Saturday, September 17, 2016

All Hail the King: Celtic Crossroads and "King's Head Set"

Celtic Crossroads brings us today's random tune entitled King's Head Set. Celtic Crossroads began as a streetshow quartet in Galway playing traditional Irish music with a modern flair. As their following got bigger, they decided to make their show more formal. Over 400 musicians showed up at the audition, of which they hired nine. Still a street show, the crowds grew so large that the band was asked by city officials to move to a theater, at which they played to sold out crowds six nights a week. The group now travels the globe bringing their style of Irish music to the world. This version of King's Head Set can be found on their 2010 album World Fusion, and the video is from a PBS special devoted to the group and its music.