Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tonight @ The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m.
Part of a younger generation of bands that have a sense of humor about the Celtic music they play, Gaelic Storm combines the traditional Irish instruments (fiddle, bagpipes) with a bit of a rock ’n’ roll mentality. They have a reputation for being friendlier than your average group—they’ve been known to down a pint or two with their fans—but they’re still best known as the steerage band from Titanic, where they played ballads for lower-class knaves like Jack Dawson. They’ve been a popular touring draw ever since, playing well over 100 shows a year. Gaelic Storm is currently playing behind their latest record, What’s the Rumpus?