WE'RE BACK ON GIGMASTERS BY POPULAR REQUEST! We've been away for several years but you've asked us to return...so here we are making it easy and convenient for you to book an event with us!
Billboard Magazine describes CEILI RAIN as "Music that makes your feet want to dance and your soul soar!" Clearly this is the reason why CEILI RAIN has been selected to perform at numerous large scale events including (Bethlehem) MUSIKFEST, Milwaukee Irish Fest, Oswego Harbor Fest, Long Island Irish Fest, PA Ren Faire Celtic Fling, NCYC, Youth Specialties Convention, LA Congress and others. Many colleges have also hosted CEILI RAIN for campus/alumni events including Notre Dame, Syracuse University, Bellermine University, Marist College and others.
No same old, same old here...CEILI RAIN is an original and innovative blend of pop-rock music with traditional Celtic/Irish flavoring (tin whistle, bagpipes, accordian, fiddle); and a subtle but sincere spiritual message with lyrics meant to be inclusive and inviting. Perfect for any venue or event, this band has won numerous awards (including 10 UNITY AWARDS), appeared on multiple radio charts (including the TOP 20 Countdown on K-LOVE), and has been featured in a variety of periodicals and magazines.
The band, complete with guitars, drums, fiddle and assorted pipes and whistles,is led by frontman, Bob Halligan Jr. As a songwriter, Bob Halligan, Jr., has had over 140 songs recorded by well-known rock artists, including Cher, Michael Bolton, KISS, Kathy Mattea, Bob Carlisle, Rebecca St. James, Jump 5, Marie Brennan and countless others. Collectively his songs have sold more than 30 million units!
CEILI RAIN has played some of the top venues in the country including Reliant Stadium and The RCA Dome. International travels have taken them to several countries including Canada, Belgium, Italy and most recently Ireland where they filmed two award winning videos.
CEILI RAIN currently has 7 studio recordings. Fans all overthe world continue to support CEILI RAIN in everything they do. Their 6th CD (I MADE LEMONADE) won the 2010 Unity Award for Modern Rock/Alternative ALBUM of the Year and was also nominated for a Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY). This CD was 100% funded by fan support. MANUKA HONEY their most recent release was also funded by fan support showing once again that when someone experiences a Ceili Rain concert...they become family!
According to their website: 'Ceili' (say: KAY-lee) is a Gaelic (Irish) word that means 'party,' specifically one with live musicians, dancing and general merriment. 'Coeli' is a form of the Latin word for 'heaven.' Rain is that stuff that falls from the sky. Thus, CEILI RAIN is a 'downpour of heavenly partiness.'
CEILI RAIN caters to audiences ranging in age from 5-95! Kick off your shoes, stand on a table, grab a pint, dance a jig and join CEILI RAIN in celebrating over 15 years of heavenly partiness!...we promise you'll leave with a smile!
Please note CEILI RAIN is especially popular with festivals, corporate events, community events, fundraising events and churches, but has played MANY private affairs as well.
Ceili Rain can adjust their personnel to fit YOUR event budget with as few as 3 members to as many as 7 members! We'll work with you-and you'll still get that great CEILI RAIN experience.