MacTalla Mor

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MacTalla Mor is a Celtic Roots Band that was formed in 2002 and is based near New York City. The band combines traditional Bagpipes and Gaelic singing with modern music styles including, rock, blues, jazz, reggae and hip hop. MacTalla is made up entirely of members of the Ofgang family.[1]

Since their inception MacTalla Mor has toured the United States and Canada.[2] They have played at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas, Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, for ESPN, ABC and NBC TV and at Pete Seeger's Clearwater Festival.

The band has released four CDs. The CD "The New Colossus" released in 2008, was recorded in at A-Pawling Studio in Pawling New York in 2007. The CD's title track The New Colossus is based on a sonnet of the same name by Emma Lazarus the final lines of which were engraved on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of The Statue of Liberty in 1912.[3]

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Discography[edit]

  • Piping Hot 2005
  • No Man's Land 2006
  • Jacob's Ladder 2007
  • The New Colossus 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ News-Times "Paying Homage to Halloween's Roots"
  2. ^ Palm Beach Post "Freebird on the Bagpipes"
  3. ^ Watts, Emily Stipes. The Poetry of American Women from 1632 to 1945. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1977: 123. ISBN 0-292-76435-9

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