Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones
Kicking off the 2019-20 Season with Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones. After nearly 40 years performing with the legendary Wolfe Tones, their founder, Derek Warfield put together a band containing some of the finest young musicians and singers in Celtic music. The Young Wolfe Tones. The story of Ireland, Scotland and America is transmitted through their music and songs and highlighted by this new generation of traditional musicians. This was a special night as we kick off season 2 of the Haggis Concert Series and announced plans for our new winter music festival
Seven Nations – May 2019
The Dunedin Haggis Celtic Concerts were proud to present Seven Nations Live in celebration of their 25th anniversary as a band. Seven Nations will offer a very special acoustic evening showcasing the stories behind their many award winning, chart topping original songs. Their original lineup of drums, guitars and bass made room for bagpipes and fiddle to develop a unique Celtic sound and driving, original songs, honed by 20 years of touring and more than a million miles on the road. Their rollicking style is blended with a charismatic, passionate stage presence to create an unforgettable live experience. A concert in support of the SAS and Dunedin Cares.
One for the Foxes – April 2019
One For The Foxes is a dynamic trio offering a rousing blend of Celtic folk & traditional music, from energetic fiddle tunes to beautiful ballads and songs, as well as originals. Made up of Dublin’s Tadhg Ó Meachair (Goitse), Galway’s Dave Curley (SLIDE) and Denver’s Joanna Hyde (The Hydes), they feature a mix of Celtic and American folk music and song. Their performances draw on the stories found in ballads across both sides of the ocean and their respective instrumental music traditions.
RUNA – February 2018 and March 2019
Celtic music group Runa combine the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland with modern music such as folk and jazz. The band members are based in Philadelphia, Nashville, and Chicago – they come from Ireland, USA and Canada. Their influences include Mary Black, The Cheiftains, U2 and Sarah McLaughlin. Runa has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats. Interweaving haunting melodies of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and four Independent Music Awards including Best Live Album, Best World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song.
Screaming Orphans – February 2019
The Screaming Orphans are four sisters with the good fortune to have been raised in the magic of Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland. There is a great tradition of music to be found in Irish homes especially in the Gaeltacht or Irish-speaking areas. Their home was no exception. From a young age they have been singing and playing traditional Irish music. The Screaming Orphans draw on a diverse set of influences ranging from Simon and Garfunkel, The Bangles to The McNulty Family, with a strong focus on melody-driven songs with pop and rocks strains.
Skerryvore – January 2019
Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award (2016 & 2011), SKERRYVORE have been on a meteoric journey that has taken them from the remote Isle of Tiree on to International tours that have included performances in Central Park NYC, The Ryder Cup Louisville and the Shanghai Expo, China. And in 2019 they made their debut in Australia. SKERRYVORE create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana that represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the 8 band members who hail from different regions of Scotland.Formed in 2005, the band marked their 10th anniversary in 2015 with a ‘Decade’ concert at Mossfield Stadium, Oban. The success of the Decade concert led to the creation of the band’s own annual festival, Oban Live that has now attracted over 10,000 attendees to enjoy international acts including KT Tunstall, We Banjo 3, Julie Fowlis and Capercaillie alongside SKERRYVORE.
MacGilliossa – December 2018
MacGilliossa brought us the first presentation of their new multi-media show ‘Out of the Glen’. MacGilliossa is a Scottish/Celtic Musical Entertainment band with a focus on upbeat Scottish/Celtic songs and instrumentals. The goal of the band is to thoroughly entertain the audience with foot stomping music. Out of the Glen,’ is the title of the new theater show that is presented by ‘MacGilliossa. ‘The show is designed specifically for theater or dinner /show audiences.The show includes Scottish and Irish music as well as stories, anecdotes, and visual media that supports each song. The show is designed to give the audience the knowledge and understanding each song as it is happening, as well as listening to the music itself. The show presents a series of traditional and modern Celtic songs as well as songs written by ‘MacGilliossa.’Stories and anecdotes, that support each song include, Celtic history, humor, and folk lore, dating back to the early ages.
Daymark – October 2018
Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger. Fusing the talents of Will Woodson (flute, uilleann pipes), Dan Foster (fiddle) and Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals) the group presents a classic blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar. The three have lived and studied traditional music across Ireland, Scotland, England, America, and Canada, in the cities of Limerick, Glasgow, Newcastle, Montreal, Boston, and New York. All three have spent the first decade of their musical careers performing with countless projects and recording a number of albums; they’re road hardened, stage seasoned, and altogether full of music. Together as Daymark, the collective experiences of the three coalesce into an altogether compelling musical force.
The Tannahill Weavers – September 2018
The Tannahill Weavers have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable. The music may be old time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll. From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.