Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost
Music with a CELTIC heart!
First begun in Jan 2012, Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost have been bringing a taste of Celtic music to Ontario audiences for years. They have played at notable venues including sets at The Hard Rock cafe, The Sound Academy, The Opera House, The Tranzac Club, and The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, and performed at the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th Annual Beach Celtic Festival. They have performed for many years in the Pickering Village Music-Jam Festival, and in 2017 appeared in the Toronto Beaches Jazz Festival as a part of it’s musically diverse StreetFest (booked for 2018). They played the Rosedale Mayfair in 2016 & 2017 (booked for 2018), as well as the 2017 Pickering Ribfest (booked 2018), and for Canada150 they played on Canada Day during SesquiFest, a multi-day event held by the city of London, On. They have played at Nathan Philips Square as part of the 2016 Canada Transplant Games, at the Harbourfront Centre in 2016 & 2017 for the ‘Dancing on the Pier’ series, and in 2015 & 2017 they were the featured entertainment at the Cobourg Highland Games.
Their debut album “Sociable!” released in May 2015, and hit #4 on a weekly national chart for community/college radio stations, including #1 positions on the weekly Top 30 and folk charts. 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. In March 2017, they released a new single called “Hell of a Party – Song for Saint Patrick’s Day” that was aired on several radio stations including CBC radio-one. They are currently in studio recording their 2nd album with a 2018 release.
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: