Celtic Night

Charleston Music Hall Presents:

Celtic Night

Featuring The Daniels, The Carroll Brown Celtic Band, The Hungry Monks w/ Special Guest, Irish Tenor John Corless

Thu · April 19, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$15 - Advance | $17 - Day of Show

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Celtic Night
The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to present the 4th Annual Celtic Night on Thursday, April 19th with three amazing local Irish/Celtic Bands: The Daniels, The Carroll Brown Celtic Band, & The Hungry Monks. Celtic Night has been a fun evening where we highlight some of Charleston’s best local Irish bands. The evening is a benefit for The Irish and Irish American Studies Program at The College of Charleston. We are pleased to have local Irish Tenor, John Corless, joining us again this year to sing us some traditional Irish tunes in between sets. Charleston has a rich Irish heritage, and we look forward to celebrating the artists who are continue the history and memories of Ireland as they play shows all over the Lowcountry. Doors Open at 6pm with the performance beginning at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now!
Featuring The Daniels
Featuring The Daniels
The Daniels

Jeff Castle (guitar, vocals) is a native of Charleston, South Carolina who has been a working musician for over 20 years. Jeff studied Music Theory and Composition at the College of Charleston, and has played solo as well as a member of several successful bands including Castle Crossing, Struck by 9 and the Gin House Boys. His songwriting style interconnects with traditional Celtic singer-songwriters whose work Jeff became absorbed with during many years spent researching his own Scottish and Irish family history.

Ellie Jos (violin) started playing violin at the age of 5. Her violin studies began in Charleston, SC where she studied classically in addition to participating in Na Fidleiri. She has a masters degree in violin performance from University of Minnesota where she studied with Sally O’Reilly. Her bachelor’s degree is from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she studied under Kevin Lawrence. She performed in many master classes including a chamber music master class with David Finckel, of the Emerson String Quartet. Ellie has also been a member of several popular bands including the Green Thieves and Castle Crossing.
The Carroll Brown Celtic Band
The Carroll Brown Celtic Band
Born and raised on a farm in rural South Carolina, Carroll’s first music influences were church music and what scatterings he could pick up from the night time radio. His mother was the church pianist and taught him his first chords on the guitar. This gift of music would be his constant companion. His first performances were playing guitar and singing in his pre-teen years in his home church.

Traditional southern gospel and bluegrass would give way to Jim Croce and James Taylor as he entered college. The first paying jobs were to pay for the tuition but would pave the way for his life’s work. His college years were filled with music courses and performances in a variety of groups and venues. His broadcasting degree would qualify him to be a recording engineer which was to be his ticket to the music business. He first tested the waters in New York but opted for Nashville, Tennessee. There he worked with songwriters and music publishing and in various studios recording and helping produce nationally released records.

Family matters and money matters brought him back to South Carolina and back to performing in 1981. He settled in Charleston, where he started a recording studio and music publishing business. “Charleston Recording” would become the largest studio in lower South Carolina. A steady gig at the Mills House Hotel helped to pay for his growing family and the dream that refused to die. He released his “Carroll Brown Live” cassette while working there. He produced over sixty albums on both regional and national acts and built an impressive resume. The last album he produced before he sold the business was his own “Roots and Wings” project. It’s the story of a farm boy who is driven from home by a dream only to eventually return to his roots.

Those roots include Irish blood and his intense interest in the Irish music led to visits to his ancestral homeland and the release of his “Songs of Ireland project” in 1998.

Other recordings include the 1999 “River of Love” with Carroll’s Charleston band “Ace Basin” which received a notable amount of airplay nationwide and in several European countries on Country and Western stations. In 2000 a holiday project with Frank Emerson, & Harry O’Donoghue “A Christmas Postcard” kicked off an annual holiday concert tour which has continued to grow in popularity each year. In 2002 he recorded a nostalgic acoustic project similar in sentiment to “Roots & Wings” called “The Old King Edward Box.” In 2003 two projects were released: a live solo Irish project called “Pub Favorites” and an instrumental guitar project of familiar Southern songs called “Melodies of the Old South” with guitarist, Mike Davis. Other projects followed including "Homegrown Love," which is a compilation project of favorites picked from Carroll's previous studio recording projects. A new Holiday project was released for the 2007 Christmas tour with Harry O'Donoghue. It's called "Nollaig, an Irish Christmas" and was very well received. Two projects with numerous unreleased originals followed. "Songwriter" in 2008, and "Sweet Savannah Nights" in 2011, which is one of the most requested songs at his shows and the most often purchased disc. 2013 saw the completion of a long overdue "Irish" studio project. "Closer To The Top Of The World" has a variety of Irish folk and Irish pub songs. It was quickly one of the most often purchased discs. 2014 was yet another busy year and included the annual visit to Ireland which included a return to Scotland. 2014 also saw the production and release of a third Christmas project, "Stillness In The Air," featuring Carroll and his frequent music partner Harry O'Donoghue.

Today Carroll and his wife and partner all these years, live on the family farm where he was raised. Not much time for farming, but the gift his mother gave him is still his passion. He is still performing full time in venues and festivals around the Southeastern U.S. and he is still writing songs and working to realize the dream that captivated him so long ago.
The Hungry Monks w/ Special Guest
The Hungry Monks w/ Special Guest
Featuring guitars, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, keyboards, bass, and vocals, the Hungry Monks perform Traditional, Contemporary, and Original acoustic songs and instrumentals drawing on a wide range of influences including Medieval & Renaissance, Folk, Blues, Classical and Jazz. The Hungry Monks have performed in clubs, at contra dances, festivals, and concert series. The Hungry Monks have been playing music together for more than 20 years and have been featured on TV and radio throughout the US. Combining strong original songs and instrumental compositions with an ear toward improvisation, The Hungry Monks weave a rich tapestry of sound, melodic and rhythmic, grounded in the folk traditions of many cultures. Combined with the traditions and technique of Western Classical Music, this eclectic mix produces an interesting ensemble sound featuring acoustic sounds and beautiful vocals.

The Hungry Monks have released several CD recordings on their own label, Hungry Monk Recordings. As well as being active performers, The Hungry Monks are music educators and publish their own work through Hungry Monk Publications.
Irish Tenor John Corless
Irish Tenor John Corless
A tenor by avocation, in the tradition of John McCormack, John's Irish heritage is rooted in the town of Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, where his grandfather was born. Although he grew up hearing Irish-American songs, he really reconnected with his heritage in 1974 as the first of his family to return to the “Ould Sod.” While keeping his "day job" he has sung a wide variety of musical styles over the years, including early acappella music, folk & bluegrass, and even a few jazz gigs with Charleston's new mayor. He is the "Irish tenor in residence" at the annual Hibernian Society banquet and was a featured performer during Charleston's brilliant but short-lived Ballycahill Festival. He is a past-president of the Irish Historical Society & gets to sing the Irish national anthem every March 17th as the Irish tricolor is raised over City Hall.
Venue Information:
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403
http://charlestonmusichall.com/