY WITH GAELIC STORM! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=691 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_691 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Live chat with the band next Thursday, 5/30, at 3:00 PM ET!</p></td> </tr> </table> THE MAY "ROAD TRACKS" PODCAST IS HERE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=688 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_688 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The latest podcast from Gaelic Storm is now available for download!</p></td> </tr> </table> JUST ANNOUNCED: GAELIC STORM WILL RETURN TO THE ROCK BOAT IN 2014! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=681 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_681 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>We're already counting the days...</p></td> </tr> </table> ANNOUNCING: FRIENDS & FAMILY DISCOUNTS FOR GAELIC STORM'S RAG AND BONE WORKSHOP! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=668 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_668 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>We want you to bring the whole gang, and now you can! Check out these great discounts, available for a limited time only.</p></td> </tr> </table> BRAND NEW APRIL "ROAD TRACKS" PODCAST NOW AVAILABLE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=665 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_665 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The latest and greatest podcast from Gaelic Storm is now available for download - check it out!</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW SUMMER TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=666 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_666 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>More coming soon...</p></td> </tr> </table> HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=640 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_640 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Don't forget to tune into AXS TV TONIGHT at 8:00PM ET/ 5:00 PM PT to watch us LIVE from the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee!</p></td> </tr> </table> ANNOUNCING: GAELIC STORM'S RAG AND BONE WORKSHOP! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=639 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_639 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>July 29 - August 2, 2013 at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY. Enjoy four days of camping, classes, music and stories - all under the expert tutelage of camp counselors and instructors, Gaelic Storm!</p></td> </tr> </table> GAELIC STORM LIVE NATIONAL TELEVISION BROADCAST ON AXS TV! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=637 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_637 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm is thrilled to announce that AXS TV will be broadcasting their St. Patrick's Day show LIVE from The Riverside Theater in Milwaukee!</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW MARCH "ROAD TRACKS" PODCAST NOW AVAILABLE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=636 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_636 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Get your free download of the March podcast episode today!</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW VIDEO: A Disaster Date Tale From Patrick Murphy... http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=635 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_635 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Happy Valentine's Day from Gaelic Storm!</p></td> </tr> </table> CHECK OUT THE NEW FEBRUARY "ROAD TRACKS" PODCAST! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=634 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_634 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>A brand new episode of the Gaelic Storm podcast is now available!</p></td> </tr> </table> MS OUT NOW http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&bt_id=632 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_632 <table> <tr><td><a href="http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&bt_id=632"><img src="http://www.gaelicstorm.com/content/galleries/sm_zoom_40068.jpg" width="133" height="133" border="0" /></a></div></td> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> CAREFUL...Don't Get Scammed on GS Concert Tickets! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=633 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_633 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Don't pay too much - make sure you're purchasing tickets directly from the Gaelic Storm or venue websites!</p></td> </tr> </table> JANUARY PUB OF THE MONTH - THIS FRIDAY IN FT. LAUDERDALE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=630 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_630 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Pub of the Month is back in January 2013, and this time in Ft. Lauderdale, FL!</p></td> </tr> </table> The First ROAD TRACKS Podcast of 2013 Has Arrived! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=628 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_628 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the brand new January episode of ROAD TRACKS now.</p></td> </tr> </table> GAELIC STORM PERFORMING AT NOTRE DAME GAME DAY IN MIAMI! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=618 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_618 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm is partying with The Fighting Irish in Miami for the BCS National Championship Game!</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW VIDEO - MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM GAELIC STORM! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=616 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_616 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>And a Happy New Year!</p></td> </tr> </table> CHECK OUT THE NEW DECEMBER "ROAD TRACKS" PODCAST! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=615 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_615 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The last episode of 2012 is here - download now!</p></td> </tr> </table> THE ANNUAL GAELIC STORM HOLIDAY SALE HAS BEGUN! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=611 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_611 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>20% - 25% off almost EVERYTHING in the webstore!</p></td> </tr> </table> The Gaelic Storm HOLIDAY SALE Is Right Around The Corner... http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=609 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_609 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>20% - 25% off most items in the store! Start your wishlist now!</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW 2013 TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=608 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_608 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the brand new 2013 tour dates and get your tickets now!</p></td> </tr> </table> BRAND NEW NOVEMBER "ROAD TRACKS" PODCAST - NOW AVAILABLE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=586 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_586 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the November episode of the "ROAD TRACKS" podcast.</p></td> </tr> </table> Please Welcome The Newest Member of Gaelic Storm... http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=585 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_585 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>We're thrilled to have fiddle player Kiana Weber join the GS family!</p></td> </tr> </table> PRE-SHOW DINNER AND TICKET GIVEAWAY TOMORROW IN AUSTIN, TX! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=584 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_584 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Head over to Fado Irish Pub for dinner on 11/8, and enter for your chance to win tickets to the GS show that night!</p></td> </tr> </table> GS Family, Please Help Hurricane Sandy Victims With An American Red Cross Donation! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=583 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_583 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Donate to the American Red Cross via iTunes to help out victims of Hurricane Sandy.</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW VIDEO - PAT TAKES ON ARM WRESTLING CHAMPION "BODY" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=582 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_582 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Yes, you read that correctly...</p></td> </tr> </table> "Rag And Bone" Video Featured On CMT Edge! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=580 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_580 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm's video for "Rag And Bone" has been featured on CMT Edge!</p></td> </tr> </table> SHAMBOOZLE FEST IS TOMORROW!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=579 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_579 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>We're within 24 hours of Shamboozle Fest...get details and tickets HERE!</p></td> </tr> </table> The October "ROAD TRACKS" Podcast is here! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=578 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_578 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The latest installment of the Gaelic Storm podcast is now available...</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW VIDEO - KANSAS CITY BEACH BALLATHON http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=576 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_576 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out this fan-shot video of the Second Annual Kansas City Beach Ballathon!</p></td> </tr> </table> The September episode of "ROAD TRACKS" has arrived! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=575 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_575 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the newest edition of the "ROAD TRACKS" podcast, now available for download!</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW VIDEO - CONFETTI PARTY AT MILWAUKEE IRISH FEST http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=574 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_574 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the new video shot by fans during Gaelic Storm's Saturday night performance at Milwaukee Irish Fest!</p></td> </tr> </table> CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR "RAG AND BONE"! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=568 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_568 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm's first official music video has arrived - check out "Rag And Bone" now!</p></td> </tr> </table> GAELIC STORM / MILWAUKEE IRISH FEST SCHEDULE http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=565 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_565 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Don't miss a Gaelic Storm signing or performance this weekend in Milwaukee! Check out the complete GS schedule...</p></td> </tr> </table> The New August "ROAD TRACKS" Podcast is here! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=563 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_563 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the latest installment of the "ROAD TRACKS" podcast today!</p></td> </tr> </table> CHICKEN BOXER IN STORES TODAY!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=562 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_562 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>CHICKEN BOXER, the brand-new studio album from Gaelic Storm, is now available everywhere!</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW VIDEO - T BONE LOVES GAELIC STORM! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=550 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_550 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm's #1 fan...</p></td> </tr> </table> FULL IRISH http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=full-irish&bt_id=549 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_549 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> NEW VIDEO - PAT AND STEVE'S TRIP TO IRELAND - PART 1 http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=&n_id=547 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_547 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Pat and Steve returned to Cork for some inspiration while writing for Chicken Boxer...check out the new video now!</p></td> </tr> </table> TRACK #16 PREVIEW - "Alligator Arms" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=544 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_544 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p><strong>CHICKEN BOXER, TRACK 16. "Alligator Arms" </strong></p> <p>We had a laugh writing this one; Pat, Ryan and myself on my screen porch, dredging up old memories. The tradition back home when you are out drinking with your mates is to buy in rounds; just one person goes to the bar and buys a drink for everyone in the group, and at the next bar someone else in the group will buy until everyone has taken their turn. This is a great system when there are 5 or 6 of you, but not so good (depending on your perspective) when there are 4 or 7. A quick head count will soon tell you what kind of night you are in for:  If there are 7 then, yes, you will be drinking 7 pints ("EVERYONE MUST BUY A ROUND" remember, it's the rules!); if there are 4 it's even worse, because you invariably head into the 5th bar and it starts all over again, 8 pints! Now the odd missed round is forgiven, but never forgotten (which is ironic because most of us are usually too pissed to remember our names). We all know these people; their hands don't quite seem to reach to their pockets, always last through the pub door, always in the bathroom when it's time for their "round." If it becomes a habit there are many subtle ways of casually reminding that person that they better "stand a round" or that it's their "shout,"  as we say.  For example, pointing to them in a crowded pub and yelling - "OI! ALLIGATOR ARMS, IT'S YOUR EFFIN' ROUND!"</p> <p>- Twigger</p> <p> </p> <p><strong><a href="/jukebox-preview-clips.html" title="" target="_blank">CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREVIEW   </a></strong></p> <p><strong> </strong><br /> </p> <p><strong>Lyrics:</strong></p> <p>Whose round, is it anyway?<br /> I paid, just the other day.<br /> You know that, it's really not that hard,<br /> All you got to do is, pull out your credit card.<br /> You call yourself a friend of mine,<br /> But I am paying all the time,<br /> When it's time to drop some dough,<br /> You're the one that's always slow.<br /> You say that it’s not that you’re cheap,<br /> It’s your arms are too short and your pockets are too deep.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br /> It’s your alligator arms, your arms, your arms,<br /> You’ve got alligator arms.<br /> It’s your alligator arms, your arms, your arms,<br /> You’ve got alligator arms.<br />  <br /> My mother, thinks that you're a saint,<br /> Everybody else, we all know you aint.<br /> My sister, has a crush on you,<br /> I bet she'd change her mind, if she only knew.<br /> The bill arrives, you're never found,<br /> Get to the bar and stand your round,<br /> Just once why don't you volunteer,<br /> Get up and buy us all a beer!<br /> You say that it’s not that you’re cheap,<br /> It’s your arms are too short and your pockets are too deep.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> You really, don't seem to have a clue,<br /> We don't want to hang out, or go to bars with you.<br /> Your wallet, must have a lock and key,<br /> Or maybe you just think that everything in life is free.<br /> Were not asking for a yacht,<br /> We just want a whiskey shot,<br /> A beer or vodka would be fine,<br /> A cocktail or a glass of wine!<br />  <br /> Chorus<br /> <br />I’m telling you, I’m telling you, I’ll tell you this is what I think;<br /> It's time to cowboy up and buy us all a drink.<br /> We all agree, it's got to be your shout,<br /> You better belly-up, and get your money out.<br /> When it comes to drinking you're the man,<br /> You drink more than a camel can,<br /> You're like a frickin' reservoir,<br /> You knock ‘em back like Johnny Tarr!<br /> You say that it’s not that you’re cheap,<br /> It’s your arms are too short and your pockets are too deep.<br />  <br /> Chorus</p></p></td> </tr> </table> TRACK #15 PREVIEW - "Storks Of Guadalajara" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=541 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_541 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p><strong>CHICKEN BOXER, TRACK 15. "The Storks of Guadalajara" </strong></p> <p>In 2011 we flew to Spain for a one-off show in a town just outside Madrid called Guadalajara. A strange place I have to say.  It's more or less a commuter town, a satellite community just an hour or so from the city.  Tall nondescript brick apartments, shuttered windows, dozens of them in a circle around the center of town, and a highway circles the apartments. We caught up on our jet lag then walked downtown in search of something old. After asking directions a number of times via our Spanish tour manager and translator, we finally got to the town center. We were pleasantly surprised to find beautiful churches, ancient remnants of Roman-built city walls, cobbled stone squares and great bars and restaurants. There were folks young and old everywhere, chatting, strolling and dancing in the streets. The night got a little hazy after our Galician tour manager introduced us to Orujo, a distilled  liquor from made from the leftovers of wine making. It's a lethal beverage dating back from Celtic times.  I am told it was used to accompany rituals around a fire with blue flames - spells and such. After two of them, we were practically falling off our chairs.  Blue flames, spells and dancing in the street - enjoy the track.  </p> <p>- Twigger</p></p></td> </tr> </table> ANNOUNCING THE SECOND ANNUAL SHAMBOOZLE FEST! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=542 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_542 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Shamboozle Fest is coming back to Asheville, NC on 9/29/12!</p></td> </tr> </table> TRACK #14 PREVIEW - "Where E're You Go" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=540 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_540 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p><strong>CHICKEN BOXER, TRACK 14.  "Where E're You Go" </strong></p> <p> <p>I don't want to say too much about this song.  I think it can be taken a few different ways, and none of them are wrong.  Let's just say that our past has a wonderful and sometimes annoying habit of staying with us wherever we go.  We were once fortunate enough to sit down with the great Irish actor Gabriel Byrne in the Dubliner Pub in Washington DC and enjoy a Guinness and chat.  We were talking about how difficult it is to impress our dads. He told us his story - I'll recall it best I can.  "I had gained my first success on a TV drama in Ireland," he recounted, "And was very excited to sit down with my father and watch myself on TV.  I thought he would be very proud of what his son had achieved and shower me with praise.  We sat watching for a while and then he turned to me and said, 'It's amazing.'  Yes, I thought, praise at last.  My dad continued, 'It's amazing, there you are,' and he pointed to the TV, 'And there you are,' and pointed to me. That was all he said."   </p></p> <p>- Twigger<br /> <p> </p></p> <p><strong><a href="/jukebox-preview-clips.html" title="" target="_blank">CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREVIEW  </a><br /> </strong><font><span style="font-weight: normal"><br /> </span></font></p> <p><br /> Lyrics:</p> <p>From the Burren to the Cliffs of Moher,<br /> The farm lands to the factory floor,<br /> From the streets of Cork, to your front door,<br /> From my heart and soul to your golden shore.<br /> From the prison cell to the stony wall,<br /> The ceili dance to the bar room brawl,<br /> From the ‘Giant's Steps’ to Baltimore,<br /> The parliament to the old church hall.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br /> I can be so near, I can be so far,<br /> Where e’er you go well there you are.<br />  <br /> From an empty nest to a wedding bed,<br /> To the working wage for the daily bread,<br /> The ghosts, flesh, the bone and blood,<br /> The famine, fear, the frost and flood.<br /> The slate, the stone and the granite grey,<br /> The soft green fields just slipped away,<br /> The hedge rows and the silver streams,<br /> Now live inside my thoughts and dreams.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> From your summer dress to your silken hair,<br /> The slightest touch at the harvest fair,<br /> The beating veins of a trembling hand,<br /> To a coffin ship from the stolen land.<br /> From a last goodbye near the lightning tree,<br /> To a love that lies 'neath an angry sea,<br /> From the melting snow to the summer breeze,<br /> November frost, the falling leaves.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> From your father’s field to the castle keep,<br /> From the hungry night of restless sleep,<br /> In heaven’s name, a promise given,<br /> A pain forgot, but not forgiven.<br /> The dead of night to the birth of morn,<br /> The Milky Way to the blinking dawn,<br /> The stars, the moon, the hours pass,<br /> Like sand inside the hour glass.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> From the Burren to the Cliffs of Moher,<br /> The farm lands to the factory floor,<br /> From the streets of Cork, to your front door,<br /> From my heart and soul to your golden shore.<br /> From the prison cell to the stony wall,<br /> The ceili dance to the bar room brawl,<br /> From the ‘Giant's Steps’ to Baltimore,<br /> The parliament to the old church hall.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br /> Where e’er you go, well there you are.<br />  </p></p></td> </tr> </table> TRACK #13 PREVIEW - "Stone By Stone" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=539 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_539 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p><strong>CHICKEN BOXER, Track 13. "Stone by Stone" </strong></p> <p>Again, a song that came out of a great jam session.  The song title had been milling around in notebooks for some time, and I really didn't know what it meant for a while.  It had to live for a time as a scratch track in the studio while it found itself.  The Aran Islands were again a great visual inspiration here, strangely enough.  A fortress was built on the cliffs one small square stone at a time, hundreds of thousands of them.  With their backs to the crashing waves of the Atlantic, this was the final refuge for thousands escaping westwards from whatever threatened them.  </p> <p> <p> </p></p> <p><strong><a href="/jukebox-preview-clips.html" title="" target="_blank">CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREVIEW  </a></strong><font><span style="font-weight: normal"><br /> </span></font></p> <p> <p> </p></p> <p> <p><strong>Lyrics:</strong></p></p> <p>I built myself a wall, I built it stout, I built it tall,<br /> I stacked it strong and wide, I lived there deep inside.<br /> One heartbreak at a time, around this heart of mine,<br /> It’s not a wall that you can see, it lives inside of me.<br />  <br /> Every hurt became a stone till I was all alone,<br /> In this space inside my wall.<br /> Believe me when I say you can make it go away,<br /> I know you can make it fall.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br /> I built it stone by stone, stone by stone,<br /> I built it stone by stone, stone by stone.<br />  <br /> From inside I see the sky, makes me wish that I could fly,<br /> Like a bird or airplane, but I can't, I must remain.<br /> Between these walls of stone, cold and grey and hard as bone,<br /> I’ve got to break free, I got a world to see.<br />  <br /> Then you could be my girl, we could fly around the world,<br /> There’s so much that I want to do.<br /> It’s time you must begin, you’ve got to try to make it in,<br /> You’ve got to try to break through.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> You’ve got to push, you got to shove, got to break it with your love,<br /> If you try you will discover, that one stone, then another,<br /> Will tumble, fall apart, crumble round my lonely heart,<br /> You’re the only one that can get this done.<br />  <br /> I know I built it strong but it won't take long,<br /> You can knock it all to the ground.<br /> If you chip a bit away, work it every single day,<br /> We can tear this whole thing down.<br />  <br /> Chorus <p> <p> </p></p></p></p></td> </tr> </table> TRACK #12 PREVIEW - "Marching Free" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=536 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_536 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p><strong>CHICKEN BOXER, TRACK 12. "Marching Free"</strong></p> <p><font><span style="font-weight: normal">Another great concoction from Purvis and Jessie here. Pipes, fiddle and singing. It's always great to watch Ryan build the drum track; he has a wonderful way of enhancing and highlighting all the drama from whatever tune we are working on. We thought this had a very triumphant sound and deserved a big choral bridge. Everyone gathered around the mic and sang their lungs out, then it was into the control room for a beer and a taco - that's breakfast in Austin, Texas.</span></font></p> <p><font><span style="font-weight: normal"> - Twigger</span></font></p> <p><strong><a href="/jukebox-preview-clips.html" title="" target="_blank">CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREVIEW  </a></strong><font><span style="font-weight: normal"><br /> </span></font></p></p></td> </tr> </table> TRACK #11 PREVIEW - "I Can't Find My Way Home" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=535 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_535 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p><strong>CHICKEN BOXER, Track 11.  "Can't Find My Way Home" </strong></p> <p>Yes, yet another road song. This was born on the back roads of Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota. As anyone who has ever traveled these paths can tell you, there is a lot of landscape, miles and miles and miles and miles and miles. You can fall asleep for 6 hours and wake up to the same view.   It numbs the identity out of you and massages you into a trance of blurred shapes, recalled memories and flashing images.  An approaching storm is a welcome visual relief.  There is a sense of being "nowhere" and "no one",  as each mile seems to take you further from yourself and your home.  I don't know how the early pioneers endured months of this in a covered wagon. A nice place to live, but a tough place to journey across.  A road weary traveler on being asked which was his favorite road once replied, "the one that takes me home". </p> <p>- Twigger<strong><br /> - TW  <br /> </strong></p> <p><strong><a href="/jukebox-preview-clips.html" title="" target="_blank">CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREVIEW </a></strong><br /> <strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Lyrics:</strong></p> <p>Try to stay between the lines,<br /> Avoid the pitfalls and the mines.<br /> Don't know which way to go,<br /> But when I find out, I'm sure to let you know.<br />  <br /> The wheels roll by and they stutter,<br /> At the road kill in the gutter,<br /> The moving pictures in the frame,<br /> Through my window look the same,<br />  <br /> Still I can't find my way home,<br /> Still I can't find my way home.<br />  <br /> The earth, the sky, the wind and rain,<br /> The silos stacked up with the grain.<br /> The fields, the trees, the ice and the snow,<br /> A cow, a horse, a buffalo.<br />  <br /> I throw my heart up to the sky,<br /> And I hope that it can fly,<br /> The barbed wire fence, a highway sign,<br /> I guess this road’s no friend of mine,<br />  <br /> I can't find my way home,<br /> Still I can't find my way home.<br />  <br /> The winter wind begins to sing,<br /> A song I know from long ago.<br /> I told you I’d be there for you,<br /> I know you've had to wait,<br /> I just hope, I just hope I'm not too late.<br />  <br /> Well my past is written in my name,<br /> But these roads that I’ve built,<br /> Just take me back from where I came.<br /> I try to stay the same, I know I'm not to blame.<br />  <br /> Still I can't find my way home,<br /> No I can't find my way home,<br /> Can’t find my way, Can’t find my way,<br /> Can’t find my way home.<br />   </p></p></td> </tr> </table> TRACK #10 PREVIEW - "Out The Road" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=534 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_534 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p><strong>CHICKEN BOXER, Track 10.  " Out the Road" </strong></p> <p> <p>There is an ancient and very localized sport practiced in just a few places on this planet, primarily County Cork and County Armagh, called Road Bowling.  The basic premise is similar to golf.  Participants, usually single opponents, throw a 28 ounce bowl or "bullet" along a country road and the fewest throws to the finish wins the contest.  Patrick and I accompanied his dad, Noel, on a chilly Irish evening to "score" a contest.  We had a pint or two then tramped down a country lane along with the 20 or 30 other spectators, most of whom had some "moolah" down on the game.  Noel was hoping to "break even"… again.  It's hard to put the atmosphere of the "rag tag" gathering, the crisp evening air and rain, the sporadic bursts of activity and the rival sporting banter down in one song.  We'll tell you the whole story in a future blog about our Ireland trip.  Here it is then - Fág a' bealach!  Clear the way!</p></p> <p> <p><strong><br /> <a href="/jukebox-preview-clips.html" title="" target="_blank">CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREVIEW </a></strong><br /> </p></p> <p><strong><br /> Lyrics:</strong></p> <p>The crowds and clouds are gathering near,<br /> Lady Luck is in my ear.<br /> I’ve had a couple of jars to ease my mind,<br /> The score is on and I'm on the line.<br />  <br /> Seven hundred down on ol’ Malone,<br /> If I lose, I'm dead when I get home.<br /> He's pacing his steps, his ready for his run,<br /> I'll be up a ton, if I win this one.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br /> Bring a hat, bring a scarf,<br /> Bring a brolly, bring a mac,<br /> Bring a wee drop of goodness,<br /> And a warm anorak.<br /> At the side of the road,<br /> You'd better stand back.<br /> Let's roll 'em, roll 'em, roll 'em, roll 'em,<br /> roll 'em 'fore the rain comes in.<br />  <br /> Car coats, cloth caps, Wellington work boots,<br /> Red, green, blue and yellow polyester track suits.<br /> Trailers and the tractors are trying to get through,<br /> If you're gaggin' for a ‘jimmy’, the hedge will have to do!<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> Hoppin’ down the road the cannonball’s flyin’.<br /> Twenty-eight ounces of steel and iron.<br /> Clouds are here, I'll take that bet;<br /> The judges and the gypsies are gonna get wet!<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> It's chucking down buckets are we gonna keep going?<br /> Hurley’s out ahead, he wants to keep throwing.<br /> Malone’s got to catch up with him somehow,<br /> I'll be down and out if he quits now.<br />  <br /> Up to our necks in the water and mud,<br /> In the trees there's rumors we’re off to the pub.<br /> Last shot’s away, we start to run,<br /> I hope it's good and I hope I won!<br />  <br /> Chorus </p> <p> <p> <p> <p> </p></p></p></p></p></td> </tr> </table> TRACK #9 PREVIEW - "Cúnla" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=533 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_533 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p><strong>CHICKEN BOXER, Track 9.  "Cúnla" </strong></p> <p>This track is a simple, old traditional song in Gaelic and English translation.  Well, what to say? Many fine artists have recorded this song over the years, one of my favorites being Planxty. I think we can all see the naive advances of a gentleman "caller" and the coy and half-hearted protest of an innocent maiden in these words. It has a sweet and childlike manner - we tried to give it a rich, almost "Lion King" warmth, with a musical interlude that suggests the drama of the "chase".  I love having the Gaelic songs on our albums.  It gives Pat some practice, and in a small way helps to keep the language alive.</p> <p>- TWIGGER</p> <p> <br /> <strong><a href="/jukebox-preview-clips.html" title="" target="_blank">CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREVIEW </a><br /> </strong> </p> <p><strong><br /> Lyrics:</strong></p> <p>Who is that there, that's rapping the door to me? (x3)<br /> “Only meself,” says Cúnla.<br /> <br />Who is that there, that's tapping the windowpane? (x3)<br /> “Only meself,” says Cúnla.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br /> Cúnla, Cúnla, Cúnla, don’t come any near’r to me! (x3)<br /> “Maybe I shouldn’t,” says Cúnla.<br />  <br /> Cé hé siúd thíos atá ag leagadh na gclathacha? (x3)<br /> "Mise mé féin," a deir Cúnla.<br />  <br /> Chúnla chaoin ná tara níos giorra dhom (x3)<br /> "Maise mur' dtaga," a deir Cúnla.<br /> <br />Chorus<br /> <br />Who is that there, that's climbing the stairs to me? (x3)<br /> “Only meself,” says Cúnla.<br /> <br />Who is that there, that's tickling the toes of me? (x3)<br /> “Only meself,” says Cúnla.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> Who’s that there? Rapping the door to me?<br /> Who’s that there?<br /> Who’s that there? Tapping the windowpane?<br /> Who’s that there?<br /> Don’t come any near’r to me!<br /> Don’t come any near’r to me!<br />  <br /> Cé hé siúd thíos atá ag tochas mo bhonnacha? (x3)<br /> "Mise mé féin," a deir Cúnla.<br />  <br /> Cé hé siúd thíos ag tarraingt na pluide dhíom? (x3)<br /> "Mise mé féin," a deir Cúnla.<br /> "Mise mé féin," a deir Cúnla.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> “Maybe I shouldn’t,” says Cúnla.<br /> “I shouldn’t,” says Cúnla.<br /> “Maybe I shouldn’t,” says Cúnla. </p> <p> </p></p></td> </tr> </table> TRACK #8 PREVIEW - "Whichever Way The Wind Blows" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=532 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_532 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p><strong>CHICKEN BOXER, TRACK 8.  "Whichever Way The Wind Blows" </strong></p> <p>Well here's another road song, or at least the sailor's equivalent. We grew up on an island, finite space, finite resources, with water on all sides. It defines you it and shapes your life. (Ireland is about the same size as West Virginia and Great Britain about half the size of California). Some people gather together and enjoy it as a comfort, some take to the seas in search of more, or just something different.  I guess we did the latter. In spring 2011 Patrick and I went back on a little inspirational search around Ireland, something like 1,000 miles in 8 days, no playing music, just watching and experiencing. We went out to the Aran Islands; a bleaker, more inhospitable place is hard to imagine. People live there - I can't say they prosper, but they live there.  It's a simple and very real existence.  The fishing trade is all but dead, killed off by Euro quotas, so tourism is their main means of survival. They wrestle with nature everyday. We'll post more about this trip later, suffice to say the bleak landscape and the unforgiving sea shaped this song.  </p> <p>- Twigger<br /> <br /></p> <p><strong><a href="/jukebox-preview-clips.html" title="" target="_blank">CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREVIEW </a></strong></p> <p><strong><br /> Lyrics:</strong></p> <p>North into the icy gale,<br /> The whale, the fish, are leading us astray.<br /> Down below the darkest green,<br /> I've seen a world my courage will betray.<br />  <br /> Waves are crashing, rising to the sky,<br /> Dancing with my soul, my head held high.<br />  <br /> A waking dream swept over me,<br /> ‘Be free’, it whispered, ‘Drift out with the tide’.<br /> ‘Open up the gates, untie the rope,<br /> In hope of finding who's inside’.<br />  <br /> The clouds are rolling in, my heart beats strong,<br /> Thunder, like the rhythm to my song.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> Whichever way the road shows me,<br /> I know the wind will blow me home.<br /> A thousand miles, a life at sea,<br /> But I will never be alone.<br />  <br /> Between the devil and the deep,<br /> I seek a truth or maybe it is seeking me.<br /> And when I see the end, my friend,<br /> I know exactly where I want to be.<br />  <br /> The wind is calling, whispering to me,<br /> Singing with the chorus of the sea.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> Home, home.<br /> I will never be alone.<br /> No, I will never be alone.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> I know you and who you are;<br /> A star, a constellation far above.<br /> And I am just a traveler,<br /> A gatherer of everything I love.<br />  <br /> The sun is falling, fading out of sight<br /> The fire inside will guide me through the night<br />  <br /> Chorus</p></p></td> </tr> </table> TRACK #7 PREVIEW - "The Bear And The Butcher Boy" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=529 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_529 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p><strong>CHICKEN BOXER, TRACK 7.  "The Bear and The Butcher Boy" </strong></p> <p>An old fashioned story ballad, a folk song of olde. The tale was conjured up from various stories and memories and set in a time when meat really came from the corner butcher shop, wrapped in brown paper, tied up in white string and delivered by a boy on a black bicycle.  I love the snippets of tune in this; awesome playing from Pat, Purvis and Jessie. I imagine a sunny day with people dancing around in a field, the bear hopping around in the background. Couldn't resist the suggestive "plump and juicy" punch line.  And by the way, who knew there was this many meat variations?  The basic guitar track was played on a "high strung" guitar, (just the high strings of a 12 string set), and tuned down to an open C.  I'm glad that dancing bears are outlawed now; it really was a cruel fate, but at least this one had a happy ending.  <strong></strong></p> <p>- Twigger<strong> <br /> <br /><br /> <a href="/jukebox-preview-clips.html" title="" target="_blank">CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREVIEW </a><br /> <br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Lyrics:</strong> </p> <p>Chorus<br /> Wrapped up in brown paper, tied up with white string<br /> He would whistle as he went.<br /> When he was happy, he would sing.<br />  <br /> Billy Batty was a butcher boy, he rode a butcher’s bike,<br /> Down Dublin’s dirty back streets at the dawning of daylight.<br /> He loved a girl named Lucy, Lucy loved another lad,<br /> A soldier tall and handsome, this made young Billy sad.<br />  <br /> One day the circus came to town it had a dancing bear,<br /> Billy had to go for he knew she would be there.<br /> The second he rode up he know that something was awry,<br /> The crowd was all a gallop, Yelling “Run before you die!”<br />  <br /> Well the bear was mad with hunger as he broke free from his chain.<br /> He rampaged through the big top when all at once he came,<br /> Across the poor young Lucy, lying curled up on the ground,<br /> The soldier boy was hiding he was nowhere to be found.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> Now Billy heard her screams and he knew at once what he must do,<br /> He took up on his trusty bike and to her aid he flew.<br /> He cycled right up to the bear and threw a piece of meat,<br /> The bear spun right around and he caught that beefy treat.<br />  <br /> He scarfed it down with just one bite and looked up for some more.<br /> Around in circles, Billy trailing sausage on the floor.<br /> Just out of reach he kept him, as he lured the beast away .<br /> The bear had got a taste, now brave young Billy was his prey.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> Three times around the tent, well the creature had stop,<br /> He rested and he thought, then he began to skip and hop.<br /> He danced a polka and a waltz to everyone’s delight,<br /> The crowd began to clap and cheer and such a wondrous site.<br />  <br /> Billy tossed the bear a lamb chop and a mighty t-bone steak.<br /> The dancing just got faster and the ground began to shake.<br /> He swallowed whole two turkeys, strings of sausages galore,<br /> Then full, he gently lay down and began to loudly snore.<br />  <br /> Well the crowd went wild with pleasure as to our hero Lucy ran,<br /> She forgot the soldier boy, now brave young Billy was her man.<br /> Now the moral of this story is, if ya want to win your Lucy,<br /> You better have a trusty bike or a sausage plump and juicy.<br /> A sausage plump and juicy!<br />  <br /> Wrapped up in brown paper, tied up with white string,<br /> Now he never whistles,<br /> Every day, every day he sings.<br /> Every day, every day he sings. <br />  <br /> Well you’ve got:<br /> Chitterlings and chicken wings,<br /> Liver, tongue and tail,<br /> Gizzards, skirt or marrowbone,<br /> Game-hen, grouse or quail.<br />  <br /> Trotters, t-bone, venison,<br /> Brisket, neck or jowl,<br /> Partridge, duck or turkey,<br /> Pheasant, guinea fowl.<br />  <br /> Rib Eye, round or sirloin,<br /> Topside, rump or flank.<br /> Pudding, bacon, rashers,<br /> Porterhouse or Shank<br />  <br /> Haggis, ham or sweat bread<br /> Kidney, heart or hocks<br /> Rabbit, mutton, scratchings,<br /> A rack of lamb or chops.<br />  </p></p></td> </tr> </table> PREVIEW #6 - "My Lucky Day" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=528 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_528 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p><strong>CHICKEN BOXER,  TRACK 6.  "Lucky Day" </strong></p> <p>This song took a few years to write, a line here and a line there. Memories of a month spent in Mexico, various beach trips, when I lived in London back and I used to wear flip-flops all the time (a rare and unusual site on a cold and rainy day). It was a mind-set for me; my feet were freezing but my head was off somewhere warm strolling along a sandy beach. The song is really about the "search" - how a wandering soul still needs to find a person and a place that they can call home. The whole band is from "some place else."  We spend over 200 days on the road, so a home is a fleeting luxury. You will see we visit this theme a lot; it invades our every thought. During pre-production for the album we went into a small studio in Austin (actually a small A-frame house down the road where a friend and talented sound engineer had set up a little recording space). We wanted to see how some of the songs would sound and work on a few arrangements. We gathered in a circle in his apartment and started to work. This can be a very awkward stage; wrong notes are being played, singing is out of tune and people are coming in and out at the wrong time.  It was at just such an awkwardly screeching moment when Ryan uncharacteristically just stopped. He had  frozen in a sort of robotic drumming pose, and he was staring at the glass door behind me and I could see he was trying to say something. "R, R, R, Ro, Robber, Robert Plant, Robert Plant."  I looked over my right shoulder and sure enough, Robert  Plant was walking in the room. 'THE' Robert Plant. "Hello, how's everyone doing?" I have no idea what we all said, but we had a quick conversation with him before he left with the hard drive he had dropped by to pick up with a few song ideas he had been working on with our sound engineer friend. Robert was a very nice guy and I could not help but marvel at the fact that he is still working on new ideas after all this success and time, and more importantly, going about it in such an everyday manner. Thanks RP, you have influenced every musician in the world.  Well, at least me and all the ones I know.</p> <p>- Twigger</p> <p><br /> <strong><a href="/jukebox-preview-clips.html" title="" target="_blank">CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREVIEW </a></strong><br /> </p> <p> <p> </p></p> <p><strong>Lyrics:</strong></p> <p>I got a can, a cold one in my hand,<br /> My flip-flops on, my favorite band,<br /> Cranking through my dancing mind,<br /> A world ahead, a life behind me.<br /> Kicking through the surf together,<br /> Me and you and the sunny weather,<br /> Finally found the words to say;<br /> "This is my life, this is my lucky day".<br />  <br /> Hey, hey.<br />  <br /> Out across the ocean too,<br /> A better life for me and you,<br /> The greyest days will turn to colors,<br /> Wash away our tears and worries.<br /> I'll be your blanket day and night,<br /> Wrap you in that morning light,<br /> We'll wake together smile and say;<br /> "This is my life, this is my lucky day".<br />  <br /> Hey, hey.<br />  <br /> And now the stars and world surround you<br /> You're the only one I'm bound to,<br /> We'll dance together hand in hand,<br /> Out across the shifting sand.<br /> Leaving lies and fear behind us,<br /> Dreams of love and hope will find us,<br /> So happy that you came my way;<br /> “This is my life, this is my lucky day".<br />  <br /> Hey, Hey<br /> “This is my life, this is my lucky day”.<br />  <br /> If I could catch a million birds,<br /> And have them sing to you these words,<br /> Would you follow me be my fairytale,<br /> I'll be your ship, you'll be my sail.<br /> Lions, snakes and bears, oh my!<br /> Close your eyes and say goodbye,<br /> To boogie men and childish fears,<br /> For now I'm here to catch your tears.<br /> Save them so when you awake,<br /> I'll have enough to make a lake,<br /> And on it we will sail together,<br /> Through the seas and stormy weather.<br /> To a place where we will find,<br /> Calmness, hope and peace of mind,<br /> A place to call our very own,<br /> I think I'll call it home…..<br />  <br /> “This is my lucky day”.<br /> Hey, hey,<br /> “This is my life, this is my lucky day”. </p> <p> <p> </p></p> <p> </p></p></td> </tr> </table> TRACK #5 PREVIEW - "Dead Bird Hill" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=527 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_527 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p><strong>CHICKEN BOXER, TRACK 5.  "Dead Bird Hill" </strong></p> <p>We played a show last year in France at a Festival called "Chant de Marin."  It was a sea-shanty festival in a beautiful harbor in Brittany called Paimpol. We had a wonderful time; the crowd really took to us and we really took to the hospitable locals, the moule et frites, and the local Cider bottled very much like Champagne. In fact, I drank so much cider, wine and ate so much seafood, that I woke up with a bout of Gout! Ouch! Very painful, but good for my pirate credibility. The tiny harbor was overflowing with vintage wooden sailboats and packed to the gills with people, so much so it was difficult once you left the back stage area to hook back up with fellow band mates. Our cell phones were not in operation so we would arrange to meet up at a particular show on a small hill just back stage that had an excellent view of the stage. There was a large dead black bird on the hill side, and we gathered to watch Carlos Nunez, Sinead O'Conner, The Waterboys and others from our vantage point atop "Dead Bird Hill".  What a great trip.  Awesome work from Pete on whistles and pipes and Jessie on fiddle, and a great original tune from Jess to open titled "Eron’s Cracker."  The second and third trad tunes are called "Gan Ainm" and "Swallow Tail."</p> <p>- Twigger</p> <p><br /> <a href="/jukebox-preview-clips.html" title="" target="_blank">CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREVIEW</a></p> <p> <br /> <strong></strong></p> <p> </p></p></td> </tr> </table> TRACKS #3-4 PREVIEW - "Rag and Bone Intro" / "Rag and Bone" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=526 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_526 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p><strong>CHICKEN BOXER, TRACKS 3-4. "Rag and Bone Intro" / "Rag and Bone" </strong></p> <p>Here's a throw-back to the past. "Way-back-when" the Rag and Bone Man would trundle through the neighborhoods on his donkey and cart collecting scrap metal and junk of all kinds. He would announce his arrival by yelling out "rag-a-bone, rag-a-bone," and you would hear his donkey or horse clip-clopping down the street as you dragged your unwanted scrap to the curb. Each of them would have a unique cry so you could recognize them through the early morning fog. Sometimes he would even have balloons for the kids. Track 3 is a tribute to the Rag and Bone Man's call, and Track 4 is the full song.  We put a track marker in here so you could jump past the intro on subsequent listenings if you wished to.  I've always wanted to write this song, and had the title in my notebook for years. The whole thing was written on the spot in the studio from a jam session between Ryan and myself - or at least the first verse, pre-chorus and chorus were. We just repeated the same words over and over till we got the whole arrangement down. Verses 2 and 3 were written later. We shot a video for this at a place called the "Cathedral of Junk" in Austin, TX. We'll tell you all about this in a future post!</p> <p>- Twigger </p> <p><br />  </p> <p><a href="/jukebox-preview-clips.html" title="" target="_blank"><strong>CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREVIEW</strong></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Lyrics:</strong></p> <p>Chorus<br /> Rag and bone man, picking up the tin can,<br /> Throwin’ it all in his donkey wagon.<br /> Rag and bone man, coming down the street,<br /> Come around here ‘bout every other week.<br />  <br /> He makes his pay picking up the rubbish<br /> Everybody throws away.<br /> He’s out there in the sunshine, rain or gloomy day,<br /> Recycling, the broken and the bent,<br /> The used up and the spent.<br />  <br /> A three-legged chair, a washing machine,<br /> A bicycle wheel and a toilet lid,<br /> A rusty bed, a wooden box,<br /> A mattress spring and a ping-pong table.<br />  <br /> Metal pipes, a tennis racket,<br /> A pair of shoes and a motorcycle helmet,<br /> Football boots, a Christmas tree,<br /> A red wheelbarrow and a frying pan.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> A picture frame, a wedding dress,<br /> A fireplace and a steering wheel.<br /> Nuts and bolts, knives and forks,<br /> A broken basket and a rolling pin.<br />  <br /> A bag of golf clubs, orange cone,<br /> A mandolin and some chain link fencing,<br /> A pile of bricks, a watering can,<br /> Three flower pots and a fireman’s hat.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> Any old, any old Mickey Mouse hat, radiator cap,<br /> An Elvis Presley velvet painting,<br /> Shirts and trousers, pair of plimsoles,<br /> Stockings and socks and a twisted trombone.<br />  <br /> Paisley parasol, purple lampshade,<br /> Useless telephone, coats and jumpers,<br /> Slingshots, bottle tops, hammers and cogs,<br /> A coffee table and a Pepsi crate.<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> About every other week.</p> <p> </p></p></td> </tr> </table> TRACK #2 PREVIEW - "Irish Breakfast Day" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=524 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_524 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p><strong>CHICKEN BOXER, TRACK 2.  "Irish Breakfast Day"</strong></p> <p> Ryan and I were messing around in the studio and came up with the basic groove for this. Leafing through a stack of random lyrics and unfinished songs written in the last year I found two songs that seemed to come together with the music and married the two together. A chorus about longing for an escape to a Caribbean island and a song about the huge breakfasts we all grew up with, not something you would think of putting together I know. I remember sitting back home with my stack of fried animal parts and runny eggs watching the TV weather forecaster move magnetic cloud shapes and rain drops across a map of Europe. (yes before green screen). My mind would set off on a journey to far off sun kissed beaches only returning to help me dip my fried bread into the runny yoke and swallow down another helping of heart attack. We had a great time recording this, jamming away to Ryan's cool groove. The barking sound by the way is Ryan playing an Udu, a round clay vase like percussion instrument with a wide spout.  You hit it with one hand on the bowl part and make the wowing sound with your hand over the spout opening.  We ran the mic through a wah wah pedal as well.</p> <p>- Twigger </p> <p> </p> <p><strong><a href="/jukebox-preview-clips.html" title="" target="_blank">CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREVIEW</a></strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><span>Lyrics:</span></strong></p> <p>Cracked mug, cuppa, toast and jelly,<br /> Weather forecast is on the telly,<br /> ‘Dairygold’, cloudy skies,<br /> Bacon, rashers, beans and fries.<br /> ‘HP’ brown sauce, salt and pepper,<br /> Duffle coat and a wooly sweater!<br />  <br /> Chorus<br /> Everybody’s got a dream, this is mine.<br /> I want an island in the stream and some time,<br /> And sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine.<br />  <br /> Chucking buckets the streets are drowning,<br /> Looking gloomy my sausage is frowning.<br /> Mushrooms are looking overdone,<br /> Clouds are beating up the sun.<br /> Farmhouse eggs done over easy,<br /> Cold front coming, wet and breezy!<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> The whistle on the kettle is calling,<br /> Sleet and snow, the pressure’s falling.<br /> Marmalade that comes from Spain,<br /> Where rain falls mainly on the plain.<br /> Patchy fog, it's ten degrees,<br /> Black pudding, jam and mushy peas!<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> Everybody’s got a dream, this is mine.<br /> Everybody’s got a dream, this is mine.<br />  <br /> Eggs are up and they're looking sunny,<br /> Yellow yoke is warm and runny.<br /> Tomato halves are grilled and lying,<br /> Next to the white bread fresh from frying.<br /> Thunderstorms are on the way,<br /> Just another Irish breakfast day!<br />  <br /> Chorus<br />  <br /> Everybody’s got a dream, this one’s mine,<br /> Sunshine, sunshine, sunshine.<br /> Got a dream, got a dream of sunshine.<br /> <br /><span></span></p> <p><strong> <br /> </strong></p><br /></p></td> </tr> </table> CHICKEN BOXER SNEAK PEEK - LISTEN TO 1 NEW SONG EACH DAY! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=523 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_523 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm is sharing the stories behind the new album, with a preview of 1 new track every day until you've heard them all!</p></td> </tr> </table> TRACK #1 PREVIEW - "One More Day Above The Roses" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=522 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_522 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p>Introducing the first track off of the new album, <em>Chicken Boxer</em>...</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>CHICKEN BOXER, TRACK 1. "One More Day Above the Roses"  </strong></p> <p>Thought we'd wake everyone up with this. A "barn burner" of a song with a ripping polka woven through it. This song owes a great deal to the legendary Dublin balladeer and one time Dubliners front man, Paddy Reilly. We were having drinks in the bar (go figure) after one of our first Irish Festival shows in Milwaukee, and while it had been a huge success, breaking all kinds of records, we were feeling somewhat ostracized by the rest of the musicians. Paddy was one of the first to make us feel welcome, and after hearing us tell of the resentment from some of the other bands he leaned in pint in hand and said these very eloquent words, "f#ck the begrudgers!" Words to live by indeed. The song expresses the same theme throughout, presented from different angles...don't let the negative get you down, celebrate every time you wake up "one more day above the roses". We jumped around like idiots listening to playback of this in the studio.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong><a href="/jukebox-preview-clips.html" title="" target="_blank">CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PREVIEW</a></strong><br /> </p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Lyrics:</strong></p> <p>I'm done with you begrudgers!<br /> You pushers and you shovers!<br /> The scurrying, the worrying,<br /> I'm goin’ to have some fun!<br />  <br /> Well I was born very young, I grew up in me cradle,<br /> Chances are, that when I die, it will be of something fatal.<br /> So if you see me running, keep up by my side,<br /> That hurricane’s a coming, and there ain't no place to hide!<br /> Get your own life this one’s mine,<br /> and stuff it, where, the sun don’t shine!<br />  <br /> I'm done with you begrudgers!<br /> You pushers and you shovers!<br /> The scurrying, the worrying,<br /> I'm goin' to have some fun!<br />  <br /> Chorus<br /> So, give it over, take a break.<br /> Shut yer hole! You're causing my poor heart to ache.<br /> To all you saints and sinners, you losers and you winners;<br /> Here's to one more day above the roses!<br />  <br /> All that shmoozin' and the boozin', will catch up with you they say,<br /> At least that's what them old ones, they told me everyday.<br /> So I quit just like they said, stopped everything that’s bad,<br /> ‘Twas the worst twenty minutes that I’ve ever had!<br /> It's not the cough that carries you off,<br /> It's the coffin, they, carry you off in!<br />  <br /> I'm done with all the snitching!<br /> The balling and the bitching!<br /> The striving and conniving,<br /> I’m heading for the pub!<br />  <br /> Chorus</p> <p>Work like you don't need money, don't know how much things cost.<br /> Love like you've never been hurt, love like you've never lost.<br /> Dance like no one’s watching, as often as you can,<br /> And when you drink, drink like, you're a true-blood Irishman!<br /> Live every day like it's your last,<br /> They're going by, way too fast!<br />  <br /> You langers and you loons!<br /> You bankers and buffoons!<br /> The liars, the pariahs,<br /> You can keep the bloody lot!<br />  <br /> So, give it over, take a break.<br /> Shut yer hole! You're causing my poor heart to ache.<br /> To all you saints and sinners, you losers and you winners;<br /> Here's to one more day above the roses!<br /> Here's to one more day above the roses!<br /> Here's to one more day above the roses! </p></p></td> </tr> </table> Check out the brand new July "ROAD TRACKS" Podcast! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=520 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_520 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Need some great summer music? GS has you covered with the July edition of "ROAD TRACKS"...</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW VIDEO - THE CHICKEN BOXER! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=519 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_519 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm Presents...THE CHICKEN BOXER</p></td> </tr> </table> MS OUT NOW http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=media&bt_id=518 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_518 <table> <tr><td><a href="http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=media&bt_id=518"><img src="http://www.gaelicstorm.com/content/galleries/sm_zoom_40068.jpg" width="133" height="133" border="0" /></a></div></td> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> NEW ALBUM CHICKEN BOXER NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=512 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_512 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The brand new album from Gaelic Storm is available for Pre-Order TODAY!</p></td> </tr> </table> Check out the new June episode of "ROAD TRACKS"! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=505 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_505 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The latest "ROAD TRACKS" podcast is now available!</p></td> </tr> </table> THE MAY EPISODE OF "ROAD TRACKS" IS HERE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=502 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_502 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the newest podcast from Gaelic Storm...</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW "ROAD TRACKS" PODCAST NOW AVAILABLE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=&n_id=480 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_480 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the April episode of the "ROAD TRACKS" podcast - now available for download!</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW BLOG FROM RYAN LACEY! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=479 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_479 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The spring tour is a wrap! Check out the new blog for some of the craziest stories and most memorable moments from the last few months on the road.</p></td> </tr> </table> MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS FROM 2012 SPRING TOUR http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=476 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_476 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><style><!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"MS 明朝"; mso-font-charset:78; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1791491579 18 0 131231 0;} @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1107305727 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1073743103 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:Cochin; panose-1:2 0 6 3 2 0 0 2 0 3; mso-font-charset:0; 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like the kind you feel right after you take that first sip of a bevy at the end of a day moving into a new home.  If you know what that feels like, you will completely understand.  And as you could also imagine we had some great, strange, unique and challenging times during the last 76 days traveling across America.  I thought it would be a fun idea to share some of those experiences with you guys, so I put together a list of them below...  </span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><font size="3"><u><strong>"Most Memorable Moments from the 2012 Saint Patrick's Day Tour"</strong></u></font><br /> (in alphabetical order, no less!)</span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span> </span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><strong>BIGGEST GIG EVER:</strong>  On this tour we got to play the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI to the biggest crowd Gaelic Storm has ever had in an indoor venue.  It was a crazy feeling to go on that stage and play in front of those people.  In fact, our manager, Matt, wouldn't let us look at the audience before we hit the stage.  He wanted it to feel like it was a Christmas morning surprise, and trust me, it was one of the coolest things I've ever seen.  For years we have wanted to sell out this place and finally we had - what a feeling!  This gig was one of those that will stay in my mind for a long time.  </span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" title="" src="http://gaelicstorm.s3.amazonaws.com/imgs/Riversidejpg.jpg" height="170" width="255" /> </span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" src="file:///Users/saragrosdidier/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0/clip_image002.jpg" height="172" width="257" /> <em>The Riverside, Milwaukee WI</em></span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span></span></font><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><strong>CALENDAR-CHALLENGED: </strong> For those of you that follow us on Facebook, you will know that on the 14th of March we thought we were booked to play in Bloomington, IL.  So on that day we woke up in Chicago, IL and had a leisurely lunch at the mall, and figured we had all sorts of time because the drive was only going to be 2 hours.  Purvis went to a barber shop, Pat was checking out stores, Jessie was belt shopping, Twigger was grabbing a coffee and I was searching for the perfect pair of sneakers.  It wasn't until Pat posted on Facebook that he was excited to play in Bloomington, IL that someone named Lindsay Brown Turpen informed us that we were playing Bloomington, IN, not IL.  So as you can imagine, that changed everything.  Instead of a 2 hour drive we had a 5 hour drive, and of course we actually lost an hour because that part of IN is Eastern Standard Time:  too funny.  We got to the gig on time, but without a belt, a pair of Vans, a haircut and some coffee.   So thanks again Lindsay, you seriously saved our calendar-challenged butts.</span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" title="" src="http://gaelicstorm.s3.amazonaws.com/imgs/Bloomington.jpg" height="185" width="270" /> </span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=609&bih=713&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=609&bih=713&um=1&ie=UTF-8&gl=us&saddr=Google+Maps+chicago&daddr=bloomington&dirflg=d&geocode=Ke3L9NA8LA6IMQDAwAmtpuCv;KefYg7T2XWyIMdkzrYstkRrp&ei=bQ11T-GIC-Ps0gGQ1NmVDQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CCkQ-A8wAA"><img alt="" src="file:///Users/saragrosdidier/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0/clip_image004.gif" border="0" height="187" width="272" /></a><em> Bloomington what?</em></span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><strong>CHICKEN BOXER (revealing our new album's name and cover): </strong> Chicken Boxer isn't your normal album name but it really does encompass the unique sense of humor our band has.  The real meaning behind the name will come out later, just know that it has something to do with one of us hearing the word box as opposed to pox...</span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" title="" src="http://gaelicstorm.s3.amazonaws.com/imgs/chickenboxer.jpg" height="219" width="230" /></span></font></p> <p><em><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" src="file:///Users/saragrosdidier/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0/clip_image006.png" border="0" height="221" width="232" /> The new Gaelic Storm album: Chicken Boxer</span></font></em></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span></span></font><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><strong>EGG:  </strong>In Albany, we actually played in a venue that was shaped like an egg.  Guess what the venue is called... yeah you guessed it: "The Egg".  </span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" title="" src="http://gaelicstorm.s3.amazonaws.com/imgs/theegg.jpg" height="186" width="271" /></span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" src="file:///Users/saragrosdidier/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0/clip_image008.png" border="0" height="188" width="273" /><em>The Egg</em></span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span></span></font><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><strong>DONKEYS:</strong>  We not only sold out of our stock of donkeys, but we actually tapped out the distributer too!  Don't worry, they are hard at work in the donkey-making factory as we speak.</span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" title="" src="http://gaelicstorm.s3.amazonaws.com/imgs/donkeys.jpg" height="239" width="320" /></span></font></p> <p><em><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span>March of the Donkeys</span></font></em></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span></span></font><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><strong>FENDER:</strong>  We 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Of course when we jumped out all sorts of cars started appearing out of nowhere and were honking at us.  Good times!  So, when you're roaming the streets of Ithaca watch out for flying suitcases!</span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" title="" src="http://gaelicstorm.s3.amazonaws.com/imgs/Suitcase.jpg" height="240" width="320" /></span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" src="file:///Users/saragrosdidier/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0/clip_image012.jpg" border="0" height="242" width="322" /><em>My sad "holey" bag</em></span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><strong>GYROS: </strong> In Wilkes Barre, PA we ate a bunch of gyros at 2 o'clock in the morning with some of the boys from Enter the Haggis.  I know what you're thinking, and yes, there was a bar involved as well.  Thank you "The King of Kings Gyros"! You made our night!</span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" title="" src="http://gaelicstorm.s3.amazonaws.com/imgs/kingofkings.jpg" height="149" width="339" /></span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" src="file:///Users/saragrosdidier/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0/clip_image014.jpg" border="0" height="151" width="341" /><em>King of Kings Gyros</em></span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><strong>HANGING CABBAGES: </strong> We walked into a gig in Tullahoma, TN and there were a bunch of cabbages hanging from the ceiling.  Weird, I know, but I have to say that the creativity did stun all of us in the band.</span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><strong>HOCKEY HELMET:</strong>  Peter Purvis created the first Guinness Box Hockey Helmet.  He played one game with it, and he has never been the same since...</span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" src="file:///Users/saragrosdidier/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0/clip_image016.png" border="0" height="642" width="482" /></span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" title="" src="http://gaelicstorm.s3.amazonaws.com/imgs/helmet.jpg" height="396" width="297" /> </span></font></p> <p><em><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span>Coolest helmet ever</span></font></em></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span></span></font><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><strong>KETCHUP: </strong> We think that we might have boosted Heinz ketchup's stock!   At most of our restaurant stops there is no taste to the food!  So thank you Heinz family for always being there for us.</span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" title="" src="http://gaelicstorm.s3.amazonaws.com/imgs/heinz.jpg" height="259" width="194" /></span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" src="file:///Users/saragrosdidier/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0/clip_image018.png" border="0" height="261" width="196" /><em>Restaurant Gold</em></span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span></span></font><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><strong>MASCOT #2: </strong> On this tour we revealed Gaelic Storm's second official mascot: the actual Chicken Boxer.  He showed up in Chicago, Annapolis and Milwaukee, and I'm sure he will make another surprise appearance soon.  And for all those worried that Darcy has been replaced, don't be, he merely has a new buddy to share the stage with now.  </span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" title="" src="http://gaelicstorm.s3.amazonaws.com/imgs/boxersuit.jpg" height="252" width="200" /></span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><a 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size="2"><span><img alt="" title="" src="http://gaelicstorm.s3.amazonaws.com/imgs/pig.jpg" height="194" width="259" /></span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" src="file:///Users/saragrosdidier/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0/clip_image022.png" border="0" height="196" width="261" /><em>The Sauciest Pig Ever</em></span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span></span></font><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><strong>OLD SONGS AND OLD STORIES: </strong> We performed two of these kinds of shows over the course of the tour, one in Greenville, SC and one in Annapolis, MD.  This is where we take some old pub favorites and some old Gaelic Storm songs, mix in a bunch of the stories that have happened to the band over the past 15 years, and play a kind of storyteller show.  From the drummers throne I felt like I had a front row seat to two of the funniest nights of my life!  If you see we are doing this kind of gig again, it really is worth coming out.  We are just flying by the seat of our pants and for my money it's a must-see.</span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><strong>SHAMROCK FEST IN DC: </strong> What a load of drunken-monkeys there were at this fest!  We think we actually had more crowd-surfers in this one gig than we had in all of 2011.  It was awesome - we had a great time as you could expect.  We also got to see a few of our favorite bands…Carbon Leaf played right before us and they put on a killer show, and then after we played The Dropkick Murphy's took the stage and were amazing, as always.  </span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" title="" src="http://gaelicstorm.s3.amazonaws.com/imgs/RFK.jpg" height="264" width="396" /></span></font></p> <p><em><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span>Shamrock Fest, Next to RFK stadium</span></font></em></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><strong>SPEEDOS: </strong> We witnessed a group of men sunbathing in what they called a "heatwave" in  the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in speedos.  (It was 43 degrees outside)  Sorry no pic, we couldn't live with ourselves if we shared these images with anyone.</span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><strong>WASHINGTON DC:</strong>  After we played Shamrock fest in Washington DC we took a few days off and stayed right down the street from the Capital Building at one of the most historic hotels in America, the Phoenix, which is right above the fantastic Dubliner Pub.  (Many a President has stepped into that bar on Saint Patrick's Day and had a few pints, including our present one.)  We became total tourists, it was one of the best ways to see DC, during Cherry Blossom season.  I even took a cheesy tourist photo: </span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" title="" src="http://gaelicstorm.s3.amazonaws.com/imgs/ryanDC.jpg" height="399" width="297" /></span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span><img alt="" src="file:///Users/saragrosdidier/Library/Caches/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0/clip_image026.png" border="0" height="514" width="384" /><em> Totally geek'n out in DC</em></span></font></p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span></span></font><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span>I hope you enjoyed this list and thanks again for supporting us on the road.  As you can tell, it is always a good time.  In the coming months we are finishing up Chicken Boxer and then we are hitting the road again this summer playing all sorts of festivals and gigs around the country.   So please come out again because we love spending time with you guys, and don't forget to download our free monthly podcast straight from <a href="/">Gaelicstorm.com</a> - there is a link right on the front page.</span></font> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span> </span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span>Until next time,  </span></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><span>Ryan Lacey</span></font></p></p></td> 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PATRICK'S DAY!!!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=469 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_469 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The greatest day of the year has arrived!</p></td> </tr> </table> ANNOUNCING THE NEW ALBUM FROM GAELIC STORM - CHICKEN BOXER! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=465 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_465 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>That's right, new music from Gaelic Storm is on the way! Get ready!</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW MARCH "ROAD TRACKS" PODCAST NOW AVAILABLE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=462 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_462 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the latest installment of the "ROAD TRACKS" podcast from Gaelic Storm!</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW VIDEO - Happy Valentine's Day From Gaelic Storm! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=459 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_459 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the new video and find out the band's all-time favorite love songs!</p></td> </tr> </table> New "ROAD TRACKS" Podcast now available! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=457 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_457 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The new February episode of the "ROAD TRACKS" podcast is here!</p></td> </tr> </table> RING IN ST. PATRICK'S DAY WITH GS IN CHICAGO - Travel and VIP Packages now available! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=456 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_456 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm is ringing in St. Patrick's Day at midnight this year in Chicago! Travel and VIP packages are now available.</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW BLOG FROM RYAN LACEY http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=454 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_454 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the new blog from Ryan Lacey for a preview of what's to come for Gaelic Storm in 2012!</p></td> </tr> </table> 2012 PREVIEW http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=455 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_455 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><!--[if gte mso 9]> <xml> <w:worddocument> <w:view>Normal</w:view> <w:zoom>0</w:zoom> <w:punctuationkerning/> <w:validateagainstschemas/> <w:saveifxmlinvalid>false</w:saveifxmlinvalid> <w:ignoremixedcontent>false</w:ignoremixedcontent> <w:alwaysshowplaceholdertext>false</w:alwaysshowplaceholdertext> <w:compatibility> <w:breakwrappedtables/> <w:snaptogridincell/> <w:wraptextwithpunct/> <w:useasianbreakrules/> <w:dontgrowautofit/> <w:usefelayout/></w:compatibility> <w:browserlevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:browserlevel></w:worddocument></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> <xml> <w:latentstyles deflockedstate="false" latentstylecount="156"></w:latentstyles></xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]> <object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id="ieooui"></object> <style> st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) }</style><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0pt 5.4pt 0pt 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0pt; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;}</style><![endif]--> <p class="MsoNormal"><span><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana">Hey GS Nation! </span></span><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana"></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana">It’s been a while since we have been on the road, and yes, we missed you very much!  There are some awesome things on the horizon for us in 2012; here is a taste of what’s coming up...</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><u><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana"><br /> The New Gaelic Storm Record</span></u></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana">We spent most of December and part of January hibernating in our recording studio down in Austin, TX, but don’t worry, the time was very well spent. Everyone in the band sounds amazing on our new record, and the parts we have been<em> laying</em> down are great!  The record is about 85% done and we are all super excited by how it’s turning out.  We really took <em>free range</em> to be ourselves on this one.  It looks like it’s going to be released in the early part of summer, but seeing how far away that is, we will be releasing our first single in March.  The song is yet to be determined because it is so hard to narrow it down and <em>pluck</em> out just one.  Whatever the track is, we guarantee that when you hear it, you’ll feel like you've got an electrifying and intense <em>punch </em>in the gut (meant in a good way).  We are hoping that by the end of the album you’ll be<em> left-hooked</em> on it!</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana"> **We have an album title but we aren’t announcing it yet!  The <em>italicized </em>words above allude to the title, so try to figure it out!** </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><u><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana"><br /> New Concert Series, “OLD SONGS and OLD STORIES” </span></u></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana">Apart from our new record, another new endeavor we are embarking on this year is our OLD SONGS AND OLD STORIES concert series.  This idea came from a few impromptu gigs we did last summer at some of the Irish fests.  We tried to put together a show that really takes you back to how Gaelic Storm started out.  It included a loose setlist full of classic Irish songs (think Whiskey in the Jar and Wild Rover), some hilarious pint-fueled stories from Steve and Pat about the last 15 years on the road and a super stripped-down version of our instrumentation.  And man, what resulted was something that was seriously fun and special to be at.  So we figured, why not try doing a few more of these types of shows around the country?  The first of these OLD SONGS AND OLD STORIES gigs of 2012 is at the Handlebar in Greenville, SC on January 28<sup>th</sup> so come out if you are anywhere near the area, or you can always just fly in as well! </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana">Click <a href="http://www.handlebar-online.com/calendar.asp" title="" target="_blank">HERE</a> for the Handlebar Website<br /> <a href="http://www.handlebar-online.com/calendar.asp" title="http://www.handlebar-online.com/calendar.asp"><span style="color: #0E37A5; text-decoration: none; text-underline: none"></span></a></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><u><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana"><br /> St. Patrick's Tour</span></u></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana">Between our show in Orlando, FL on January 19th and our show in Wallingford, CT on March 30<sup>th</sup> we are doing 47 or more gigs around the country!  It’s going to be a wild ride and we are so geared up for it.  Like I said it’s been awhile since we have been on the road and we are all itching to get back out there.  Watch out these next few months because most likely we are coming to your town. </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana">Click <a href="/tourdates.html" title="" target="_blank">HERE</a> for a full list of Tour Dates<br /> <a href="tourdates.html" title="http://www.gaelicstorm.com/tourdates.html"><span style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none; text-underline: none"></span></a></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><u><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana"><br /> We Love Our Fans!</span></u></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana">I have to say you guys are the best fans a band could ever ask for.  You do not only support us with an undying passion, but you also promote us like crazy.  We have no radio play, no video play and no mainstream buzz whatsoever, but somehow, we still are able to get an amazing audience at every show.  We in the band attribute that to our fans, because we know without you guys spreading the word about us, we wouldn’t be where we are now.  So thank you again and again for letting people that don’t know about Gaelic Storm know about us!   </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana">As well I wanted to also say thanks for supporting our podcast.  It’s been going on for over a year now, and the listenership has grown and grown.  So thanks and please continue to tell your friends about it.  For me, it’s great because I get to learn about the places we are heading to and I get to share that with you.  I also love the fact that I can learn about new music through our fans' suggestions, so keep them coming!      </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana">Click <a href="http://gspodcast.libsyn.com/" title="" target="_blank">HERE</a> for the GS Podcast </span></p> <p><!--[if gte mso 9]> <xml> <w:worddocument> <w:view>Normal</w:view> <w:zoom>0</w:zoom> <w:punctuationkerning/> <w:validateagainstschemas/> <w:saveifxmlinvalid>false</w:saveifxmlinvalid> <w:ignoremixedcontent>false</w:ignoremixedcontent> <w:alwaysshowplaceholdertext>false</w:alwaysshowplaceholdertext> <w:compatibility> <w:breakwrappedtables/> <w:snaptogridincell/> <w:wraptextwithpunct/> <w:useasianbreakrules/> <w:dontgrowautofit/> <w:usefelayout/></w:compatibility> <w:browserlevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:browserlevel></w:worddocument></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> <xml> <w:latentstyles deflockedstate="false" latentstylecount="156"></w:latentstyles></xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]> <object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id="ieooui"></object> <style> st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) }</style><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0pt 5.4pt 0pt 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0pt; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;}</style><![endif]--></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana">Please continue to send your song suggestions to: <a href="mailto:gaelicstormpodcast@yahoo.com" title="mailto:gaelicstormpodcast@yahoo.com"><span style="color: windowtext; text-decoration: none; text-underline: none"><span title="mailto:gaelicstormpodcast@yahoo.com">gaelicstormpodcast@yahoo.com</span></span></a></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana">Okay GS Nation, thanks for everything and we can’t wait see you out on the road in 2012!</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9.0pt; font-family: Verdana">- Ryan Lacey of Gaelic Storm </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana"> </span></p></p></td> </tr> </table> The "ROAD TRACKS" podcast is back for 2012! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=453 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_453 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The new January 2012 episode is now available for download!</p></td> </tr> </table> The December "ROAD TRACKS" podcast is now available! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=434 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_434 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the latest Gaelic Storm podcast episode - now available for download!</p></td> </tr> </table> Gaelic Storm Nominated for IRISH MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARD! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=433 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_433 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The Irish Music Association has nominated Gaelic Storm for an IMA Award!</p></td> </tr> </table> GAELIC STORM HOLIDAY SALE - 20% off EVERYTHING in the store! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=429 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_429 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Time to start shopping - ALL items in the store are now 20% off!</p></td> </tr> </table> Check out a brand new interview with Gaelic Storm! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=428 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_428 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>67 Music caught up with Gaelic Storm at the Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR this past week.</p></td> </tr> </table> The November episode of the "ROAD TRACKS" podcast is here! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=415 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_415 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The latest podcast from Gaelic Storm is now available for download.</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW VIDEO - Beach Ball Madness on Rombello! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=395 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_395 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the new video on GSTV!</p></td> </tr> </table> DALLAS, TX - ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO SEE GAELIC STORM AT THE KESSLER THEATER! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=393 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_393 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm is giving away a free pair of tickets and a backstage meet & greet with the band at The Kessler Theater on 10/20/11.</p></td> </tr> </table> WIN TICKETS to GS Shows in Portland, Seattle and Spokane! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=392 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_392 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>67 Music is giving away a pair of tickets to THREE Gaelic Storm shows.</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW BLOG FROM RYAN LACEY http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=391 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_391 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out some of Ryan's favorite moments from Summer 2011 in the latest GS Blog.</p></td> </tr> </table> My Favorite Moments of Summer 2011 http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=390 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_390 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><!--[if gte mso 9]> <xml> <w:worddocument> <w:view>Normal</w:view> <w:zoom>0</w:zoom> <w:punctuationkerning/> <w:validateagainstschemas/> <w:saveifxmlinvalid>false</w:saveifxmlinvalid> <w:ignoremixedcontent>false</w:ignoremixedcontent> <w:alwaysshowplaceholdertext>false</w:alwaysshowplaceholdertext> <w:compatibility> <w:breakwrappedtables/> <w:snaptogridincell/> <w:wraptextwithpunct/> <w:useasianbreakrules/> <w:dontgrowautofit/></w:compatibility> <w:browserlevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:browserlevel></w:worddocument></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> <xml> <w:latentstyles deflockedstate="false" latentstylecount="156"></w:latentstyles></xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]> <object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id="ieooui"></object> <style> st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) }</style><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0pt 5.4pt 0pt 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0pt; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;}</style><![endif]--> <div align="center"></div> <p align="center"><strong><font face="Verdana" size="6">My Favorite Moments of Summer 2011</font></strong></p> <p align="center"><font face="Verdana" size="2">By Ryan Lacey</font><font size="2"><br /> </font></p> <p><font size="2"> </font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2">I think this was probably my favorite summer being a part of Gaelic Storm. We had a blast playing two big festivals in Europe, we started Shamboozle Fest, which is fast becoming one of the most amazing nights of music that you can attend in America, and we were lucky enough to be a part of some of the biggest music festivals in the world.  Oh yeah, and on a personal note, on July 20<sup>th</sup> my wife Bridget and I welcomed an amazing beautiful baby boy, Emmett.  </font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><font size="2">So..... as you can see it's been a great last few months, but before I start to tell you about my favorite moments of the summer festivals let me gush a little bit about the Rombello cruise that we just finished since it’s fresh in my mind...</font></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><font size="2"> </font> <u><strong><br /> </strong></u></font></p> <p><u><font face="Verdana" size="2"><strong>Favorite Moments on Rombello</strong> </font></u></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2">One thing that typifies how great our summer has been going is something that happened only four days ago aboard the Rombello Cruise.  Picture this:  we were on stage, the boat is swaying from left to right, there are about 500 beach balls flying around the room, we are in the middle of our version of Cecilia, and all of a sudden Michael Franti jumps on stage and joins us.  I mean, I almost lost my mind!  I have been a huge fan since I saw him in my hometown of Bakersfield when I was 14 and here he is on stage with us.  His guitar player Jay Bowman also came up and jammed with us on our song “Just Ran Out of Whiskey”.  I swear, the whole band agrees, those dudes have the rock star look down.  They put us all to shame.  </font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2">Another cool thing that happened was I got to meet one of my drumming heroes, Jeffery Clemmons (the drummer of G Love and Special Sauce).  So you could imagine I was super stoked to get to hang out with him.  This guy couldn’t have been nicer and about 20 minutes into our conversation, he asked me who my drumming influences are, and I actually got to look at him and say, YOU.  How cool is that?</font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2">Lastly, I can speak for everyone in our band by saying that having Brian Twigger (Steve’s Dad) and Noel Murphy (Pat’s Dad) on the cruise was an honor.  We actually got the two of them on stage for “What’s the Rumpus?” to play the cymbals.  I haven’t seen two beaming smiles that big for a long time. </font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><u><strong><br /> </strong></u></font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2"><u><strong>Favorite Festival Moments of Summer 2011 (Apart From Rombello) </strong></u><br /> </font></p> <p><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2">1. The first ever Shamboozle Fest in Asheville, NC. </font></strong></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2">We started and hosted a festival this year and IT WAS FANTASTIC!  Everything was spot on, the bands killed it, the volunteers were top notch, the Pisgah brewery that it was held on was great and the overall vibe was everything we had hoped for.  We can’t wait to hold it again next year, so watch out for it. </font></p> <p><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2">2.  The night we finally got to play at Summer Fest in Milwaukee, WI. </font></strong></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2">This is a 12-day music festival and the Goo Goo Dolls, Jason Aldean, the Crash Kings, and Dropkick Murphy’s were also playing the night we played… need I say more? </font></p> <p><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2">3.  Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL.</font></strong></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2">This was a crazy night.  I mean, this festival really knows how to mix it up.  There were 8 stages of music going on all day.  Check out the lineup on our stage:</font></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2">Rebirth Brass Band (New Orleans Style Jazz)<br /> Gaelic Storm<br /> Wiz Khalifa (Hip-hop star)<br /> Girl Talk (DJ extraordinaire)<br /> Umphrey’s McGee (Jam Rock Band)</font></p> <p><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2">4.  The night we played at the Festival Chant Du Marine in Paimpol France.</font></strong></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2">This was Gaelic Storm’s first venture back into France since 2002 so we were really excited.  This is one of the biggest Celtic music festivals in Europe.  We got a chance to share the stage with the Chieftains, Sinead O’Connor, Kila, the Waterboys and Carlos Nunez, just to name a few. </font></p> <p><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2">5.  The weekend of Milwaukee Irish Fest.</font></strong></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2">We tried a few theme nights this year.  First was Hawaiian Friday, which turned out great.  Tons of fans dressed up for it, we brought a tiki bar on stage, wore Hawaiian shirts and brought out beach balls and leis for the audience.  During the day on Saturday the guys did an impromptu show under the name of “Pat and Steve”.  This was my first time watching the guys from the other side of the drums, and I have to say, they are way funny.  I get it now!  And Saturday night rolled around and our “black and white” theme night was super fantastic.  Purvis even wore a naughty schoolboy outfit on stage - we think he was channeling his inner Angus Young of AC/DC.</font></p> <p><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2">6.  The Old Settlers Festival in Austin, TX.</font></strong></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2">What better place to have a festival than on the grounds of one of the most popular BBQ spots in TX, The Saltlick?  The lineup was stunning and we actually got to play before Richard Thompson, Sam Bush and one of Jessie’s favorites, Tim O’Brian.</font></p> <p><strong><font face="Verdana" size="2">7.  Jamming with Carbon Leaf</font></strong></p> <p><font face="Verdana" size="2">It was awesome to be able to hang out with one of our favorite bands.  We brought Carter up to jam at Irish 2000 in Ballston Spa, and then we had the whole band on stage on Saturday night at Pittsburgh Irish Fest.   Apparently though, sadly they still are afraid to play poker with us.  </font></p></p></td> </tr> </table> The October "ROAD TRACKS" podcast is here! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=389 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_389 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Be sure to get your free download of this month's podcast episode - available now!</p></td> </tr> </table> THIS SUNDAY: Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live - DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE IN HONOR OF 9/11 http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=385 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_385 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>In memory of 9/11, Gaelic Storm and Ram's Head Live are offering 50% off ticket prices for military persons, police officers, firefighters and EMTs.</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW VIDEO - Gaelic Storm in France! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=387 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_387 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the new video of Gaelic Storm in Paimpol, France.</p></td> </tr> </table> Check out the September episode of "ROAD TRACKS" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=378 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_378 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>This month's episode of the "ROAD TRACKS" podcast has arrived!</p></td> </tr> </table> Congratulations to the Grand Prize Winner of the "SAIL AWAY WITH GAELIC STORM ON ROMBELLO" contest: Megan Walker! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=377 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_377 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Megan and a guest will set sail with Gaelic Storm September 29, 2011 - October 3, 2011 on ROMBELLO.</p></td> </tr> </table> SURPRISE SET AT MILWAUKEE IRISH FEST TODAY! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=375 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_375 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Stop by the Village Pub today at 3:15 PM to see Patrick and Twigger of Gaelic Storm.</p></td> </tr> </table> ANNOUNCING: SHAMBOOZLE FEST 2011 http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=374 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_374 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm is proud to announce their first music and food festival, Shamboozle Fest 2011 at Pisgah Brewing Company in Asheville, NC on Saturday, September 24, 2011!</p></td> </tr> </table> Join Gaelic Storm for O'LOHA FRIDAY at Milwaukee Irish Fest! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=369 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_369 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Friday, August 19th Gaelic Storm is turning Irish Fest into a beach party, and we need EVERYONE in a Hawaiian shirt!</p></td> </tr> </table> The August Episode of "ROAD TRACKS" has arrived! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=359 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_359 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the newest episode of Gaelic Storm's "ROAD TRACKS" podcast!</p></td> </tr> </table> ENTER TO WIN A FREE CABIN ON ROMBELLO CRUISE!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=356 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_356 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Cruise away with Gaelic Storm! Enter today for your chance to win a FREE CABIN for you and a guest on this year's Rombello Cruise.</p></td> </tr> </table> ANNOUNCING: July's PUB OF THE MONTH! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=352 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_352 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Pub of the Month is back in CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH!</p></td> </tr> </table> New Photos of Gaelic Storm LIVE at Summerfest http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=350 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_350 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>New pictures of Gaelic Storm performing at Summerfest 2011 are now up on the PHOTOS page!</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW VIDEO: Q&A WITH GAELIC STORM http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=351 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_351 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the new video of Patrick and Twigger talking to Tap Milwaukee at Summerfest!</p></td> </tr> </table> The July Episode of "ROAD TRACKS" is now available! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=348 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_348 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the latest podcast from Gaelic Storm.</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW VIDEO: THE GAELIC STORM PINT GLASS http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=347 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_347 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Are you ready for a more attractive beer? Look no further than the GS web store...</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW VIDEO: GAELIC STORM HEADS TO SPAIN! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=videos&n_id=342 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_342 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Look out Spain...Gaelic Storm is coming your way!</p></td> </tr> </table> Check out the brand new June episode of "ROAD TRACKS!" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=338 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_338 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Be sure to check out the latest stories and music from the road in this month's podcast.</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW VIDEO: THE GAELIC STORM DONKEY DOES IT ALL! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=335 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_335 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Stressed out? Get yourself a Gaelic Storm Donkey and RELAX!</p></td> </tr> </table> The May episode of "ROAD TRACKS" is here!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=331 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_331 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the new May podcast from Gaelic Storm.</p></td> </tr> </table> New Gaelic Storm Products Available In The Web Store! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=328 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_328 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the latest GS items available online: Leather Flasks, Pint Glasses, Koozies and Donkey Stress Relievers!</p></td> </tr> </table> Shamboozle http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=325 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_325 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p><!--StartFragment--> <p class="MsoNormal">Hey guys</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Shamboozle tour is done and we are happy to announce that we played 51 shows in 77 days, drove 15,494 miles and played for over 30,000 people throughout 45 cities in <span>21 states.  Best of all, with your help, Pat and Pete shaved their heads to raise over $18,000 for St. Baldrick’s Foundation for children’s cancer research.  </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Yes, we are exhausted, but we had one hell of a great time.  </p> <p class="MsoNormal">As well… We just found out that Jack Hannahan of the Cleveland Indians has our song “Kiss me I’m Irish”, as his “at bat” music.  How sweet is that?  </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Thanks so much to all the greeters and merch people that have been helping us out over the last few months; you guys have been a tremendous help!  Your enthusiasm has been out of control, and for that we thank you.  A big shout out to John McGuire, the winner of our “Shamboozle Your Way to Milwaukee” contest with Southwest Airlines.<span>  </span>Hope you guys had a great time on St. Patrick’s Day in Milwaukee, we know we did.  </p> <p class="MsoNormal">We'd like to also give a big thanks for all the downloads of our “Road Tracks” podcast series.  It’s been a blast to make these things.<span>  </span>T<span>he best part about it is that it’s a free download, so </span>our plan is to have a new one out every month.  Our brand new April episode is all about the music of Austin TX, so go check it out.  And again, if you guys have any suggestions for bands that are from your area that we may be able to put in the show, please email <span style="font-family: Tahoma"><span><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span style="color: windowtext">gaelicstormpodcast@yahoo.com</span></span></span></span> <span><span style="font-family: serif">and we will try to throw them into the mix when we are in your state.  </span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">So, what’s coming up for Gaelic Storm?</p> <p class="MsoNormal">This month we are going back into the studio for the bands 9<sup>th</sup> record, and we couldn’t be more excited.  The ideas are coming so fast that we can’t keep our heads on straight (as if they were on the right way before). Next month Pat and Steve are taking a trip to Ireland to listen to some stories, write a few songs, and of course, have a few pints.    </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Starting in late May we are going on tour, hitting American and European festivals all summer.  Please click on the tour tab on our website - all of the information will be posted there. All right guys, thanks for making our Shamboozle tour such an awesome experience! </p> <p class="MsoNormal">We will see you in the summer.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal">- Ryan</p><!--EndFragment--></p></p></td> </tr> </table> New Handcrafted Leather Flasks Available in Store! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=285 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_285 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Limited Edition leather flasks for sale now.</p></td> </tr> </table> Check out the new April episode of "ROAD TRACKS"! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=284 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_284 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Get your free download of the newest podcast from Gaelic Storm.</p></td> </tr> </table> HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY EVERYONE!!!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=283 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_283 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The best day of the year has finally arrived!</p></td> </tr> </table> GAELIC STORM IS THE ITUNES DISCOVERY DOWNLOAD OF THE WEEK! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=282 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_282 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Don't miss out on your FREE download of "Raised on Black and Tans" this week.</p></td> </tr> </table> GAELIC STORM REMAINS IN THE TOP OF THE CHARTS http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=281 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_281 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>'Cabbage' has been on Billboard's Top World Albums chart for 30 consecutive weeks!</p></td> </tr> </table> NEW VIDEO: PATRICK AND PETE HAVE THEIR HEADS SHAVED IN GREEN BAY! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=280 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_280 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>As promised, Patrick and Pete go bald after raising over $16,000 for St. Baldrick's fight against children's cancer!</p></td> </tr> </table> ANNOUNCING: March's PUB OF THE MONTH! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=278 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_278 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Join Gaelic Storm at Flannery's Pub in Cleveland this Saturday!</p></td> </tr> </table> The March episode of "ROAD TRACKS" is here!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=277 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_277 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Be sure to check out the latest podcast from Gaelic Storm.</p></td> </tr> </table> "SHAMBOOZLE Your Way To Milwaukee for St. Patty's Day" Contest IS HERE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=275 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_275 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>There is no better way than to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with Gaelic Storm! Southwest Airlines would like to send one lucky winner and their guest to join the party with Gaelic Storm in Milwaukee at The Pabst Theatre on March, 17, 2011 during their Shamboozle Tour!</p></td> </tr> </table> SOUTHWEST AIRLINES & GAELIC STORM PARTNER AGAIN IN GIVING AWAY FREE ROUND-TRIP TICKETS! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=276 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_276 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Southwest Airlines is sponsoring Gaelic Storm's shows at the House of Blues Chicago on March 11th & 12th! A lucky winner EACH NIGHT will win a pair of free round-trip plane tickets to anywhere Southwest flies!</p></td> </tr> </table> Gaelic Storm Sets Sail Again on ROMBELLO! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=269 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_269 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Did you miss out on the ROCKBOAT XI or didn't get enough? Gaelic Storm announces their next Caribbean voyage on ROMBELLO 2011.</p></td> </tr> </table> STORM CHASER ALERT http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=265 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_265 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>ATTENTION GAELIC STORM FANS: ARE YOU READY TO BECOME A STORM CHASER?</p></td> </tr> </table> ANNOUNCING: February's PUB OF THE MONTH! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=255 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_255 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Ladies and Gentlemen, the Pub of the Month is back and in St. Paul, MN this time around.</p></td> </tr> </table> 2011 Shamboozle Tour T-Shirts are now available in the web store! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=268 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_268 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Did you forget to pick up a Shamboozle Tour t-shirt at the show? Fear not...</p></td> </tr> </table> PATRICK MURPHY & PETE PURVIS SHAVE THEIR HEADS FOR ST. BALDRICK'S FIGHT AGAINST CHILDREN'S CANCER http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=267 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_267 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>New video at GSTV - The shaving will take place March 9, 2011 ON STAGE at the Meyer Theatre in Green Bay, WI!</p></td> </tr> </table> THE GAELIC STORM FEBRUARY PODCAST IS HERE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=261 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_261 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out the second podcast from Gaelic Storm, filled with more great music and stories from the road.</p></td> </tr> </table> ROCKBOAT/GAELIC STORM REUNION ALERT http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=260 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_260 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>COME HANG OUT WITH GAELIC STORM & SONIA LEIGH AT THE ROCKBOAT REUNION PRE-PARTY TOMORROW NIGHT!</p></td> </tr> </table> New GS Warning Hoodies are in! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=257 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_257 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>All sizes S-XXL are now available...</p></td> </tr> </table> HELP! GS Merchandise Sellers Needed for Upcoming Tour! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=256 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_256 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>We are looking for 2 volunteers to sell GS merchandise at the following shows on the 2011 SHAMBOOZLE TOUR!</p></td> </tr> </table> CHECK OUT THE NEW GAELIC STORM PODCAST "ROAD TRACKS"!!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=251 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_251 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm recorded this podcast for you, the fans, to feel one step closer to their lives on the road.</p></td> </tr> </table> New Video from Gaelic Storm! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=250 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_250 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Jimmy Buffet, You Bastard</p></td> </tr> </table> Gaelic Storm on Billboard’s 2010 Year-End Charts! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=248 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_248 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>GS finished out 2010 strong in the eyes of Billboard...</p></td> </tr> </table> HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 20% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=245 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_245 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Happy Holidays! As a gift, Gaelic Storm is offering 20% OFF all merchandise in their webstore!</p></td> </tr> </table> Pete Purvis & His Pipes on PlanetPipe.com http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=238 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_238 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Pete Purvis does an interview with PlanetPipe.com to discuss his solo projects and life on the road with Gaelic Storm.</p></td> </tr> </table> OVER 40 NEW TOUR DATES ADDED! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=237 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_237 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm announces new tour dates for 2011!</p></td> </tr> </table> Gaelic Storm Rocks Portland! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=199 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_199 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>And Sixty Seven Music brings the party to you...</p></td> </tr> </table> Fanrealm.com Reports in Portland http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=198 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_198 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out this review of Gaelic Storm's show in Portland, Oregon!</p></td> </tr> </table> One Last Bit of Sunshine.. http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=197 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_197 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p><strong>One Last Bit of Sunshine</strong></p> <p>Well, the second leg of our summer/fall tour is done, and it was ridiculously fun. Thanks again for everybody who picked up "Cabbage", it is still doing quite well on the charts so we really appreciate you guys for your support.  With no radio/video airplay we can only depend on touring and you guys (the fans) spreading the word, so thank you for helping us out.  </p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Sailing Southern Ground cruise was amazing.<span>  </span>Zac Brown Band was awesome, and playing with Michael Franti and Spearhead was an unforgettable experience.  As for some of the shenanigans that went on, we hung out with John Driskell Hopkins (bass player for Zac Brown Band) and drank some potent concoctions during his podcast.<span>  </span>We watched an impressive belly-flop contest, pounced on our competitors in the Flip-Cup Tournament, and Pat and I became Siamese twins for the Artist Trivia event, which we actually didn’t win.<span>  </span>(WE CONCLUDED THAT WE WERE ROBBED!!!)<span>  </span>We are now separate individuals - the surgery went well, and there is minimal scarring.<span> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">After the cruise we headed up the East Coast, and as you can imagine the parties up there were off the hook (b<span style="font-size: 11pt">y the way, I am referring to our shows as parties now).<span>  </span></span>While we were in New York City, we popped into the Relix Magazine offices for an impromptu video concert.<span>  </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Once we finished with the East Coast run we headed to the great Midwest.<span>  </span>Along the way we started our yearly band NFL football pool. <span> </span>Last year, Jessie boycotted the whole thing, but somehow this year we convinced her to join.<span>  </span>We thought it was going to be easy money coming our way, but low and behold “The Great Jessie Burns” has taken the lead in our pool.<span>  </span>Get this: she actually based her picks on if she liked the team’s colors and how their butts look their uniforms.<span>  </span>It’s early in the season, but Jessie has us all a bit scared… We will keep you updated with who is winning and losing as the year goes on.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Here’s the breakdown of our favorite teams: </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Jessie Burns- Denver Broncos</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Patrick Murphy- Green Bay Packers</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Ryan Lacey- Chicago Bears</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Steve Twigger- Dallas Cowboys</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Pete Purvis- NY Jets</p> <p>Our West Coast to the Midwest run is the last tour of the year for us so these parties are going to be topnotch!<span>  </span>We are taking a Hulk Hogan “No Holds Bar” approach so watch out.<span>  </span>Can’t wait to see you guys out there, and just maybe we will run into a celebrity or two in Hollywood.<span>  </span>We get to visit a few of our old haunts, see some family, hang out with old friends, and enjoy one more bit of sunshine before the winter hits again.</p> <p> </p> <p class="MsoNormal">See you guys when we start on the West Coast!<span>  </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Ryan</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p></p></td> </tr> </table> We Need Your Help! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=196 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_196 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm is in need of some merchandise sellers for their upcoming October dates!</p></td> </tr> </table> New Videos from Gaelic Storm http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=195 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_195 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>GS Bowls With Oakhurst, Floats the Flambeau (part 2)</p></td> </tr> </table> Gaelic Storm talks about the "Sailing Southern Ground" Cruise!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=194 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_194 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm just spent Labor Day weekend sailin' the high seas with the Zac Brown Band and many other artists.</p></td> </tr> </table> Sail Away with Gaelic Storm on the Rockboat XI Cruise! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=190 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_190 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Sailing January 6-10, 2011 from Tampa on the Carnival Inspiration, The Rock Boat XI will go down in history as the greatest musical adventure of all time!...</p></td> </tr> </table> Sailing Southern Ground Cruise Update http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=193 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_193 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>We just got off the "Sailing Southern Ground" cruise and it was truly one of greatest parties we have ever been to.  Over lunch we started reminiscing on all the crazy stuff that happened, so we put together a Letterman style Top Ten list for you.<br /> <br />1. Watching Michael Franti and Spearhead rock the house on the Lido deck.<br /> <br />2. Kicking Sixthman's butt at flip-cup like we said we were going to.<br /> <br />3. Dancing to the "Yacht Rock Review" till the wee hours of the night.  Olivia Newton John, Steely Dan and Michael McDonald have never sounded so good.<br /> <br />4. Doing belly-flops into the pool as we finished one of our sets.<br /> <br />5. Crowd surfing in the Paris Lounge.<br /> <br />6. Losing to Charlie from "Blackberry Smoke" (Aka Raspberry Puff) at artist trivia, as Siamese Twins.<br /> <br />7. Hanging out listening to music and drinking our favorite cocktails with John Driskell Hopkins for his iTunes Podcast "Under the Influence".<br /> <br />8. Going swimming with some Devil Rays (not the baseball team, I mean actual Devil Rays)<br /> <br />9. Watching the "Zac Brown Band" play a "Rage Against The Machine" song.<br /> <br />10. Pretty much every other moment on the cruise.<br /> <br />So thank you Sixthman, Zac Brown Band and everybody else that put this thing together, we had a blast!<br /> <br /></p></td> </tr> </table> Cabbage is #1 on the Billboard World Chart for the 3rd Week Straight! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=185 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_185 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Thank you SO much to all of the fans!</p></td> </tr> </table> 'CABBAGE' is #1!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=180 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_180 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm's new album 'CABBAGE' is soaring to the top everywhere!</p></td> </tr> </table> Gaelic Storm Storms Billboard w/ Highest Chart Debut, Best Week Sales Ever! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=179 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_179 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm's newest offering 'Cabbage' is "a party on a platter" and marks the band's highest charting album on the Billboard 200 at #73, their second #1 on the Billboard World Music Chart and their best sales week ever.</p></td> </tr> </table> Find the Latest Gealic Storm News Here! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=178 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_178 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Lots of buzz going around about Gaelic Storm these days. Here are a few articles and such for your liking!</p></td> </tr> </table> Gaelic Storm Around the Web http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=177 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_177 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out some of these Gaelic Storm articles from around the Web!</p></td> </tr> </table> It's a Cabbage! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=172 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_172 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Hey everyone, Gaelic Storm has a baby announcement that we would like to share with you. Born August 3rd, coming in at 2 ounces is our new baby "CABBAGE", and he is doing great!  <div> </div> <div>This little guy has been on the horizon for awhile now (9 months to be exact) and finally it's here. He he was born with a full head of and he didn't cry one bit. We couldn't be prouder of the little bugger, I mean he really is shaping up to be quite a cracker of a record. You can find our little bundle of joy at all reputable CD stores, <a target="_blank" title="" href="/store/product_info.php?cPath=134&products_id=1243">our website</a> and on <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cabbage-deluxe-version/id383764010" title="" target="_blank">iTunes</a> as well. </div> <div> </div> <div><a target="_blank" title="" href="/store/product_info.php?cPath=134&products_id=1243"><img src="http://gaelicstorm.s3.amazonaws.com/imgs/Cabbage%20cover%20garage%202%20web_small.jpg" title="" alt="" border="0" /></a><br /> </div> <div> </div> <div> <p>We won't bore you with too many pictures, but we felt we had to share at least one. You have to admit, it is one gorgeous looking baby!</p> <p><strong><a href="/store/product_info.php?cPath=134&products_id=1243" title="" target="_blank">Click here</a> to purchase in our online store OR <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cabbage-deluxe-version/id383764010" title="" target="_blank">click here</a> to purchase at iTunes</strong><br /> </p></div></p></td> </tr> </table> GET YOUR "CABBAGE" - NEW CD AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=171 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_171 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>"Cabbage" released today & goes to #1 on iTunes World Chart!</p></td> </tr> </table> Check Out Suite101.com's 'CABBAGE' Review! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=170 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_170 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Don't forget, Gaelic Storm's new album 'CABBAGE' hits stores AUGUST 3!</p></td> </tr> </table> 'Green Eyes, Red Hair' from the new album Cabbage is now available on iTunes! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=169 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_169 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Get a sneak peak of the NEW ALBUM NOW!</p></td> </tr> </table> Gaelic Storm Announces New iPhone App http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=167 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_167 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Take Gaelic Storm with you wherever you go! Download this FREE app for new videos, photos, tour dates, blog updates, games and more!</p></td> </tr> </table> Check Out Gaelic Storm in Billboard Magazine! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=168 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_168 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Billboard Magazine reports on Gaelic Storm's relationship with Southwest Airlines!</p></td> </tr> </table> Gaelic Storm's World Cup Weekend http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=165 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_165 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>It just so happens that Gaelic Storm was in Spain for the World Cup Finals! Catch up with the band in this latest video.</p></td> </tr> </table> Look Out Below... Album Dropping 8/3: http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=164 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_164 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><div>I couldn't be happier to announce that our new album "CABBAGE" is finally coming out August 3rd. This thing - to borrow a line from Bret Michaels - is gonna ROCK YOUR WORLD. We are really stoked about the way it came out and we seriously hope you guys enjoy it. Without changing our sound we were able to incorporate a new kind of party atmosphere to this record. In fact, a few of the tracks were actually recorded while a party ensued in the studio, so you can hear people singing along and partying all around us.</div> <div> </div> <div>How can I explain "CABBAGE"? "CABBAGE" has songs that will make you want to dance around til you're red in the face... like "Raised on Black and Tans" and "Red Hair, Green Eyes". It also has songs that will make you want sing along til you're red in the face... like "Chucky Timm" and "Just Ran Out of Whiskey" and "Cyclone McClusky". Another one to look out for is our cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "Cecilia"...</div> <div> </div> <div>It wouldn't be a Gaelic Storm album without a few rollicking tune sets that will have you stomping your feet til you're red in the face... like "The Buzzards of Bourbon Street" and "Jimmy's Bucket". ...so really we just want everyone to get red in the face this summer one way or another.</div> <div> </div> <div>Why Cabbage??</div> <div>I expect to hear this question, so my answer to that is this: Nobody can deny listening to an album named after the coolest vegetable around.</div> <div> </div></p></td> </tr> </table> Pack Your "Cabbage" Sweepstakes http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=154 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_154 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>PRESENTED BY GAELIC STORM & SOUTHWEST AIRLINES--Gaelic Storm will be celebrating the release of their new album “Cabbage” at the Milwaukee Irish Festival, Friday, August 20-Sunday, August 22. Southwest Airlines would like to send one lucky winner and their guest to the festival to see Gaelic Storm LIVE!</p></td> </tr> </table> Gaelic Storm is Voted "Writer of the Week" by American Songwriter! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=161 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_161 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The great Irish band Gaelic Storm have been around long enough to be featured in the movie Titanic. But their career has done anything but sink since then; they’ve only gotten more popular as the years have gone on. We spoke to guitarist and vocalist Steve Twigger about the band’s journey, their influences, and why they’ve named their new album Cabbage.</p></td> </tr> </table> Pack Your Cabbage - Rules http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=southwest_rules&bt_id=160 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_160 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> "Behind the Scenes" with Gaelic Storm http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=159 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_159 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Check out this NEW video of the band in the studio recording 'Cabbage'!</p></td> </tr> </table> Pack Your Cabbage - Confirmation http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=southwest_c&bt_id=155 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_155 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> Pack Your Cabbage http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=southwest&bt_id=153 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_153 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> New Gaelic Storm website! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&b_id=137 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_137 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p><p>GAELIC STORM has a new website, but that’s not the only thing that’s new... We all went to the shop and got new clothes, new haircuts, pedicures and even a new album (CABBAGE) coming out in August! Ok maybe not the haircut/pedicure stuff, but the rest is true. We finally decided that it was time to reboot the Internet version of us and boy do we look good in digital. Even Darcy loves it, and that donkey is pretty stingy with compliments.</p> <p>All funny business aside, we really wanted to make the website accessible to everyone and be interactive and fun. We partnered up with the website design team at BubbleUp who do some of the coolest band websites out there (Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban) and put this thing together. They were so awesome to work with - in my opinion they are like the Pixar of website design. There is a fresh new look, updated pictures and videos, and even the option to preorder our new album (coming very soon!!!) CABBAGE…hint hint. We really hope you like it and spend some time on the new site because we built it with you guys in mind. <br /> </p></p></td> </tr> </table> GAELIC STORM ON THE ROCK BOAT AND SAILING SOUTHERN GROUND http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=136 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_136 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Make sure and catch Gaelic Storm on both of these amazing music cruises.</p></td> </tr> </table> MS OUT NOW http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=about&bt_id=115 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_115 <table> <tr><td><a href="http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=about&bt_id=115"><img src="http://www.gaelicstorm.com/content/galleries/sm_zoom_40068.jpg" width="133" height="133" border="0" /></a></div></td> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> MS OUT NOW http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&bt_id=122 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_122 <table> <tr><td><a href="http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=blog&bt_id=122"><img src="http://www.gaelicstorm.com/content/galleries/sm_zoom_40068.jpg" width="133" height="133" border="0" /></a></div></td> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> MS OUT NOW http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=intphoto&bt_id=128 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_128 <table> <tr><td><a href="http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=intphoto&bt_id=128"><img src="http://www.gaelicstorm.com/content/galleries/sm_zoom_40068.jpg" width="133" height="133" border="0" /></a></div></td> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> MS OUT NOW http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=tourdates&bt_id=131 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_131 <table> <tr><td><a href="http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=tourdates&bt_id=131"><img src="http://www.gaelicstorm.com/content/galleries/sm_zoom_40068.jpg" width="133" height="133" border="0" /></a></div></td> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> "CABBAGE" PRE-ORDER COMING SOON http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=135 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_135 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Announcing Gaelic Storm's latest album - "Cabbage" - 14 Brand New Tracks!<br /> Stay tuned for pre-order details. Order your copy in advance on Gaelic Storm's webstore and receive the new album in the mail on August 3rd.</p></td> </tr> </table> Terms of Use http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=terms&bt_id=130 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_130 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> Privacy Policy http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=privacy&bt_id=129 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_129 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> Contact Us http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=contact&bt_id=124 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_124 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> Email Updates http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=emupdates&bt_id=125 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_125 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> Email Updates Conf. http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=emupdates_c&bt_id=126 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_126 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> Connect http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=connect&bt_id=123 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_123 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> About - Steve Twigger http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=about_steve&bt_id=120 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_120 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> About - Ryan Lacey http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=about_ryan&bt_id=119 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_119 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> About - Pete Purvis http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=about_pete&bt_id=118 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_118 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> About - Patrick Murphy http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=about_patrick&bt_id=117 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_117 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> About - Jessie Burns http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=about_kiana&bt_id=116 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_116 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> Default for All Pages http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=&bt_id=109 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_109 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p></p></td> </tr> </table> GAELIC STORM ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'CABBAGE' http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=84 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_84 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>On the new album 'Cabbage' (August 3, Lost Again), the band brings influences from rock, bluegrass, Jamaican, African and Middle Eastern music that may surprise...</p></td> </tr> </table> What's the Rumpus' Contest is BACK! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=40 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_40 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>You don’t have to be an American Idol finalist to perform in front of thousands of people this summer! All you have to do is enter and win Irish Fest’s “What’s The Rumpus?” contest.</p></td> </tr> </table> Gaelic Storm Meets Southwest Airlines http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=85 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_85 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Southwest Airlines sponsored Gaelic Storm's SOLD OUT show at The Pabst Theater in Milwaukee to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!</p></td> </tr> </table> Brand New Video Interview from The Buzz About! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=86 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_86 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The Buzz About is a site for visitors to interact on topics ranging from music to politics. Visit our site to ask an anonymous question, or sound off about what is on your mind! Our staff shares their opinions, and we want to hear from you...</p></td> </tr> </table> Win a Round Trip Ticket on Southwest Airlines! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=107 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_107 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Southwest Airlines is now sponsoring Gaelic Storm's show at the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee, WI on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th!</p></td> </tr> </table> Download a brand new GS song for FREE!!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=105 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_105 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>As the band has been telling you at their recent shows, they are GIVING AWAY a FREE download of the song "Raised on Black and Tans" off the new album Cabbage...</p></td> </tr> </table> Introducing Gaelic Storm's "Pub Of The Month" http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=134 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_134 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm has now decided to choose one pub per month when they are on the road as a meeting place for all friends and fans.</p></td> </tr> </table> Spend St. Patrick's day with one of the finest Irish bands http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=108 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_108 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm at the Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee, WI on March 17,2010</p></td> </tr> </table> Cabbage!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=106 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_106 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The New Album.... Coming Very Very Soon!!!</p></td> </tr> </table> Celtic music Storm is brewing http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=90 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_90 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>An article from www.theolympian.com ...</p></td> </tr> </table> Gaelic Storm on The Rock Boat http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=92 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_92 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Sixthman blogs about Gaelic Storm's amazing performance...</p></td> </tr> </table> A Gaelic Storm Christmas Carol http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=93 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_93 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>View & Listen to a Holiday Message from GS ...</p></td> </tr> </table> Meet Darcy Donkey! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=104 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_104 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The Adventures of Darcy Donkey Captured on Video!!</p></td> </tr> </table> The World's Biggest Birthday Cake with Gaelic Storm http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=96 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_96 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>The 2009 Milwaukee Irish Fest marks the 10 year anniversary/birthday for Gaelic Storm at the festival...</p></td> </tr> </table> Ryan Lacey's Drum Workshops! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=97 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_97 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Come learn percussion from Gaelic Storm's very own Ryan Lacey at this year's Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School...</p></td> </tr> </table> Gaelic Storm Tweets! Do You?? http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=98 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_98 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Join GS on Twitter to keep up on all their latest and greatest...</p></td> </tr> </table> Perform On Stage with Gaelic Storm! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=99 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_99 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>One Winner will join Gaelic Storm during Milwaukee Irish Fest 2009...</p></td> </tr> </table> Peter Purvis Releases New Solo Album http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=100 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_100 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm's bagpiper, Peter Purvis, released a new album this week...</p></td> </tr> </table> "What's The Rumpus?" Irish Album of the Year!! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=101 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_101 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Irish American News...</p></td> </tr> </table> Gaelic Storm Makes Meaningful Music in 2008! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=102 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_102 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>With instruments ranging from African drums, Irish bagpipes and Celtic fiddle to trombones and Cajun-style accordions, there is something for everyone...</p></td> </tr> </table> Gaelic Storm Records a Song in Support of the Troops! http://www.gaelicstorm.com/index.php?page=articles&n_id=103 99d1de4f885371a0d58aad85df66c9ddce92d571_103 <table> <tr> <td valign="top"><p>Gaelic Storm's "Mother of Mercy" will be part of the Voices of a Grateful Nation: Vol. 1 & 2.</p></td> </tr> </table>