Danny Mclaughlin Band
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Danny Mclaughlin Band

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Danny McLaughlin was born in Manchester to Irish parents. He had a couple of uilleann pipers in his family and was early exposed to giants such as Liam O'Flynn and Paddy Keenan . Nowadays Danny lives in New York. In 2005 he met guitar player Ziv Shalev and formed The Danny Mclaughlin Band as a Celtic rock outfit. Danny plays uilleann pipes and low whistle, plus a rock band as backing. Moving Hearts without the songs. Most tunes were written by Danny himself, with some borrowings from traditional Irish music. It's good craic listening on disc, and I suppose live even more.
- Tom Keller

"Midwest Records"

DANNY McLAUGHLIN BAND/Dark Wood: If you want to get your Pentangle groove on and take a left turn, this amped up Celtica hits the spot. If you were the kind of musical tourist that got turned on by “Riverdance” and found yourself adrift when trying to find other music in that bag that turned you on, this is sure to get you revved up. A solid, hard hitting date that makes you wish every day was St. Paddy’s. - Chris Spector

"Danny Mclaughlin Band"

The Danny McLaughlin Band
Direct from the VIP stage of this years Shamrock Fest. Danny's talents on the Uilleann pipes (a native Irish pipe) are receiving critical acclaim. His band mixes traditional music, Irish drinking songs and rock. - Mcgintys Bar (Washington DC)


March 2007
"The band sounds terrific. ...really impressed by the uilleann pipes parts and interplay b/t flute, pipes and electric guitar...manage quite an exciting and distinctive blend of traditional and contempory stylings here...the track sounds radio ready"

- A&R Company California


First album "Darkwood" released July 2007.

Working on there second



The Danny Mclaughlin Band is is the hottest new commodity in the North American Celtic fusion and World Music scene. The band from Queens NY. Since their creation in 2005, the band has played a lot of exciting and talked about shows and released the Celtic Fusion Album, 'Darkwood' which has had many exciting reviews the Album is fully instrumental but that soon to change with the band new singer and amazing vocalist Stephanie ST Hilaire.

The Band's live show is a different experience than most people are used to, with the Uillean pipes not seen that much in other Celtic groups. Though the pipes are a traditional, and a complex instrument they are played in a difference sense of the word on stage. With Ziv Shalevs amazing guitar work, Todd Urban's groovy bass and synth playing, Eamon Ellam's on drums, and percussion. The band reaches for a high in Celtic fusion music.

Danny played solo at the US open 2006,2007 and the 2008 tennis tournament over a space of two weeks and was recorded playing live on C.B.S.