Ceili Rain (Cross Driven Records) 40 Shades of Green Sept. 17, 2002
Kathy Mattea affectionately describes Ceili Rain as “a seven-headed musical joy-monster.” With electrifying performances on bagpipes, tin whistle, violin, button accordion, guitar and drums, the Celtic rock band¹s unique blend of sounds reaches out and pulls the listener into their “heavenly party,” as Ceili Rain lead singer/songwriter, Bob Halligan, Jr. refers to the band’s show.
Ceili (KAY-lee) Rain began in 1995 as Halligan, who boasts tracks on albums that have totaled some 30 million sales and whose songs have been recorded by rock and pop greats Michael Bolton, Cher, Joan Jett, Judas Priest, and Mattea, brought his incredible songwriting talent to the band. Their 1997 debut release, Say KAY-lee, was described by Billboard magazine as “an intriguing musical tapestry?fresh and innovative.” Ceili Rain followed their successful debut with the worldwide distribution of their most recent release, Erasers on Pencils. Now, the band is in the studio again, gearing up for their late summer release, which features Kathy Mattea.
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