This summer we had the unexpected pleasure to play at the Lughnasad festival in Nasavrky. We hope to repeat the experience next summer with bit more planning and stay for a night or two 😉
In the troubled times we bring you the echoes of the past and a whisper of hope from the future. We are the storytellers and musicians. We try to put a melody the feelings we all feel inside but just can't find the words to express.
Another behind the scenes tour moment. Des keeping contact with the home troops. This was in the wonderful backstage area at the #prazdninyvtelci festival. It is literally high up on the castle walls and only about 30mins before our show.
In the heat of the mid summer's night we do our best to make time stand still. We are not magicians, but with the help of the crowd what we do can turn into magic. Without the audience, without you guys we are nothing. So when Sliotar get to play shows, just for that small window of time we want to take your troubles away. We want you to feel the music like we do. And maybe, just maybe for a fraction of a second make the time stand still 😊🎶 You guys rock 🤘
Ray lighting up an Italian summer night at the Bundan Celtic festival back in 2014
Today's shoutout goes to great friends of ours from Prague the Hakka Muggies! We still remember the first time we heard them soundchecking at the @keltskanoc festival and instantly we knew this band had something special. Since then we have played many shows with these guys. Once again great musicians, but also really nice guys 😉 Check them out: http://www.muggies.cz
Have you had a chance to check out our blog on our website? It looks great even on a mobile 😉📱 Also if you would consider yourself as a content creator to do with Celtic music scene, folk music scene, Celtic art and festivals we'd love to talk to you.
And today something little bit different 😉 We are lucky enough to get to visit and bring our Celtic music to some amazing places with Sliotar. From time to time we'll try to share some of these magical places here as well. This is the beautiful town of Telc. A place you should try to visit at least once in your life 😊
Des soundchecking in Kurim before the Sliotar show at the Celtic party back in July.
Looks like @jpkallio is up to no good 😉 As we might or might not have mentioned few times already, we have big plans and we really would love you guys to be part of this humble Celtic bands journey. Sign up to Sliotar's newsletter today.
Soundchecking in Telc back in July. Happy Friday everyone!
Thursday blast from the past! And boy this is an old one! We are guessing sometime in 2001. I mean J.P. had hair!!! 🤣
Des has a new drum kit! He is gearing up for the new Sliotar album 😉 It sounds so fantastic! And of course it is red 🤘
Just a whistle in the night 😉 Sliotar for life! Join the Sliotar clan 👍🏻
It's just a tad blurry, but somehow it just captures the feeling from the stage at the @keltskanoc Celtic festival 😊 Can't wait for next summers tour. It's going to be epic!
Des has been playing Drums for three decades. He lives and breaths drums. You could almost say he sees the world through drums 😉🥁
This was Zach's pub in Plzen. They have an amazing courtyard, which turns the gig into like a mini festival. But the weather was not with us this year, so we ended up playing inside the pub. This made for a very intimate gig 😉 It was a brilliant night!
We just posted a tour video from this years tour on our Facebook page. Check out who forgot to shave and what was Des' kebab like in Prague https://Facebook.com/sliotarmusic/
Thursday blast from the past! This was Sliotar in Poland back in 2010. This was during our "prog rock years" 😉
Shoutout Wednesday! @themahonesofficial
Back in 2003 we had the pleasure to tour with these guys around the old east Germany. It was a wild and educational tour. We definitely learned a lot about putting on a show from these guys. I always laugh when people tell me about this great new Celtic Punk band from Canada. Finny and the gang have been grinding hard for a long time and now deservedly they have become one of the household names in the Celtic punk rock scene!
Would you like to get a peak behind the scenes of this summers Sliotar tour? @jpkallio documented his journey with the band on his vlog and now the playlist is up on our website with a blog post to go with it. Check it out here: http://www.sliotarmusic.com/2017-sliotar-summer-tour-vlogs/
Des keeping the groove going! Hope you guys are having a great Monday 👍🏻
Happy Sunday everyone! We have a dream and big plans, but we can't do it without your help 😊
Just posted a new blog post on our website. It's our top 5 Celtic and folk music podcasts, if you are looking for some quality music to listen to 🎶 Check it out here and let us know what you think: http://www.sliotarmusic.com/top-5-celtic-and-folk-music-podcasts/
Short clip from our show in Telc this year. We have been playing this song for a long time, but never did a proper studio recording of it. I think it might be time, what do you think?
Thursday blast from the past! This was backstage back in 2013 at the Schotten Party in Hardt in the black forest south west Germany. J.P. imagining what he would look like if he had hair, and if the hair was grapes. In the background Ray is wondering what on earth is the guitarist up to once again... Do you guys have any funny Sliotar memories?
Shoutout Wednesday! We had the pleasure to share a stage with some old friends on this summers tour, the wonderful @clanhannigan Check them out, you won't be disappointed 😉
Des laying the beat. In the past few years Des' style has evolved a lot which has had a direct effect on Sliotar's sound. This is what we call organic growth 😉 We are very excited to capture this sound in our next album.
Happy Monday everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. Sliotar had some nice shows Saturday and Sunday. Also recording dates and flights booked! This is going to be an exciting autumn. If you want to follow the journey, don't forget to join the Sliotar Clan
Learn from the past, plan for the future and live in the moment. Right now the Sliotar plans for the future are coming together nicely 😉 When we stand in front of an audience it is a funny mixture of the time standing still and at the same time it's all over in a blink of an eye. We do our best to take in every second of every show. It is the audience that fuels us and for that we love everyone of you! We also want you to be part of the journey the next few years will take us on, so if you haven't done so yet, signup to our newsletter here: http://www.sliotarmusic.com/sliotar-clan/