Old Man Flanagan's Ghost

Celtic Band from Toronto, ON - Will travel up to 75 miles
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Old Man Flanagan's Ghost have been bringing a taste of Celtic music to Ontario audiences for years, as well as internationally via radio and digital media play. Launched in Jan 2012, they have impressed audiences all around the G.T.A., playing notable venues including sets at The Hard Rock cafe, The Sound Academy, The Opera House, The Tranzac Club, and The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, and performing at the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Annual Beach Celtic Festival. They played at Nathan Philips Square as part of the 2016 Canada Transplant Games, and at The Harbourfront Centre as part of their Dancing on the Pier series in 2016 and 2017. They have played community events such as Rib-fests, the 2016-2018 Rosedale Mayfair, and several street festivals including multiple years in the Pickering Village JAM Festival and the International Beaches Jazz Festival (2017 & 2018). They were the featured entertainment at the 2015 and 2017 Cobourg Highland Games and helped celebrate Canada150 on stage at SesquiFest in London, Ontario in 2017.

Their debut album "Sociable!" released in May 2015, and hit #4 nationally on community/college radio stations, including #1 positions on weekly Top 30 and folk charts. Their sophomore album "Far From Shore" released July 2018 and received play on CBC stations around Canada, and again appeared on several college/community Top 30 and folk charts

They feature a dynamic fiddle performance by Brooke Richardson and Bexy Ashworth, the talented multi-instrumentalist/luthier Matti Palonen on tin whistle, double-bass, harp, kantele, and jouhikko, Scot Allan on bodhrán, drums, and other percussion, and Stephen Lamb on guitar and lead vocals. Best described as 'high-energy Celtic folk', they combine the sound of traditional folk instruments with a passionate intensity, yet when the mood shifts to folk-style story-telling songs, the haunting melodies and warm vocals created by these musicians would 'bring a tear to a glass-eye'.

They have been featured on 'The Celtic Music Journal', been interviewed in Irish Music Magazine and appeared on several episodes of The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. With their rendition of classic Celtic and east coast covers, traditional fiddle tunes, and a variety of original tunes dubbed 'Music with a Celtic Heart', they often invite the audience to participate in a fun, energetic stage show that can be enjoyed by all.

Imagine the smell of the sea, cold pints of beer, old shipwrecks, stories of love and loss, and boisterous friends sharing a laugh and a song. Now mix it with an instrumentation that takes you on a journey east, and a feeling of being welcomed into your neighbour's home for a kitchen party, THAT is the essence of Old Man Flanagan's Ghost.

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Saint Patrick's Day Party

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This band was fantastic! They complemented our St. Patrick's day party at the Retirement residence very well. Also easy to get in touch with them and replies to questions were quick! Highly recommend them!

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Old Man Flanagan's Ghost’s Response:

Thank you Amanda. We were glad to bring so many smiles to the residents and their families, and glad to hear you found communication easy. One of the most rewarding shows we've ever played. Cheers! OMFG

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Hired the band for my girlfriend's 30th birthday and there is no doubt in my mind that OMFG made the party one to remember! The music was unforgettable and the bands interaction with the guests brought an awesome and unique element that I have never experienced with other bands at venues. OMFG is a must-see, must-hear band and I would certainly recommend and book them again!

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Old Man Flanagan's Ghost’s Response:

Cheers Sasha! We had an awesome time playing for you guys! Thanks for the kind words and hope to play for you again whether privately or at our public shows! Best OMFG

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Family Reunion

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This band was fantastic! Friendly, fun and extremely talented. I would hire them again for future events. Everyone in attendance thought they were freest both in terms of talent and making it a fun interactive experience! Can't wait to see them again at one of their upcoming public gigs :-)

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Old Man Flanagan's Ghost’s Response:

Thanks for the kind words Helen. It was a pleasure meeting and playing for you and your family. Cheers!

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2017
Jul
22
Anniversary Party
Toronto, ON
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Mar
17
Second Wedge Brewing Co.
Uxbridge, ON
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Mar
17
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Markham, ON
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2016
Oct
29
Birthday Party (Adult)
Toronto, ON
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2016
Aug
20
Birthday Party (Adult)
Toronto, ON
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2016
Jul
2
Family Reunion
King City, ON
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Farewell to Nova Scotia
Gordon Lightfoot
Galway Girl
Steve Earle
Heading for Halifax
John Allan Cameron
The Whistling Gypsy Rover
Written by Leo Maguire
A Man's a man for a'that
Robert Burns
Scots Wae Hea
Robert Burns
Sonny's Dream
Ron Hynes
Home For a Rest
Spirit of the West
The Night Pat Murphy Died
Great Big Sea
Ordinary Day
Great Big Sea
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Please note Old Man Flanagan's Ghost will also travel to Oakwood, Downsview, North York, Weston, Willowdale, Etobicoke, Fisherville, Thornhill, Concord, Scarborough, Woodbridge, Maple, Richmond Hill, Markham, Mississauga, Kleinburg, Locust Hill, Brampton, Gormley, Springbrook, Whitevale, King City, Oakville, Pickering, Ajax, Nobleton, Stouffville, Bolton, Brougham, Hornby.
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