According to their website: "Ceili" (say: KAY-lee) is a Gaelic (Irish) word that means "party," specifically one with live musicians, dancing and general merriment. "Coeli" is a form of the Latin word for "heaven." Rain is that stuff that falls from the sky. Thus, CEILI RAIN is a "downpour of heavenly partiness."
CEILI RAIN is an original, innovative blend of pop-rock music with a dash of Celtic/Irish flavor and a subtle, but sincere, uplifting/joyful message. The band is led by front man, Bob Halligan Jr. As a songwriter, Bob Halligan, Jr., has had over 160 songs recorded by well-known rock artists, including Cher, Michael Bolton, Judas Priest, KISS, Kathy Mattea, Bob Carlisle, Rebecca St. James, Jump 5, Maire Brennan and countless others. He has published over 1000 songs and his songs have sold more than 30 million units.
The discography of CEILI RAIN continues to grow due to the overwhelming support of a seriously committed underground fan base. Fans of this band have given up everything to drive across the country to follow their favorite fella's and label artists representing a variety of musical styles have even gone on to cover CEILI RAIN tunes. The band currently has 7 recorded CD projects many of which have received significant critical acclaim. CEILI RAIN has been recognized with numerous UNITY AWARDS, and has 5 music videos that are played on music video channels around the world.
CEILI RAIN has played some of the top venues in the country including Reliant Stadium, The RCA Dome and The Georgia Dome. They have played many key festivals from Kingdom Bound to Creation Fest to World Youth Day. They have been invited to perform at numerous Celtic and community events from the Slainte Festival to the Bethlehem Musikfest. They have played at major conferences including NCYC and Youth Specialties and have even performed for major corporations like Nextel. But hosting CEILI RAIN on a more intimate level is always an option too as the band has been invited to perform at weddings, house concerts, benefits, fund raisers, private birthday parties, and other special events. International travels have taken them to several countries including Canada, Belgium, Italy and others.
So...Kick off your shoes, stand on a table, grab yourself a pint, dance a jig and join CEILI RAIN as they carry on in their pursuit of heavenly partiness!!"
These guys deserve to be heard by the entire world. Their potential is limitless because they have an appeal that knows no boundaries. Ceili Rain music makes your feet want to dance and your soul soar!" ~Billboard Magazine
|POSTED BY: CEILI RAIN||POSTED ON: 01 May 2011 01:44 PM|
Exciting things are going on with the release of MANUKA HONEY. One song in particular is starting to get some attention from licensing, radio and other partnerships. A beautiful ballad called A-D-OP-TION based in part on the autobiographical experience of songwriter, Bob Halligan Jr, along with the issue as it relates today, is getting recognition from the Adoption Network, several Pro-Life organizations, and some key radio personalities. The song was recently set to a slide show video to help convey the message in the lyrics, Choose Life, Choose Love. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHykBH7BdyI
|POSTED BY: disturbed3003||POSTED ON: 10 Apr 2011 06:18 PM|
The outstanding Rock CD, “Manuka Honey,” by the talented artist, Ceili Rain, is a wonderful blend of soft Rock infused with colorful elements of Celtic ambiance. Rain generates a feeling of easy listening musical style as you listen to his finely crafted songs. The first track, “The Sweetest I’ve Seen,” has a nice bouncy beat as the vocals will charm you with its sweet sincerity. Another song, “Can’t Love Without It,” moves with an easy flowing groove as the flavorful instruments compliment the magnetic vocals. Taking to a slower tempo, the song, “This Is the Moment,” is a beautiful ballad that captivates the listener with its enchanting appeal. “You’re Better Than This,” is another excellent song that is vibrant and upbeat and has a catchy melody. If you are a fan of the Beatles, then you will find the album, “Manuka Honey,” offers an excellent collection of well crafted Celtic Rock songs.
-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
|POSTED BY: CEILI RAIN||POSTED ON: 31 Mar 2011 03:11 PM|
With all songs written by Bob Halligan Jr (who as a songwriter has had over 160 songs recorded by well-known artists, including Cher, Michael Bolton, Judas Priest, KISS, Kathy Mattea, Bob Carlisle, Rebecca St. James, Maire Brennan and countless others. He has published over 1000 songs, and his songs have sold more than 30 million units), and co-produced with (GRAMMY-nominated producer/engineer) Roman Klun (who has worked with Sarah McLachlin, Joan Osbourne, Gino Vannelli, Lighthouse and others)… we think MANUKA HONEY has just the right stuff to flavor your day.
From BHJr: They say Manuka Honey is a healing agent. I figure…music is too. I hope you hear that this project is filled with songs about radical and healing love. There are more love songs, and songs to make you love. There are more hot button issues, and buttons that shouldn’t be issues at all. It is relationships in our lives that inspire us, make us wonder, make us smile, make us cry, make us humble, make us grow. But no doubt, one thing I’ve come to realize…Love Isn’t Through With Me Yet. It’s a different Ceili than you’ve ever heard before!”