Celtic Whisper was formed in Limerick City, Ireland as a 3 piece band in 1999 and have been playing their own unique style of Irish ballads for 9 years now. From 2005 they began playing as a 2 piece band which is made up of Tommy and John. The two strong features of this ballad Group are the fantastic fiddle playing of John and the strong vocals of Tommy.
They have been entertaining audiences all over Munster as they play regularly in hotels and bars, specially in Limerick area and County Clare. Some are Quality Hotel - Limerick, Shannon Shamrock Hotel - Bunratty, Mosco Reillys - Ennis, Brendan Graces Bar - Kilalloe, Courtney Lodge Hotel NCW, Peter Clohessys - Murroe, Limerick and many others.
Their music consists of all the Classic Irish ballads, Christy Moores hits and with some country (very little) added at times. They can swing from the easy listening to the more foot stomping ballads as a venue may demand. They have entertained the crowd at Thomond Park Limerick prior to the European Rugby Cup match between Munster and Harlequins in 2004.
Each year for the past 9 years we have been the main band featured at the Prague Irish Music Festival held in March in the Czech Republic (irishfestivalprague.cz). The have also done some touring in Germany in the Bittburg area.
They released their CD - Sit down with us - in 2000 and have to date sold nearly 8000 copies. Along with the gigs that they play regularly - Celtic Whisper also play for corporate functions, weddings and parties. It is planned in the New year to release the 2nd CD in time for the summer season.
This march they will be playing at the Ostrava Irish Festival in northern Czeck Republic from 19th to 24th.