Keltic Fire

Keltic Fire


High energy Celtic Rock! Taking the best of traditional Irish and Scottish music, and making it as American as possible using the influences of the modern generation!


A five piece band of precarious upstarts, Keltic Fire was formed in February of 2006. Originally a four piece consisting of: Brad on bagpipes, Phil on guitar and vocals, Nick on drums, and Megan on bass and vocals. They were brought together to bring a new and refreshing sound to Celtic Folk music. Keltic Fire has played various Scottish Games and Festivals, playing with groups such as: Hunting McLeod, Enter the Haggis, and the Glengarry Bhoys. Aside from the usual Scottish games and Irish pub venues, Keltic Fire has branched and played local rock clubs as well. In May of 2007 the band completed the lineup with the addition of fiddle player Jaron. The band is formed on the purpose of trying the unconventional and taking American and Celtic influences to a new level.


Whiskey in the Jar

Written By: Traditional

As I was going over, the Cork and Kerry mountains
I saw Captain Farrell, and his money he was counting
I first produced my pistols, and then I rattled my sabre
Sayin' "Stand and deliver, or the Devil he may take ya"

Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There's whiskey in the jar

I took all of his money, and it was a pretty penny
I took all of his money and I brought it home to Molly
She swore that she loved, no, never would she leave me
But the Devil take that woman for you know she tricked me easy

Being drunk and weary, I went to Molly's chamber
Taking Molly with me, but I never knew the danger
About 6 maybe 7, in walked Captain Farrell
I jumped up and fired my pistols, and I shot him with both barrells

Some men like fishin', some men like the foulin'
Some men like to hear, like to hear the cannon ball roarin'
But me, I like sleepin', especially in my Molly's chamber
But here I am in prison, hear I am with a ball and chain

Follow Me Up to Carlow

Written By: Traditional

Lift, McCahir Og, your face
from brooding o'er the old disgrace,
that black FitzWilliam stormed your place
and drove you to the fern.
Gray said victory was sure:
soon the firebrand he'd secure,
until he met at Glen Malure
with Fiach mac Hugh O'Byrne!

Curse and swear, Lord Kildare:
Fiach will do what Fiach will dare.
Now, FitzWilliam, have a care:
fallen is your star low!
Up with halberd! Out with sword!
Follow me now, for by the Lord,
Fiach mac Hugh has given the word
follow me up to Carlow!

See the swords of Glen Imael
flashing o'er the English pale --
see all the children of the Gael
beneath O'Byrne's banner.
Rooster of a fighting stock
would you let a Saxon cock
crow out upon an Irish rock?
Fly up and teach him manners!

Now from Saggart to Clonmore
flows a stream of Saxon gore.
Great is Rory Og O'Mhor
at sending loons to hades!
White is sick and Gray is fled;
now for black FitzWilliam's head --
we'll send it over, dripping red,
to Liza and her ladies!


Keltic Fire Demo (2006)

1. Whiskey in the Jar
2. Brenda Stubbords
3. Follow Me Up to Carlow
4. The Clumsy Lover

The demo was recorded in July of 2006.

Set List

Keltic Fire has the ability and repertoire to play multiple sets on the same day. They can play sets ranging from 30 minutes (the standard rock club set) to an hour.

The band brings an energy and drive to every set that is fun for the band and more so for the audience. The band feels it is their purpose to leave the audience begging for more, no matter the age group.

The current set list is as follows:

Whiskey In The Jar

The Clumsy Lover (Tune Set)

The Wild Rover

Lannigan's Ball

Brenda Stubbert's (Tune Set)

Ye Jacobite's By Name

Follow Me Up To Carlow

Mason's Apron (Tune Set)

Crooked Jack

Back Home In Derry

Electric Leprechaun

The Forgotten Fight

When Will We Learn

Fields Of Athenrye

Loch Lomond