Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost
Music with a CELTIC heart!
Launched in Jan 2013, Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost have impressed audiences in pubs and private events all around the G.T.A. with their unique brand of original Celtic inspired music and rendition of Irish, east coast and folk tunes. Though several generations Canadian, they have members with ancestry from both Scotland and Ireland. They have played at notable venues including sets at The Hard Rock cafe, The Sound Academy, The Opera House (Nov 2017) and The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, and performed at the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Annual Beach Celtic Festival. They have played at Nathan Philips Square as part of the 2016 Canada Transplant Games, and at The Harbourfront Centre as part of their Dancing on the Pier series in 2016 and 2017. They have played community events such as Rib-fests, and performed multiple years in the Pickering Village JAM Festival. In 2017, they appeared in the International Beaches Jazz Festival during the multi-genre 3-day StreetFest, and were the featured entertainment at the 2015 and 2017 Cobourg Highland Games. In 2017, they helped celebrate Canada150 on stage at SesquiFest in London, Ontario.
Their debut album “Sociable!” released in May 2015, and on weekly charts hit #4 nationally on community/college radio stations, including #1 positions on the Top 30 and folk charts at CFBX 92.5FM in Kamloops, BC and #1 on the folk charts at CFRC 101.9FM in Kingston, ON. They have been featured on 67 Music’s ‘The Celtic Music Journal’, and appeared on several episodes of The Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. In 2016 they were aired internationally for the first time in Limerick, Ireland. (Links to the above achievements can be found on the group’s press-kit/media page). The band is currently recording their second album, to be released in 2018.
Influences for the band include Great Big Sea, Stan Rogers, The Dubliners, Natalie MacMaster, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and many more.
“It is our sincerest hope that people connect with, relate to, or otherwise enjoy the songs we play, both our originals and those familiar favourites. Like it for why YOU like it, hate it for why YOU hate it, go democracy. We are confident that if nothing else, you can definitely have fun (and a few drinks) while listening to these songs.”
Live Music Samples
Live Celtic music Medley
Beaches International Jazz Festival:
Pickering Village JamFest: