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San Diego, California, United States | SELF

San Diego, California, United States | SELF
Band World Celtic


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Patric's Day Holiday CD
Released March 17, 2004
(limited qty-out of print)

Released: June 7, 2005

Trip To Skye
Released: September 2009



Skelpin began when some talented musicians representing different parts of the world came together to jam one night in an Irish Pub and decide they liked what they heard. When these people from Ireland, Mexico, Tiawan and the USA put their musical musings together, they knew they had something special.

Skelpin is fast becoming one of the nation's most exciting world beat bands,Skelpin takes traditional tunes and songs and rearranges them with a twist, while also creating their own energetic original music. Skelpin, plays lyrical Irish music fused with the passions of Spain, rhythms of the Far East and Latin America, with a good amount of American romantic soul.

Skelpin plays regularly all over Southern California as well as venues internationally from Tokyo to Tijuana. Skelpin has shared the stage with Flogging Molly, Solas, Lunasa, Seven Nations, and The Fenians to name a few.

Tim Foley leads the band vocally while banging rhythms on the guitar. He adds to the world fusion flavor on bodhran (boor-on: an Irish goatskin drum), Uilleann (ill-E-uhn) pipes, Saxophone, whistle and mandolin.

As the group's acknowledged "wild Irish rose," fiddler/singer Patric Petrie sets the pace for the group with her driving, lyrical fiddling and evocative singing.

Enrique Platas brings a world beat flavor and lays the rhythmic foundation to the music with his amazing percussion skills and mixes it up with his never ending supply of drums. Featuring the cajon, dumbek and bongos.

Jimmy Patton, Guitarmageddon’s 2001 "Best Unsigned Guitarist in the Nation" excites the crowd with his amazing skills on lead guitar, playing flamenco, gypsy, jazz and celtic styles throughout.

Wes brings a modern American twist on his Les Paul Guitar and Fender Bass.

Recently, Skelpin is often joined by button accordion and concertina player Matt Hensley of Flogging Molly, who appears on the new album “Trip to Skye”

Winner Best World Music Album - 2010 San Diego Music Awards
Winner Grand Prize 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest
2009 Indy Irish Fest "Voted Best Band”
2004 through 2009 San Diego Music Awards Best World Music Band Nominee
2008 - 2009 Catalina World Music Festival (Headliner)
2007 Tokyo Irish Music Festival in Tokyo, Japan (Headliner)
2008 Disney Tokyo Sea (Headliner)
2006 Disc Maker’s Independent Music World Series Finalist