MP3 Celtaire String Band - From the Heart of Texas
They will transport you back to a forgotten era. Where the time-honored Americana music will totally envelope you. (Submitted to the 2008 Grammys .)
23 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Traditional Folk, COUNTRY: Americana
We are CELTAIRE STRING BAND...........
(from Katy & Waller, TX) & we''ve had the honor to play AT and IN The Alamo (our 4th year) for their 171st anniversary events, the Alamo Irish Festival-in San Antonio & Texas Shootists in Columbus, Texas. We had a blast!
NEWS FLASH.... our "From the Heart of Texas" CD has been accepted for The Grammys 2008 submissions!
We specialize in playing "period" music (dressed in period clothing from 1500s and 1800-1915s)....for other Texas events, private parties, weddings and for SCOTTISH, IRISH & CELTIC festivals, Texas Renaissance Festival, Historical George Ranch & Liendo Plantation re-enactments & Dickens on the Strand (for the past 17 yrs.) & other Civil War re-enactments.
All our band members are over 40: Sue MacGuiness, Mel Peters, Wyatt Canady, Betty Peters and our newest addition Clay Airington .... we all have day-jobs....but we absolutely LOVE to play our music to young & old alike. We’ve also performed & instructed at area elementary & secondary schools. This is one way of enlightening our children with the roots of our Americana music traditions, and preserving it now & for future children. We get the kids involved in playing along with us with hands-on activities & allow them to appreciate the old-time music & how it was made..... before batteries & amps!
Our acoustic instruments are: fiddle, penny whistle, concertina, bodhran, guitar, mandolin, vocals, banjo, "bass-box", tambourine, autoharp, spoons, scrub-board & limberjacks. We even get the audience to play along on tambourines!
We are passionate about keeping our Music Heritage alive ... for this & future generations!