With their unique sound of blazing bagpipes, mighty drums and the power of a rock band, CELTICA takes by storm all audiences from Highland Games and town festivals, to bankers and punk rockers. In addition to their high-energy music and fire juggling, flamethrowers on their instruments guarantee an exciting show: an event that‘s sure to please all the senses!
From Europe‘s Best-Kept-Secret to International Headliner Act
Professionalism and total commitment at every performance are the band´s key to success: Right away CELTICA got booked as headliner of the biggest Celtic/Scottish events in Central Europe in 2011 and 2012 will take them to the USA and Canada.
Gajus Stappen (Vienna, Austria), electric Guitar & Percussion
Gwendolen Rowe (Mendocino, CA/USA), Great Highland Bagpipe
Duncan Knight (Edinburgh, Scotland), Great Highland Bagpipe
Harry Weinkum (Phoenix, AZ/USA), Bass & Percussion
Lukas Rausch (Scheibbs, Austria), Drums
Josy Svajda (Saalfelden, Austria), Fire, Vocals, Keyboard & Percussion
2009 Dec.: CD recording in Phoenix,AZ, video and photo shooting in Arizona, in the Cactus desert around Phoenix, at the Grand Canyon and at Monument Valley
2010 May: Release of the debut album ”Rising!“
2010 June to Nov.: European tour in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Austria, in total over 45 shows
2011 Headliner act of the biggest Scottish/ Celtic festivals in Germany and Switzerland
2012 May: Release of the 2nd album “Oceans of Fire”
2012 May-August: Touring Europe
2012 Sept.: Canada & US-tour including the “New Hampshire Highland Games and Gathering of Clans”, the biggest Celtic event in the US
Fire Show: We are able to offer professional fire juggling.