A Storm is Coming To The Woodlands…….A Gaelic Storm. Don’t Miss This Preeminent Celtic/Irish Folk Rock Band at Dosey Doe Big Barn on November 12th

By: Billy Adams
| Published 10/26/2021


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Gaelic Storm is one of the most entertaining and talented Celtic/Irish Bands in the World. Their group’s simple beginnings started at an Irish pub in Santa Monica, California in 1996. The story of how Gaelic Storm started is very unique and their music is loved by fans from around the world. They head up the biggest Irish festivals in the United States and have toured various countries including the UK, France, Canada and Japan. They will be performing at Dosey Doe Big Barn on November 12th. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the amazing Celtic sounds of Gaelic Storm. We sat down with founding member Steve Twigger to talk about the background of Gaelic Storm as well as the upcoming Dosey Doe Big Barn concert.

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Gaelic Storm Forms in 1996

In 1996, Steve Twigger was working in the field of advertising in Santa Monica, California. On the side though, he played in a local new wave music band. He had a love of music and came across a fellow entertainer named Patrick Murphy at a local Irish Pub called O’Brians. Patrick was a bartender and manager of O’Brians and would frequently entertain patrons with various Irish songs. Steve developed a friendship with Patrick and the two decided to form an Irish folk rock band called Gaelic Storm. They created the band in 1996 and the initial band members included, Steve Twigger, providing guitar and vocals, Patrick Murphy providing vocals and also acting as the band’s manager, Shep Lonsdale, who provided drums, Brian Walsh who played the Uilleann pipes, and Samantha Hunt who was later added that played the fiddle.

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Gaelic Storm’s Music in The Movie Titanic

Gaelic Storm initial played mostly at O’Brian’s Irish Pub in Santa Monica, but one night, they entertained a patron in the audience that helped boost their band’s presence more than they ever dreamed. In 1997, the music director for the movie Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet heard them play at the pub and hired Gaelic Storm to perform in a popular movie scene. The scene was when DiCaprio took Winslet to the third-class Irish Party. It was an existing and memorable scene that offered a well timed escape from the movie’s serious theme. As the video below shows, Gaelic Storm performed as the steerage band, playing several Irish songs, including “Blarney Pilgrim” and “Drowsy Maggie”.

Several of Gaelic Storm’s performances were included in the Titanic soundtrack. With the new exposure and introduction to the world, Gaelic Storm used that notoriety to start touring around country and around the world. They have written and produced 13 albums and head up some of the biggest Irish festivals in the country. Their first album was called Herding Cats and since its inception, Gaelic Storm has topped the Billboard world music charts an astonishing six times. They have performed at over 2,000 concerts. Their latest release is called “Go Climb a Tree”. They will be playing an assortment of Irish and Scottish songs at the November 12th Dosey Doe concert. Don’t miss a chance to hear this group perform.

About Dosey Doe

This 165 year old historical structure has been saved for its current purpose. Originally built as a tobacco barn in Kentucky, the 300-600 year old growth oak and birch massive beams are the foundation not only for a beautiful room for also for great acoustics. It is a place where memories are made. No need to run from restaurant to music hall, as here you have it all.

Their entrees are 'cooked from scratch' based on the season, special offerings of purveyors with the type of music of the night in mind. Their task is to offer a meal that would be the reason in and of itself to visit Dosey Doe. The presentation is note worthy and the creations are featured in several Cook Books from Canada to Texas.

Nationally recognized artists from around the world dominate the calendar here: from Jerry Jeff Walker to The Rippingtons, Dave Mason to Lee Roy Parnell, Clint Black to Bela Fleck, Leon Russell to Spyro Gyra, Steve Wariner to Hayes Carll, Roger Creager to Mel Tillis, Manhattan Transfer to Gallagher... up very close and personal. Most artists will stay to have photos taken and give autographs after the show. Many very rarely do it anywhere but here and almost everyone says it is one of their favorite rooms to play.

'I have played them all, big and small, but I have never played a place that sounds as good as Dosey Doe!' - Gary P Nunn

'I will gladly tell anyone that Carnegie Hall cannot compete with Dosey Doe,' - Michael Martin Murphy

'One of my all time top 5 places to have played,' - Marcia Ball

Come early and enjoy the room. Filled with Americana artifacts from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, there is plenty to see. Your hands touching the hand-hewn 2000 lb barn beams, your eyes filled with art, artifacts, signage from a simpler time, your taste buds excited from salad to dessert, and music so pure - up close and personal... all designed to 'Take You Away' and create a memory you will keep.

The BIG BARN is home to great causes such as RETT and SWING FOR A CURE; benefits where proceeds go to help children's illnesses. The BIG BARN is available for large wedding receptions, corporate functions, birthdays and anniversary parties.

Click here to purchase tickets to the November 12th Gaelic Storm concert

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