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Source: Todd Holmberg, 785-532-6425, trholm@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Rosie Hoefling, 785-532-2535, media@k-state.edu

Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011

GAELIC STORM BLOWS INTO MCCAIN AUDITORIUM MARCH 14

MANHATTAN -- Just in time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, the Celtic band Gaelic Storm will perform at Kansas State University as part of the McCain Performance Series.

The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 14, in McCain Auditorium.

Known as the steerage band in the film "Titanic," Gaelic Storm's stage show features upbeat vocals, dance tunes, Celtic ballads and madcap humor. The band's music contains aspects of the traditional Irish sound with influences of American rock, pop and music styles from around the world.

Consisting of five members, the group has made several television and radio appearances, created its own recording label and released seven albums.

K-State's Todd Holmberg, director of McCain Auditorium, said he's anticipating a great performance as Gaelic Storm performed to a near sold-out show in the 2008-2009 performance series.

"In addition to being a Manhattan, Kan., favorite, this band really has a following," Holmberg said. "They're on the road at least 200 days out of the year, and their recent album release, 'Cabbage,' debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard World Chart. I expect we'll have folks driving in from several hours away to see this band. They always make sure their audiences have a fun time."

Tickets are on sale now, with prices starting at $11 for K-State students and $22 for the general public. Discounts for K-State faculty and staff, military, and children are also available. They can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 785-532-6428. More information is available online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain.