The Kilmaine Saints
Irish rock band plays an encore set following the King Street Seisiún.
March 15, 2014 · 9:00pm
In case you miss The Kilmaine Saints at the King Street Seisiún, we’ve got them coming inside for an encore performance! And if you’re going to the Seisiún – come see ’em again!!
The Kilmaine Saints
September of 2012 saw the release of The Kilmaine Saints’ latest studio effort, “Drunken Redemption”, a hard-hitting follow-up to their debut CD “The Good, The Plaid & The Ugly”. With a mix of original songs and old Irish Traditional tunes (to which the Saints put their own modern spin), it has been a fan favorite and ranked by many reviewers as one of the Top Celtic Rock CDs for 2012. John Bowles, reviewer for Paddy Rock.com stated, “From start to finish you have trads, rebel songs, drinking songs, and songs about being strong, proud, and… you know… IRISH!! I wouldn’t be surprised if they had this release playing in every Irish pub from Boston to Chicago to L.A. and throughout the world… having every one of us raising our pints high in the air and singing along.” The popularity of both albums and the growing legions of fans have led to label interest, many newspaper and radio interviews, and airplay on several mediums, locally, nationally, and internationally.
The Kilmaine Saints were first conceived in 2009 by a few members of the Lochiel Emerald Society Pipes and Drums as a means to play bagpipes year round and acquire free beer and pub food. Although the idea of a band was mostly for fun, it quickly became clear that the music scene around them was lacking, and they knew just what it needed. A short time later, the Saints rounded out their crew with a singer from County Mayo, a brilliant fiddler, and an upbeat guitarist, and began pounding through blistering, high-energy live sets that have kept people wanting more. With their love of superior music and complimentary beer, the Kilmaine Saints and their Guiness-soaked hearts have been storming the North East, playing hundreds of shows from small-town pubs to large stage events. In addition to being the go-to band for the Philly chapter of the Dropkick Murphy charity fund (The Claddagh Fund), they have many large Irish festivals under their belt, including Pipes in the Valley, Celtic Fling, ShamrockFest, Annapolis Irish Festival and the Wildwood Irish Weekend, all festivals with attendance in the thousands.
With their passion for creating and performing music, and an ever-growing fan base, it’s a good bet you’ll hear one of the Kilmaine Saints’ songs being played everyplace that pints are raised and the whiskey is flowing. “The enthusiasm of [this] band is contagious; it reaches right into your soul and will get your feet moving and your heart pumping.” (The Celtic Crier)