February 7th, 2013
Jeff here. It’s not much of a secret anymore but I wanted to make it official… I’m leaving the band after St. Patrick’s Day for a big career move to Boston. I hate doing it, but the opportunity was too big to pass up. We’ve been auditioning potential replacements and have some really good options, so if all goes well, the band will continue on without me and better than ever.
I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for all the support you’ve given the band. I have had an absolute blast performing, and Frank, Casey and Jake have really grown to feel like part of my family. Specifically, the drunk cousins who embarrass you at Thanksgiving.
So the next month and a half shall be my Farewell Tour! Come out and share a final drink with me:
Feb. 10 – Kerry Irish Pub, 9 p.m. (after Bacchus)
Feb. 15 – Shenanigans Irish Pub & Restaurant, 8 p.m.
March 13 – St. Alphonsus Church, 6 p.m.
March 15 – Kerry Irish Pub, 9 p.m.
March 16 – Shenanigans, 8 p.m.
March 17 – The Irish House, 7 p.m.
December 13th, 2012
If you missed our New Year’s Ball last year at The Irish House, you missed a lot of fun. You shouldn’t do that. Be smart. Come party with us on New Year’s Eve
May 14th, 2012
This, my friends, is what a great show calendar looks like. Click here and come see us!
April 27th, 2012
We’re going to be playing a week from tonight at a brand-new venue in Slidell – Shenanigans Irish Pub and Restaurant. We’re really looking forward to it. The owner has been awesome. Come out to support local business and local music!
May 4, 9-midnight, Shenanigans Irish Pub & Restaurant. It’s on Gause Blvd. W (190) across from WOW in Slidell!
March 29th, 2012
We are all rested and relaxed following our marathon of Irish music. And man was it ever a great week!
We’ve got a smattering of shows coming up, and of course make sure to snag our new album “R-Rated: Live at the Kerry” by visiting our Bandcamp site – you can listen for free first.
We’ll leave you with this – our cameo on Fox the day after St. Patricks! We honestly had no idea we had appeared until a friend told us. I don’t mind saying we’re lookin’ goooood.
Hope you all had a wonderful St. Pats! Come see us again soon!
March 9th, 2012
CDs… are… HERE.
After a long, painful wait, our new live album is in our hands. JUST in time to release them almost exactly 3 months later at the very place it was recorded: Kerry Irish Pub on Decatur Street in New Orleans.
You want it? Here it is! Come and get it! Hit up one of our MANY St. Patrick’s Week gigs (see last post) or, starting tomorrow, purchase online at crescentcitycelticband.bandcamp.com.
Let’s party, people!
February 9th, 2012
We have our St. Patrick’s Day week just about set now! Are you ready for the madness?
The month of March starts out like all others, with our first-Monday-of-the-month jam session at Counter Culture Frozen Yogurt in Slidell. Considering how the owner Scott pulled out the stops for us just for halfway to St. Pats a few months ago (lots of specials, and Irish-themed frozen treats), I would expect this to be a good one. As always, this is one of our most laid-back and family-friendly shows.
Next up is our first official Irish Channel appearance, as we play the Wednesday before St. Patrick’s Day (March 14) at St. Alphonsus Church on Constance Street in New Orleans. This is part of their “Fun Under the Frescoes” series, and will be an all-Irish celebration (including the McTeggart Irish Dancers). Tickets are $10 but include 3 complimentary beverages – which, honestly, is really cheap if all you GOT was the drinks!
The following Friday we’re back at one of our favorite venues, The Irish House on St. Charles in New Orleans. It will be an earlier show, 6-10, and free. If you haven’t been to Matt Murphy’s new restaurant yet, take this opportunity. The food is incredible, the atmosphere great, and… we’ll be playing there!
The next day Saturday, of course, is the big day. We’ll kick off our festivities (not counting the early-morning Bloody Mary to recover from Friday) at The Barley Oak on the Mandeville lakefront. One of our favorite places to play, we did a St. Pats gig here last year and you couldn’t MOVE it was so crowded… and that was mid-week! We’ll be there from 2-5 p.m.
The big show will be later that night as we hit The Abita Springs Opry for the second year in a row, this time as headliners. Tickets are $18 but the amount of entertainment you get is unmatched. They really get top-tier talent for these, so being picked as the headliner is a HUGE honor. The show goes from 7-9, and get your tickets NOW because every show sells out and quick.
Ladies and gentlemen… Start your livers!
December 29th, 2011
In case you hadn’t heard yet, we’re playing a New Year’s Show at one of our main home bases on Saturday night!
It’s at The Irish House (Matt Murphy’s place at St. Charles and Melpomene in New Orleans). It would probably behoove you to make a reservation upstairs if you are coming: (504) 595-6755.
We’re playing from 9 p.m. until the party starts dying down after midnight. The party itself starts early though, with the Irish New Year countdown at 6 p.m.
Come share a pint with us and ring in the new year! It should be an incredible time!
December 8th, 2011
Thank you to everyone who came to the live recording at The Kerry on Saturday! We had an absolute blast! Keep an eye out for the album — should be out by St. Patrick’s Day.
On a related note, we are soooo technologically advanced! You can now listen to and buy our self-titled debut album digitally at crescentcitycelticband.bandcamp.com (and soon it will be joined by its Live partner). If you live out of town and want a physical CD or a T-shirt, those are also available. Check it out!
Thanks again everyone, and keep an eye on the gig list. We have a bunch on the schedule already, and some really cool stuff coming up!
November 21st, 2011
So, I’m not gonna lie. We’re pretty excited.
In just 2.5 weeks (Saturday, Dec. 3), we’ll be hitting our favorite venue on the planet – Kerry Irish Pub on Decatur. But we’re not just playing like normal. We’re going to be recording our next album LIVE that night.
Now the reason we’re doing this is because, if you’ve ever seen us, you know the energy, fun and banter of our live shows is what makes us fun to go see. We’re going to try and capture that with the live album.
There’s just one thing… if we want to truly capture that feeling, then we need ALL of the folks who love to hear us play to come out. Because we need it LOUD AND ROWDY. I’m talking clapping, stomping, shouting LOUD.
Here’s how it will work: We’ll do a short warm-up set starting around 9 until we get our sound perfect. Then we’ll take a break and we’ll do two live sets after that, probably ending between 1-2 a.m. Come early, come late, doesn’t matter as long as you’re there and you’re loud!
Crescent City Celtic Band wouldn’t be anything if it weren’t for the fans, so come make yourself heard!