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“Not since Barachois stepped off the stage from touring has a gap been filled in Celtic music for comedy. Now the heirs apparent to the mayhem have arrived from the Scots end of the spectrum. The fact [is] that the Tartan Terrors are also excellent musicians above and beyond the laughs…see the Tartan Terrors live.” - Art Ketchen - Celtic Beat Magazine


"They play neat music...the band's sound revolves around...the pipes. They hold back on the percussion, introducing a variety of sounds at different times to good effect. Hey guys, you can really sing - the voices sound great." - Jamie O'Brien - Irish Edition


"...the Tartan Terrors embrace the stage powerfully. The music itself can be labeled as 'traditional', despite that the Terrors inject their style into the compositions. The Terrors could possibly be the hardest working act around at the moment, with shows booked at neck-breaking speed...One act to keep an eye on..." - Edie - Dig This Magazine


4.5 stars out of 5 stars!
"Tartan Terrors set themselves apart from the plethora of Chirftains clones with the stage presence and tremendous sense of humor - a Celtic group worth seeing live!" - Toxic Universe


"...the Tartan Terrors (are) a no-holds barred..troupe which mixes Highland traditions with modern hijinks and a high degree of contemporary showmanship." - Tom Knapp - Rambles Cultural Arts Magazine


"The Terrors achieve a remarkably full sound. Their (music) consists of superb musicianship and broad humor in equal measure. While the Tartan Terrors are the kind of group best experienced live, (their music) is guaranteed to bring a lift to your spirit and a smile to your face." - Genevieve Williams - Earth Tones Magazine


"I've seen the Tartan Terrors and I rank them up there at the very top in music, dance and comedy. This is a show that will leave you smiling long after the performance is over. Don't miss them or you will be missing a memorable event." - Marting Lager - CTV Television


"(Tartan Terrors have)...unquestionable musical talent...Simply hilarious!" - Last FM


Discography

Released CDs
A One Night Fling
Scots on The Rocks
Dressed to Kilt
Unpubbed (live)
Who's Your Paddy
Tartan Terrors Christmas
Awakening

Released DVDs
Ceilidh
The Quest
Live Behind Bars

Compilation CDs
Contributed 1 track (Lochleven) to "Here's to John Allan!", the John Allan Cameron tribute CD. This CD featured tracks from Leahy, John McDermott, Rita McNeil, Great Big Sea, Natalie McMaster, Ashley MacIssac, and many others.

Contributed as Guest Artists on "The Rogues Live in Canada, Eh?" (The Rogues).

Currently tracks are streaming on Celtic Radio (US), Armed Forces Radio (Global), YouTube, Homegrown Radio (NJ), Pulse of the Plaet radio (Spain), The Band House Live (US), Bad Bobs Rock Show (US), and Outfitters.TV Radio Live (US). Winner 2008 Ontario Independant Music Awards Best World Music.

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"...a no-holds-barred troupe which mixes Highland traditions with modern hijinks and a high degree of contemporary showmanship."
--Tom Knapp, Rambles Cultural Arts Magazine

The influence of the Tartan Terrors has gone well beyond the province of Ontario, Canada, where they make their home. Members have performed on over 4 continents and are a high energy phenomena in the United States, having been seen in Los Angeles, NYC, RI, PA, SC, FL, TX, MO, MN, and everywhere in between.

Begun by Ian and Ellen Wilkes Irmisch as a tribute to their late father, the Tartan Terrors bring together a Two-Time World Champion Bagpiper, internationally acclaimed musicians and comedians, and high paced championship caliber highland dancers to create a show that has brought standing room only audiences to every venue they have ever booked. Genieve Williams, Earth Tones Magazine, shouts from the rooftops "...the Tartan Terrors are the kind of group best experienced live..." And it is this panache for rousing audiences of all ages that have propelled the Terrors into forefront of Celtic Music.

Influenced by great traditional musicians and rock and roll favorites, top precision dancers from all over the world, and vaudeville style comedy they aren't just another band. They are a full-tilt experience.

Recently honored with a request to appear on a tribute CD to the late John Allan Cameron, along with Natalie McMaster and Great Big Sea, the musicians of the Tartan Terrors continue to be driven by a desire to push the envelope in Celtic Performance. By bringing together innovative music, dance and comedy the Tartan Terrors seek to give their audiences a high paced experience that appeals to college audiences and seasoned music appreciators.

The Tartan Terrors are also steeped with a tradition of giving back to the community and have raised over $200,000 for charities within North America. A cause close to their heart is Breast Cancer Research, and with a portion of all their CD sales going to this worthy fight, they are truly part of every community they perform in.

For the Holiday Season, please request information about the Tartan Terrors Celtic Christmas Show, perfect for a Winter Season audience draw.

Please check out the Tartan Terrors explosive energy and style at www.tartanterrors.com.

Full Performance Resume Available Upon Request
Bookings:
Larry Kosson
SMG Artists
717-227-0060
larry@smgartists.com