MARQUETTE - Gaelic Storm, an Irish folk band that shot to stardom after its appearance in the movie Titanic, will perform Friday, March 22, at Northern Michigan University.

Foreign Bom Irish will open the concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center.  The headlining act will take the stage an hour later.

Gaelic Storm combines strong roots in Irish folk tradition with a "high-octane performance." The five-piece band uses a wide array of instruments, including accordions, spoons, fiddles, mandolins and the African djembe.

"Their thundering rhythms, coupled with ribald wit and accomplished playing abilities, have won fans everywhere from packed Irish bars to crusty old sailors and Hollywood producers alike," said John O'Regan, a writer for Irish Music.

Gaelic Storm is perhaps best known for its role as the steerage band in Titanic, taking part in the movie's exuberant dance scene.

The group hails from Santa Monica, Calif.  Its distinctive sound has been captured on a self-titled debut CD, on the 1999 encore, Herding Cats, and on the June release entitled Tree.

Advance tickets are $6 for students, $13 for faculty/staff, and $14 for general admission.  They are available at the Superior Dome, Willy's Snak Shak, Forest Roberts Theatre, and the Berry Events Center.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $2 more.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director