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Celtic Social Club
May 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Doors open 7pm Show 8pm
Faithful to its roots but open to new adventures, Celtic Social Club’s music is a celebratory mash-up without borders.
Striking a perfect and energetic balance between tradition, rock music, reggae, dubstep, and hip-hop, their repertoire is a fresh take on ancient Celtic melodies from Brittany, Ireland, Scotland, and Asturias.
Based on the same concept as the Buena Vista Social Club and the New Orleans Social Club, the group was created by drummer and producer Manu Masko, who had planned for Celtic Social Club to just be a “one shot” production for its inaugural concert in front of 50,000 spectators at the Vieilles Charrues music festival (France).
Comprised of Irish singer, Dan Donnelly, traditional Breton music virtuosos, Ronan Le Bars (Uilleann Pipes) and Pierre Stephan (Violin), Richard Puaud on the bass, Mathieu Péquériau on the harmonica, Goulven Hamel on the banjo, mandolin, and guests Winston McAnuff, I.C. Will, Colline Hill, and Louise Ebrel, the group came out with an unprecedented album that is as modern as it is roots.
Like the Pogues in their prime, this was a true undertaking that brought Celtic music to the 21st century, trying to avoid cliches and stereotypes in the process. In front of an enthusiastic crowd of spectators and a warm welcome from music professionals, the Celtic Social Club went on a 30 date tour in 2015 across France, Germany, Switzerland… and even New York, before getting to work on its second album.