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Celebrate St Patrick’s Weekend With Celtic Beat

celtic BeatCeltic Beat features a diverse repertoire of songs from Australian, Irish and American folk music infused with contemporary soft rock and blues. Providing a unique eclectic mix, solid vocals and harmonies are accompanied by guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, keyboard, bass, drums, mouth harp and whistle.

Celtic Beat’s Irish jigs and reels are sure to get your ‘toes-a-tapping’, while the joint will be rockin’ with songs from the Beatles, Creedance, Pogues and Paul Kelly together with an increasing number of original compositions.

Celtic Beat will be performing a special St. Patricks day weekend gig at Camyr Allyn Wines, 65 Allyn River Road, East Gresford. The event will be held on March 20, 2010 from 2 – 4:30PM.

The band entered their song Maitland Town into the Folk Catefgory of the 2009 Newcastle Music Awards.

Martin Frohlich sings lead vocals and plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin & whistle. Martin played with North Coast bands Feral Folk and the Big River Bush Band before moving to Newcastle and fronting contemporary folk-rock bands Blackberry Jam and State 51.

Greg Frohlich provides vocals and adds solid punch to contemporary folk-blues, playing electric piano and synthesizer. After playing with Central Coast club bands including Nightshift with Michelle Bunn, Greg joined brother Martin in Newcastle band State 51.

David Hogston features on lead guitar, banjo, bouzouki, mouth harp and vocals. An award winning songwriter, Dave’s songs have been recorded by the likes of Normie Rowe and Jeff St John and he has played with greats such as Olivia Newton John, Judy Stone and The Bushwackers. As a musical ambassador, Dave toured America, England and New Zealand following stints at the historic Sydney Rocks. His custom built musical instruments add a unique sound to Celtic Beat.

Michelle Bunn brings strong rhythmic foundations on drums and vocals to the musical mix. Touring through eastern Australia Michelle’s extensive playing experience includes performing with various Country artists and bands such as Adams Apple, Nightshift and Tall Order as well as television appearances on The Don Burrows Collection.

  • What: St. Patrick Day Performance from Celtic Beat
  • Where: Camyr Allyn Wines
  • When: 2 – 4:30 PM – March 20, 2010


Posted on March 9th, 2010 in Events


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