12 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The mists of Ireland get transported to the sunny shores of Santa Monica with this slick, shiny set of pop-inflected Irish anthems. With Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger sharing lead vocal duties (and Peter Purvis wailing on uilleann pipes), the band delivers a solid set of ribald tales, mostly revolving around swaggering and suds. The first three numbers set the pace: the wistful "Another Stupid Drinking Song,” a rollicking tribute to Ireland’s West Coast called “Girls’ Night In Galway” (striking terror into “the stoutest of men”), and a self-explanatory "Whiskeyed Up and Womaned Out.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

The mists of Ireland get transported to the sunny shores of Santa Monica with this slick, shiny set of pop-inflected Irish anthems. With Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger sharing lead vocal duties (and Peter Purvis wailing on uilleann pipes), the band delivers a solid set of ribald tales, mostly revolving around swaggering and suds. The first three numbers set the pace: the wistful "Another Stupid Drinking Song,” a rollicking tribute to Ireland’s West Coast called “Girls’ Night In Galway” (striking terror into “the stoutest of men”), and a self-explanatory "Whiskeyed Up and Womaned Out.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings
39 Ratings
CaptinSprinklez ,

Great

Just saw you at Milwaukee Irish Fest, YOU GUYS KILLED IT, GREAT ALBUM 🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪

Santa Clarita Mark ,

Another great album

Every song on this album has me singing along and wishing I was in a pub with friends!

Gwen949 ,

Matching Sweaters

Love, love, love this one! Rollicking and fun! Paddy's Rubber Arm is hilarious, as is the Rustling Goat Gang.

About Gaelic Storm

Since forming in 1997, acclaimed Celtic group Gaelic Storm have risen from local pub sessions in their hometown of Santa Monica, California to an internationally known touring and recording act. Led by founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the band's first major exposure arrived before they had even recorded their first album. Appearing as the "steerage band" entertaining passengers in James Cameron's massive 1997 blockbuster, Titanic, Gaelic Storm were widely embraced by the time they released their self-titled debut a year later. With their energetic mix of Irish and Scottish traditional fare, drinking songs, and playful original material, they proved to be a popular touring act and quickly followed up with a pair of albums in 1999's Herding Cats and 2001's Tree. By the time they'd released their fourth studio album, How Are We Getting Home?, in 2004, they'd become a chart success as well, reaching number three on Billboard's world music chart. Gaelic Storm's next two releases, Bring Yer Wellies (2006) and What's the Rumpus? (2008), fared even better, reaching number two and number one, respectively. The group's lineup varied over the course of its first decade, but eventually settled on piper Peter Purvis, percussionist Ryan Lacey, and a number of different fiddlers complementing Murphy and Twigger's multi-instrumentalism and shared vocal duties. The group remained prolific in the next decade, touring constantly and releasing albums like 2010's Cabbage, 2012's Chicken Boxer, and 2013's The Boathouse. Following a 2014 best-of compilation called Full Irish, Gaelic Storm returned with Matching Sweaters a year later. They remained at the top of their game 20 years into their career, releasing another chart-topper in 2017's Go Climb a Tree. ~ Timothy Monger

ORIGIN
Santa Monica, CA
GENRE
World
FORMED
1996

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