Image by D80FTW via FlickrTARPON SPRINGS - International Celtic-roots sensation MacTalla Mor performs at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center on March 25 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20; $18, for members and students; plus tax and $1 fee. Call the Box Office 727-942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org.
MacTalla Mor (Gaelic for great echo) is a national touring band featuring great Highland bagpipes, piano, vocals and bodhran in a dynamic mix of traditional Celtic, roots rock, calypso, blues and jazz.
Their champion pipers and award winning Gaelic singers and musicians set them apart and make them a crowd favorite at major festivals and concerts throughout North America.
Their energetic performances include traditional Irish and Scottish tunes, MacTalla's original songs, arrangements and driving rhythms create an engaging and magical blend of the past and the present.
The band, which is made up entirely of members of the Devlin-Ofgang family has performed at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, in Montreal, Canada and at Central Park, New York. They've played for ESPN, NBC, and ABC TV.
Fans of their music range from age 1 to 100 and include legendary musicians Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and Jose Feliciano. In 2009 their haunting rendition of "The Mist Covered Mountains" was awarded Song of the year by Celtic Radio.
The band formed seven years ago when members of the Devlin-Ofgang family decided to combine their musical talents into one never-before-heard style.
Brothers Jesse and Levon play Bagpipes, drums and guitar, their sister Ilana sings and is a jazz pianist, their mother Patty Devlin, plays the Bodhran (an Irish drum), while their brother Erik plays the bass and does magic.
Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center is at 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs.
For more information about MacTalla Mor, visit www.mactalla.com.