"Celtic Music For The Masses" From Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Montreal Canada and Central Park New York to Grandfather Mountain North Carolina and The Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival, MacTalla Mor Band is taking America by Storm! MacTalla Mor, Gaelic for Great Echo, is a hard driving powerful Celtic Roots Band whose dynamic rhythms pack festivals with Earth Shaking Dance Making Ground Breaking Celtic Roots Music. Bagpipes, Celtic drums, piano, organ, flute, whistles and Gaelic singing, this family band has it all, even a magician. "The Pipes Are Calling Resistance is Futile"!
"Splendidly Eclectic" Dirty Linen Magazine-"Truly talented and captivating, extraordinary mix of Celtic Roots Rock and Traditional!" WFUV FM NYC-"This unique family band Rocks."
WBAI Pacifica Radio- "MacTalla Mor has it all"! Hartford Advocate-"A Gem! Melts the Walls between genres. A Musical Treasure." IMRW Magazine-One of the most enjoyable bands, two of the hottest young pipers, some of the most memorable moments in Celtic music. Irish American News-"Compelling and Powerful. Like a winding coastal road with spectacular views. This Band's on Fire! You need to hear this" . Ale Street News-"Fun, Astonishing and always Terrific"! Celtic MP3s Magazine-"MacTalla Mor an Exciting Celtic Roots Band is Taking America by Storm" Citizen News-"Energetic, passionate, creative and powerful. MacTalla Mor Magic. Outstandingly structured lyrics ring of issues that we have been dealing with for centuries." Luxury Experieince Magazine-"MacTalla Mor is a Hard driving, powerful Celtic Rock and Bagpipe Band. Celtic Rock, Celtic Reggae and Beautiful Vocals. Definitely 5 Stars. Must Hear! Celtic Radio-"The family band MacTalla Mor stands alone as the supreme example of AmeriCelt". Celtic Beat Magazine-Traditional Gaelic singing (Sean-nos) and Puirt a' Beul (Mouth Music) meets original Celtic Roots Rock and Fusion.
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MacTalla Mor features The Great Highland Bagpipes, Piano, Vocals and Bodhran in a dynamic mix of Traditional Celtic Roots, Rock, Jazz, Hip Hop, Calypso and Fusion. MacTalla’s ancient and modern instruments along with their Gaelic and original songs, brings the past to life creating a joyous, poignant and powerful experience for audiences of all ages. Called Celtic Music for the Masses, MtM’s magical performance bridges the gap between the past and present in a fashion that is strikingly relevant to today's generation.
Their champion pipers and award winning musicians and singers make them a crowd favorite at major Festivals and Concerts throughout North America. Their energetic performances receive rave reviews, standing ovations and instant invitations to return wherever they perform. Along with Traditional Irish and Scottish tunes, MacTalla's original songs, arrangements and driving rhythms create an engaging and magical blend of the past and the present. In addition to headlining at major Festivals, Universities and Celtic Events they've appeared at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, on ABC, CBS and NBC TV, played for HBO and New York City's Steinway Hall, are featured in Newspapers like the New York Times and Boston Globe, are heard daily on radio stations throughout the world and helped break attendance records at Grandfather Mountain Highland Games NC, the largest Scottish Clan gathering in America with over 50,000 people in attendance. They've shared the stage with Celtic greats like Cherish the Ladies, Tommy Makem, Eileen Ivers, Albannach, Altan, Black 47, Clancy Tradition, Gaelic Storm, Highland Rovers and the Tannahill Weavers, have performed along side Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, Commander Cody, the Tito Puente Big Band, Jon Faddis and Arturo Sandoval and have played command performances for, Jose Feliciano, the Average White Band and Rolling Stone's Keith Richards.
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"An incredible band called MacTalla Mor is one hot musical ticket indeed! In the world of Celtic-Fusion, this band reigns supreme. They grab you, move you and won't let you go." Celtic Beat Magazine "What a gem! MacTalla is, hands-down, the most musical fun I've had in recent memory. They melt the walls between genres with an absolutely unique lyrical and dynamic music. Most highly recommended." IMRW Magazine Their driving grooves have a way of packing the dance floor. Bagpipes, drums, keyboards, Bodhran -- These guys have it all. There's even a magician. They bring a party vibe wherever they go. Hartford Advocate National Endowment for the Arts-New England Foundation for the Arts -Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism -CCT Grant App
The Pipes Are Calling Resistance Is Futile
Celtic music has indeed had a recent surge in popularity around the world. This is due to the richness of the old and traditional combined with the excitement of the new and modern. As MacTalla's lead piper Jesse O said, "over the last few years, the Great Highland Bagpipes have started to become incorporated into the contemporary music scene. Main stream acts such as Madonna now feature bagpipes while on tour. MacTalla Mor is one of the Celtic bands helping to revolutionize the use of the instrument". MacTalla Mor's lead singer Ilana adds that "traditional Gaelic singing provides audiences a soulful link to the past. The combined use of ancient instruments and singing alongside contemporary beats and styles provide audiences of all ages with a widely eclectic and increasingly exciting new sound experience".
Brief Bio: Winner of Celtic Radio's "Roots Traditional" Music Award MacTalla Mor Band features acclaimed Great Highland Bagpiper Jesse M0 Ofgang on Pipes, Whistles, Drums, Guitar, Percussion and Vocals. His sister Ilana Regina on Piano, Bass Pedals, Organ and Lead Vocals. Their little brother Levon on Pipes, Whistles and Percussion. Their brother, songwritter and Magician "MageErik", on vocals, bass and Magic and mom Patty Devlin on Bodhran and Vocals. Father Dr O is mix master and manager. They are featured at major music venues and Festivals throughout North America. Called "hard driving and powerful" by the Boston Globe and and and "extraordinary mix of Celtic Roots Rock and Traditional" by WFUV radio, MacTalla Mor is becoming one of the most talked about and sought after Celtic Roots Bands in North America. For more detailed Bio's view MacTalla's Press Kit MacTalla 50 Park Avenue New York, NY 10016 firstname.lastname@example.org 203-7463310
" But it was the bodhrán player who frightened me because it was the
bodhrán that made De Danann sound so unique in the old days. And it’s
still there, rumbling underneath every melody. Sometimes it beats with
the tune, and sometimes as counterpoint to it, and sometimes it
wanders in riffs like delicate intimations of another world. The
bodhrán is the invisible dancer in the room. The sound of a ghost
hidden inside each jig or reel.
In the right hands, the bodhrán stick is the call of the Shaman, and
the intrusion of all things metaphysical. Johnny “Ringo” McDonagh is
such a master of the stick and goat skin that its rhythms got under
the toenails of the audience, and rippled through the frostiest ears
in the dome until the entire 1,500 people were on their feet, heaving
with music and the scent of a life without guilt."