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UWFox Hosts Performance by 'Gaelic Storm'

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“Gaelic Storm,” one of the most exciting musical groups to perform in the Fox Cities, is making a special appearance at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley on Wednesday, April 27, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the campus’ Fine Arts Theatre. The performance is sponsored by the UWFox Campus Activities Board and is free and open to the public with a limited number of seats available through a ticket distribution at the campus. Gaelic Storm at UWFox

“Gaelic Storm” showcases “a unique brand of high energy Celtic music,” and features members Patrick Murphy (Cork City, Ireland), Steve Wehmeyer (New York, USA), Steve Twigger (Coventry, England), Tom Brown (Ottawa, Canada), Ryan Lacey (Los Angeles, CA), and Ellery Klein (Ireland). Their show has been described as “dynamic,” featuring “rousing, upbeat vocals, wild energetic dance tunes, haunting ballads, and infectious madcap humor.” The group with their eclectic roots has established Santa Monica, CA as their adopted home town.

“Gaelic Storm” has played at Milwaukee’s Irish-Fest, the Celtic-Fest in Chicago, the Dublin, Ohio Irish Festival, the Pittsburgh Irish Festival, and the Festival Interceltique in Lorient, France.

“Gaelic Storm” achieved international notoriety through their appearance in the blockbuster film, “Titanic,” portraying the party band in the steerage scene.

The group has released five albums, with the most recent being, “How Are We Getting Home,” produced in 2004.

For questions about the “Gaelic Storm” performance at UWFox, contact Student Activities Coordinator Jeff Kuepper at 920-832-2671 or email jeff.kuepper@uwc.edu.

Posted 4/26/2005