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Clovis Community College & the Citizens Bank of Clovis proudly present Gaelic Storm...

Clovis NM (November 10, 2007) — Gaelic Storm, the band who found fame through their performance in the blockbuster movie, Titanic, will bring rousing vocals, energetic dance tunes, haunting Celtic ballads and infectious humor to their 7 pm performance on Saturday, November 10 at the Lyceum Theater. The concert is a part of the Cultural Arts Series sponsored by Clovis Community College and Citizens Bank of Clovis.

The band's aggressive schedule typically includes 125 shows a year, including appearances at the largest Celtic and folk festivals throughout North America and Europe where they continue to break attendance and merchandise records. In conjunction with their conventional Irish jigs and reels, Gaelic Storm incorporates a wide range of ethnic instruments to create a dynamic and diverse stage show.

It all began on St. Patrick's Day in 1996 when founding members Patrick Murphy, Steve Wehmeyer and Steve Twigger launched Gaelic Storm at O'Brien's Pub in Santa Monica. Calif. They realized they were a hit after their first performance together when the audience wouldn't let them leave the stage. One night the music director for Titanic walked into O'Brien's looking for a band to perform music for the film. He heard Gaelic Storm's driving rhythm and spirited Celtic music and knew he'd found what he was looking for. Following Titanic, the band was signed to a record label in Los Angeles and enjoyed sold out shows on their tours.

"I've tried to get Gaelic Storm to Clovis for the last three years," said Christy Mendoza, Cultural Arts Director at CCC. "They are finally coming and our patrons are thrilled as they love Celtic music," she added.

A documentary about Gaelic Storm appears regularly on Cinemax and the group has appeared numerous times on national and international television.