May 13, 2015

Live Music

 


Albannach primarily hails from Scotland’s industrial heartland of Glasgow. With one bagpiper, three drummers, and a didgeridoo, they create unrivaled sounds that echo from the ancient glens of Alba (ancient name of Scotland). Their primal Pipe and Drum carry the very essence of what it is to be Scottish in every note: Passion, Power and Pride. Performing worldwide since 2005 with six albums, two DVDs and countless awards to their name, this musical War-Hammer shows no signs of slowing down as they continue to pound out the live shows with their raw energy and captivating performance as they have done in thousands of shows over the years.


The Byrne Brothers are a father and sons family band originally from Dublin, Ireland now living in Orlando, Florida. Their viral videos shot in the pubs and streets of Ireland have made them one of the most recognizable bands in Celtic music. The Byrne Brothers’ performances feature brilliant musicianship on the traditional instruments for which they’ve won numerous championships, including banjo, accordion, bodhrán, uilleann pipes, fiddle and guitar. Brothers Dempsey, Finn, and Luca are also Champion Irish dancers. Shows are fun-loving and fast-paced, a delight for all ages.


Drake Irish Dance, one of the most prestigious Irish Dance Schools in the United States, was founded in 1990 by Dublin Ireland native, Karl Drake. Since its founding, Drake Irish Dance has branched out across the southeastern United States and expanded into Mexico and China. Drake Irish Dancers have a record of competitive achievements, including Regional and National Champions as well as World Medal holders. In addition to their numerous American performances, The Drake Irish Dance Troupe has travelled all the wayto China, performing at Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre and Beijing’s Forbidden City. Drake Irish Dance Fort Lauderdale includes Regional and National Championship medal-holders and World Championship qualifiers. They are led by Christina Deacy, TCRG, herself a Southern Region Champion who has placed at both Nationals and Worlds.


The Police Pipe and Drum Corps of Florida, based in Fort Lauderdale, honors and supports law enforcement officers and fire service communities through the ancient art of bagpiping. Their membership includes active, former and retired law enforcement officers, firefighters, and military personnel.


West of Galway is a duo based in Naples, Florida and known as Southwest Florida’s premier Irish party band. They entertain Irish music-loving crowds throughout Florida and on the festival circuit up and down the eastern USA.


The Screaming Orphans are a high-energy band of four sisters from County Donegal, Ireland. With deep roots in traditional Irish music, the Screaming Orphans draw on a diverse set of influences ranging from The Bangles to The McNulty Family, with a strong focus on melody-driven songs with pop and rock strains.


Florida-based Blue Skye Pipes and Drums is the world’s only all-female pipe and drum corps. Borrowing not only from the traditional Highland bagpipe repertoire but from TV (“Outlander”) and screen (“Lord of the Rings”), their stage performances also include harp, fiddle, and guitar, as well as vocals. They wear the Isle of Skye tartan.