The Celtic Martins

The Celtic Martins

 Newmanstown, Pennsylvania, USA
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The Celtic Martins, formerly known as the Martin Family Band, performs Celtic Music and Irish step dance featuring the talent of the Martin children.

Biography

The Celtic Martins, a family band from south-eastern Pennsylvania is an exciting, energetic group that features traditional Celtic music as well as Irish step dancing.

A performance by the Celtic Martins will feature the musical ability of five of the Martin children, ranging in age from 19 to 9, accompanied by their parents on guitar and bass, and drummer, Earl Pyles. Although the Celtic Martins play mostly fiddle driven Celtic music, their shows also include several other instruments such as the Irish whistles, concertina, mandolin, bagpipes, and percussion. Their shows also feature some exhilarating Irish step dancing by the Martin sisters, which is always a crowd favorite.

Previously known as the Martin Family Band, the family has been performing music since 2004 and has quickly become a musical sensation, performing throughout the region at various fairs, festivals, and other venues such as Bethlehem Musikfest, McLain Celtic Festival, Sycamore Shoals Celtic Festival, Kutztown Folk Festival, Southern Maryland Celtic Festival, and at theaters such as the Miller Center in Reading PA, and the Kirkland Arts Center in Clinton, New York.

Discography

The Martin family's first CD 'Emily's Dream' was released in April 2005. The second CD 'Cabin Sessions' was released in July 2008. The third CD "Frehlichkeit" was released in 2011.

Set List

An interesting mix of Celtic jigs and reels with Irish step-dancing throughout the performance