The Night I punched Russell Crowe in the Head

This week at Tupelo’s the band famous for playing in the movie “Titanic” came to Londonderry on a Wednesday night. Opening for Gaelic Storm was the New Hampshire Pipes and Drums Band with Londonderry’s own Detective Sargent, Mike McCutcheon on base drum while Detective Patrick Cheetham played the bagpipe. Also a member of the band is Sergeant Tim Jones.

Playing to a packed crowd of over 120 in the intimate theater setting complete with a new sprinkler system, three hours of non stop entertainment had the crowd screaming for more at well past 10pm. Looking for a way to showcase this group we found the following video. (Actual Gaelic Storm members are much bigger than those in the video)

Gaelic Storm

“The Night I punched Russell Crow”

From, “Whats the Rumpus?” 2008

Video by Casey Ryan

It has now been more than a decade since Gaelic Storm’s career lifted off with their appearance in the blockbuster film Titanic. Since their big-screen debut 10 years ago, the band’s fan base continues to multiply with each new album, turning the one-time-pub-band into one of the premier touring acts in the Celtic/World music genre. Gaelic Storm’s compelling originals and fresh arrangements steeped in Celtic traditional melody combined with their unique blend of world rhythms continue to broaden the musical horizons of the Celtic music genre creating new standards for generations to come. Highlights from their decade-spanning career include seven Billboard Chart topping albums, a DVD, a full-length concert film featured on in 2007-2008, song placement on two EA Sports Games, a 2008 Hallmark greeting card featuring their song “Kiss Me I’m Irish”, countless television and radio appearances, and of course, an appearance in James Cameron’s Titanic. Gaelic Storm has sold out hundreds of theaters and performing arts centers and has now played to audiences totaling in the millions.

Click HERE for more audios and video clips of Gaelic Storm! Be sure to make Londonderry Hometown Online News your home page so you know when they will be in town next year!


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