.: Top O' the friggin mornin' to ya.
The Keltic Cowboys, Arizona's premier Irish Rock Band, has been entertaining the beer drinking, live music loving masses for over a decade. The group is fronted by founding member Frank Mackey, who not only pens the songs, but plays multiple instruments including the Highland Pipes, Banjo, Mandolin and Accordian. The five piece band also includes Patrick Flanagan on lead guitar, Paddy Broderick on Bass, Matt Myers on Drums and Laura Russ on fiddle. The Keltic Cowboys have enjoyed a successful career regularly playing the best of the valleys' live music venues and festivals, also opening for national acts such as Flogging Molly, Young Dubliners and The Specials. The Keltic Cowboys first release, "Songs of Longing and Debauchery" has gained the band notoriety with the song "Kiss My Irish Ass". Their latest CD "Pay For Our Sins Tomorrow" is receiving high praise and rave reviews and came in at #18 for Paddy Rock Radio's Celtic/Punk top 20 of 2008.
Update: 2-26-2010, 4:39pm
Frank in the park,
Here is some candid video, from a Tempe local, of Frank writing songs at Kiwanis Park and then being asked to perform, check it out!
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.: Keltic Cowboys News
St. Paddy's day was a momentuos day for the Keltic Cowboys, they celebrated the national holiday for debauchery by opening up for Flogging Molly at Tempe Beach Park during Tempe's St. Patricks Day celebrations. This was by far the biggest venue the Keltic Cowboys have played to date and the show was awesome, after they wrapped up at Tempe Beach Park the Keltic Cowboys continued their set at Rula Bula where they provided the evenings entertainment for all the beer drinking Irish men and women until the wee hours of the night.
Keltic Cowboys co-headlined with The Bollox at the Marquee Theatre, the show was badass, the Keltic Cowboys tore it up. It was a great show, all the bands were awesome and everyone had a great time. With any luck there may be another "Halfway To St.Patricks Day" celebration at the Marquee this year featuring the Keltic Cowboys, write your congressman and tell him you want to see it happen.
Tucson was incredible, we headlined the Great Guinness Toast at Hotel Congress. Tucson welcomed us with open arms, we would like to thank all of the new friends we made there and also had a great time with all of the faithful fans that came with us.
Once again the Keltic Cowboys celebrated St. Patricks Day by sharing the stage with Flogging Molly at Tempe Beach Park in support of their Green 17 tour. The show was awesome, the weather was beautiful as usual, the people were great and showed alot of support, and a bush caught on fire all in all it was a great evening. The debauchery didn't end there though, the Keltic Cowboys capped off the night by playing at Robbie Fox's Public House all night long.
Stay posted for some pics from St. Patricks Day
Guirtarist Patrick Flanagan and Dennis Casey(Flogging Molly) sit down with Jason Woodbury of The New Times for an interview about St. Patricks Day and the meaning of life.
For the entire article CLICK HERE
This was a great show and it was free for all you free loading music lovers. If you were'nt able to make it out to Oktoberfest don't sweat it, there is always next year and even better then that there is this weekend where you can find the Keltic Cowboys playing live at any number of Irish pubs throughout the valley.
Once again Keltic Cowboys will be layin' it down at The Great Guinness Toast in Tucson, AZ. on Feb 17th at The Hut, so come have a couple pints of Guinness, be part of history, and listen to the smooth jams of Keltic Cowboys. And since we can't get enough of Tucson and all the awesome people we will be playing Saturday Feb. 18th, at O'Malley's on 4th, so be sure to come and check us out then too.