Ceili Rain to Perform at Alvernia

CeiliRainBIG.jpg Celtic band Ceili Rain will perform a St. Patrick’s Day concert in the Francis Hall Theater and Recital Hall on Thursday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m.  This Celtic/Irish band blends pop and rock music for a subtle spiritual but hip message.

This band has a unique sound with a combination of vocal harmonies, tin whistles, and Highland pipes and has produced works for such artists such as Judas Priest, KISS, Blue Oyster Cult, Kathy Mattea, Michael Bolton, and even Fabio. The band is made up of lead vocalist and guitarist Bob Halligan Jr., guitarist Raymond Arias, Joe Davoll, fiddle, Burt Mitchell, pipes/whistles, bassist Kevin DeSouza, and Alvernia alumnus and drummer Bill Bleistine.

Ceili Rain performs internationally to sold-out audiences and is the winner of the 2010, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2003 Unity Awards.  They have received exceptional reviews from the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, and were selected “Most critically acclaimed indie pop/rock band,” by Billboard Magazine.  With six successful studio albums already released, the seventh is due out in 2011 to be titled “Manuka Honey.” 

Tickets for Ceili Rain are $10 for adults, and $8 for students. For tickets and information, call 610.790.1901 or visit

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