From our friends at Shoreline Area News:
There’s a storm headed towards Edmonds – Gaelic Storm, that is. Find out for yourself “What’s the Rumpus?” as Gaelic Storm brings their Celtic spirit to Edmonds Center for the Arts on Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available online or by phone at 425-275-9595. Ticket prices are $30 and $35, $15 youth, with additional service charges.
After a start playing monthly gigs for friends at a tavern in Santa Monica, Calif., the band’s popularity skyrocketed when it appeared in James Cameron’s Titanic as the Celtic party band in the ship’s steerage.
The band takes a distinct pride in the fact that its music and performances are a celebration of Irish culture as well as a medium of connection for many of the 36 million Irish-Americans who have at least some Irish blood in them. Yet while Gaelic Storm plays Celtic music that hearkens back to the traditional music of Ireland, they are hardly traditionalists, adding modern sounds and drawing influences from American rock and pop as well as music styles from around the world.
With songs like “Born to be a Bachelor” and “The Night I Punched Russell Crowe,” Gaelic Storm is a whirlwind ruckus, able to knock out a tribute to Ireland no matter where they are around the world.
Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA), located at 410 4th Ave. N., is a non-profit performing arts facility located in picturesque downtown Edmonds, Washington. Located in the historic original Edmonds High School building, ECA was remodeled and opened in October 2006 to be a cultural resource for the Puget Sound region through performing arts presentations, community partnerships and education outreach programs.