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Celtica Central PA- Mixing traditional Irish and British Isles melodies, Celtica has made its name over the years by delivering bawdy tavern covers and interpr
CELTICA! It's Irish Time! Follow us in 2018! Central PA- Celtic/Folk/Roots/Celtic Jam Band Mixing traditional Irish and British Isles melodies, Celtica has made its name over the years by delivering bawdy tavern covers and interpretations of Dylan and the Dead, sea shanties, political plain songs from the old country and folk reveries sweet enough for fairies. Celticas top download is continuously The Whaling Song which has a contemporary political theme for the environment and comments on over-fishing of the seas. Handsome Molly, upbeat and lively, also earns many a listen. Girl of the North Country is a favorite of listeners. Flutist, Flora Eyster, was formerly in a performance duo with John Skehan of Railroad Earth. She is a five-time PA Partners on the Arts award winner-- (one as grant administrator). Celtica has shared the stage and billing with festival artists such as: New Riders of the Purple Sage Donna Jean and The Tricksters Peter Rowan and Tony Rice Quartet Railroad Earth David Gans Stir Fried Boris Garcia Willie Jack and the Northern Light Backwoods Experiment PRESS RELEASE: Central PA- Playing with the infamous 2016 Irish Rovers "Farewell Tour" program at the Williamsport Community Arts Center, Celtica mixes traditional Irish and British Isles melodies with acoustic and stage electronics. Celtica has made its name over the years by delivering bawdy tavern covers and interpretations of Dylan and the Dead, sea shanties, political plain songs from the old country and folk reveries sweet enough for fairies. Celticas top download is continuously The Whaling Song which has a contemporary political theme for the environment and comments on over-fishing of the seas. Handsome Molly, upbeat and lively, also earns many a listen. Girl of the North Country is a favorite of listeners. They perform several Steve Earle songs and these are fan favorites! The band has been together since the late 1990s when they discovered the impact of many a siren voice. Angelic voices and bawdy tavern deliveries make this band divine listening when they invite guest artists during the month of March for their larger shows. The Celtica shows may include pipes and they join forces with fiddlers and high step dancers from time to time. Electronically, the band uses affects units on the flute. Primarily the band has a following of 30 and 40-year olds who enjoy the affects units and the traditional-music audience includes 20 to 80-year olds at shows. Wide appeal! Members of the year-round band include Rich Grace, singer/guitar/banjo/harmonica; Steve Catania of world-renown, Catania Folk Instruments, on mandolin/dulcimer/bohdron; and Flora Eyster (five-time award winning grant recipient) on the wooden and silver flutes (rosewood, C flute, alto flute, bass flute), recorders, penny whistles and percussion family. Seasonal performing artist, Bill Stetz, joins Celtica on upright bass and vocals. GUEST ARTIST 2018- ANNOUNCING JEFF WISOR, FIDDLER, AS CELTICA GUEST ARTIST 2017. WISOR RECORDED WITH BOB DYLAN AND TOURED WITH DAVID BROMBERG FOR 29 YEARS! Jeff Wisor was born in Corning, NY. Coming from a musical family, he was playing fiddle at age 15 for square and round dances around the area. Jeff played fiddle with the Mississippi Gamblers, Voices of Blue Grass and Eddie Adcock and The Second Generation. He has won contests including the N.Y.S. championship, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and the State of Maryland. He has played fiddle with many famous names on the Grand Old Opry and at Carnegie Hall. For 29 years he played fiddle with David Bromberg across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Jeff plays other stringed instruments. Jeff recorded several bootlegs with Bob Dylan. Jeff teaches in Corning, NY. Other music includes: "Girl of the North Country; Red Haired Boy; Ashokan Farewell; Black is the Color; Praties; Whiskey Before Breakfast;" ballads, laments, sea shanties and assorted jigs and reels. Their album entitled Up She Rises, is available on CD Baby and from the Green Drake Millheim and the Natural Food and Garden Store, Lewisburg PA. The band performs regularly at festivals, Renaissance fairs, Irish tavern and bar settings and many a brew pub and winery! Regular venues include: Hickory Fest; The Bullfrog Brewery; Old Forge Brewery; Elk Creek Café and Aleworks; Selins Grove Brewing Company; Appalachian Brewing Company, Big Spring Spirits, and most fine PA wineries. Professional artist photography by: Award-winner, Gordon Wenzel, of Impressions Photographic Studios and Gallery, Danville, PA. http://www.impressionsphoto.net/ Celtica bookings are handled by: Pro Musicians Entertainment. Contact: Management email: floraproATptdDOTnet DOWNLOADS: CD Baby CELTICA This artist is a featured 2008-2012 recipient and 2014-2015 administrator of PA Partners on the Arts Grant Awards Pro Musicians Entertainment Central PA www.soundclick.com/CELTICA https://www.facebook.com/CelticIsles/ 2018 BANISH MISFORTUNE Tour Traditional Irish Music Shanties, Bawdy Tavern Songs, Amerikay, Weigh Hey Whaling Songs Galway Girl, Crested Hens, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Praties... Fiddles, flutes, bodhran, vocals, strings and Irish high-step dance ********************************************* PRO MUSICIANS 2018 ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR 2018 UPCOMING ANNOUNCED MARCH EVENTS: March 15th Nottingham Returement Center, Northumberland, PA March 16th Appalachian Brewery, Harrisburg, PA March 17th TBA Many more to come... Our Supporters and Calendar (We love and support local businesses and micro-breweries) VENUES/Address, Phone (Reservations) Bullfrog Brewery- 231 W. Fourth Williamsport 570 326-4700 Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks- 100 W. Main St., Millheim, PA 814 349-88 50 Emmas Food for Life NOW CLOSED- 11 S. Market St. Selinsgrove 570 374-0178 Cherry Alley Café- 21 N. Third St. Lewisburg 570 524-1234 Old Forge Brewing Company- 282 Mill St. Danville 275-8151 Selins Grove Brewing- 121 N. Market St. Selinsgrove 374-7308 Bull Run Inn- 15 S. Sixth St. Lewisburg 570 523-6000 Smiling Chameleon- 235 Market St. Lewisburg 570 523-7777 Front Street Station, 2 Front Street, Northumberland 473-3626 ABC Brewing 50 N. Cameron St., Hbg 717 221-1080 www.abcbrewing.com BIG SPRING SPIRITS DISTILLERY, 198 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823 814-353-4478. http://www.bigspringspirits.com OUR SUPPORTIVE VENUES/Address, Phone (570 Area Code) Bullfrog Brewery- 231 W. Fourth Williamsport 326-4700 Emmas Food for Life- 11 S. Market St. Selinsgrove 374-0178 Cherry Alley Café- 21 N. Third St. Lewisburg 524-1234 Old Forge Brewing Company- 282 Mill St. Danville 275-8151 Selins Grove Brewing- 121 N. Market St. Selinsgrove 374-7308 Puirseils Irish Pub- 15 S. Sixth St. Lewisburg 523-600 Front Street Station, 2 Front Street, Northumberland 473-3626 ABC Brewing 50 N. Cameron St., Hbg 717 221-1080 Owens Farm, 2611 Mile Post Rd. Sunbury 286-5309 Page After Page Vicksburg, PA Elk Creek Café and Aleworks Main St. Millheim 814 349-88 West End Library, 45 Ball Park Road Laurelton 922-4773 Manley-Bohlayer Heritage Farm, off Route 414 East Canton Lewisburg Hotel, Lewisburg, PA Union County Library, Lewisburg, PA Zolas, State College, PA The Mill, State College, PA Big Spring Distillery, Bellefonte, PA
Band/artist history
Artists have worked together since 90's. BMI.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
The band plays live outdoors and in. Audiences include tavern, brew pubs, wineries, airs and festivals, outdoor stages and renaissance fairs.
Your musical influences
Steve, Earle, the Chieftains, The Dubliners, The Irish Rovers, Railroad Earth, Cabinet, Folk, bluegrass, Irish, Roots, Jam Bands and all world music.
What equipment do you use?
Peavey, Sennheiser, Yamaha, Catania Folk Instruments, Gibson, Bose.
Anything else?
Professional artist photography by: Award-winner, Gordon Wenzel, of Impressions Photographic Studios and Gallery, Danville, PA. http://www.impressionsphoto.net/ BOOKINGS: Pro Musicians Entertainment florapro@ptd.net CELTICA This artist is a featured 2008-2012 recipient and 2014-2015 administrator of PA Partners on the Arts Grant Awards Pro Musicians Entertainment Central PA 570 837-9145 www.soundclick.com/CELTICA https://www.facebook.com/CelticIsles/ 2018 BANISH MISFORTUNE Tour Traditional Irish Music Shanties, Bawdy Tavern Songs, Amerikay, Weigh Hey Whaling Songs Galway Girl, Crested Hens, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Praties... Fiddles, flutes, bodhran, vocals, strings and Irish high-step dance
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