Angus Mohr

Angus Mohr

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Highland Rock & Roll: Bagpipes and Irish whistles with crashing electric guitars and heavy drums make for a dramatic show. The music of Angus Mohr appeals to all demographics: young or old, families, punks and grandmas alike enjoy the sound of Angus Mohr.

Biography

Angus Mohr, the Celtic Rock and Roll Band from the Highlands of Colorado, always gives a powerful and emotionally charged performance. This four piece band combines the ethereal sound of traditional Celtic instruments with the power of American Rock and Roll.

Angus Mohr’s approach to their genre is unique in that they have incorporated Highland Bagpipes and Irish Pennywhistles into a traditional Rock and Roll soundscape. This evolutionary process was quite natural as Angus Mohr’s piper was an accomplished competition traditional piper when he started playing keyboard, guitar and saxophone in a Rock and Roll band. When the bagpipes were used as a change of pace in rock n’ roll shows the response was so overwhelmingly positive it became obvious that Celtic Rock and Roll was the next logical step. Thus Angus Mohr came into being.

An Angus Mohr performance will include centuries old Celtic tunes as well as modern Rock and Roll songs that are adapted to Celtic instrumentation. Angus Mohr also writes original music that incorporates stylistic elements of both genres. The musical result is an exciting and rousing musical blend that results in high caliber entertainment and unequaled audience response.

Angus Mohr's influences include Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, and Seven Nations.

When Angus Mohr comes around, make sure to take the opportunity to see and hear this powerful and entertaining Celtic Rock and Roll Band.

Lyrics

The Captains' Song

Written By: Matthew McDaniel/Paul McDaniel

Have ya heard the news?
The Captain's gone
He took the ship and sailed at dawn
And left into the rising sun
The Captain's gone my friends

Well Crazy Charlie came to me
Cryin' so ya had to see
And told me oh so tearfully
"The Captain's gone my friend!"

And it's one! Two! Three!
Raise your glasses high
Drink 'em if ya got 'em friends
The Captain's gone and died
Seven! Eight! Nine!
Are ya havin' a good time?
Drink 'em 'til there's nothin' left
The Captain's gone my friends

Sir Patrick came to pay his due
With Johnny D. and Billy, too
He bought a round for me and you
Because the Captain’s gone
Pretty Maggie threw a fit and screamed she’d had enough of it Threw her things into a kit
Because the Captain’s gone

And it's one! Two! Three!
Raise your glasses high
Drink 'em if ya got 'em friends
The Captain's gone and died
Seven! Eight! Nine!
Are ya havin' a good time?
Drink 'em 'til there's nothin' left
The Captain's gone my friends

Whiskey, wine, beer, and rum
Good Calahan’s bound to give ya some
The first few rounds are on the house
Because the Captain’s gone
Ian’s bringin’ out the pipes, he’s sure to play a tune ya like
Somethin’ to make ya laugh or cry
Because the Captain’s gone

And it's one! Two! Three!
Raise your glasses high
Drink 'em if ya got 'em friends
The Captain's gone and died
Seven! Eight! Nine!
Are ya havin' a good time?
Drink 'em 'til there's nothin' left
The Captain's gone my friends

The Captain’s gone away they say, left earlier today they say
Took the ship and sailed away
You know the Captain’s gone
Hey there Captain!
You left us high and dry
Hey there Captain!
We have to say goodbye

And it's one! Two! Three!
Raise your glasses high
Drink 'em if ya got 'em friends
The Captain's gone and died
Seven! Eight! Nine!
Ya had yourself a time
Drink 'em 'til there's nothin' left
The Captain's gone my friends

Waltzing Alone

Written By: Paul McDaniel

It’s a very grand hall, it’s a glorious place
But the orchestra’s playing to a half-empty space
Out in the lobby there are lovely young ladies
But they all look so lonely in black

They are women whose husbands are soldiers and sailors
And mothers with sons in harms way
They are sisters and daughter whose brothers and fathers
Are all gone to lands far away

Once they’d dance and they’d sing for the joy it would bring
And the stories that one day they’d tell
Now it’s a whole other thing, their steps' lost its swing
For they’re waltzing all by themselves

Now they’re dancing back home with holes in their hearts
Asking, “What we have spent for the right to this waltz?”
Memories of uncles and fathers won’t fade
With the passing of too many years

The ones left behind resurrect them with tales
Around the fire the young ones will hear
The memories of them are still very clear
And the stories bring laughter and cheers
Once they’d dance and they’d sing for the joy it would bring
And they swore they never would part
Now it’s a whole other thing their steps' lost its swing
For they’re dancing with holes in their hearts

It was just like the night at the Tennessee Waltz
Now the whole world is watching and counting the cost
They’d hoped and they prayed they’d not get the news
Then the telegrams came and changed that point of view
With a head full of horrors and a heart full of fear
A soul full of sorrows and eyes filled with tears
Two handfuls of courage and a mouthful of rage
A flag carefully folded, words carved from a page
They paid flesh and blood and hoped it wasn’t in vain
God please make it end and never happen again
Now they take to the dance floor with dignified grace
Willing the loss to not show on their face
They don’t ask the worth of the souls we’ve cashed in
Or question if we’ve overspent They don’t speak of the waste they don’t speak of the greed
Or the bullet that cared not for race, gender or creed
They wonder if ever we’ll think with our hearts
Or consider the lives torn apart
They’re fully aware of the thousand yard stare
And their partners won’t escort them home
They say a small prayer
God give them good care
‘Til together they’re waltzing again

Debt To The Devil

Written By: Paul McDaniel

I’ve been a poet, and a brigand, and a crusader for the cross
In all my times I’ve never totaled up what’s been the cost
My father was a quiet man, but he always held his ground
If a man can keep his dignity, he can go another round

I’ve hidden out in the heather from the forces of the crown
Slept in the weather on a mountain side, tried to find my way down

I learned when I was just a child we’re all just born to die
Choose your friends carefully, keep your powder dry
If duty calls your honor out for deeds that must be done
Gather up your courage, prime and load your gun

I’ve hidden out in the heather from the forces of the crown
I’ve slept with the Devil on a mountain side
Buyin’ my way back down

We could still see the smoke from yesterday’s fight
When we took our positions on the high ground
And the shadows of the night danced like ghosts
When we waited for the first light
At dawn we rode down into the fray, and many heroes were that day born
For we fell on their necks like hungry wolves
And well we served our purpose
If we could send straight to Hell the ones who started this mess
It just might well have been worth it

I’ve hidden out in the heather from the forces of the crown
I’ve wept like the Devil, cried to the Saints, trying to find my way down
I’ve hidden out in the heather from the forces of the crown
I had a debt to the Devil, I’ve paid it in kind
Got to leave it all behind

Discography

Celtic Concert for Tibet: Live at the Nomad

The Heroic Adventures of Angus Mohr

Angus Mohr & Friends Present A Christmas Pageant

Symphony From The Ghost Ship

Albums available online at http://cdbaby.com/all/angusmohr

Select tracks on standard, satelite, and internet radio stations

Set List

The set list varies from show to show, based on the needs of the venue and the purpose of the show. We are capable of playing three 60+ minute sets.

Angus Mohr performs three kinds of material: original music, "updated" traditional Celtic tunes, and customized covers.

Original music includes songs such as "Paladin," "Angus Overture" and "Talisman," hard rocking tunes laced with Celtic overtone and instrumentation.

Traditional Celtic music includes songs such as "Whiskey in the Jar," "P Stands for Patty," "Foggy Dew," "Scotland the Brave" and "Wearing o' the Green," and many other amped-up, high-energy bagpipe tunes.

Angus Mohr plays a wide variety of cover tunes as well, from sources as diverse as Bob Dylan and Pink Floyd, to Johnny Cash and Dropkick Murphys.